WHY HIRE MARKET360 GROUP?
A professional real estate agent is your ticket to a successful sale. We will advise you on the process of getting your house sold, from appealing to buyers by making simple interior and exterior repairs and improvements to getting the property through the appraisal process, the inspection, the negotiations, and finally to the close.
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL AND A REALTOR®?
Yes. Not all real estate professionals are REALTORS®. Only licensed real estate agents who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® can call themselves REALTORS®. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties honestly – they subscribe to a strict code of conduct and are required to maintain a high level of real estate standards. It is to your advantage to work with a REALTOR® because of the training and standards this professional designation requires.
WHY SHOULD I HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENT TO REPRESENT ME?
Professional representation…We are your personal representative and we’re required by law to represent your best interests to the best of my ability.
Personal specialist…It’s similar to hiring an accountant to help you file income taxes or a mechanic to fix your car. If you had the time to master those specialties, you would be doing your own taxes and fixing your car. But who has that sort of time? Besides, most people will sell only two homes in their lifetime – two real estate transactions in a lifetime will not turn anyone into a real estate specialist.
Objectivity…Our job is to point out all the pros and cons for all the decisions you will be making throughout the home-selling process. We will even tell you things you may not want to hear because as your agent, I want you to make informed decisions, not emotionally-based decisions.
Convenience…These days, it’s nearly impossible to sell a home all by yourself without it turning into a part-time job.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHAT HOMES ARE SELLING FOR IN A GIVEN NEIGHBORHOOD?
Home sales are a matter of public record. You can call the Recorder’s office, a local residential appraiser, or the public information department of the local Multiple Listing Service for information on recent sales history, average sales price, time on the market, and other listing information for sales in a given area. However, a better and easier way to get this information is to ask the Market360 Group. If you are interested in a particular home, we may be able to provide you with a list of comparables—sale prices of homes in the area that are roughly the same size and age as the home you are considering. This is a good way to evaluate your asking price.
I WANT THE MOST MONEY I CAN GET FOR MY HOME. WHY ISN’T THE RECOMMENDED LISTING PRICE HIGHER?
The price of your home should be based on the price of sold properties in your area rather than the list price of properties now on the market – this is how we establish your home’s fair market value.
If it’s priced OVER its fair market value it will…
- Not attract as many buyers because they’ll think it’s out of their price range.
- Take longer to sell.
- Make competing properties look good.
- Become “shopworn.”
- Be overpriced in everyone’s minds (agents and buyers) and they tend not to forget.
- Cause you to lose valuable time and miss out on buying your dream home.
- Cause advertising dollars and marketing efforts to be wasted.
- Cause negotiations to stall.
- Cause appraisal problems.
- End up selling below market value in order to make up for all of the above.
We want you to get top dollar for your home. Our agents are trained to use advanced market analysis software to build a comprehensive report that will accurately determine the optimal list price for your home.
WHERE CAN I GET INFORMATION ABOUT LOCAL SCHOOLS?