Q: Why should we list our home for sale with you?
Answer: You should hire us for the same reason that many sellers use us year in and year out. They know that they can depend on us to get them the money, in the shortest amount of time, with the fewest hassles and the least amount of risk.
Our No Risk system offers benefits that the ordinary agent does not. Our program offers flexible commissions to put more money in your pocket, a client reward program when both buying and selling that actually rebates cash back to you, a cancel anytime policy and a arsenal of marketing power.
Every year we help many people buy and sell real estate. The average agent handles around five sales a year. When hiring anyone to perform a job for you, experience should weigh heavily in that decision. Who really wants to be the dentist's first patient?
Let's examine one of our program benefits; we allow you to cancel the listing at anytime. Most agents will not give the consumer this right. You might ask yourself why agents need to "lock you up" for four to six months. Why would they be afraid to give you the right to cancel? Our philosophy is that we would rather strive to earn your business every day. We are confident that we can provide a superior level of service and care. If we don't, we don't deserve your business. It is that simple.
Q: Why should we let you represent me when I buy a home?
Answer: We have over sixteen years of solid real estate experience and over ten years of Buyer Brokerage experience. We have sold properties by "referral only" for years which speaks to the level of service and care we give to each and every client. We are expert negotiators and real estate consultants. Hiring us to represent you doesn't cost you any money.
Our Buyer Program in conjunction with Client Gateway sends you instant email updates of new listings that match your specific home buying criteria. You will hear about homes before other buyers even know they are on the market, giving you access to hot properties and avoid a potential bidding war.
Our Buyer Money Back Guarantee states that if within 6 months you are not satisfied with your new home, we will list your property for free. Imagine that, a risk-free home buying experience! * Certain conditions and restrictions apply.
Q: If we list with you, will my home be on the internet?
Answer: Absolutely! All of our yard signs prominently feature our website address. Your home will also be featured on Realtor.com, the number one real estate website in the world. According to the National Association of Realtors profile of home buyers and sellers, over 70% of home buyers used the internet when starting their home search.
Q: If we list with you, will we be on MLS & FMLS?
Answer: Again, absolutely! Any agency or agent that does not place your home in MLS & FMLS is doing you a huge disservice. With over 34,000 agents in the Metropolitan Atlanta area it is important to tap into that agent base of buyers. Also, if you are not on MLS & FMLS your home cannot appear on Realtor.com, the number one real estate site on the internet.
Q: Shouldn't I pick an "area specialist" to help sell or buy my home?
Answer: There are agencies and agents who focus primarily in one geographic area or certain neighborhoods. But buyers come from all over the Metro Atlanta and the world, not just from that small geographic. So an area specialist really means "listing agent" in the area. Many years ago the real estate business was successfully composed of lots of small "boutique" offices - who specialized in certain areas or parts of town. But computers, the internet and cell phones have changed that aspect of the real estate business so that the important points in selecting an agent are experience, track record and marketing skills.
Q: How long does it take to get my home on the market?
Answer: Once we have a signed listing agreement and a spare key, we can put your home on the market within 24 hours. However, it usually takes a few days for the flyers, virtual tour and information box to be installed.
Q: Can I save more money if I buy and sell through you?
Answer: Absolutely! We will in most cases reduce the listing commission, therefore giving you more flexibility on the buying side.
Q: How do you set the price for my home?
Answer: We will meet with you to review a complete market analysis of your home and our managers have had real estate appraiser training to help properly formulate a solid listing price.
Q: My home needs some repairs. Do you know any service people that can help?
Answer: We have a number of service people whom we have used in the past and we are happy to recommend to you through our concierge program. Simply call our office and ask about our concierge program.
Q: My credit is not in great shape. Can you help me get a mortgage?
Answer: We have great relationships with awesome lenders, if there is a legal way to get you a mortgage our lenders will find it. We have helped many clients with challenged credit get mortgages and we can help you too!
Q: What is "Staging"?
Answer: Staging is preparing your home for sale so that it shows well to potential buyers. We have a professional accredited Interior Design Stager on call and we can make your home look as appealing as possible to a buyer. Studies show that a staged home sells for significantly more than one that has not been staged.
Q: Who will take pictures of my home?
Answer: Great question! Unlike most agencies and agents who click a few dark or blurry pictures of your home, we use trained real estate photographers in Atlanta on all of our full service listings. Buyers and agents will decide whether to view your home in many cases based on the pictures. No matter what you are selling - and real estate is no different - you want the product presented in the best light possible.