How Much Should I Budget For The Closing Costs?
In a typical real estate transaction in state of Texas, there are many charges that are paid at the closings. Most, if not all ,of these charges are negotiable. Here is a list of some estimated costs. … more
Like everything else in a real estate transaction, closing costs (costs associated with buying or selling a property) are negotiable. Part of the closing costs, such as title insurance, regulated by the state of Texas … more
Selling Your Home at the Right Price
In today’s Austin housing market, where demand is outpacing supply, pricing a house is a point of debate between sellers and their agent. Sellers often want to price their home higher than recommended. Many agents go along with the sellers to keep them happy. The best agents, however, know than telling the homeowner the truth is more important and in the best interest of the seller in the long run. … more
My Duties as Your Agent
As a seller representative, you want an agent who is knowledgeable about the area, has the tools and know-how to market your property, and can get the most value for your property.
After 35 years of living in the Austin area and making investment in real estate, I have practical real-world knowledge and perspective about the Austin real estate market especially northwest part of town including Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, and Pflugerville.
Many buyers make the bulk of their buying decision even before setting foot into your house. It is important to insure that the interested and motivated homebuyers are presented with virtual walk through of your property. Your property will be presented with a unique custom made landing page that may include introduction, audio-visual, and walk through tour of your property. It is important to stage your property for the sale and present it in the most advantageous way. I will put you in touch with an interior designer to provide initial consultation, or stage your house completely.
I do state of the art marketing including professional standard photo and videos. I create custom websites for each property that are easily found on the web. These are picked up by many other local brokers and agents, who are part of my personal and professional network. A listing is also announced by e-mail to a database of hundreds of interested registrants on the websites. If needed, I arrange for advertising your property on mainstream Internet sites such as Realtor.com, Zillow and Trulia. I use the latest technology for signing of the documents on-the-go, enabling distance or traveling buyers and sellers.
Along with using technology to get highest exposure for your property, I will not overlook the “old media” advertisements. I invest the time and effort in setting up open house, print advertising material and neighborhood engagements. Additionally, I will present your property to the other agents in my network as part of further exposure and marketing.
Residential real estate has changed – it’s becoming an Internet driven business, where buyers diligently research and are aware of the market condition. This requires your property to stand out from the crowd. At the same time, real estate is a people business, requiring a professional and consistent demeanor. I combine technology with strong communication and well-developed business acumen. If you are the seller, you should meet me.
Residential real estate is my business and my business plan as a seller representative will work for you.