Buying & Selling a home can be a complicated and confusing process, even for seasoned home buyers/sellers. That’s why 8 out of 10 buyers/sellers work with a professional real estate agent at some point during their home process, according to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report 2019. Every listing agent has a similar goal — sell your house for the most money in the least amount of time. But there’s much more to it than that, and many things set a great agent apart from an average one. Buyers & Sellers evaluate real estate agents based on the services they offer, their skill level, their expertise and their character. Ultimately, the right real estate agent for you is the one who best understands your goals and expectations. Real Estate Agents help you navigate the whole home-buying and selling process, from your initial search through closing. According to the Zillow Group Report, 85% of buyers and seller use a real estate agent or broker. Here’s what you can expect, when you work with Peggy Young:
Immediate access to listings: Peggy has a strong grasp on the inventory in your area and may have access to more listings than you see online. Peggy will have access to listing the minute they hit the market.
Skilled negotiations: Peggy will help you determine a fair market value for a home before you make an offer and give her expert input on a strategic offer based on market conditions. Then, she’ll negotiate with the seller/buyer’s agent on your behalf, helping you come to an agreement on price and terms.
Experience: Peggy’s experience is invaluable in all phases of the process, whether it’s knowing when to expect a counteroffer or red flags in an inspection report. She’s a trusted advisor who can give you honest guidance that could save you time, money and stress.
Recommendations: Peggy can recommend lenders, real estate attorneys, escrow officers and home inspectors she trusts. Peggy and these professionals have a strong working relationship, so they work together to streamline processes and keep the transaction moving forward.
Paperwork management: From offer paperwork to contingencies to closing documents, buying a home requires a lot of paperwork. Peggy will gather documents, explain your rights and obligations under the contract terms, ensure nothing is missing, and walk you through everything that needs to be signed.
Provide a comparative market analysis: It’s a report that outlines recently sold homes that are similar to yours, in the same area. Real estate agents use it to help you determine an appropriate listing price for your home and to inform you about the price range you can expect given your local market conditions. Peggy will talk you through factors that can increase or decrease the price you’re able to get, like your home’s condition, location and features.
Attract and screen qualified buyers: There are many ways agents attract buyers, but it’s standard practice to list on the local MLS and to make sure the listing also shows up on major real estate portals like Zillow and Trulia. Your listing will always have a complete and clear listing description, professional photos and 3D Zillow Tour. Bringing in qualified buyers is one of the most important tasks any listing agent has. Peggy talks to every potential buyer’s agent to vet the offer and gauge their interest — this is especially important if you are selling in a sellers market, where you’re likely to get multiple offers. Peggy then finds out how much money a buyer is putting toward a down payment, how much earnest money they’re willing to put down and how soon they want to close. Serious buyers usually have definitive answers to these questions, and they’re more willing to put money on the line.
Facilitate showings: Peggy coordinates showings, always giving you an agreed-upon amount of notice ahead of time. If you’ve agreed to it, your agent may also allow lockbox showings, where the buyer’s agent lets themselves in using a private code. This is more common in situations where the seller has already vacated the home.
Sell in a reasonable time frame: The ideal selling time frame depends on your real estate market, but Peggy’s average ‘Under Contract’ or ‘Sold’ status is, 72 Hours! Peggy will tell you what the average time on market is for your area and provide an estimate on how long she thinks your home should take to sell.
Convey offers, handle paperwork and facilitate negotiations: Peggy is legally required to tell you about all offers. It’s also her job to handle all negotiations between you and the buyer and guide you through actions that need to be taken to close the deal, like signing paperwork and arranging inspections and appraisals.
While the services discussed above are fairly-standard in all listing agent-seller relationships, Peggy Young goes above & beyond to provide additional benefits:
Understanding of new technology: Peggy incorporates new technology into the process – helping sellers find buyers & buyers find sellers quickly, which is a benefit for you!
3D Virtual Tours & Video: Beyond providing professional real estate photography, Peggy also understand how multimedia entices buyers. She offers 3D Zillow or Matterport Tours, or HD Video for luxury listings (upon request), which piques buyers’ interest and minimize showings from buyers who end up not being interested. They can also help you attract out-of-town or international buyers who can’t tour in person.
Access to private off-market networks: Great agents in the top 10% of their market, are given access to specialized networking groups, and Peggy is! With a large network of other top agents at her fingertips, she can test buyer interest in your listing before it even hits the market, which can limit your home’s days on market — a plus when it comes to attracting buyers before the listing becomes stale.
Open communication: Peggy knows the importance of good communication with her clients. That means she clearly sets expectations, fields questions whenever you have them, take calls when you need her help, provides feedback on everything from pricing to home improvements, and give suggestions to help you get the most money from your sale. In addition to open communication with you, Peggy is skilled at communicating with the buyer’s/seller’s and the buyer’s/seller’s agent’s.
Professional reputation: The best real estate agents operate a retention- and referral-based business, which means that most of their clients are repeat buyers and sellers or people referred by friends and family members. These agents are likely to have outstanding online reviews on sites like Zillow. Peggy is a Five Star Realtor, checkout what her clients are saying, HERE
Local market knowledge: Peggy knows what sells in your area and will know how to highlight your home’s best features to get top dollar. She’ll also be aware of seasonal trends in your market and can help you determine the best time of year to sell for more money and in less time.
Strong marketing strategy: Peggy is partnered with the Top Realty Media & Marketing Team in Arizona! Between the professional photography, 3D tour, optimized digital marketing, no wonder she sells in an average of 72 Hours!
Social media marketing: Peggy has a strong social media presence and professional marketing team, and is eager to post your listing on sites like Facebook and Instagram.