ABOU T T HE AG ENT TOP LUXURY REALTOR Brad Van De Walle found his calling in 2009 when he became a REALTOR®. Since then, Brad has created a powerful, successful, reliable team of agents across Canada. His ability to connect with all types of people, his understanding of the real estate industry and a unique sales approach have made Brad one of the most innovative agents in the country. Brad believes personal development, camaraderie and self respect create individual and team success. Brad has now started Agent Marketing Group, something he has dreamed about for some time. Agent Marketing Group was formed with one goal in mind; to bring together exceptional agents, marketing and services to produce exceptional results. Pride in the team radiates through Brad’s actions and personality. His career, his business partners and most importantly, his clients mean everything to him. “Agent Marketing Group is not in this for the transaction. We care about our clients, they become our friends, and we want what is best for them”. A savvy entrepreneur, Brad has found success in so many different areas of business. His understanding, experience and ambition has pushed him to become one of the most well-known, well-connected and well-liked people in the real estate industry.
TRUSTED ADVICE I ASK FOR A FREE HOME EVALUATION A well-priced home will generate lots of interest and sell quicker. Thereâ€™s even a chance of receiving multiple offers resulting and a higher final sale price. Our free market analysis takes into account the most actively searched prices and comparable homes in your community so that you have a detailed evaluation of what your home is worth in todayâ€™s real estate market.
S EL L E R’S I N FO THE SELLNG EXPERIENCE You have decided to sell your home. You’re anxious to start the process, but you really want to make sure you have the right person working to sell your home for all it’s worth. Before anything else, it is a good idea to sit down with an experienced agent and clarify your motivations and draw up a basic time frame and detailed outline of the selling process. But first, there are a few questions you may need to ask yourself before listing your home. WHY SELL? Why do you want to sell your property? Do you plan on simply moving to a larger home or property, or do you plan on moving to another neighborhood, school district, city or state? You might think your reasons are obvious, but you would do well to consider the implications of each option for your lifestyle, opportunities, and finances. Being clear about your intentions for selling will make it easier for the agent to determine the most appropriate option for your specified financial, lifestyle, and real estate goals. WHEN SHOULD I SELL? You should immediately establish your time frame for selling. For many sellers, it is an urgent matter, and for others, not so much. Obviously, serious sellers would like to sell as quickly as possible and for the most amount possible, however, it is good to know what the most effective plan of action is before listing your home. If you need to sell quickly, we can speed up the process by giving you a complete market analysis and action plan to obtain all of your goals. If there is no pressing need to sell immediately, you can sit down with us to thoroughly review the current market conditions and find the most favorable time to for you to sell.
TRUSTED ADVICE II SELL YOUR HOME WITH A PROFESSIONAL Our proven and successful marketing plan is designed to create results and get your home SOLD - fast! A comprehensive understanding of the luxury market and years of innovative marketing experience accelerates the selling process.
MAR KET I N G PT 1 OUR MARKETING PLAN When you’re ready to take the next step toward selling your home, we’re here to help. Our comprehensive marketing plan will get your home seen by thousands of motivated buyers. Ultimately, our goal is to get your home the right exposure to highlight its best qualities. THE RIGHT PRICE We’ll quickly put together a custom marketing plan with an effective price. A well priced home often generates competing offers and drives up the final sale value. Our market analysis takes into account the most actively searched prices and home values throughout your area, including expired listings and properties still on the market. THE RIGHT EXPOSURE In marketing your home, we also develop a listing that emphasizes its unique and sellable aspects. We then put your home in front of buyers, establishing it on the local MLS as well as broader services, new listings sheets, and real estate publications. Our nation-wide network of professional real estate contacts and buyers will also have the opportunity to check out your listing. EFFECTIVE INTERNET MARKETING In addition, we’ll use the Internet and our innovative website to make your listing highly visible. With more than 90% of buyers checking the web first when looking for a home, this is a part of your marketing strategy that you can’t afford to miss. THE BEST DEAL When we list your home, we do so at no additional cost. When you start to get offers, we can represent you during the emotionally charged negotiating process and ensure that you get the best price, and favorable closing terms that are clearly spelled out. As your professional aides, we also oversee all paperwork related to the sale.
TRUSTED ADVICE III SEE WHAT’S ON THE MARKET For most of us, our home is our biggest investment. When it’s time to sell, get the value you deserve with the help of a professional real estate agent, We have the experience, expertise and innovative marketing plan to help you successfully sell your home.
