The Caldwell Banker Listing Advantage is designed to capture the maximum exposure for the sellers home in the shortest period of time.
Our Professional pictures, virtual tours, and are the best in the industry.
- Price your home strategically so you're competitive with the current market and current price trends.
- Give you suggestions on staging your home to cast a positive light on the features most important to buyers: uncluttered rooms and closets, fresh paint, and terrific curb appeal.
- Place a for sale signage, complete with property fliers easily accessible to drive-by prospects if permitted.
- Create a property website with QR codes and text to site technology for instant access to people looking at the home. Each inquiry will be followed up with a personal phone call.
- Distribute just listed notices to neighbors, encouraging them to tell family and friends about your home.
- Optimize your homes internet presence by posting information in the local and global MLS systems, including plenty of photographs and a description of your property.
- Take professional pictures of your home, placing it on multiple Websites to attract both local and out-of-town buyers.
- Market your property online 24/7 through more than 350 of the most popular search Websites which in turn listing them on thousands of more sites. I can also advertise on the sites listed below which will really get buyers attention.
- Target my marketing to active real estate agents who specialize in selling homes in your neighborhood.
- Include your home in our company and MLS tours, allowing other agents to see your home for themselves.
- Advertise your home in direct mail campaigns, email campaigns, Real Estate magazines, and social media.
- Create an open house schedule to promote your property to prospective buyers and market those open houses, if allowed.
- Target active buyers and investors in my database who are looking for homes in your price range and area.
Your home will be syndicated to these sites and thousands more.
The 10 Most Costly Home Selling Mistakes,
And How To Avoid Them
- Not Hiring A Professional To Sell Your Home. Trying to sell your home by yourself is sheer madness. You need the expertise of a professional. The numbers also don't lie about home sellers who try to do it themselves often end up taking longer to sell and sell for far less than homeowners who work with an agent.
- Mis-Pricing Your Home. Over-pricing or under-pricing is a huge money-losing mistake. It's so critical to know your market and get familiar with comps of similar homes currently for sale (and those that have recently sold) to understand exactly what price tag your home needs. Neglecting Necessary Repairs Prior To Sale. You will lose money if you don't take care of repairs before the house goes on the market. It's always going to cost you less out of pocket to fix things ahead of time, rather than have buyers see your house in disrepair. I promise they'll offer less or ask for a credit back for the work that needs to be done before the deal closes.
- Refusing To Remove Your Clutter And Junk Prior To The Sale. Clutter eats equity and kills deals. One of the least expensive improvements you can make to your home is to declutter and create a sense of spaciousness throughout, from the kitchen countertops to the overstuffed closets to the trophy-lined shelves in the den. It costs you nothing to get rid of all that stuff, yet it reaps big rewards.
- Selling Your House Empty. Selling an empty house makes buyers feel the same way: empty. I'm a firm believer that a home should be dressed or staged. Don't worry, you won't need to go out and buy new furniture and accessories. Chances are, you have plenty to choose from already; in fact, that's usually the problem (see tip four, above). Editing out items and lots of them may just leave you with the perfect amount of furnishings for a simply staged home (space is your friend, after all). If your furniture is already in another house or taking a cross-country trek, I highly recommend making the small, (but mighty) investment in a local stager to give the for-sale home a new look that will charm potential buyers.
- Letting Your Ego Get In The Way When Negotiating. Too many sellers take negotiating personally and lose out on creating a win-win deal. Remember, this is a business transaction and perhaps the biggest one of your life. Take your ego out of the equation and put your head back into it.
- Failing To Complete A Full Set Of Disclosures Prior To Closing. I've watched too many sellers pay big bucks because they didn't reveal it all. Being upfront and forthcoming about any of your homes issues will save you lots of money and time, especially if the buyers end up uncovering problems themselves. And they will.
- Mis-timing The Sale For Maximum Tax Benefits. Even a sale mischeduled by one day can cost you tens of thousands in extra taxes. Don't be left a day late and many dollars short. Make sure you talk to your accountant to find out if any long term capital gains tax breaks apply to you, and check your calendar to determine when they come into play.
- Overlooking Junk Fees And Extra Expenses At Closing. Home sellers throw thousands away by not requesting and confirming a list of fees and expenses long before closing day. Make sure you and your real estate agent review estimated closing cost statements long before it's time to hand over the keys. Because the closing table on sale day is way too late to be fixing costly mistakes or asking for discounts and credits.
- Using Lousy Photos This is my pet peeve. I do segments on several TV shows, and I'm always looking for great houses to showcase on-air. I can't tell you how many awesome homes have horrible camera phone photos in their sale listings. Now, more than 90% of all buyers start their home search online, so you'd better make sure you and your agent nail your homes close up! You won't ever get a second chance to make the perfect first impression.