You will receive value when you select me as your Realtor. I am an experienced professionals who will be working around the clock for you to make your sale go as smoothly as possible. I will keep you informed every step of the way so that you are fully in control of the sale of your home.
Taking buyers around to look at homes for sale is a significant part of my job, but there are so many other jobs that I do. Just to give you more of an idea of what that is, here is a look at behind the scenes.
For all the homeowners that "list" their home for sale with me, or go on the MLS system, there is a fair amount of work to be done before a house goes on the market. Real estate agents rely on their contacts for most of their business - referrals, reputation, repeat customers, and image in the community is of utmost importance in generating business.
Maintaining this positive visibility and staying in contact with such a large number of people requires a lot of time, devotion, and genuine interest. But it's worth it. The more extensive my contacts, the better service I'm able to offer my clients because the more likely it is that I will be able to find them the perfect buyer or the perfect home in as little time as possible.
I ensure that we maintain a large network of contacts so that we can market your property to the largest audience possible as quickly as possible.
COMPARATIVE MARKET ANALYSIS (CMA)
I am happy to offer my contacts or anyone else a free comparative market analysis whenever they ask.
This means that if you're just curious about how your equity is affected by current market conditions, if you're starting to consider selling your home, or if you're serious about selling now - I'll be your number one resource for Chilliwack real estate information.
Also, I keep track of who is just thinking about moving, because if or when we know of a serious buyer for their home, it may provide an opportunity to put two people together and considerably streamline the buying and selling process for both parties. This is the kind of exceptional service that can be offered by me through the large network of contacts that I regularly maintain. Above all, it is important to remember that I pride myself on being a no-pressure Realtor.
Your free Comparative Market Analysis is also free of any obligation.
After the market analysis, when a person has decided that they do want to list their home for sale at this time, I fill out all the necessary forms and submit them to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board.
I gather as much information as possible about the property to better market it to the qualified buyers - room measurements, lot measurements, zoning, construction information, just about any information available. This information is also sent to the board so that it is available on MLS.
I also include the following services, at no additional cost to you.
- I hire a professional Real Estate photographer to take a number of photos of the property (house, yard, view, any out-buildings, etc), and post these on my own website, as well as the MLS.
- I place a lockbox or make other access arrangements with the seller, and place our large, professionally manufactured signs in the most visible places on the property.
- I arrange for a virtual tour to be done of the property. This is a professional company that we hire to come in and video tape the property which is then loaded onto our website as well as the multiple listing service website.
When selling your property with me, I will make sure that as much information about your property is available in the market to attract potential buyers.
MARKETING THE NEW LISTING
- I give the pictures and basic information for the new listing to the newspaper in advance for their next paper.
- I create an email flyer that is sent to all the Chilliwack real estate agents in my database, telling them about the property and encouraging them to show it.
- I hire a professional design firm to create and print a "feature sheet" that is specific to your property, including photos, dimensions, and important selling features, and provide you with copies to leave at your home for potential buyers coming to view the home.
- I put the listing on my own website, complete with an unlimited number of pictures: anywhere from 10 to 50!
- I arrange for the property to be included in our office's real estate agent's tour, and more! See my Home Marketing Action Plan for more details.
I know how important it is for you to find out the result of each and every showing, which is why I requiest showing feedback from the other agents after each one. All the feedback from each showing is posted on my client website and you are notified by email as soon as new feedback is posted.
I also create update packages, basically a smaller version of the Comparative Market Analysis, which we give to sellers regularly during their listings, so that they always know how they fit into the present real estate market.
And any time that the information for a listing changes, whether it is a price, new paint, or a new deck or patio, I will send out emails, flyers, and ads to keep real estate agents and prospective buyers aware of the most current information for our listings.
I also contact anyone in my contact list that I think might be interested in your property.
From time to time, my clients wish to meet with me to discuss the status of their listing, or of the current market, or just to tell me about the changes that they're going through in their lives as it may or may not relate to real estate.
And as I've said before, my relationship with my clients is the most important part of my business, so I make it a priority to make time for all of my clients, and to be easy to reach at any time.
On a daily basis I look for suitable properties for my buyers. I search with our computer programs, as well as manually. I discuss what I find with them on the phone or via email. I set up showings, and we go shopping!
Buyers will often need to meet up again, to further discuss the details, as well as their hopes and fears, before we submit an offer. And some buyers will never make it to the offer stage.
I also aid my buyers in getting pre-approved for a mortgage, and in eventually obtaining that mortgage.
NEGOTIATING AN OFFER
I employ all of my skills and experience to get my clients what they want, what they need, and what is good value. This process often involves a number of meetings, lots of phone calls and faxes, and some creative bargaining! This is what makes an experienced and talented real estate agent stand out from the rest when the rubber hits the road.
During the period of time after an offer is accepted, but before it becomes a firm sale, I work very closely with my client, buyer or seller, to see that all the details and conditions of the contract are attended to. This is a critical stage of buying or selling, and it's very important that things like securing financing or obtaining a suitable inspection report are done on time and without any issues, to make sure the accepted offer becomes a firm sale.
Negotiating the best price for my clients is where I excel. It is one of the reasons that I am one of the most successful REALTORS® in Chilliwack.
TROUBLE SHOOTING AND ADVISING
I like to think of myself like ducks on the water - calmly moving forward on the surface, but paddling like crazy underneath!
Here's what I mean: There are potentially an unlimited number of "speed bumps" at every stage of buying and selling real estate, but many of these speed bumps could be simply considered "technical difficulties" and never need to bother the client. Other times, such as with home inspections, included or excluded items, or possession dates, problems need a neutral negotiator to help reach a solution satisfactory to all involved. I excel at bringing people together.
With me on your team you can relax, put your energy elsewhere, and be confident that your best interests are being attended to.
Let me give you the results you want.