MARKET I N G PT 2 OUR MARKETING PRODUCTS BROKERS TOURS & MEGA OPEN HOUSES
The broker tour opens up your home to agents from other various firms. It is an effective and convenient way to expose the great qualities of your home that may be otherwise missed and for other agents to bring buyers in to see your property. We help show off your home by bringing out the best in your home. SALES BROCHURES & FACT SHEETS We are committed to marketing your home with high quality materials that represent the time and effort you have taken in maintaining your home. VIRTUAL TOURS & WEBSITES Creating a digital experience for home buyers on the local, national, and international market with personalized property specific websites.
FACEBOOK We post your listing, and boost it strategically. We use geographic and demographic targeting to market to your most likely buyers. When you are on our Facebook page, you have the opportunity to share the information as well. Letâ€™s go viral! TWITTER, GOOGLE+, INSTAGRAM Social media sites are a great way to spread the news about your property. YOUTUBE Video is a popular means for advertising a home. It gives a buyer a different perspective of the home, its layout and floor-plan. We will feature your home on YouTube.
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TRUSTED ADVICE IV ASK FOR A FREE HOME EVALUATION A well-priced home will generate lots of interest and sell quicker. Thereâ€™s even a chance of receiving multiple offers resulting in a higher final sale price. Our free market analysis takes into account the most actively searched prices and comparable homes in your community so that you have a detailed evaluation of what your home is worth in todayâ€™s real estate market.
MARKET I N G PT 3 OUR SALES APPROACH COMPREHENSIVE: While our sales approach is comprehensive, communication is the vital component to our success. As a sales team, we are committed to involving you in every step of the process. Whether it is establishing a sales price, holding open houses, accepting offers, or closing the deal, we will communicate with you on a regular basis. SALES INFO - DAYS ON MARKET: Lowering the number of days on the market is an essential asset to helping you move on with your life efficiently, financially and responsibly. It could be the difference between 10’s of 1000’s of dollars and can give you the piece of mind and comfort needed while making the next step in your life. SALES INFO - LIST TO SALE PRICE: It’s one thing to close quickly, but agents who have quick closings can end up costing you more money and are typically below the market average. Even agents who are well-known and well-established see themselves quick closing slightly above the market average. However, it takes a dedicated, well-organized, well-informed team to close quickly for above average list to sale price. The difference can be thouands of dollars in your pocket.
TRUSTED ADVICE VI WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY Sellers often make the mistake of wanting to price their homes high at the start, with the assumption that they can always reduce the price to a more realistic level later on. However, interest peaks when your home is fresh to the market and often declines as time goes on.
HOME EVALUATION WHAT’S MY HOME WORTH? One of the most important questions most people looking to sell their home have is: “What will my house sell for in today’s market?” The real estate market is very dynamic. Prices can change due to local, regional, national and international economic conditions, net migration to the city, political sentiment and of course inventory levels determined by supply and demand. You need real estate professionals like the Agent Marketing Group to give you a comprehensive look at properties that have sold in your neighbourhood in the recent past. This is critical! There are many factors that determine what your home is worth in today’s market including: - area above grade and total number of bedrooms - recent renovations, upgrades and/or updating - basement development with a bedroom and/or a suite plus walkout - number of garage parking stalls - location in the community: quiet or busy street, cul-de-sac, across from a park or green space, views, proximity to neighbours, etc. Another important factor is the opinion of value. Properties priced too high will sit on the market and become “shop worn.” Ideally, the property should be priced at Comparable Market Value. Studies continue to show that a property listed at 15% over market value has a 20% probability of sale; 10% over market value has a 30% probability of sale; 5% over market value has a 50% probability of sale. Properties priced at market value have a 95% probability of sale. The method most often used in evaluating single family homes is the Comparable Method. A property is worth what the buyer is willing to pay for it and this is determined by the basic laws of supply and demand. These two factors are evaluated by comparing the home with similar homes that have sold within the market area, with appropriate consideration given to location, amenities lot size, condition, and financing terms.
TRUSTED ADVICE VII THE DETAILS, THE DIFFERENCE Doing the little things in order to prepare your home for sale could be the difference between quickly selling your home and having to wait longer than expected. An experienced agent understands what little things truly matter and that the difference is in the details.
H O ME P RE P PREPARING YOUR HOME You can do many things to increase the appeal of your property and to create a lasting impact on potential buyers. WHAT TO DO TO PREPARE: The following are a few factors to keep in mind when listing your property for sale: 1. CURB APPEAL: Keeping your landscape pristine and adding creative touches to your yard such as colorful annuals will create an immediate impact on passers-by and potential buyers. 2. PROPERTY REPAIRS: Simple upgrades such as window repairs, polishing the doorknobs, and a fresh coat of paint in the most frequently used rooms will instantly brighten up the property. 3. CLEANLINESS AND STAGING: Keep your property uncluttered, sweet-smelling and well-lit from top-to-bottom. Pay attention to details: put away the kitty litter, place a vase of fresh flowers near the entryway, pop a batch of cinnamon rolls in the oven, have your carpets cleaned. Your agent will scan the property before it is listed for sale to see how you can improve the staging of your property. 4. DISCLOSURES AND INSPECTIONS: We are very familiar with the legal procedures involved in disclosures and are ready to help you develop a thorough disclosure statement beneficial to both you and the buyer, as well as suggest home improvement measures before placing your property on the market (such as pest inspections). 5. SHOWTIME: Presenting your property to potential buyers is a job that we will take care of for you. Buyers feel more comfortable discussing the property with the agent if you are not there. An Agent Marketing Group agent will know what information will be most useful in representing your interests when speaking with prospective buyers.
