Selling your home: Where to begin?


First Impressions

Remember what first attracted you to your house when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again.

 

A spruced up house makes a great first impression on potential buyers. An attractive property grabs their attention and makes them excited about finding a house that looks and feels well-cared for. Because buyers know they’ll encounter fewer problems if they buy it, your house becomes more appealing and stands out from the competition. So if you prepare your home correctly, you’ll save time selling it when it’s on the market.

 

A good first impression makes an impact on a number of levels. It’s not just the way your house looks to potential buyers, but how it feels and smells to them, how their friends and family will react, how they imagine it would be to live there.

 

With simple improvements throughout your house, you can grab the attention of potential buyers and help them see why your house is right for them.

 


 

Please view our Marketing Plan that Produce's Results!

 

Selling a House can Entail a Variety of Marketing Plans and Strategies

As your agents, we will create a marketing plan for your property that will help distinguish it in your local marketplace which will attract more buyers to your property. When listing your home the phrase holds true,
“It’s All About Exposure”. The more exposure your home has, the more offers will come and that equals more money.

 

We will perform a market analysis to determine the “Fair Market Value” of your home. We will outline all the important features and upgrades to set a price that will reflect a quick sale. We will emphasize the features that will appeal to your target market, such as granite countertops, large open floor plan, superior landscape and more.

 

For Sale Sign

 

 The “FOR SALE” sign in the front yard encourages home shoppers to  immediately call us. It's free advertising for you and generates more buyers!  We  also provide a Supra Key Lockbox which notifies us of the exact time  another Realtor enters and leaves your home, keeping us informed. It can  be  disabled giving you peace of mind.        

                                                

 

Listing on the MLS

 

We will market your home on the MLS or Multiple Listing Service. The MLS is one of the top sources that real estate agents use to find homes for their buyers.  The National Association of Realtors found that 34% of buyers find their home through an agent that used the MLS. We will create a unique property description for your home, enter all the brilliant photos to make your listing appealing and represented accurately.

 

Photos are the first thing potential buyers look at. Most home buyers begin a home search online, so good photos are essential. Listings without a photo or with only an exterior shot are often passed over and ignored. Buyers are visual!

Photos come alive and stand out! Photos will be taken of the exterior and every room inside your home. Focus will be placed on interesting details like the condition of a wood floor, granite countertops or a fireplace mantle.   

 

Virtual Tours are not just to showcase million-dollar homes anymore. Every home should have a virtual tour, even if it's only two or three spins. Buyers love, love, love virtual tours.

Virtual Tour by Randy Harris

They are an important feature for any listing. With our website, you and prospective buyers can access visually stunning virtual tours that will be attached to your listings. The Virtual Tour showcases your listing to give a visual impression and a different perspective. We add soothing music and descriptions of each photo in the tour to enhance the experience.  

 

 

 

Custom Videos

Buyers love virtual tours but love videos even better! We will create a custom video of your home and the entire property that highlights the most attractive features inside and outside your home and post it on You Tube our syndicated website, listings website, and other social media sites.

 

Website – Listing Syndication

Syndication is becoming one of the fastest growing listing advertising mediums on the Internet today.  

Website Syndication

The best part of our website is giving your home maximum exposure and our website has the largest syndication network in the real estate industry, with over 60 new partners and more being added frequ

ently.  Some of the high traffic websites your home will be listed with are Yahoo Real Estate, Zillow, Trulia and Realtor.com. Syndication gives you a clear advantage with maximum exposure.  

           

                                     

                                       Exposure is Everything!

 

Our website also offers a feature called, Handshake, a new technology and is another type of reciprocal listing advertising technology. We know that you want the best exposure for your listings, everywhere.  The handshake feature accomplishes the best results and gives your listings the exposure and attention they deserve by establishing targeted, local advertising on other real estate websites. Your listings everywhere possible, means real results.     

 

Staying Informed

Once your listing is syndicated, you need to know just how well it is doing out there. Our website doesn't just fire and forget your listings. We provide you with detailed statistics and reports from all of our supported syndication partners.  These reports are also available for you to view from within your own private Seller Login area.

After your listing is entered you just sit back and watch them spread automatically to some of the highest trafficked search sites on the Internet.

 

Property Sites


We will design a custom property website using your address exclusively for your home. This is a powerful and impressive listing tool that will really showcase your home which gives your home the best internet presence.   Also, we will link you property website to our Mr. Real Estate website and social media sites include key neighborhood information to provide maximum exposure.

