Why Some Homes Take Longer To Sell…

Ocean City, NJ

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Here’s a quick note to let you know how I can help you—or anyone you feel comfortable introducing me to.

Sellers who list their houses in a hot market expect to get multiple offers. But when a house languishes without selling, even though plenty of buyers are looking, they wonder what’s wrong. They might think their price is fair, their bedrooms spacious, and their location just right. But buyers are not looking at any one house in isolation; they are comparing it to others. In that light, many features of a home, including price, can look less desirable than it would if standing alone. The only way to know what’s keeping a house from selling is to ask buyers for their input.

As a real estate consultant, my job is to get input from buyers about what interests them so I can help you position your home for the highest price possible. If you, your friends, or family members are planning to sell this year, please contact me at 609-338-3773. When you do, I’ll share with you a copy of my free report, Five Deadly Mistakes Home Sellers Make.

Matthew Haviland, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore 609-484-9890 ext 132

P.S. Who do you know who’s thinking about selling a home? Please introduce us so that I can help them see their home through the buyers’ eyes.

How To Sell Your House When You Already Have A Buyer

Over the years I’ve helped many clients sell their home when they already have a buyer lined up.  Typically I see this when a family member wants to sell a home to another family member.  You may not need the full services of a Realtor however you need help with paperwork and making sure things are done correctly and in a timely manner.  Many of my clients also wish to not have the liability risk that many For Sale By Owners Face.

I recently helped Amie purchase a home from her family.

I recently helped Amie purchase a home from her family.

One of the services I provide is as a Transaction Broker.  In NJ a transaction broker doesn’t represent either side and helps in the transaction.  For a small flat fee I can help with paperwork and guide you through the home selling and buying process.  I’ll also give you access to my services directory with reliable vendors to help you where needed.

Remember when you have a home to sell and have a buyer already call me and let me help guide you safely though the home selling process.  Best wishes,

Matt

P.S.  If you or someone you know is selling a home and may need my help.  Please call me now at 609-338-3773.

Getting a Home Ready to Sell…

Getting a Home Ready to Sell…

Here’s a quick note to let you know how I can help you—or anyone you feel comfortable introducing me to.

A key factor in attracting (or repelling) home buyers is the cleanliness and orderliness of a home. While buyers are sympathetic toward sellersBeach House who must live in a home while selling it, most buyers can’t see past the normal clutter of a lived-in home.

Buyers view dozens of homes in a row. When they walk into a home, they’re instantly comparing it to sparkling clean, well-staged homes they’ve just seen. If a home is even slightly cluttered with toys, books, furniture and refrigerator magnets, buyers can be turned off, simply by comparison. The solution? Work with me to spot the areas of potential problem. I’ll help you figure out where to put your energy for the highest impact. Then start packing. Move 70% of your stuff out to a storage unit, and clean, clean, clean.

If you or someone you care about wants to get advice about preparing their house to sell, please contact me at 609-338-3773 or matt@sjhouses.com. Ask for a copy of my report, Five Deadly Mistakes Home Sellers Make.

Matthew Haviland

Your Real Estate Consultant For Life Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore 609-484-9890 ext 132

P.S. Who do you know who’s thinking about selling their home? Please introduce us so that I can make suggestions for how to get their house ready.

How to Sell Your House Without Reducing Your Price

How to Sell Without Reducing Your Price

Dear Friend,

Here’s a quick note to let you know how I can help you—or anyone you feel comfortable introducing me to.

No home seller wants to reduce their price because their house isn’t selling. Here are 3 ways to prevent that from happening: First, price it well to begin with. Price it no more than properties are selling for in your area. You can place a premium for things like a view or a staging-logostunning yard, but not for things like a remodeled kitchen. On the other hand, not having a remodeled kitchen could cause the price to drop. Second, make it show like a model home. Clean every crevice. Fix every bit of deferred maintenance. Remove your personal possessions. Clean up the landscaping. Third, talk to me about how to minimize drawbacks and maximize advantages. As your real estate consultant, I can tell you a great deal about how to get more from the sale of your home, possibly putting thousands more in your pocket when you sell.  As a certified Real Estate Staging Expert I can conduct a complimentary analysis of your home and provide you with a custom eight page report with staging recommendations.

If you or someone you care about wants to get more out of the sale of their home, please call me at 609-338-3773 or matt@sjhouses.com. Ask for a copy of my report, The 10 Dumbest Mistakes Smart People Make when Buying or Selling a Home.

Matthew Haviland, Your Real Estate Consultant For Life Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore 609-484-9890 ext 132

P.S. Who do you know who’s thinking about selling their home? Please introduce us so that I can make suggestions for how to sell for more

Questions To Ask Ask A Real Estate Agent Before You Interview Them To Sell Your Home

Questions To Ask Ask A Real Estate Agent Before
You Interview Them To Sell Your Home

Selling your home is a big decision.  Choosing the wrong agent can cost you months of lost time and thousands of dollars.  Make the right choice by asking these important questions:

1. Are you a full time real estate agent? Do you have a team?
2. Do you and the agents in your office systematically lead generate three hours a day for buyers?
3. Has your company won the JD Power customer satisfaction award for home buyers the last three years in a row?
4. Do all leads including internet and call in leads go directly to you?
5. Do you schedule showing appointments yourself? Or is it handled by someone who has never seen my home?
6. Do you list my home for sale on over 350 websites?
7. Do you partake in continuing education at least every six months?
8. Do you have a database? What database system do you use?
9. Does your company database reach at least 25,000 households?
10. Is the listing information on my home shared with other agents in your company all over the country?
11. Does your company have the lowest days on market of any company in Atlantic County?
12. Does your company consider you a “partner” in the business? Or do you have to check with your broker before making a decision that will help me sell my home?
13. Do you use a 24 hour 800 number lead capture system?
14. Do you conduct monthly home buyer seminars to attract buyers for my home?
15. Does your company have a belief and values system?

If your home may be a short sale also ask:

1.  Do you have an attorney that will negotiate on my behalf to ensure that I don’t have a deficiency judgment at no cost to me?

2.  Have you successfully closed any short sale transaction on the listing side and buyer’s side?

STOP! If the agent answers NO to any of these questions hang up and call Matthew Haviland right now.

Matthew Haviland 609-484-9890 ext. 132
matthew@havilandgroup.net
http://www.HavilandGroup.net
The Haviland Group
Your Trusted Real Estate Experts For Life

Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Shore