Selling a home is a big step, and can sometimes represent a major life change. Sellers need someone who can help successfully guide them through the process with market-driven advice and realistic expectations. To make your sale successful, you need to feel both comfortable and confident with your agent.
WE KNOW THE LOCAL REAL ESTATE MARKET
We have our finger on the pulse of the local real estate market, and we am familiar with local developments and trends. We provide a detailed CMA (comparative market analysis) to ensure your property hits the market at the right price point. We can give suggestions on things you can do to help your home look appealing to buyers and sell for the highest possible price.
Your agent will provide you with a comprehensive weekly update to each client, which includes: the number of showings at the property, comparable listing activity on the market, relevant feedback, and strategic advice. Agents are easily reachable via email or cell phone. We have heard countless stories of homeowners who listed their property for sale and then rarely (or never) heard anything from their real estate agent after their first meeting. Sometimes the seller is the one chasing down their agent to get answers and information. That is unacceptable! When selling your property, you need someone who is prompt and accurate with communication.
WE WILL NEGOTIATE THE BEST PRICE AND TERMS FOR YOU
One major reason a seller hires a real estate agent is to help them get the “best deal” for their home. This goes beyond price, and covers other terms of the sale (financing, contingencies, closing dates, etc.) We tell our clients that after we agree on the price and terms of a sale, we are only at half-time. The second half consists of the building inspection, potential credits, appraisal, buyer financing, and any last minute hurdles leading up to the closing. An agent acts as the “glue” in the transaction and makes sure that everyone (Seller, Seller’s attorney, Buyer, Buyer’s agent, Buyer’s attorney, Buyer’s mortgage broker, etc.) are all on the same page. Without a good real estate agent acting as the glue, the pieces can fall apart.