My Listings Services
When you list with me you should expect quality pictures. All pictures will be edited using Photoshop Lightroom 6 technology. It shocks me to see how many Realtors try to get by with photos taken with a low quality cell phone. I am now using a Nikon DSLR D7000 that is giving me great results. Notice in my photos how the interior walls are vertical and how the windows reveal the external view and are not blown out.
I personally measure all of my listings and compare my findings to the county records. In the past I have found a significant difference between my numbers and the county's that needed to be reported to the county. The county appeared to be very receptive and did send an inspector out to verify my measurements. The home's assessed value was changed which resulted in reduced property taxes for the owner.
Over the years I have tried many different methods of advertising a new listing. Postcard mails is just another method of getting the word out to the neighbors. I'm hoping they know someone who would like to move into their neighborhood.
Your Home's Asking Price
Sellers should expect a very detailed market analysis that is heavy into the numbers and trends. I like to go back to before the market crash of 2007 to get a greater understanding of a specific neighborhood. We look at the number of annual sales during this extended period of time as well as the impact on the price per square foot. We also look at the current competition in our chosen price range. Given the current absorption rate how is our listing positioned in the market. What advantages do we have and what problems will we have? This analysis is NOT one of those MLS quickie printouts. I do more than fill in some parameters and then push a button. I use my training as a financial analyst, corporate controller and accountant to let the numbers tell the story.
I am a featured agent on Realtor.com. Viewer of my listings will be directed directly to me. This provides me better control over Internet users who may be requesting information about my personal listings. It is important that interested parties are properly served. Many realtors are not part of this program and because of that I do receive additional buyer requests for more information pertaining to their listings. This has greatly increased my Buyer database.
Reviewing the Offer To Purchase
The owners and I will review the offer and discuss its acceptance or a possible counter offer. We will also discuss how to deal with the due diligence period and how to handle the demands which will come out of the home inspection report.
Using CAD software I will create the home's floor plan. Every room is measured and labeled. Approximate dimensions are shown to assist a buyer with the placement of furniture. My photos are taken from Lightroom 6 to a Power Point slide where exact sizing is done and a room label is added that will help tie the photo to the floor plan. It is important that buyers searching the internet are able to understand more about the home than just a presentation of facts and pictures that are often confusing. The floor plan also helps a buyer remember my listing after they have had a long day of touring homes with their realtor. I will admit after showing 8 homes in a four hour period it can be difficult to remember specific details of all the homes I had seen. A floor plan would certainly be helpful.
Builders Price Per Square Foot
My listings will appear in dozens of national websites including YouTube, Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and the Capefear Regional Association MLS website. Several of these sites are served by a direct feed from our local MLS system.