Sell For Less with Cove Realty
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- We guarantee you will save thousands of dollars when you use Cove Realty to sell your property.
- Commissions range between 3% and 5%. It all depends on who sells your home, how long it takes for your house to sell and if you use Cove Realty to help purchase your next property. (Contact one of our Realtors for more details).
- Commission rate reduction if Cove Realty is utilized to purchase your new home.
- Home is put into Multiple Listing Service (MLS) which gives realtors access and incentive to sell your home (co- broke 2.4%).
- Home is put on all major Real Estate websites, our site, realtor.com, Trulia and Zillow. Additional interior photos included on our website showcasing your home.
- We handle all the negotiations and paperwork involved. Read more about why realtors are the right choice when selling.
- Timely and consistent communication from your Cove agent regarding showings, feedback, offers, counter offers, inspections, appraisals, amendments, notices and great advice throughout the entire transaction. We will review your closing statement with you prior to closing so there are no surprises on the day you actually close. We pride ourselves in educating our Sellers and making sure every single question or concern is answered in a very timely manner.
- Professional FOR SALE sign is placed in your yard with a flyer to showcase your home.
- We handle all appointments and showings.
- Open Houses and related advertising are done at the broker’s discretion.
- Cancellation Guarantee Agreement (See Below For Details).
We are so confident that our real estate system will work for you, that we guarantee you the right to cancel the listing agreement at any time prior to accepting an offer to purchase your home with no penalties or obligations if you feel our service doesn’t live up to our promise.
Entering into a listing agreement with a real estate agent can be a risky business. Every sales representative will promise the world when it comes to effectively marketing your home, but how many of them can back that up with solid performance?
According to a recent survey, 72% of home sellers were dissatisfied with the performance of their agent, even if that agent had sold their property. However, more listing agreements lock you into long-term commitments and lengthy broker protection periods with heavy cancellation fees. In other words, it’s an agreement your agent can get out of, but you can’t.
Cove Realty offers a way to list your home that is totally risk-free.
Success in real estate is selling houses fast and for top dollar. We are so confident that we can do this for you, because we have already helped families just like you get their home sold. Read Testimonials and what Cove Realty’s clients have said about their real estate experience.
Our pledge is to provide you with the highest level of service in the real estate industry and our commitment to this pledge is 100%.
Your right is to evaluate whether we live up to this standard and to cancel your listing agreement with me at any point, with no penalties or obligation if we fail to deliver the service promised.
A real estate agent helps you understand everything you need to know about Selling
By Ron Schmeadick
The selling process generally begins with a determination of a reasonable asking price. Your real estate agent or REALTOR® can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties. These are key factors in getting your property sold at the best price, quickly and with minimum hassle.
The next step is a marketing plan. Often, your agent can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of the property. Marketing includes the exposure of your property to other real estate agents and the public. In many markets across the country, more than 50 percent of real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate agent other than yours brings in the buyer. Your agent acts as the marketing coordinator, disbursing information about your property to other real estate agents through a Multiple Listing Service or other cooperative marketing networks, open houses for agents, etc. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics requires REALTORS® to utilize these cooperative relationships when they benefit their clients. Advertising is part of marketing. The choice of media and frequency of advertising depends a lot on the property and specific market. For example, in some areas, newspaper advertising generates phone calls to the real estate office but statistically has minimum effectiveness in selling a specific property. Overexposure of a property in any media may give a buyer the impression the property is distressed or the seller is desperate. Your real estate agent will know when, where and how to advertise your property. There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts.
When a property is marketed with an agent’s help, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Agents will generally pre-screen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.
The negotiation process deals with much the same issues for both buyers and sellers, as noted above under the buying process. Your agent can help you objectively evaluate every buyer’s proposal without compromising your marketing position. This initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspections and financing — a lot of possible pitfalls. Your agent can help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement that will be more likely to make it through the process.
Monitoring, renegotiating and closing
Between the initial sales agreement and closing (or settlement), questions may arise. For example, unexpected repairs are required to obtain financing or a cloud in the title is discovered. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for most sellers. Your agent is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing (or settlement).
Why use a REALTOR®?
All real estate licensees are not the same. Only real estate licensees who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® are properly called REALTORS®. They proudly display the REALTOR “®” logo on the business card or other marketing and sales literature. REALTORS® are committed to treat all parties to a transaction honestly. REALTORS® subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are expected to maintain a higher level of knowledge of the process of buying and selling real estate. An independent survey reports that almost 85 percent of home buyers would use the same REALTOR® again.
You be the judge
Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.