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Why list with me?
I am an expert in the local market and will guide you through the entire process of selling your property from listing to sale. My marketing plans assure your property maximum exposure and we pride ourselves on personal service. I encourage you to contact me with your questions and to discuss your individual needs.
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Selling over 10 Million Dollars Annually for Past 7 Years. Selling homes 13 days faster than average and for 99.03% of list price!
20 Questions you should ask before you hire a Realtor.
1. Are you full time? 2. How many homes do you sell in a typical year? 3. How long have you been in the business? 4. What support do you have from your broker? 5. What MLS(s) are you a member of? 6. Where do you advertise your homes? 7. Have you been found guilty of any ethics complaints? 8. Do you have open houses? If so, how often? 9. Where do you promote your listings on the web? 10. Will you have flyers in the house? 11. What advantage does your company have over the others? 12. Will you provide a Realtors tour? 13. How are offers communicated? 14. How are showings handled? 15. Who do I talk to if you are not available? 16. What evidence do you have to support the value for my house? 17. What advise do you have for staging my home? 18. Will there be a penalty or fee if I cancel our agreement? 19. How long will it take to sell my house? How long for list agreement? 20. What commission do you charge?
Highest List Price for Your Home To get the listing, some agents distort the truth. Lowest Commission -- Real estate agents are not equal; each is unique. Remember about 10% of the agents do roughly 90% of the business. Each has her own marketing techniques and advertising budget. By choosing an agent with a large advertising budget and company dollars to match it, you might gain greater exposure to the largest number of buyers, which is ideal. Reaching greater numbers of buyers equals better chances of a good offer.
Expectations of a good listing Agent 1) Professional signage including agents cell phone number 2) Lockbox 3) Daily electronic monitoring of lockbox access. 4) Follow - up reports on buyer showings / feedback to the seller. 5) Broker previews. 6) Incentives for broker / office previews. 7) Staging advice 8) Advertising in local newspaper, only if it warranted. 9) MLS exposure with 12 to 25+ professional photographs. 10) Virtual tour.
11) Distribution to major Web sites. 12) Four - color Flyers. 13) Financing flyers for buyers. 14) Minimum of 2 open houses, provided its location is a candidate. 15) Direct mail to surrounding neighbors, out-of-area buyers / brokers. 16) Exposure at Board of Realtors meetings. 17) Feedback to sellers on buyers sign calls and buyer showings. 18) Updated CMA’s after 30 days. 19) E-mail feeds of new listings that compete. 20) Updates on neighborhood facts, trends and recent sales.
Remember, no single tactic sells homes. It’s a combination of all those methods that sells homes.
Characterisitcs of a Good Listing Agent
Here are some of the characteristics sellers say they want in agents:
- Experience. Let new agents learn the business on somebody else’s dime. - Education. Ask about degrees and certifications. - Honesty. Trust your intuition. Your agent should speak from the heart. - Negotiation skills. You want an agressive negotiator, not somebody out to make a quick sale at your expense. Good communicator. Sellers say communication and availability are key. Highest List Price for Your Home To get the listing, some agents distort the truth. Lowest Commission -- Real estate agents are not equal; each is unique. Remember about 10% of the agents do roughly 90% of the business. Each has her own marketing techniques and advertising budget. By choosing an agent with a large advertising budget and company dollars to match it, you might gain greater exposure to the largest number of buyers, which is ideal. Reaching greater numbers of buyers equals better chances of a good offer.
1) Professional signage including agents cell phone number 2) Lockbox 3) Daily electronic monitoring of lockbox access. 4) Follow - up reports on buyer showings / feedback to the seller. 5) Broker previews. 6) Incentives for broker / office previews. 7) Staging advice 8) Advertising in local newspaper, only if it warranted. 9) MLS exposure with 12 to 25+ professional photographs. 10) Virtual tour.
