The answer is easy. It's the effort and systems that I will put in place to get your home sold and for the right price in the least amount of time so that you can get where you need to be.
Most agents use the Three P's to sell houses. They Put a sign in the yard. They Place it on the MLS. And then they Pray that it sells. I'll use some different and more modern approaches to get your home sold. The Real Estate industry has changed and so has the most effective methods to get your home sold. Placing an ad in the local newspaper is not the way to do it. And although statistics show that over 90% of buyers start their search on line and most real estate web sites have an indirect link to the MLS, just putting it on the MLS isn't enough either. The best way to get your home sold and for the most money is to have more than one buyer want to buy it. The free market system of supply and demand will work well but you have to be on the right side of it. That will involve making sure that your home is priced correctly and presented in the best possible way.
How do you do that? You hire the agent with the best methods is how. Here are some of the methods that we can use to get your home sold!
A certified pre-owned home will assure the potential buyers the home that they are buying is a good value, there are no problems with it and if something does go wrong that they can get it fixed without spending a lot of money. We can do that with three simple steps:
I have an appraiser that will give us a short form appraisal for a vastly reduced fee. We can use this to accomplish three things. One is that it will show you the correct current market value for your home using recently sold comparables. The second thing that we will do with this is to place it onto the MLS listing for your home so that potential buyers can see it. this will show them that it is priced correctly and help to get you a higher initial offer. The third and most important part deals with the buyers appraisal from the mortgage company. Upon getting the order for the appraisal their appraiser will first pull up the MLS listing to familiarize themselves with the property. They will look at the prelisting appraisal. I have yet to have a buyers appraiser come in with a lower price than a prelisting appraisal. Not once.
All homes will have some issues. Some major and some minor but a home inspector will find something wrong with your home. It's their job. With a prelisitng home inspection we can find any possible major problems and repair them before the buyer does. And we can prove it by sharing this report with them. They will feel more confident in their purchase and possibly even forego their own inspection. And this can save you money too! If there are repair issues with your home they will be found during the buyers inspection. And the buyer will more than likely insist that you use a licensed contractor to conduct the repairs. You will probably not be allowed to do them yourself even if you are capable. But if you find the problem before you even put it on the market you can explore the most cost effective methods of fixing it. As long as it is done correctly.
A home warranty will help assure the buyer that if anything goes wrong in the first year of ownership that it may be covered and that they may get it repaired for the price of a service call. The best part about a home warranty is that you can have it in place during the listing period but you never have to pay for it until closing. And unless they offer full price for your home then you can nagotiate with it.
That is the Certified Pre-Owned Program.