Over the years, I've worked with over 500 buyers and sellers, and I've learned that there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach for buying and selling homes. 

I'm not the biggest but I believe I'm one of the best (check out my Yelp and Facebook reviews, I'm happy to report that my clients feel the same way!). That's what makes a Kim Eckert home sell in an average of 19 days on the market, and for 98.5% of list price. Keep reading to learn more about my process, and feel free to give me a call and we can find out how I could help you.

QUICK TIP:

How long are you planning to stay in the home? I ask my Buyers to ask themself this question as there are SO many factors to consider when purchasing a home. Knowing the future plans is beneficial in helping make the right purchase! Bottom line, it helps put things into the proper perspective.

BUYING

While I admit to having a soft-spot for first time buyers, I take great pride in being an empathetic and educated guide for whatever phase of life you're in. In today's market, homes sometimes don't even go live before there are offers! Don't worry, I'm plugged-in to many networks to make sure we find you the right place to call your own!

Be the yin to your yang:

Take the time to find out what you want and need

Critical Thinker:

Investigate the house and ensure you're falling in love with the right pad

SOLD: 2% over asking in less than 1 week

SOLD: 2% over asking in less than 1 week

SOLD: 2% over asking in less than 1 week

QUICK TIP:

How will you be using the space within the home? Sure, you want 3 bedrooms, but where are you entering the home, from the alleyway or front door? Do you plan to park in the garage or use as a workshop? All of these are big deals when thinking about each home you look at!

Tactful Transactions:

Negotiating is more than figuring out the right price

THINKING ABOUT SELLING?

Let's talk about what makes a Kim Eckert Home different

DEFINE YOUR OBJECTIVES

In life, timing is everything. In real estate, timing is everything...and then some! For example: It isn’t uncommon that the list price of your home can fluctuate by tens of thousands of dollars within a few weeks. But price isn’t everything: How fast can you move? What about your new home, are there any contingencies? An open, honest relationship helps us meet your goals. Over 90% of my clients are repeat and referral; so, not only am I someone they trust, they know I’ll take time and care to understand the needs of their friends and family.

STAGING & PREP

Sometimes it’s just a good Saturday afternoon clean-up. Other times it’s paint and new carpet on the stairs, and even there are even times when it is construction-related updates like a new roof! Staging includes anything and everything that will get your house ready to go online, onto the MLS. Please realize these first two steps always go in the order of, well, steps one and two! A staged home, quite frankly, will sell better. I’m up-front and honest, and will always be honest as how your home will be best shown and perceived by potential buyers. 

MARKETING YOUR HOME

After we get your house ready for it’s big photo shoot, we start marketing.  How successful your home sells can rely heavily on those first impressions online; instead, I have a sophisticated marketing program that finds the right potential audience at the right time, and ensures that it shows up in the most online searches as possible, as well as utilizing my networking groups both online and off. If OK with you, I will typically introduce myself to your neighbors and often times host open-house style gatherings with pie and coffee, which draw great crowds while creating buzz for your home. Woo-hoo!

NEGOTIATIONS

In the same way that you have objectives to your sale, the buyer (hopefully) has had a similar convo with their realtor. This bears heavily on how we can have a successful negotiation! I take time to ensure these conversations are clear and consice, and utilize a team of people to keep things rolling, such as a transaction coordinator and assistant. Sometimes, negotiations take weeks and most times they can weigh heavily on your stress levels! It's OK, I have a lot of empathy and work hard to keep this easy on you and your family.

QUICK TIP:

Check out many home styles, even the ones you typically don't like. Being a guest in someone's house vs. seeing it as your own sure does change the perspective, and you'll be able to say you investigated everything as you are getting more confident in your home decision. I can't tell you how many times a buyer tells me to avoid a certain style, and then they end up buying that in the end:-)

Is this time the right time?

I'm happy to help you weigh the pros and cons. Contact me and we'll grab a coffee to chat.

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