Why should you use an agent?
Especially when the activity level of sales is high and inventory is low; owners will debate whether to list as “for sale by owners” and “save” on paying commission, or list with an agent/firm.
Do you want to limit the potential buyers to those who happen to see your newspaper ad or yard sign? (Lack of exposure will lead to longer wait times to find the buyer.)
Do you want to wonder if you’ve priced your property appropriately?
Do you want to have to maneuver your schedule every time someone wants to see your home?
Do you want to wonder if the potential buyer is qualified to purchase?
Do you want to try to interpret legal documents that are unfamiliar and ever-changing?
How do you know when an agent approaches you, who they are working for?
Are you comfortable negotiating all terms of a contract including dates, due diligence money, and earnest money?
How will you decide what concession or repairs to allow the buyers?
Will you recognize warning signs that the transaction is in jeopardy if it starts unraveling?
Do you want to try to move without someone helping with the various details of the transition?
When selling it is best to choose an expert in the field to represent you!
LET ME TAKE AWAY THE GUESS WORK!
As a professional, full-time broker, I will help you with all the following:
Full disclosure of agency and agency laws in NC.
Positioning your property to be competitively priced and attract the interest of potential buyers by providing a free Comparative Market Analysis and discussing how to utilize that information for the desired result. This is done to make sure you are not leaving money on the table with your list price, nor are you setting it at a level where your property won’t receive as much interest as it could.
Evaluating ways to make small improvements to increase the likeability of the property.
Talking you through the legal aspects of a listing contract.
Providing the appropriate state- and federally-mandated disclosure forms.
Coordinating with contractors for repairs, if needed.
Coordinating showing schedules.
Communicating feedback after showings.
WHY WORK WITH ME?
I am a career agent meaning I am full-time, committed, and experienced.
I’ve taken additional training, earning my GRI and ABR designations to improve my skills to be the best agent for my clients.
I am experienced with all price ranges of properties. I do not exclude homes or land under certain price ranges nor do I only solicit luxury homes.
Professional photography, videos, 3-D video, and drone footage are all options when listing. It is important that your property be showcased in the best possible light! (No blurry, crooked, dark, or messy-looking photos here.)
We participate in IDX, (Internet Data Exchange), meaning your listing will syndicate to all the other participating real estate companies in the Carolina Multiple Listing territory and be seen on hundreds of sites including Realtor.com, Trulia, and Zillow.
The company’s website has over 36,500 registered users/potential buyers that will immediately see your property when it is listed.
HOW I WILL ASSIST DURING THE PROCESS:
Pre-listing appointment overview
I’ll review how agents work in NC, how they are compensated, and what obligations they have to you as a seller.
I’ll evaluate the home and gather data to perform the market analysis report.
General market data will be discussed.
Sample forms and listing agreements will be provided and/or reviewed.
Listing and Marketing
We’ll meet a second time to review the CMA and decide on the listing price.
A seller net sheet will be calculated showing you what your net should be at different sales price amounts after fees are deducted.
We’ll decide on a day for the professional photography/video and talk about how to have the house “camera-ready”.
I’ll note your communication preferences, (whether by phone, e-mail, or text), and talk about expectations for communications during the entire process.
Post-photography there will be a few days for editing and then the listing will be entered into our MLS system; syndicating out to other real estate websites.
A sign will be placed in your yard and directional signs placed en route to the property.
A social media blast will be initiated on Facebook to draw attention to the listing.
Brochures will be created to have on hand for buyers’ agents to reference when showing the listing.
Contract Negotiations and Closing
When an offer is received you’ll be notified immediately.
All terms will be reviewed, and we will discuss strategies for responding.
If multiple offers are received, I will navigate you through the process.
The negotiation process can be quite stressful and sometimes drawn-out. I’ll be there to advise based on my experience with hundreds of previous transactions.
When acceptable terms are decided upon, I’ll assist with the execution of the paperwork and delivery of documents to your attorney of choice.
The buyers will begin their “due diligence” process which will include inspections, and an appraisal if a loan is involved in the purchase.
There may or may not be repair negotiations and I will be your advisor and guide.
Knowing what to expect throughout this time period is most valuable and I will be there each step of the way.
As the closing date approaches, we’ll talk about the details of utility transfers, leaving the house ready for the new owners, and how the proceeds should be disbursed.
Before closing we’ll review the closing disclosure for accuracy and confirm whether you will attend the actual closing or not. (If you cannot attend, I’ll coordinate for the “mail-away” closing process too.)
After all is said and done…
Your complete satisfaction is my goal. Though there can be hurdles and challenges, in the end I want you to feel that my service to you was invaluable. I’ve received awards for customer service and plan to continue focusing on building positive relationships through quality work. I want you to be so pleased that you will gladly refer your friends and relatives to me for future transactions!