Tips for selling your home Selling Secret #9: Half-empty closets Storage is something every buyer is looking for and can never have enough of. Take half the stuff out of your closets then neatly organize what’s left in there. Buyers will snoop, so be sure to keep all your closets and cabinets clean and tidy. Selling Secret #8: Light it up Maximize the light in your home. After location, good light is the one thing that every buyer cites that they want in a home. Take down the drapes, clean the windows, change the lampshades, increase the wattage of your light bulbs and cut the bushes outside to let in sunshine. Do what you have to do make your house bright and cheery – it will make it more sellable. Selling Secret #7: Play the agent field A secret sale killer is hiring the wrong broker. Make sure you have a broker who is totally informed. They must constantly monitor the multiple listing service (MLS), know what properties are going on the market and know the comps in your neighborhood. Find a broker who embraces technology – a tech-savvy one has many tools to get your house sold. Selling Secret #6: Conceal the critters You might think a cuddly dog would warm the hearts of potential buyers, but you’d be wrong. Not everybody is a dog- or cat-lover. Buyers don’t want to walk in your home and see a bowl full of dog food, smell the kitty litter box or have tufts of pet hair stuck to their clothes. It will give buyers the impression that your house is not clean. If you’re planning an open house, send the critters to a pet hotel for the day. Selling Secret #5: Don’t over-upgrade Quick fixes before selling always pay off. Mammoth makeovers, not so much. You probably won’t get your money back if you do a huge improvement project before you put your house on the market. Instead, do updates that will pay off and get you top dollar. Get a new fresh coat of paint on the walls. Clean the curtains or go buy some inexpensive new ones. Replace door handles, cabinet hardware, make sure closet doors are on track, fix leaky faucets and clean the grout. Selling Secret #4: Take the home out of your house One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes family photos, memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes. Consider hiring a home stager to maximize the full potential of your home. Staging simply means arranging your furniture to best showcase the floor plan and maximize the use of space.
Selling Secret #3: The kitchen comes first You’re not actually selling your house, you’re selling your kitchen – that’s how important it is. The benefits of remodeling your kitchen are endless, and the best part of it is that you’ll probably get 85% of your money back. It may be a few thousand dollars to replace countertops where a buyer may knock $10,000 off the asking price if your kitchen looks dated. The fastest, most inexpensive kitchen updates include painting and new cabinet hardware. Use a neutral-color paint so you can present buyers with a blank canvas where they can start envisioning their own style. If you have a little money to spend, buy one fancy stainless steel appliance. Why one? Because when people see one high-end appliance they think all the rest are expensive too and it updates the kitchen.
Selling Secret #2: Always be ready to show Your house needs to be "show-ready" at all times – you never know when your buyer is going to walk through the door. You have to be available whenever they want to come see the place and it has to be in tip-top shape. Don’t leave dishes in the sink, keep the dishwasher cleaned out, the bathrooms sparkling and make sure there are no dust bunnies in the corners. It’s a little inconvenient, but it will get your house sold.
Selling Secret #1: The first impression is the only impression No matter how good the interior of your home looks, buyers have already judged your home before they walk through the door. You never have a second chance to make a first impression. It’s important to make people feel warm, welcome and safe as they approach the house. Spruce up your home’s exterior with inexpensive shrubs and brightly colored flowers. You can typically get a 100-percent return on the money you put into your home’s curb appeal. Entryways are also important. You use it as a utility space for your coat and keys. But, when you’re selling, make it welcoming by putting in a small bench, a vase of fresh-cut flowers or even some cookies.
Why choose Realty Exchange With over 70 agents from all over the world who speak 12 differtent languages, Realty Exchange has the best and most diversified group of agents, staff and owners in this area. Our people make the difference. Our agents and staff focus on customer service, excellence and a winning attitude that gets the job done for you. Realty Exchange has a select group of preferred partners to handle all of your additional Real Estate needs, including: Mortgages, Inusurance, Inspections, Title, Attorneys, Plumbers, Electricians, Roofers, HVAC, Land Scapers Painters, Handymen and more !! Realty Exchange is also an industry leader in community involvement and community service. Some activities we enjoy participating in include: July 4th Parade, Creekside Festival, Customer Appreciation Party, Home Show and Air Show. All of these to give our company presence and promote good will of the community and marketing opportunities. We believe in giving back, we regurlarly participate in donating to Habitat for Humanity and Flagler County Food Banks. Realty Exchange is the only real estate office you need. We offer a full range of services and our dedicated real estate agents are committed to ensuring our clients' real estate needs are satisfied. The owners at Realty Exchange are so confident about their company and team, that they give a satisfaction guarantee to you !!