Don't hire a real estate agent in Egg Harbor Township without checking on these things first
Selling your Egg Harbor Township home is a big decision. Buying and selling a home can be one of the largest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime. Here are 7 tips for picking a great real estate agent for selling your Egg Harbor Township home.
Talk with agents’ recent clients. Ask for a list of past clients and references from the agent your considering. Check for online testimonials and reviews.
Ask about professional awards. NJ agents receive the Circle Of Excellence Award. If the agent hasn’t earned this award in the past year they are most likely not a full time agent and have not done an exceptional volume of business. My dad and I have consistently earned this award. Last year we earned the silver and bronze awards.
Select the right broker. The company does matter. Keller Williams Realty is the #1 selling broker in Egg Harbor Township, NJ with 263 units sold last year.
Find out how experienced an agent is. Ask for the number of transactions the agent has had over the past year. Combined The Haviland Group had 67+ transitions sides and over $12 million in sales volume in 2018.
Look at the agent’s current listings and sold listings. Does the agent have listings for sale in Egg Harbor Township and how many sold in the last year? Last year we sold 14 homes in Egg Harbor Township.
Gauge the agent’s knowledge of the area. Egg Harbor Township is a unique location. It’s a large township with everything from waterfront homes, farm properties, developments, 55 and over communities and golf course properties. Each section of the township is different and you need an agent that understands this.
Market share by units for Egg Harbor Township, NJ in 2018.
If you need an agent to help you sell your Egg Harbor Township home contact us now for a free consultation.
Here are the best schools and school districts in Atlantic County
Traditionally Linwood has always been sought after as one of the best school districts in the county. Linwood is still one of the best school districts and as I studied for this article I found a few surprises. According to www.niche.com the number one Elementary school was: William H. Ross III Intermediate School in Margate. This school received an A+ rating. Eugene A. Tighe Middle School in Margate was also the number one public middle school with an A rating.
Margate’s schools are fantastic. However Margate’s high school is Atlantic City High School which is not top rated and received a B grade. The number one high school was Mainland Regional High School in Linwood with an A rating and number two was Egg Harbor Township High School also with an A rating. Linwood’s Bellhaven Middle School and Seaview Elementary School came in number two behind Margate so overall Linwood is still the best ranked school district.
When you’re buying a home and need help selecting the right school district you need a real estate agent that knows the school systems and districts and can help you determine what schools are best for your needs. Contact me for a free consultation. Also, comment on this post and let me know what you think are the best schools and school districts in Atlantic County. Best wishes, Matt
Hammonton NJ has a thriving downtown with great activities and restaurants.
Hammonton is located on the Western border of Atlantic County about 30 minutes from Atlantic City and 30 minutes from Philadelphia. Hammonton is also known as the Blueberry Capital Of The World! What you may not know is that Hammonton has a thriving downtown.
Date night at downtown Hammonton, NJ
The downtown area centers on Bellevue Avenue and branches off from there. The downtown includes art galleries, restaurants, wine and sports bars, banks, clothing stores, offices, a theatre, a park, and a college satellite campus, attracting shoppers from South Jersey.
The main reason I go to Hammonton is for the Mexican food. Hammonton has about a half dozen Mexican restaurants. My favorite is El Mariachi Loco. It’s located at the corner of Bellevue Ave and the railroad in a beautiful historic building. The food is made fresh and the service is excellent. They also have live music on the weekends.
Check out downtown Hammonton. Enjoy the local eateries and shops and let me know what you think. Is this the best downtown in Atlantic County?
We review the pros and cons of real estate apps and look at the new KW app.
My KW.com app.
Everyone has an App these days. Banking, social media and even your favorite restaurants all have apps. They are convenient ways to stay connected and offer many conveniences. So when it comes to real estate Apps which one is best?
There are many large real estate websites that all have apps. And most of them work very well. Apps like Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia etc. provide similar home search functions and capabilities. They are connected to GPS so when you are driving around or walking around you simple open your app and you’ll see all the homes for sale around you. You’ll also see photos, prices and details.
Here is the biggest problem with these apps… they are not connected to a local agent. These apps are not connected to a local real estate expert who is looking out for your needs and best interest. So if you have a question or want more details on a property you may be connected to the listing agent but most of the time you’ll be sent to an agent who has paid to advertise on the app that may know nothing about the property at all.
My app also has a map function where you can draw the area you are interested in and it will pull up all available homes.
So what’s the best real estate app? Mine of course! My KW app allows my clients and friends and family to have all the features and benefits of the big name real estate apps with a connection to a local agent who is looking out for your best interest. My app works nationwide. And if you’re looking at home outside of my area of coverage I can connect you with a local agent anywhere in the country through our network of over 150,000 highly trained agents.
For 2019 our app will be totally redesigned with direct connection to every Multiple Listing Service in the country we will have the most accurate data for our customers. If you would like a great real estate app connected with a great real estate agent download my free app now. When the new version of the app is released your app will automatically be uploaded to the new version. Click here to download now or Text KW2JXSUJJ to 87778.
I want to say thank you for my friends, family past clients and all the wonderful people I was able to help in 2017. I was able to achieve the NJ Circle Of Excellence Award Silver level. My business is almost 100% referral based so I want to thank all of the people who felt comfortable and confident referring me to the people that they care about. Thank you and I look forward to another fantastic year in 2018! Matthew Haviland