FAQ

Q: Why should we list our home for sale with you?
A: You should hire us for the same reason that hundreds of sellers have worked with us and have referred us to their contacts. They know that they can depend on us to get them the most money, in the shortest amount of time, with the fewest hassles.

Q: I heard that there are agents who charge less. Why shouldn’t I hire the cheapest agent?
A: Sellers don’t need an agent just to sell their house. They need an agent to sell their house for the most money and with the best terms possible! If your property would sell for the same price no matter who sells it – it probably would be in your best interest to sell the home yourself. In that case, why pay any agent?

The fact of the matter is we can sell your home for more. We have the track record we do because we are experts at pricing the property and creating the greatest amount of exposure for your property. Even as offers are presented, we do not follow the pack. Negotiations are about getting you the best terms possible and the most money for your home. Period. If the offer doesn’t make sense, you can count on us to tell you so.

Q: If our home sells fast does that mean we priced it too low?
A: Absolutely not. It likely means that you had great timing, an appealing home in good condition, and excellent market exposure. We make it our business to know the market, so that we can ensure we get the highest possible price for our sellers. Agents have access to the same market information. It is the evaluation of the information that matters. X-rays mean nothing until they are evaluated by a competent doctor. Similarly, knowing what the market is doing in any area affects both the marketing time and value. Factors like area, demand, condition, pricing, accessibility, and agent choice all affect a home’s time on market.

Q: Why should I use a team vs. a single agent?
A: Because times have changed. No one agent can be everywhere at the same time. Let’s suppose an agent has a relocation buyer in town. For two or three days they have to be with just that one buyer, a dream scenario for the agent, but not so for you. They are unavailable to show your home, they are unavailable to get feedback on showings, they are unavailable to negotiate contracts or inspection reports, and so on. Also, most agents are either great at people skills or great at paperwork. Rarely will they excel at both. Unfortunately, today’s real estate marketplace demands that the agent possess all of these skills. Simply, we provide a higher level of service to our clients than most agents.

Q: Should I only consider an “area specialist” to sell my home?
A: There are agents who focus primarily on one geographic area or neighborhood. But buyers come from all over area and the country, not just from that small neighborhood. So an area specialist usually really means “listing agent” in the area alone. Many years ago the real estate business was successfully composed of lots of small “boutique” offices – where companies did specialize in a certain area or part of town. But computers,   Internet, and cell phones have changed that aspect of the real estate business. Now the important points in selecting an agent are experience, track record, and marketing skills.

Q: Once I have decided to list my house, then what?
A: Contact Us by email or phone. We will set up an appointment to meet with you, tour the home, go over recent market activity in your area to educate you on values, and make recommendations for maximizing your profit and increasing your speed of sale.

Q: How long does it take to get my home on the market?
A: Once the home is “show ready” and we have a signed listing agreement and a spare key, we can have your home on the market within 24 hours. However, it usually takes 1-2 additional days to have the home uploaded to all of our internet partners.

Q: Can I save money if I buy and sell through you?
A: Absolutely! If you are selling more than one house or plan to both sell and buy, let us know and we will offer you a rebate plan.

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