Coldwell Banker Paradise 1209 US Highway 1 Sebastian, Florida 32958 772.913.0222
EXPERTISE & QUALIFICATIONS
Licensed in 2008, Susan joined Coldwell Banker Paradise, making a smooth transition from the corporate world to a successful second career in real estate. Susan is an elite multi-million dollar producing agent specialing in listings and sales for single family homes, waterfront properties and condominiums. Susan is a 2017 member of the prestigious Diamond Society with Coldwell Banker International. A Global Luxury Certified Agent, Susan specializes in waterfront properties in the Sebastian River Area and has sold over $10 Million in waterfront property to date.
EXPERTISE SPECIALIZES IN GLOBAL LUXURY & RIVERFRONT
Specialties: Susan specializes in selling N. Indian River County, as well as South Brevard County and has a passion for the Sebastian River Area. She is a Global Luxury agent and also holds certification as an e-Pro. Susan has been a Top Producing agent with Coldwell Banker Paradise for over 10 years and has won many awards and designations including becoming a member of the Diamond Society in 2017, a level achieved by only the top 11 percent of all sales associates/representatives worldwide in the Coldwell BankerÂŽ system.
Expertise: A corporate professional retired from IBM and Lenovo Corporation, Susan was a certified PMP (Project Management Professional) from 2000 - 2010.
She has also
earned the prestigious Certified Distressed Property ExpertÂŽ (CDPE) designation, having completed extensive training in foreclosure avoidance, with a particular empahsis on short sales.The diverse background Susan has experienced in the corporate culture has afforded Susan a unique set of sharp skills she is able to bring to every real estate transaction she works on.
What people are saying about me...
C Pettorsson: “...I think Susan Maitner is rewriting the description of what it means to be a real estate agent, and we sure are grateful beneficiaries.” L. McKee: “Thanks for the info and thinking of us.Working with you and Jack was one of the best real estate experiences we’ve ever had.” P. & D. Kessel: “One would think selling a vacant lot would not take much effort. We soon learned that was not the case! Susan Maitner helped to navigate us through various potential issues, including deeded rights, feasibility studies, and more. And, most important, she sold the lot. We would highly recommend Susan Maitner as your go-to Realtor.” R.E. Hill: “I recently sold my 2 lots here in Sebastian, Florida. I used your agency and the services of your sales person Susan Maitner. She was very professional in her handling of the sale. Susan took the time to exlain in detail the entire transaction, dotting the “i’s” and crossing the “t’s” I’m a senior here in Sebastian and find such a person is a real help. I would be more than willing to recommend your company and especially Susan for any of my future dealings in real estate.” R. & K. Birt: “Rarely does someone make an impression to motivate us to actually sit down and write a letter about it.Well Susan Maitner has made such an impression. Susan is remarkable in that she is able to cover all the bases, all the time and make it look easy. Her professionalism, efficiency and natural graceful interactions are purely amazing! I’ve never seen anyone so motivated, energetic, willing and able to pull magic out of a hat as Susan has done. What she does, the way she does it you can’t learn, it comes naturally. She not only has a gift, she is a gift. ” A. Medina: “I would like to say thank you from all of us. We came to you with a goal to sell Mom’s house as soon as possible.You were very open with us, guided us, met with my Mom many times, followed up with inquiries, gave 100% effort and all around made us realize you were the right person for us and selling Mom’s home. We hope to use you soon if and when Mom is ready to purchse a small place. According to Mom, she won’t buy a place without going through you.”
PROVEN. POWERFUL. PERSONAL. Selling your home is a big deal. The company that helps you should be too. The Coldwell Banker® brand is one of the world’s best known and trusted names in real estate, giving your advantages most other brokerages can’t. • Proven Success • Online Impact • Full Service
• Innovative Culture • Strategic Marketing • Market Know-How
Your Coldwell Banker independent agent will guilde you every step of the way making sure you know what to expect, answering your questions and helping you determine the right price to attract buyers and sell your home quickly.
Linda Barbara Schlitt Ford
Schlitt Gonzalez Steven Schlitt
HISTORY The Schlitt Family has offered professiona real estate services for three generations. Ed and Marguerite Schlitt opened Ed Schlitt Real Estate in 1953 serving Vero Beach, Florida. They were joined by their daughter Linda Schlitt Gonzalez in 1972 and by their son, Steven Schlitt in 1998. Lindaâ€™s son Andrew and her daughter Melanie have joined the firm. In 2013 they were joined by their sister Barbara Schlitt Ford who serves as Chief Operations Officer and Director of Legal and HR. Following the tradition of their parents, Linda Schlitt Gonzalez and Steven Schlitt presently co-own the company. They have grown the company into eleven offices covering over 135 miles along Floridaâ€™s east coast. Now known as Coldwell Banker Paradise, the company has a sales force of over 280 sales associates and 48 staff to meet real estate needs for Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, S. Hutchinson Island, N. Hutchinson Island,Vero Beach, Sebastian, Indialantic and Satellite Beach, Florida.
