The Gerardi Group & Livingston Home Pros real estate artners are full service real estate experts that have been assisting home sellers in the greater Livingston county market area for more than 20 years. With superior market knowledge and a wide range of services, our dedicated agents maximize the efficiency of your home sale by acting as trusted guides before, during, and after the transaction. Get your FREE Home Sellers Guide here
What Is Your Home Worth Today? With the increase in social media and real estate “guru” websites, everyone has a say in what your home is worth. And, the home up the street may not be the best indicator. In the simplest terms, your home is worth exactly what a reasonable buyer with a fair market price will offer and a lender will finance for it. Market forces and appraisal values are the primary indicators of what a home is worth. The very best – really, the only – way for you to know now, before you decide to sell, is to review your FREE market analysis – request yours now.
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Pricing Is Important In today’s market, we have an inventory shortage and that carries with it an interesting buyer dynamic. Fewer homes on market means less competition between similar homes, which can equate to faster sales for higher sales price. This can lead to over-pricing which may extend sales times and/or sell at an inflated price that will not appraise. It can also lead to buyer frustration leading to buyers taking a break – we saw this at the tail end of 2013 in a red hot sales market. The optimal situation is timing the launch of home priced within 2-3% of the optimal sales price. As your local experts, we will help you price your home at that optimal point.
Does Hiring a Local Expert Matter ABSOLUTELY – You’re not selling a car! You are selling your most important asset in a location that is as varied from area to area as anything can be – where do you think the term “location, location, location” comes from? As your local experts we live in Livingston and the immediate surrounding areas. We are local PTO parents, volunteers, coaches, board members, consumers of local businesses and a part of the fabric of the community. We know where to get the best appetizers, what routes to take during rush hour, where to find locally owned businesses and the intangible differences of the communities in our market.
Why Not Go With a National Franchise…?
NEVER! We have been in real estate for nearly 20 years, most of which was in one big national franchise or other. Your success is not about what they claim to offer you, it is about the quality fo the local agent & their marketing tools to assist you. People don’t work with brands, they work with agents. With the maturity of low cost technology, most professional agents have access to the best tools available which are typically superior to #franchise corporate tools. And, more importantly, the direty little secrete of real estate brands is numbers, not quality of service – put plainly, if you can fog a mirror the broker will let you work for them. Independant agents & partners are business people that build their reputation on excellent service. Next time you interview and agent, ask them to pring a printout of their office performance – you would be amazed at how little business most of the office actually does.
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But, “You have a friend…“ Everyone has a sister, nephew, friend in real estate in some city somewhere. We have those as well. But this is an important business transaction – one that requires local expertise in order to gain maximum return for our most important asset. To ease your conversation, ask these questions even if just to yourself:
- Are they local experts available to showing your home at a moments notice?
- Can they answer community questions without looking for the answer on Google?
- Do they have local offices and live in the community?
- How many homes have they bought and sold in the past 12 months…here in Livingston?
- Can that rattle off 20-30 selling points about your home, the models in your sub, the benefits & shortcomings of your location, local services, historical pricing data, etc in 60 seconds or less without batting an eye?
- Will they Guarantee you Full Marketing Exposure & a Lower Commission Program?
Simply put, your don’t owe anybody a living when it comes to your business – they will understand.
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Take the first step to making a sound decision regarding selling – request a free market analysis and discuss your goals with one of our local professionals. We are vested in great results for you!