Tips For Selecting A Local Benicia REALTOR®
Your Real Estate Professional should be:
Resourceful in attracting the largest possible pool of potential buyers.
Negotiate without compromising.
Insist on a win-win for both the seller and buyer. If both sides are satisfied the deal is better.
Aware of the complicated local and state requirements affecting your transaction.
Effective in multi-party, face-to-face negotiations.
Assisted by a fully-staffed marketing department.
Supported by professional legal counsel.
Developing a Benicia Home Marketing Strategy
In order to sell your home quickly and on with the best possible terms, it's necessary to prepare your home for the Benicia market. This process includes:
Deciding when to put your Benicia home on the market.
Establishing a strategic price based on recent comparable sales, Benicia real estate market conditions and your motivation to sell.
Estimating probable net proceeds.
Advising you on how to make your Benicia home more appealing to potential buyers.
Marketing Your Property
Ordering a "FOR SALE" sign to be placed prominently on your property.
Installing a lockbox to make it easy for other agents to show your home.
Submitting your Benicia home to the Regional Multiple Listing Service for immediate exposure to the real estate community.
Arranging Sales Associates in the area to tour the home.
Developing a flyer/brochure highlighting the features and benefits of your home.
Promoting your home at the appropriate Association(s) of Realtors' for maximum exposure to other cooperating agents.
Holding open houses when appropriate.
Contacting your neighbors to promote the property.
Advertising your Benicia property on our regular office schedule meetings.
Featuring your Benicia property on our web site and REALTOR.com.
Asking clients and colleagues if they know of possible Benicia buyers.
Managing the Transaction
I am a licensed Project Manager, PMP. You'll appreciate having a strong advocate on your side during the transaction! I am a communicator.
Negotiating the Offer
Your Realtor will immediately present and explain all offers to you. You will be able to accept, reject, or counter any offer presented. During the negotiation process, Nicole will leverage their experience and skills to advocate your interests:
Reviewing the contract and obligations before you sign.
Explaining how contingencies and release clauses work.
Protecting you from signing a "blank check" for unknown problems or repairs.
Defining legal disclosure requirements.
Orchestrate the offer process for "back-up" offers, if necessary.
Throughout the negotiation, your real estate agent will provide you with a professional, objective point of view; but the final decision of accepting an offer is yours.
After the Offer is Accepted
Once an offer is accepted, I will manage all the details to make the process as stress-free and efficient as possible:
Staying in contact with the buyer's agent AND mortgage broker to ensure a smooth escrow.
Monitoring all contingency removal deadlines.
Assisting you if a conflict with the buyer arises and I will negotiate again for you.
Finalizing and Closing the Transaction
Finalizing the process includes reviewing all closing documents and ensuring both parties have copies.
Listing is more than just a presentation and putting a sign in your yard. I will keep you up to date on the Benicia market and how your home fits into the market so the marketing plan can be dynamic getting your home sold quickly.