13 YEARS AGO IT WAS 1996 AND I WAS JUST BEGINNING MY REAL ESTATE CAREER. YOU COULD DRIVE DOWN ALMOST ANY STREET AND FIND 2 OUT OF EVERY 10 HOMES ON A STREET FOR SALE. (IT WAS FOR A DIFFERENT REASON THAN TODAY HOWEVER.)
The market in Oakland County was HOT! Sellers had doubled their investments (even without any major improvements) in just under 9 years. The economy was in a much different position that it is in today. A home that was just listed for sale was selling in just a few days and had multiple offers on it. I remember on several different properties putting the for sale sign out and being stopped by a buyer that wanted to write an offer that day! Well... The use of a Realtor has always been important. It is even more important in todays market that ever before however. Things are changin in the industry and while it was not difficult to drive through any neighborhood during the vibrant economic times, to see that 15% of the available inventory was being advertised by proivate home sellers or FSBO for short, thats a difficult task today. Roughly 40% of homeowners are upside down in their mortgages today. There are sales called "Short-sales" (Pre-foreclosure) today and prior to just 18 months ago, I can tell you that I had never sold a property that was being sold short, or even being foreclosed. Sales are more complex today. Forget about trying to sell your home yourself when you are underwater on your mortgage. The banks won't allow it. And obviously if your home is foreclosed on then the banks don't sell homes themselves either! Realtors are just as important today as ever!
Here are the top 5 reasons you should select a RE/MAX agent like myself to represent you:
1.) YOU CAN COUNT ON OUR EXPERTISE SUCH AS:
A.) Knowing the market. B.) Pricing your home correctly. C.) We have access to home stagers for the greatest impact! D.) We use the most innovative marketing in the industry to give your home the greatest exposure. D.) Our skilled negotiators are the very best in the entire industry. E.) We navigate other home sellers each day through the inspections, appraisals and all the details. F.) Our agents close twice as many deals per year as our nearest competitors.
2.) PUT THE INDUSTRY LEADING EXPERTS ON YOUR SIDE:
A.) Experience equals results. Selling your home in a timley fashion and for the best price depends on accurate evaluation and list price. B.) Effective Marketing C.) Smart Negotiation
***RE/MAX agents are the iundisputed ndustry leaders in designations and education!
3.) MARKETING FOR MAXIMUM EXPOSURE:
A.) Getting the basics right. A lawn sign is the number one way to show your home is for sale. Listing with an industry leading agent Buyers feel confident in the fact that all the details will be handled correctly. B.) REMAX agents have access to not only local but National media. C.) Putting the internet to work for you. RE/MAX.com is the most utilized real estate search website attracting millions of searchers per month. D.) RE/MAX agents have access to various marketing materials such as E-Flyers and E-Cards which can be utilized to promote your property to everyone that you know in a digital way. E.) RE/MAX is a franchise of over 120,000 agents working together!
4.) IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS:
A.) Contracts may contain complicated language and or special clauses that your RE/MAX agent will help to guide you through. In addition, a RE/MAX associate is most qualified to guide you through inspections, appraisals and all the details. B.) Once the details have been addressed, you can close with confidence! C.) If you are relocating, our agents have access to the largest independent relocation network in teh entire industry! Chances are that we have a RE/MAX office in the city you are moving to. We can help make your connection smoothly and put you in contact with an agent that specializes in your new area.
5.) RE/MAX agents care! These agents are activly involved in their communities and contribute to such groups as:
A.) The Childrens miracle network B.) The Susan G. Komen foundation C.) The RE/MAX Green foundation
Finally, I want you to know that there are certainly other very good companies out there. Prior to entering into an independent contractor relationship with any of them, I did my homework. RE/MAX was the only company that allowed their agents the flexibility to run their business as they saw fit. In otherwords, the agent you deal with is empowered to make decisions. No having to run to managers for every little detail. When we get together, you will see for yourself some powerful illustrations on the success RE/MAX agents deliver! Email me today: I would be honored to share with you how we can navigate you through your situation to a successful closing.