Social Media

Social marketing, also known as social media marketing, has become one of the fastest methods of marketing a real estate business over the past couple of years.

 

Social Media is another one of our strategies that will give your home even more internet exposure.   We accomplish this by marketing your home and open houses on our social media sites. Our social media sites include: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, You Tube, Pinterest and Blogger.

 

We use social media to share photos, a description and key features of their home with potential clients, friends, family and colleagues.  It’s another great way to boost more exposure for your home and increase internet presence.

 

Technology and Mobility

With more and more buyers searching for homes on their mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, it’s important to show that we are keeping up.

 

We keep up with the latest technologies including; websites, photos, custom videos, social media, blogs, QR codes and more, Our website and virtual tours are mobile friendly. Use your smartphone and visit http://MrRealEstate-Inc.com and view our mobile-friendly website.  

 

 

 

Open Houses

After all of our marketing techniques and internet exposure that has generated interest in your home it’s time to have an open house. We will hold open houses and provide full-color brochures, flyers for your home until the property is sold.

 

Not every home is suitable for an open house due to location or other factors. However, if your home is located near a high traffic area where buyers often swarm, then it's a good candidate.   

 

Managing Your Property - Home Preparation

 

The reality today is that sellers don't want to spend a lot of money to get their house in tip-top shape for buyers. The good news is that there's plenty they can do for free or at a very low cost.

Air Fresheners will create that warm inviting aroma that will help create a soothing environment. Clean and air out any musty smelling areas. Odors are a no-no.
 

Update Kitchen Appliances: The kitchen is often the room that buyers gravitate towards first; an updated kitchen can help sell your home and also can make a big impact. 

Kitchen by Diana Harris
Clean, Organize, and Neutralize Your Space: Unclutter your house to make it look bigger and cleaner. Buyers need to be able to envision their own belongings in the home, so avoid using bright colors and too many personal effects.

 

Make the House Sparkle: Start by washing windows inside and out. Next, rent a pressure washer and spray down sidewalks and exterior. Re-caulk tubs, showers and sinks, polish chrome faucets and mirrors, wax floors, dust furniture, ceiling fan blades and light fixtures. Updating your home’s front exterior is a great way to improve your curb appeal. 

 

Keep your lawn green and landscaping trim:

Get your lawn in shape. A patchy lawn and non-maintained landscape takes away from the home's overall appearance.

 

Exterior Photographs

If you own a condo or townhome without a yard, then we will take pictures of the clubhouse, pool, spa or tennis courts. If you have a yard, however, buyers will want to see it.

 

A demographic profile and the analysis of the home’s features will determine the types of buyers who are most likely to be interested in the home.

 

Then adapt a marketing presentation to emphasize factors that are probably of importance to your target buyers. For example, entry-level homes might emphasize low down payments and neighborhoods with good resale value. Luxury home buyers may be more concerned about privacy and quiet in the neighborhood.

 

 

Setting the Right Price for Your Home

 

A key part of the marketing plan is setting the list price. If a home is priced too low, you won’t benefit from the optimal profit. If a home is priced too high, potential buyers may be scared away. To determine the best asking price review the cost of recently sold homes, evaluate the competition and study marketplace trends.


We are fully trained to use different types of information to help you reach the right asking price. It is also helpful to discuss other terms and conditions, such as timing and items that can be included with the sale of the home. Both of these can make your home more attractive to potential buyers. 

 

Location: You can't get away from this one. If your house is located in a desirable area that is in demand, you will be able to get a higher price than you can for the same house in a less desirable area.
 

Condition: A house that has been better maintained and shows better will always sell for more than one that has had deferred (neglected) maintenance and needs work.
 

Desirable amenities: If a house has amenities that are currently popular in the marketplace, it will bring a higher price.

 

Don’t overprice: What many sellers don't realize is that overpricing can result in their getting less for their house than if they priced it right to begin with. The reason: Knowledgeable agents and buyers often won't bid on a severely overpriced house. By the time the seller wises up, many of his best prospects will have bought other houses, decreasing demand for the now properly priced property.

 

A house that has been better maintained and “shows” better will always sell for more than one that has had deferred (neglected) maintenance and needs work.

 

Get a CMA: Ask for a "comparative market analysis" (CMA), which shows the prices of comparable recently sold homes, on-the-market homes or “Active” and homes that are “Pending Sale”. The on-the-market homes and currently sold houses are the "competition" for your home.

