All the traditional services of a full-service broker, PLUS MORE . . .
Full-Time Real Estate Agent: Interviewing agents? NEVER ask “How many years of experience do you have?” ALWAYS ask, “How many transactions did you perform last year?” WHY? Because most agents do only 0 – 4 transactions per year, year after year, even for decades. Four per year is not even part-time work, which is not enough to gain valuable experience. That’s a big leap of faith to take with an agent on a big monetary transaction!
Fiduciary Representation: No, I’m NOT like a used car salesman. By law I’m a FIDUCIARY, which means your best interests always come first. I owe my clients loyalty, obedience, disclosure, confidentiality, and accounting.
Property & Market Analysis: Be ready for an HONEST in-home assessment of condition and how the market is likely to react to it. It is VERY difficult even for agents to be objective about this. Be open to hearing truth – it is for your own benefit.
Professional Photography: Don’t settle for cell phone pictures! Yes, many full-priced agents do this!
Custom Webpage: A custom page on my site allows for more photos and description of the home and property that the MLS doesn’t allow. Plus, if you share your custom page, buyers are more likely to contact ME directly rather than another agent. If I work with the buyer too, you will only pay 1.5% commission rather than the full buyer’s broker commission you’re offering. That’s a HUGE savings to you.
Yard Sign: You’d be surprised at how many times I get called due to my sign.
Key Box: Monitored access and agent follow-up with visitors.
Flyer: Laminated flyer stays put, never runs out, and it works!
Paperless: Electronic signings throughout the entire process (until final signing).
Title & Escrow: Order and review title report.
Qualify: Prospective buyers are always asked to be preapproved with a lender FIRST. Agencies like Redfin encourage their agents and affiliated agents to show properties even if they don’t have a lender’s preapproval letter!
Review: Offers are always thoroughly reviewed so they’re not totally in favor buyers.
Negotiate: For your best interests and get you top dollar.
Dedicated: Support from listing to closing.