If you have landed here, you want to accomplish one thing and one thing only. You want to sell your property.
As a Realtor in Ogden, Utah I am contracted as a seller’s listing agent for properties all over the valley. I list residential homes, commercial properties, land, and farms for people just like you.
But first things first. What exactly does a seller’s agent do?
A seller’s agent or listing agent…
- Makes it their legal obligation to work on the seller’s behalf. This includes striving for the highest price and best terms for the seller, not the buyer.
- Is required to share any information about buyers with their sellers.
Seller’s agents or listing agents are also normally in charge of…
- Coordinating showings with buyer’s agents and unrepresented buyers.
- Placing the property on the Multiple Listing Service.
- Completing a comparative market valuation to illustrate the best selling price for a property.
- Coordinating the negotiation and purchase process with buyers, inspectors, appraisers, title companies and more.
- Creating and executing a marketing plan to sell your home, which is perhaps the most important task of all.
In a nutshell, a seller’s agent works for you, the seller, to facilitate the sale of your property. Do keep in mind that not all seller’s agents are the same. Every agent chooses the level of service and quality of service they offer.
Sadly, in today’s age of fast moving online media, many agents are failing to market homes effectively. Instead, agents are solely relying on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
Lucky for you, as a seller’s agent, I believe you deserve a thorough marketing plan, not a “post it on the MLS and pray” marketing plan.
What David Sedlak Does as a Seller’s Listing Agent
When you choose to hire me as your seller’s agent, I will do all of the above and more.
- A consultation to find out your goals and to look over your property. I will be making notes of the condition of your property. Then we can discuss some basic suggestions for a plan of attack before we list.
- A thorough home valuation with market research and comparable analysis. I will determine the value of your home based upon other similar homes in the market. The valuation includes research into recently sold properties, currently listed competing properties, and expired listings. Armed with this information, we will set a proper listing price together.
- My promise to give you all the facts even when you don’t want to hear them. Many listing agents will agree to any listing price to obtain a contract for your listing. Unlike these other agents, my goal is to sell your property not just have the listing. So if your price is too high or too low, I will let you know.
- Walking away from a potential listing if the seller feels my pricing advice is incorrect. I worked very hard to learn the market, and I want us to be a team to work together. If we can’t do that, you need another agent.
- A recommended listing price that will put you competitively in the market and drive buyers and agents to see the property.
- A lock box for home showings and a highly visible yard sign.
- Acting as a buffer between you and potential buyers for everything from scheduling showings to just answering questions.
- Being aggressive during the negotiation process, not just another agent looking to make a quick sale.
- Listing your property on the MLS correctly. Did you know there are marketing procedures that ensure your property gets more views on the MLS? This includes everything from proper language to ample photos.
- A professional photographer taking at least 15 to 20 photos of your home at no cost to you. These professional photos will stand above other listings in quality and help attract more buyers. Not every Realtor in Ogden, Utah uses a photographer. This is a mistake. Buyers start their shopping online, and colorful photos are the first step in grabbing their attention.
- An incrementally enhanced marketing plan based upon time on the market. This plan is designed to keep your home visible from the first day of the listing until it sells. By employing this method, my properties see increased traffic even after the new listing excitement has faded.
- Using the newest techniques and procedures to market your property online. Over 80% of buyers start their buying process online. I am a National Association Of Realtors certified
- Sharing your listing to not only the MLS, Zillow, Yahoo Real Estate, Realtor.com, and Trulia, but to over 80 other online sources. This includes eXp Realty and my website homesinsanpete.com.
- Publishing your home as an exclusive listing on my website where I have full control of the narrative and can accurately track visitors that view your listing.
- Facebook advertising. In Ogden, Utah Facebook does very well in reaching buyers when a property is for sale and puts more eyes on your property in general.
- Quickly changing and adapting to the situation if our plan to sell your home isn’t working. I refuse to do the same thing over and over expecting a different result.
- Being professional. This is my profession, not a hobby. I am a full time Realtor.
- Regular communication. I value good communication and pride myself on being available to you via phone, text, and email when you need me.
- Providing the full range of the perks of being a full time Realtor. I network with other agents, brokerages, business owners, and community leaders. This networking ability has proven invaluable in providing my sellers with quality leads.
- Not paying me anything until the property is sold.
Now, I know I haven’t gone into exact detail on every part of my listing process, but I’ve provided you with a good overview of the process and my services. I will save the rest for our personal consultation. To set up a no-obligation consultation, please contact me or drop by the office.
David Sedlak, Realtor
Direct: (435) 210-1672
Not ready yet? That’s OK. But you should know that I offer every client my satisfaction guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with my services, you can cancel anytime. While you’re thinking about it, why not learn more about selling your home from the homesinsanpete.com blog.