WHAT TYPES OF PROPERTIES DOES CIRCA LIST?
First and foremost, the building must be historical. CIRCA defines “historical” as anything built prior to 1975. The building needn’t be perfectly restored, but it must have some historic detail left. That’s what our audience is looking for. Beyond that, the building may be either a residential or a commercial property. We also accept apartment listings as long as the apartment’s interior has retained some historical detail.
CIRCA retains the right to deny a listing if it does not meet the above criteria. If you’re unsure if your listing is appropriate for CIRCA, feel free to email us.
DOES CIRCA LIST RENTALS?
Unfortunately, we do not have the capability to accept rentals right now. If the demand is there in the future, we’ll be happy to add it in. For now, we only accept listings for properties that are for sale.
HOW LONG IS THE LISTING PERIOD?
The listing period is 90 days. After that, you will have the option to relist. We do not remove listings before the 90-day period unless you specifically request that we do so. If your property sells before the end of the 90-day listing period, you may opt to mark it “sold,” but it will still appear on the site unless you ask us to remove it.
HOW MUCH DOES A LISTING COST?
We charge a flat fee of $45 to list a property on CIRCA for 90 days. All payments are made through PayPal, but you are not required to have an existing PayPal account (PayPal allows for the option to make a one-time credit card payment without creating an account). You will be asked to submit payment after filling out the property submission form.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LISTING MY HOUSE WITH CIRCA?
We love promoting gorgeous old houses and finding buyers that are specifically looking for this type of home. In the month of August 2015 alone, we had over 1,000,000 pageviews. (Google Analytics – Aug 2015).
Each CIRCA listing is promoted in many ways:
– It’ll appear on CIRCA’s homepage in our listing of “Latest Properties” for at least 2 days.
– Your listing will live on a dedicated property page with a photo gallery, description and location map (Sample property listing). It’ll also include your direct contact information.
– Your property will be the subject of at least 2 Facebook posts, sent to our 40,000+ fans, 1 Twitter post, and one Instagram post linking to your house. The world is going social! Did you know statistically, sites receive at least as much traffic from social media as from Google? Check out this snapshot of where our traffic is coming from – [Source: Google Analytics Nov. 2014]
– Inclusion in our weekly e-newsletter, which is sent to over 20K subscribers
DO YOU OFFER ADDITIONAL PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND A TRADITIONAL LISTING?
THE LISTING PERIOD ENDED. HOW DO I RELIST MY PROPERTY?
We will never remove your property from our site without first letting you know. We will email you shortly before your listing expires to see if you want to relist. If you have other questions about relisting, you can email our Properties Manager at alix (at) circaoldhouses (dot) com.
MY PROPERTY SOLD BEFORE THE LISTING EXPIRED. CAN I REQUEST A REFUND?
Unfortunately, we cannot issue a refund if your property is sold before the end of the 90-day listing period. You will have the option to mark your property sold, but it will still appear on the site unless you specifically request that it be removed.
HOW DO I GET MY PROPERTY FEATURED IN LISTINGS WE LOVE OR IN THE MAGAZINE?
By being impossible to resist! The properties with the best photos and descriptions are most likely to be featured. You do not need to be selling a large or expensive property to score a feature, but you do need to provide photos that show off your property’s unique character. That means clean, well-lit, crisp photos and descriptions that tell a great story. Everything from a tiny fixer-upper to a six-story mansion has the potential to be featured. You just need to give us a reason to fall in love.
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