When it comes to selling a house, not all real estate agents or companies are created equal. There is a wide range of quality when it comes to real estate agents and the services they provide, such as marketing homes, knowing the habits and preferences of potential buyers, setting fair prices, knowing how to prepare a home for sale, negotiating successfully, having a solid reputation in the industry, and dealing with problems that arise during the transaction. If you hire a bad real estate agent, you could waste a lot of time and money.
To me, selling your home is a strategic project, not just something to be done by putting it on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) with some nice pictures and hoping for the best. From the moment I pull into your driveway until we reach the closing table, I will do everything in my power to ensure that you receive the highest possible price for your home in as little time and with as few headaches as possible. When I sell your home, I give my full attention to every detail. Check out my Sellers Resources Page with more recent examples of my listings in the Washington DC metro area.
Complimentary Price Opinion and Consultation
When I visit your home, I’ll tell you the price range I think it should be listed at. My opinion is based on the similar sold properties in the area and my understanding of the market In the meantime please try my Instant Home Valuation that will give you a rough idea of what your house is worth.
Complimentary Home Staging Consultation Or Full Home Staging
Depending on the seller’s preference, I offer free home staging consultations, digital staging, or physical staging as part of my tiered commission system. The outside presentation of your property requires careful planning. Our top-notch home stager will compile a detailed, room-by-room checklist to implement our suggestions. They can assess the property’s requirements during this visit.
I am a firm believer in the value of hiring a professional photographer. For me, this means bringing in a tried-and-true expert and coordinating with him to find the ideal shot of the house. Neither I nor the photographers I employ use smartphones to snap shots. The photographers have access to specialized lighting, high-end equipment, years of experience, and expert post-production editing skills.
Drone Video and Photography (if applicable)
I offer a tiered commission structure and depending on the seller’s choice I provide drove video and photography. Using drone photography in advertising is very neat. Beautiful, high-angle views of your home and lot are made possible, something that is impossible with ground-based cameras.
Custom Floor Plan and Measurement (if applicable)
In most cases, I can arrange for a professional to measure your property and draw out an attractive floor plan for you. Buyers appreciate this feature, and it serves as a quality check that the stated square footage is accurate. It’s just one of the many extras I offer that other agents don’t.
In some cases, I may hire a videographer to come to the house and shoot a more elaborate, action-oriented video. I advise the seller in advance whether or not this form of advertising is worthwhile which fully depends on the home’s size, style, location, and price range.
After Google, YouTube is the world’s most-used search engine. I’ll create a video or virtual tour of your house and upload it to my YouTube channel so that potential buyers can easily locate it.
The single-property websites that we design for my clients are a great way to highlight the features of both your home and the neighborhood. It’s a hub for showcasing everything from professional photography and video to special features of the home and beyond.
I go above and beyond the services of a standard real estate agent by engaging in targeted digital marketing on Facebook and Google. I prefer targeting potential homebuyers and current homeowners within a specified radius from your property with alluring eye catching advertisements. This generates interest, raises your home’s profile, and boosts our ability to sell it quickly and for a greater price.
Compass Exclusive Listing, Coming Soon, MLS, Syndication, and Showtime
I use all available resources to strategically position your house and gauge buyer interest even before it’s listed. All my listings have electronic lockboxes. These lockboxes measure how long agents are in your home. They provide an added layer of safety and a professional entry for people with appointments. To show your home, I use “Showing Time.” Buyers’ agents request appointments to see your home through this service. We can track showings and feedback using their app and make it easy to show your home.
Transaction Management and Contract Negotiations
For me, transaction management is not just simply helping you with paperwork. It’s also easing your way through complex documentation, demystifying unfamiliar terminology and giving you a better grasp of your options. It is my hope that you will enter into the selling process with a sense of calm assurance and knowledge. In case you have any questions, you can contact me or a member of my team at any time.
Home price is only one factor to consider while negotiating a sales contract. There are many other important steps in an offer, such as due diligence on the potential buyer and earnest money deposit, closing dates and costs, and sometimes multiple offers. Once a contract has been reached, the second set of negotiations will begin and they will be about things like inspections and repairs. This is a place where deals can be formed or broken.