According to the National Association of Realtors Florida has the 3rd highest number of agents per capita. 1 out of every 175 residents of Florida has a real estate license. So it shouldn't be a surprise that not all agents are created equal. In fact, 87% of agents fail within the first five years. It is easy to get a license, but tough to stay in business. I started in 2006 just as the market began to crash. By working hard and working smart, I managed to make it through the worst of times even as those with more experience gave up. Here is how I get homes sold.
Learn why these important tasks will get your home sold quickly and for more money at the link below. Best of all, I cover the cost.
It is no secret that buyers almost unanimously now begin their home search online. I have invested a lot of time and money into this website. You will notice that the property listing are easy to navigate and have the largest photos. Even when compared to most of the big national real estate sites. It has been optimized to function perfectly on smart phones and other devices. It is also very good at collecting buyer contact information. This has given me a huge database of potential buyers for your home. I also syndicate my listings with all of the major national real estate sites
Iphones are wonderful for taking amateur photos, but too many agents think that is all you need. The fact is, Iphone photos look terrible in the MLS. You only have once chance to make a good first impression. Most of my listings are photographed by a professional. The correct lens, lighting and framing make a huge difference. Not only that but listings with virtual tours get a much high impression rate than those without. Here are some examples of virtual tours of homes I have sold.
I use a special software platform to manage the information of potential buyers looking for homes that I collect from my online and direct mail marketing efforts. When I get a new listing they will know about it immediately. My marketing efforts also make sure other area agents know all about your home. I also have hundreds of area agent email addresses from networking and I make sure they and the buyers they are working with know about your home.
The explosion of Social Media is having a dramatic effect on how people get their information these days. I have found it is a great place to advertise. When done right, an ad on Facebook or one of the other sites can really take off, thanks to the interactivity of social media. You can follow me here:
One of the biggest concerns home sellers have is being tied to one agent for six, nine, or even twelve months. In the unlikely event that I fail to meet your expectations, you can cancel your listing agreement with me and owe nothing.
"Your home sold in 45 days or I will buy it myself", or "I will sell it for free" are common gimmicks to get you to call an an agent.
The key phrase to look out for however, is "AT AN AGREED UPON PRICE".
I don't think you will like the price they have in mind. I don't employ those kinds of tactics to make the phone ring. I prefer to do the job right and earn your referral.
"Tom did a wonderful job. He was very hard working, communicated extremely well and managed the entire process for us. Since we were based in New York, Tom handled all aspects which included donating the furniture to charity. I highly recommend Tom Day." - Matt R., New York
"A very special thanks to you for all your hard work, listening to all my calls and helping us through a very difficult situation. Thanking you so very much...you are a wonderful person and I would recommend you and your firm to anyone in Coconut Creek and to sell any Florida property." Judy C., Ontario
On behalf of Mitzi, Sherriann and me, thank you for handling the transaction so well. You made it seem effortless!
"You did an outstanding job. I do appreciate your help. Any potential known buyer in the future, I will refer to your expertise. If there was any misstep during our fiduciary relationship, I overlook it. Your professionalism is impeccable. Thank you!" Pierre & Marie, Coral Springs