BUT I DO!!
Selling real estate is not rocket science, but like every other endeavor in life daily practice improves performance. I have been practicing the art of real estate sales every single day since 2006. 200 transactions have come through my office, and they have included just about every issue that can arise in a real estate deal. Estate issues, survey encroachments, black mold, short sales, scheduled foreclosures, pool leaks... you name it!
Most real estate transactions go smoothly, and quite often I am pleased to say that a pro-active approach based upon years of experience has enabled me to steer my clients away from common pitfalls.
I received a nice review the other day from some clients who were referred to me by a Realtor in Plano, TX. They were purchasing a home near their children, so this was their "retirement move". The Realtor in Plano had them under contract for a brand new home, but in order to be sure they sold their home in Fort Worth in a timely manner with no unexpected glitches their agent did some online research. She learned that I had the best record of selling houses in the Wedgewood area of Fort Worth quickly and for top dollar. To me, this is critical. Every single real estate listing I accept is a test... & the results create a record of my abilities that anyone can discover by doing a little bit of research. I accepted the listing and we had it under contract in less than 30 days.
The home was well cared for but it needed a few repairs to make it shine to prospective buyers. I also sent Laurie Dulin, my professional home stager out to the property to help the sellers organize their closets, de-clutter and stage the home. I do this at no cost to my client. Helping my client prepare their home for sale is not an extra service, it's part of the commitment I make when I take the listing.
I also spend alot of time analyzing the market to recommend a price that will enable the house to sell quickly and for the highest possible price. It's NOT a "low-ball price". It's the price that the next house to sell in your neighborhood will sell at. The way I see it, you should expect that house to be yours when you list it with me. If the next house that sells is not yours, it's as if someone drove by and put a big sign in your yard that says "REJECTED". Every time another house in your neighborhood sells while yours sits on the market another "REJECTED" sign gets planted in your yard. That may seem silly, because you don't actually see those signs in your yard. I guarantee you that buyers and their agents will see that your home has been rejected by other buyers and this will will negatively impact the offers that they make for your house (if they chose to even look at it). Let's not focus on the bad things that can happen though! If you call me to sell your home you can rest assured that your home will sell in a timely manner. I hope that your review of my efforts sounds like this one:
"After 38 years of living in the same house, we were largely unaware of what we needed to do to make it ready to sell. Tim walked us through the process and introduced us to a professional stager. Soon after our house was on the market and on Tim's web site, it sold in a timely manner despite the fact that other houses in our area were not selling. We were highly pleased with the results of Tim's help."
I am a full-time agent at Keller Williams Realty. I head up a Buyer Services Group called FindFortWorthHome - 5 agents who respond to internet buyer leads from my website: www.FindFortWorthHome.com, the #1-rated real estate search site in North Texas.
Call, email or text me. Go to my website, ask my clients, Google me or call my office to set up an interview. I can't wait ti hear from you!
Tim D. Young