TRUSTED ADVICE VIII LOOKING TO RELOCATE? Through our network of many real estate organizations, Agent Marketing Group can help coordinate your move with a top agent no matter what part of the world you plan to move to. There are so many advantages to using Agent Marketing Group to help sell your home.
C LOSI N G PT 1 ACCEPTING THE OFFER THE PRICE IS NOT ALWAYS RIGHT “The higher the price, the better the offer.” Do not let yourself be fooled by this popular misconception. Price is not always the determining factor when accepting an offer for several important reasons: the initial offer is usually not final, and there are a number of terms and conditions that may influence the final outcome of a price. You can trust our professionals to help you thoroughly evaluate every proposal without compromising your marketing position. NEGOTIATING THE RIGHT WAY We take the ethical responsibility of fairly negotiating contractual terms very seriously. It is our job to find a win-win agreement that is beneficial to all parties involved. You may even have to deal with multiple offers before ratifying the one you judge to be the most suitable for you – and as your agents, we will guarantee a thorough and objective assessment of each offer to help you make the right choice. THE INITIAL AGREEMENT AND DEPOSIT An effective agreement is a legal arrangement between a potential purchaser and the property’s seller. Laws vary from state to state, but in order to be a legally, binding agreement, the agreement may require consideration. This consideration (initial and additional deposit) is to be held in trust pending the fulfillment of conditions or contingencies in the effective agreement. KEEP WRITTEN RECORDS OF EVERYTHING For the sake of clarity, it will be extremely useful to transcribe all verbal agreements including counter-offers and addendums, and convert them to written agreements to be signed by both parties. We will assist you in drafting all the paperwork for your sale and make sure that you have copies of everything. STICK TO THE SCHEDULE Now that you have chosen your offer, you and the buyer will be given a timeline to mark every stage in the process of closing the real estate contract. Meeting the requirements on time ensures a smoother flow of negotiations and also ensures that each party involved is not in breach of their agreements. During the process we will keep you constantly updated so you will always be prepared for the next step.
TRUSTED ADVICE IX OPEN HOUSE IS AN EVENT When it comes to a luxury home Open House, the Agent Marketing Group goes beyond the norm by creating special events. We incorporate art shows, wine tastings, and other unique themed events.
CLOS I N G PT 2 SECURING THE DEAL THE PRICE IS NOT ALWAYS RIGHT Ready to close the deal? Maybe not. Sometimes unforeseeable issues arise just prior to closing the sale. Hopefully, with negotiation, most of these have a workable solution. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. But don’t panic. Another buyer might still be found who is willing to accept the house as is. Imagine that your prospective buyers are a couple with young children. They envision your unused attic as the perfect playroom for the kids but, before closing the deal, they request an inspection to see if it’s safe and also if they will be able to install a skylight to provide natural light to the new space. This inspection reveals that under the shingles that are in good condition is a roof that will only last another year or two. The prospective buyers immediately balk, not wanting to incur the time and cost of replacing the roof. Their plans were to move in and only have to spend time and money renovating the attic. The additional cost of the new roof, they say, is just too much. At this point, you sit down with the prospective buyers and calmly discuss the situation and how it can be solved to the benefit of all. First, you agree to get another professional opinion on what really needs to be done. Inspectors are only human and are not infallible. Once the extent of the damage is agreed upon, you can jointly decide what to do about it. While the buyers hadn’t planned on that expense, you show them that instead of a limited roof life that they would get with most existing homes, they’ll have a new worry-free roof that won’t cost them in repairs for the next decade or so. Since the roof wasn’t in as good shape as you had thought, you agree to lower the purchase price to help offset the cost of the new roof. By negotiating calmly and looking at all possibilities, what could have been a “deal breaker” can be turned into a win-win situation for both the buying and selling parties. In other cases, the most workable agreement for both parties might be for the deal to be called off. The seller can always find another buyer and the buyer can always find another home. To protect yourself against last minute “buyer’s remorse,” make sure the purchase contract anticipates and closes as many loopholes as possible after all known defects have been fully disclosed.
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