STENGTH IN NUMBERS Coldwell BankerÂŽ Worldwide Agents 92,000 Offices 3,000 Sales Volume $242.6 Billion Closed Units 730,736 Coldwell Banker Paradise Agents 280 Offices 11 Sales Volume $500+ Million Closed Units 2,500+
GIVING BACK Because we believe that everyone deserves a home of their own, Coldwell Banker® founded the Homes for Dogs Project in partnership with Adopt-a-Pet.com.The project uses national advertising, social media and local adoption events to generate awareness and bring pets and people together. Since the initiative began in 2015, we’ve helped more than 20,000 adoptable pets find loving homes. To learn more, visit coldwellbanker.com/dogs. In 2017 Coldwell Banker Paradise participated in the Homes for Dogs project, working with local nokill shelters: Dogs and Cats Forever in St. Luxie County; H.A.L.O in Indian River County and Aloha Pet Rescue in Brevard County. With the help of the shelters we raised almost $8,500 and sponsored the adoption of almost 100 dogs and cats. Coldwell Banker Paradise also supports and promotes charity drives and sponsors many events on the Space and Treasure Coast including: local high school bands; Ocean Addition Recovery Services; the Women’s Refuge; Think Humanity; Basket Brigade; Toys for Tots; Shrimpfest; the Sebastian Seafood Festival; Cause for Paws; International Coastal Cleanup; Save the Chimps; the Sebastian 4th of July Parade, and the 4-H.
LEADING THE WAY Coldwell Banker Real Estate practically invented modern-day real estate. Founded in 1906 on the principles of honesty, integrity and always putting the customer first, we changed the industry then and continue to do so today. Through non-stop innovation and forward thinking, the Coldwell Banker® brand has grown to become one of the most well-known and trusted names in real estate around the globe.Today, there are more than 92,000 agents working out of 3,000 Coldwell Banker offices in 47 countries and territories. Wherever your home’s buyer might be, we’re there, too.
SEBASTIAN OFFICE VERO BEACH MAIN OFFICE FT. PIERCE OFFICE PORT ST. LUCIE OFFICE STUART OFFICE
SATELLITE BEACH OFFICE INDIALANTIC OFFICE VERO BEACH ISLAND OFFICE N. HUTCHINSON ISLAND OFFICE S. HUTCHINSON ISLAND OFFICE OCEAN VILLAGE OFFICE
LOCAL REACH We have 11 offices and over 280 affiliated agents all across our region actively bringing in buyers and creating more opportunities to showcase your home.
LOCAL REACH While buyers use a variety of resources to research properties for sale in their area, the vast majority find their new home online and with the help of a real estate professional.* Â
How Buyers Search for Homes Online Real Estate Agent Mobile Sites and Apps Open House Yard Sign Online Video Print Newspaper Ad
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#1ON SOCIAL MEDIA The Coldwell BankerÂŽ brand is the most influential residential real estate brand on social media*, with an impressive presence designed to engage, inform and connect with todayâ€™s home buyers and sellers. facebook.com/ColdwellBankerParadise YouTube.com/ColdwellBankerParadise Instagram.com/ColdwellBankerParadisefl Blog/https://www.flcoldwellbanker.com/blog/
TOTAL COLDWELL BANKER PARADISE ONLINE RESULTS IN PAST NINE MONTHS POST INTERACTIONS 675,000 POST VIEWS 2,500,000 PROPERTY REQUESTS 40,000
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THE POWER TO PREDICT THE BUYERâ€™S FUTURE
Once a potential home buyer is on my Zap platform, I can focus my efforts and resources on those who are poised to purchase.
POWERFUL PLAN We offer one of the most powerful and comprehensive marketing programs for attracting buyers and getting homes sold. In addition to our industryleading online strategy, we use a proven combination of traditional and cutting-edge methods to showcase your home. • National brand advertising • Online advertising • Social media • Direct print and email marketing • Media relations/public relations • Coldwell Banker Global LuxurySM program • Yard signs • MLS (multiple listing service) • Professional photography • Open houses/broker opens
CBx BUYER PROFILE For your home’s marketing to be effective, it needs to reach the right audience. That’s where CBx comes in. An innovative tool developed exclusively for the Coldwell Banker® network, CBx uses big data to analyze your market, your neighborhood and more—then presents a profile of the most likely buyer for your home.