 

Calculate the price per square foot: The average price per square foot for homes in your neighborhood shouldn't be the sole determinant of the asking price for your home, but it can be a useful starting point. Keep in mind that various methodologies can be used to calculate square footage.

 

Transaction Management - Many details must be finalized before a sale is finished, including inspections, approvals, contingency removals and title insurance. As your Realtor® we will work hard on your behalf throughout the transaction to close the sale. Through skillful negotiation we will advise you and monitor the contract process, keeping you informed every step of the way. Our goal is to promote your interests and assist in making the buyer's offer into a clear and binding transaction.

 

Excellence in Real Estate Services        

                                                                            
Our goal is to provide “Excellence in Real Estate Services” with honesty and integrity to all of my customers and clients.

 

How do we deliver excellence to our clients?

 

Excellence in Services is to serve our clients by making them the priority, being available to their wants and needs and answering our phones. By directly addressing your requests and solving any arising problems in a timely manner enables the transaction to move smoothly.

 

Uncompromising quality: We are committed to providing consistently high quality services, which in turn create strong client relationships.  

 

Innovation: We are never content.  We are always striving to improve to be better. We are continually searching for new innovative ways to improve customer service to provide a better experience

 

Ethics: In a service business such as ours, the integrity that our brand represents is one of our most valuable assets. We are not just real estate agents but we are Realtors which hold to a higher standard of ethics.   

 

We are Good Listeners: We take the time to identify your needs by asking questions and concentrating on what you is really saying. We want to know know what things are most important to you!

 

Give More than Expected: Since the future of all companies lies in keeping customers happy, we think of ways to elevate ourselves above the competition.  We give customers that they cannot get elsewhere. We follow-up and thank people even when they don't buy. We give customers the totally unexpected.

 

Most importantly, we are looking to build life-long relationships. After the transaction is over we want to be the one that you trust to send your family and friends to for years to come.

 

Our Team Approach
 

We are not a traditional real estate team. We are your local neighborhood specialist! Our team approach is designed to use our combined knowledge, experience and skills to provide the expertise and service you deserve.

Diana Harris and Randy Harris


We are part of a team of professionals that has 47 years’ experience and have a network group of trusted vendors. Everyone on our team does what they say and says what they will do!  We are only as good as our word!  Our team members deliver much more than is expected of us!  We are here to exceed your expectations!

 

 

Our Mission

 

Our Mission is to provide “Excellence in Real Estate Services” to all of our clients. We strive to get the most money possible for each and every property that we sell in the shortest amount of time. Our team approach is designed to use our combined knowledge, experience and skills to provide the expertise and service our customers and clients deserve.

 

 

Our Continuing Commitment


We aim to ensure a smooth process for all of our buyers and sellers. We accept all challenging and difficult situations related to real estate transactions as opportunities to use our professional skills to find solutions that best achieve these results. It is our purpose to sell your home at the best possible price in the shortest amount of time.  

 

So what differentiates Mr. Real Estate from the competition?

The answer is clear! Our Team Approach

Your Guarantee: We are confident our Marketing System will create results that will not only meet your needs but will exceed your expectations. Our assurance is based upon sound business practices and proven methods that create success. When you entrust the marketing of your home to us, the sale of your home will be our primary goal. We are committed to provide the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and service.

We are a fun, positive, intelligent and efficient group!  We are proud to work for YOU! 

 

Most importantly we are looking to build life-long relationships. After the transaction is over we want to be the ones that you trust to send your family and friends to for years to come. The real estate business that we have built has not been built by a series of commission checks, but rather by a series of relationships with buyers and sellers like yourself.

 

It will be our pleasure to help you achieve this milestone, and we wanted to let you know that we will still be here to answer all of your questions at any time.

 

                  It's Not About Closing The Deal; It's About Opening New Friendships!

 

We look forward to helping you, your family or friends in the future and appreciate your referrals.

 

Diana & Randy Harris 

Cell: 909-234-2642

Cell: 909-856-0928
http://MrRealEstate-Inc.com
http://MrRealListings.com  

 

Download the full report below which includes checklists to keep you on track to get your home in tip-top shape to sell!

Selling a Home - Where to Begin?
A spruced up house makes a great first impression on potential buyers. It can be as simple as cleanliness that will help sell your home faster and for more money!
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