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Minnesota Home Guys Charity Spotlight

Minnesota Home Guys is pleased to announce our charity spotlight series, where we take 5% of closing costs in every deal we make each month and donate it to a charity that hits close to home with us.

For the month of July we are spotlighting The Sunshine Kid’s Club (SKC) located in Iquitos-Peru. The Sunshine Kid’s Club opened up in 2009 where they have been working with children ranging from the ages of 1-16 years old in the community of La Union. In the community, the youth ministry provides the 120 club members with a variety of opportunities to secure a better future for themselves by establishing a relationship with their lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and through multiple free educational programs that they offer. Other programs that are offered are self defense courses, swimming classes, fire safety, and their very own soccer league.

This charity hits close to home with our company especially with our owners, Jaden Ghylin and James Kolde. This past year, they traveled down to Peru  with their families and visited with the community. During their time there they helped build a training facility that allows neighboring tribe pastors to come to the community once a year to get training on how to teach the club members the word of God. They still keep in constant contact with the community and are planning on traveling back there again in the future.

Want to get involved with The Sunshine Kid’s Club or want to donate? Please follow this link to learn more about volunteer opportunities, or to donate. Stay tuned for our announcement on our website for our next charity on August 1st. https://www.skcperu.com/

What Chances Do I Have When Selling My Home on Craigslist in Minneapolis?

Have something you need to sell, where’s the first place you usually turn? Craigslist! However, you’re trying to sell your house. How are you supposed to do that? What are the odds you can actually sell your house on Craigslist in Minneapolis? You actually have a good chance to do it! Craigslist generates 50 billion page views every single month. But in order to have success you need to get some critical elements of your ad exactly right.

Increase your chances of selling your home on Craigslist by following these guidelines:

Headline

Eight out of 10 people will read the headline of a piece of website content, but only two of those 10 will go on to read the rest. In addition, six of 10 social media users who share a link never actually read the article whose link they shared. The point? The headline of your Craigslist ad is a crucial to sparking the interest of potential buyers, and to get them to open your ad.

 

While writing a compelling headline is a must, you should never lie or exaggerate about the features of your home. An effective tactic is to use numbers, especially odd numbers. Here’s an example: “5 Reasons You Should Check Out My Ranch-Style Home in Minneapolis (Hint: Number 3 Is Five Minutes From Shopping and Schools)”  Just make sure you give them a reason to take the next step and click on the ad.

Body

Make good on those promises you hinted at or made in the headline. Keep it simple, using brief paragraphs, lots of space, and lists where appropriate.  And, of course, don’t make the offputting mistake of using poor grammar or run-on sentences or misspellings. People often equate the quality of the ad copy with the quality of the item for sale.

Also, make sure you include all the relevant keywords your target shoppers might be searching for. Craigslist serves up ads based on what people type into the search bar. If you feel that your ad isn’t getting the traffic it should, try experimenting. Change the text and try some different keywords in different places.

Pictures

Pictures are just as important as the actual ad copy for selling a home on Craigslist. First off, make sure your  the aren’t too large, not only does it look unprofessional but it makes the page take longer to load. If a page’s loading time is too long, most people leave the page.

Take pictures of entire rooms or areas, not of single items or appliances. If an appliance, say, a refrigerator, has been recently updated, you can include that fact in the body of the ad copy.

If you use a digital camera, make sure not to leave the date and time stamp in the bottom right corner of the image. Besides giving it a slipshod, amateurish look, it also dates the picture, which can be a drawback if the house sits on the market for any length of time.

Posting Times

Many of the Craigslist experts advise posting an ad between 10:00 am and noon on weekdays. After 5:00 pm on weekdays also works well (which is what I would do if I were selling my home in Minneapolis on Craigslist – in order to present a fresh ad to all those shoppers browsing Craigslist right after they get home from work.) And if you wait until the weekend, morning is the recommended posting time.

If done right there is a real possibility for selling your home on Craigslist in Minneapolis. However, if you don’t want to bother with dealing with all of that reach out to us and we’ll help find a solution for you.

Dale Helm
Dale Helm
12:55 08 Jan 18
I highly recommend the Home Guys if you are looking to sell your home. The process was very streamlined, transparent, and straight forward. I worked directly with James whom I found to be a very honest, caring, and ethical businessman.James truly cared about our needs and listened to our concerns. Because of James our dream of a new home became a reality. A huge selling point for us was the fact that this transaction could occur far faster than a normal one, without realtor fees, closing costs, or the typical red tape.We had never done this kind of thing (selling to a home improvement company) but now that we have - we are really glad we did. It was the right move for our situation. If you are considering selling your home to a home improvement company (flipper) I do not think you will find a better one than the Home Guys - I give them the highest of ratings.
Dana Rankin
Dana Rankin
22:22 23 Sep 18
Great team awesome company!
Julie Amber Gianera
Julie Amber Gianera
15:20 14 Jan 18
Easy, easy, easy! I highly recommend MN Home Guys and would absolutely use them again. It was about two weeks from first contact to close, and then closing only took 15 minutes. Great company, wonderful service.
Brian Tucker
Brian Tucker
20:30 09 Jan 18
Easy to work with, very reasonable offer for my property, easy closing. Great doing business with them!
Brent Brent
Brent Brent
09:25 10 Jun 17
I contacted to Minnesota Home Guys to purchase our first home and really can’t say enough about them. They are knowledgeable, approachable and very professional. Buying a home in this market is challenging, but working with Minnesota Home Guys made it as painless and straightforward as possible. I would highly recommend them.
Grant Jones
Grant Jones
10:11 03 Jun 17
One of the best and fast services provider. They provided me a fair price for my house. I am totally satisfied. Thank you!
Andy & Mandy Fobear
Andy & Mandy Fobear
17:28 29 Mar 19
They have been a great team with who we have done work. Very nice, honest and genuine. "Do things right" is what they have said AND done.
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