CBx Data Includes:
• Median Age • Average Education Level • Homes with Children • Average Family Size • Median Commute Time • Average Household Income • Median Mortgage Debt • Increase in Residents’ Income
PRINT ADVERTISING While online advertising remains the most effective way of reaching home buyers today, in some instances it may be beneficial to incorporate print advertising as well. We have relationships with key regional and local publications that enable us to showcase your property in the most effective way and generate maximum interest.
Coldwell Banker Paradise advertises your home in: • All Gannett Sunday newspapers with free open houses ads • Weekly ad in 32963 • Weekly ad in Beachsider • Vero Beach Magazine, Premier Ad Placement • Tropical Homes Magazine, Double Spread Advertisement • Tropical Homes Magazine, Four pages of Special Features • Indian River Magazine, page 3
BRING MORE BUYERS Have you ever wondered who handles transferring employees when a corporation needs to move them? We do! Our dedicated relocation department helps thousands of relocating, transferring and other special groups of buyers each year. Â Cartus Broker Network Cartus Relocation is one of the largest relocation service providers in the world, providing services in 165 countries and to more than half of Fortune 500 companies. As a principal broker in the Cartus Broker Network, we receive thousands of incoming buyer referrals annually. USAA Real Estate Reward Networks Thousands of active and former military members and their families rely on us for real estate services through our status as a preferred USAA Real Estate Rewards Network broker.
STEP BY STEP Selling a home is a complex process, but your Coldwell Banker® affiliated agent will guide you through it every step of the way.
Step 1 – Pricing • Your agent prepares a comparative market analysis (CMA) • Review market conditions • Review other homes on the market • Discuss your home-sale goals • Determine the optimal listing price
Step 2 – Preparing • Remove clutter and organize • Clean and make repairs • Stage your home for sale • Consider a home protection plan • Complete listing documents and disclosures
Step 3 – Marketing • Install distinctive Coldwell Banker® yard sign • Promote your home on the MLS • Present your home’s listing online • Respond promptly to buyer inquiries • Arrange showings • Hold open house • Communicate feedback • Market your property via email, direct mail and social media • Provide market updates
Step 4 – Closing • Evaluate offers and negotiate best price and terms • Facilitate inspections • Coordinate closing date, time, location and contacts • Monitor buyer financing and home appraisal • Follow up on details • Review closing statement • Close the sale • Provide copies of all closing documents
LISTED BY SUSAN MAITNER - SOLD BY SUSAN
POSITION YOUR HOME TO SELL In real estate, knowledge is power, and your Coldwell Banker® agent is a local-market expert. By sharing current market data, trends and a comparative market analysis (CMA), they’ll help you make an informed decision about your home’s market value and ideal asking price. FACTORS THAT IMPACT YOUR HOME’S VALUE: MARKET CONDITIONS: The current supply (or inventory) of homes for sale, buyer demand, interest rates and availability of financing, prices of recently sold properties, economic factors and seasonal demand YOUR HOME’S CONDITION: location, age, size of the home and lot, floor plan and architectural style THE COMPETITION: the number of similar properties for sale and their prices, condition, location and financing terms
STAGING TO SELL A home that looks its best is more likely to sell faster and for a better price. Here are a few tips from the experts for preparing your home for market and staging it for showings. Â Outside Repaint or touch up trim Make needed repairs Wash windows and screens Trim trees, hedges and shrubs Weed and feed lawn and maintain mowing Â Entrance Check doorbell and replace light bulbs Put out new welcome mat Clean/repair/repaint front door Sweep walkway General Replace burned-out light bulbs Clear out closets Eliminate clutter Neutralize and depersonalize
Rooms Touch up or repaint walls, trim and ceilings Clean or replace carpeting Clean curtains, shutters and blinds Clean fireplace, mantle and surrounding areas Update dĂŠcor: throw pillows, bedspreads, towels Kitchen & Bath Clean appliances inside and out Clear out and clean cabinets, drawers and pantry Clean, repair or replace faucets and fixtures Declutter counters Regrout sinks, tubs and showers Before Each Showing Pick up toys and clutter Clear off counters and tabletops Turn on lights Make beds Make sure home smells inviting
IF THE ASKING PRICE IS:
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20% of Buyers
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PRICING RIGHT While you and your agent will set your homeâ€™s asking price, the buyer will set the sales price. If you price your home too high, youâ€™ll miss out on potential buyers. Pricing your property at fair market value from the start will generate the most activity from real estate agents and home buyers. The price must attract enough attention to result in showings and offers.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS The largest number of potential buyers will view a newly listed home within the first 14 days on the market, and the number will decrease as the days on the market increases. This pool of buyers includes home buyers just entering the market and, more importantly, buyers working with Realtors® who have already seen the existing inventory and have not found a home, making them eager to make an offer. To take advantage of this increased level of traffic and buyer interest, your property should be priced to sell at fair market value from the very start.
