“Craig Knudsen, Principal Advisor, Founder & Melbourne’s most qualified vendor advocate is by your side every step of the way.”
Unlike the volume driven vendor advocacy firms regularly heard in the media and on the radio, Vendor Marketing is different. We’re boutique. That is, if you appoint Vendor Marketing you also appoint Craig Knudsen, the Principal Advisor & Founder and Melbourne’s most qualified vendor advocate. It is Craig himself who works on your property campaign, from start to finish!
Here’s his proven 4 steps to success!
REAL ESTATE AGENT SELECTION
Previously Real Estate Advertising Manager at Fairfax Media i.e. Domain.com.au, Domain Age & The Melbourne Weekly’s, Craig’s knowledge of Real Estate Agents is second to none! When it comes to knowing who the better Real Estate Agents are Craig has no peers! After Vendor Marketing & Craig is appointed, he shortlists the 3 best agents in your local area. “We’re the only vendor advocate that can hand select the best agents because we do not solely share in the agent’s commission. The very best agents will not work under such arrangement. Furthermore, you will pay a higher commission for outdated and unqualified advice.” After Vendor Marketing has shortlisted the 3 best agents for your sale, Craig personally takes them through your property, one by one, before having them complete his comprehensive ’11 Point Brief.’ After receiving each of the agents’ submissions, which are forwarded to our clients, we then drill down and review the submissions producing a comprehensive 5 page analysis, and present this to you.
ACCURATE PRICE QUOTING
“The days of under-quoting and over-quoting a property have gone! It’s about quoting a property right to get it right!” Vendor Marketing has a simple process it follows to ensure you get the most accurate valuation for your property. Once this is done then the correct pricing strategy is applied to your campaign. Our unique method also allows us to devise the correct Reserve Price strategy if Auction is chosen to be the best method of sale for your campaign.
MAKING THE MOST OF PRESENTATION
To assist our vendors with getting this right, we can arrange for a property stylist to meet you for some initial complimentary advice, at your property. “We know from experience it’s the little things that make a huge difference.” For more presentation tips, you can click on learn more which will take you to a category of articles dedicated around property presentation.
EFFECTIVE PROPERTY MARKETING
When it comes to Property Marketing no one comes even close to Craig Knudsen from Vendor Marketing. Previously Real Estate Advertising Manager at Fairfax Media he knows from qualified experience what to put in and what to take out of your marketing schedule. “Firstly, our aim is to cut the excess fat from your advertising schedule, however more importantly to ensure it is tailored talking directly to your identified target markets. Quite simply, there’s no point hand selecting the best agent if no qualified buyers are walking through your front door.” Vendor Marketing also creates and implements not 1, but 2 detailed Social Marketing campaigns to support the above the line campaign.
Your most important step is to read our booklet “The Four Essential Steps To Selling A Property Successfully”, which outlines the above in greater detail. Download it for FREE now. Then organise an obligation free, face-to-face meeting with Craig Knudsen. Craig will clearly articulate why he’s Melbourne’s most qualified vendor advocate and how he’ll get you a proven better sale result!
Vendor Marketing/Craig Knudsen
“A big shout out for Craig Knudsen! Apart from being a really nice man, he knows his stuff! We had soooo much happening in our lives and needed help in selling our home. How nice it was to put your total trust in someone, who could in fact “take the reins” Craig interviewed several agents and with our approval we collectively chose the agent we thought best to sell our property. Through “lockdowns” Craig worked hard to make sure that everything possible was achieved to provide a prosperous outcome on Auction Day. Other than during the Auction, we were never stressed or worried. We knew we had 4 bidders coming to Auction and we sold our home for $140,000 over our reserve. We have no problem recommending Craig to anyone who is wanting to sell their home, his guidance and support has been commendable. Thanks Craig.”
My Surrey Hills apartment
“I engaged Craig Knudsen from Vendor Marketing to sell my apartment after he had successfully sold two previous properties of mine in Surrey Hills & Sorrento. After testing the market after Covid via an Expressions of Interest campaign and not being able to uphold my price expectations, Craig protected my interests and suggested we promptly withdraw the property from the market and wait for the right time to re-market. Phase two, Craig recommended we go to Auction and the property sold within 2 weeks of the 4 week campaign for $140,000 more than what was offered on the previous campaign. His marketing recommendations(s) were second to none. He suggested we add Chester Street, my facing Street to the front end marketing which would help eliminate the stigma of my Warrigal Road address. I just couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Craig’s agent and property marketing knowledge is second to none. His understanding of the sales process is reassuring whilst his customer service & negotiation skills are exemplary which takes a lot of the stress away and minimizes costs when selling a property.”
Craig was “my rock” during the sales process
“Craig was “my rock “during the sales process. It was not easy having a marketing program with a lockdown in the middle of it but we got through it.He kept me informed and followed up with my real estate agent if I had any concerns.He asked the agent questions that I wouldn’t have thought to ask and guided me professionally from start to finish. I would have no hesitation in recommending Vendor Marketing Advocates to family and friends.”
“Craig from Vendor Marketing assisted my wife and I with the sale of our apartment in Caulfield and we were rapt with the result. Having Craig involved just meant so much less work for us to do and took a lot of the emotion out of selling our home. He was always responsive and easy to get hold of at all times throughout our engagement. His advice was extremely valuable and well considered, from selection of an appropriate real estate agent, to the set up of the marketing campaign and ultimately the sale method. We would highly recommend involving Craig for the sale of any residential property.”
The house we sold with Craig
“The house we sold with Craig was a deceased estate, and 95% of the business was done by phone/email. Communication was extremely good and on auction day when we got to see the house in sale condition the interior was almost unrecognisable. The decor was modern and fresh and the house was presented above what we expected, so was the auction result. Well done Craig and your team.”
Enter your details below to download our FREE Essential Property Selling Guide and learn our 4 steps to success!
1. Real Estate Agent Selection – how we choose the best selling agent for your property
2. Accurate Price Quoting – why is getting this right so important
3. Making The Most Of Presentation – how to best present your property
4. Effective Property Marketing – how we create a winning property marketing strategy
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