Selling Directly Seller Services
Selling Directly helps sellers like you, who don't want to pay high listing commissions, receive the professional marketing necessary to find the most potential buyers and get the best price for your home. Described below are all of the services available:
|The MLS - Over 90% of the resale homes sold in the United States are found by buyer agents and brokers using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). While agents search with their clients needs in mind, many professional companies also offer personal searches. Therefore, if your home is within a buyers desired parameters, they are notified via email as soon as it is listed in the MLS and can request a showing as soon as possible.
|3000+ Websites - Most local and national real estate companies download the MLS listings onto their websites. Your homes exposure will increase dramatically when it's displayed at no extra cost to you by all the big name companies and top agents who spend millions of dollars in advertising to draw in homebuyers.
Real Estate Search Engines - Many buyers utilize their favorite search engines to find potential properties. Your home will be placed in the top ranking real estate search engines including GoogleBase, Yahoo Real Estate, Trulia, AOL Real Estate, Front Door, Hotpads, Oodle, Cyberhomes, and Zillow.
Mobile Apps - Savvy buyers utilize their smart phone while out searching for a home with mobile applications like Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com, Zip Realty, Redfin, and more. Built-in GPS allows buyers to see your home easily on a map and navigate easily for a drive-by before scheduling an appointment. Real estate apps display details of your home and allow buyers to save it as a favorite listing.
Professional Yard Sign - Our sign is designed to capture as many potential buyers as possible. Many For Sale by Owner signs turn away buyers working with an agent because they are not aware the home is listed on the MLS. We also include your listing agents contact number to retain prospective buyers who may be hesitant to deal directly with sellers.
|Professional Flyer Box and Custom Flyers - After a few hours of house hunting, drive-by's need something memorable to encourage them to call for a showing. We will provide unlimited custom black and white flyers with easy to read descriptions of the most important features of your home, as well as a photograph to remember your property. We will also provide a professional information box to display flyers and protect them from the elements. To keep our advertising costs down and pass the savings on to you, we include our marketing packages on the back of each flyer. Company recognition also encourages people to visit our website, where your home will be listed.
|Centralized Showing Service (CSS) Appointment Center - CSS works solely with licensed agents and brokers of the Triangle and surrounding area to provide home sellers a secure, hassle-free, seller-controlled way of allowing buyers to view your home. You will be able to establish guidelines for CSS to contact you, leave a courtesy message, coordinate showings, and even provide special instructions for buyers while they are in your home. Access to your home is entirely within your control, but most-importantly, buyers will be able to view your home while you are busy with work, family, or other obligations. You will no longer need to worry about missing out on selling opportunities.
|Key Lockbox - We provide the use of a real estate combo lockbox: a time-tested, reliable, and trusted system for agent showings. If an agent has your permission through Centralized Showing Service’s (CSS) appointment center, he or she can conveniently show your home to a buyer. CSS retains information on authorized agents who receive your combination for locating a key to your door while you’re away.
|Agent Feedback - Another great feature of CSS is that every agent who views your home is sent an automated feedback request. They will give you constructive comments about how well your home showed and what the buyers thought. This feedback can help you greatly in improving certain aspects of the home or give you an idea if the price needs adjustment.
|Multiple High-Quality Digital Pictures - A picture is worth a thousand words. When buyers sort through hundreds of homes that fit their search requirements, they will be more attracted to those with multiple photos and your odds for finding a buyer on the internet increases dramatically. While buyers need to be able to visualize the inside of your property, the more time they spend looking at your home online, the more likely they will be to call and schedule a showing.
|Forms and Contracts - We will provide you with all of the NC specific paperwork necessary to sell your home. Most of the forms are provided for your reference since it is the buyer or buyer agents responsibility to complete and submit an offer to you for consideration. The only form you must complete and have ready for potential buyers is a one page NC Residential Property Disclosure Statement.
|Home Preparation Guide - Preparing your home for sale is directly related to how quickly it sells and how much money you can get for it. When you have lived in your home for some time, it can be difficult to look at things from a buyers perspective. You will be provided a checklist to remind you of the most important aspects of preparing your home for sale as well as some details to turn your property into a buyers dream home. Many of them require little or no money to do and can be done on your own.
|Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) - Our real estate professionals have been trained to estimate the market value of your home based on the study of recent sales of comparable properties. We will provide a suggested listing range based on property size, square footage, number of rooms, and any special features of the home. While this information is valuable, it should not be confused with an appraisal, which must be performed by a state-licensed appraiser. No matter what information you are given, the listing price is ultimately your decision.
|Buyer Prequalification - As buyers become interested in your home they will want to submit an offer to you; it would be nice to know they are financially qualified to do so. Selling Directly can help pre-qualify a buyer for a loan through one of our preferred lenders to let both them and you know in a short time if they can afford your home. Keep in mind, if you work with a buyer's agent this will most likely not be an issue.
|Personal One-on-One Assistance - If you choose full-service representation, your Selling Directly Broker will guide and assist you through the entire transaction, from listing to closing. Your broker will be by your side for every detail including negotiations, inspections, repairs, and closing. See all the details under full service.