CMA A comparative market analysis, or CMA, is a report that pulls data from the multiple listing service (MLS) based on buyer and seller activity in your area. Information included in your CMA includes: Â Comparable properties in your area that recently sold Comparable properties in your area that failed to sell Pending sales in your area Comparable active listings in your area Your agent will use this information to develop a pricing and positioning strategy that creates a perception of value, makes your property competitive and generates excitement among buyers.
COLDWELL BANKER SMART HOME Coldwell Banker Real Estate is always finding new ways to market and sell homes, and has become the dominant real estate force in the rapidly growing smart home arena. Why does this matter? According to a recent Coldwell Banker Real Estate Smart Home Marketplace Survey, nearly half of consumers surveyed think smart home technology is important for their current home or next home purchase, and 60% said they would be willing to pay more for a home with smart home tech installed. Not only that, 33% of Coldwell Banker® affiliated agents surveyed said homes with smart home technology sell faster than those without, and homes designated as smart homes on coldwellbanker.com receive two times the conversions of similar non-smart home properties*. It’s a meaningful trend, and we got there first. Among our smart home innovations: • In collaboration with tech giant CNET, established the industry standard definition of the term “smart home.” • Created the first-ever smart home certification course exclusively for Coldwell Banker affiliated agents. • Developed the industry’s first Smart Home Staging Kit, giving sellers an easy and affordable way to upgrade their home to a smart home. *Coldwell Banker Real Estate Smart Home Marketplace Survey: A conversion in this instance is a click-through requesting more information on the property from an agent or a request for an appointment to view the listing.
SMART HOME STAGING KIT A recent survey conducted by the Coldwell Banker® brand and CNET indicate that homes with smart technology are selling faster than those without. AMAZON ECHO DOT The Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks and more. Control lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks and more with compatible connected devices; such as those from August, Nest and Lutron. NEST LEARNING THERMOSTAT The Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself and automatically helps save energy when you’re away. And you can control it using your phone, tablet or laptop. NEST CAM INDOOR (SECURITY CAMERA) Nest Cam Indoor helps you stay connected to what matters to you. It looks for motion and listens for sound. If something’s up, it sends an alert to your phone. AUGUST CONNECT Lock and unlock your August Smart Lock from anywhere, right from your smartphone. Accessory to August Smart Lock. NEST PROTECT(SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM) The Nest Protect looks for fast-burning fires, smoldering fires and carbon monoxide. It tells you where the danger is and alerts your phone in case you’re not home. AUGUST SMART LOCK Your smartphone is now a smart key—and more. Lock and unlock your door, create virtual keys for guests, and keep track of who comes and goes all from your smartphone. CASÉTA WIRELESS BY LUTRON Simple products that control lights and wireless shades. Provides solutions to real, everyday problems. • Never enter a dark home. Turn lights on as you approach your home from your phone—great for showings! • The movie begins when the lights start to dim. • Set the perfect light and ambiance to show the house in its best light. • Don’t get out of bed to turn the lights off at bedtime. The Pico remote can turn lights off right from your night stand.
COLDWELL BANKER PARADISE WITH 11 OFFICES WE ARE EVERY WHERE YOU WANT TO BE Satellite Beach 1550 Florida A1A Satellite Beach, FL 32937 321-222-9449
Indialantic 232 Fifth Avenue Indialantic, FL 32903 321-951-3300
Sebastian 1209 Hwy. US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 772-589-7777
Vero Beach Island Previews 4625 Hwy. A1A Vero Beach, FL 32963 772-231-4880
N. Hutchinson Island 4007 N. Hwy. A1A Ft. Pierce, FL 34949 772-464-7007
S. Hutchinson Island 221 S. Ocean Drive Ft. Pierce, FL 34949 772-461-1324
Ft. Pierce Mainland 411 N. US 1 Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 772-461-3250
Port St. Lucie 7202 S. US 1 Port St. Lucie, FL 34952 772-878-3200
Stuart 2384 NW Federal Hw Stuart, FL 34994 772-301-0600
ntic th Avenue ntic, FL 32903 1-3300
Sebastian 1209 Hwy. US 1 Sebastian, FL 32958 772-589-7777
Vero Beach 1950 Hwy. US 1 Vero Beach, FL 32960 772-778-2029
hinson Island . Hwy. A1A ce, FL 34949 4-7007
S. Hutchinson Island 221 S. Ocean Drive Ft. Pierce, FL 34949 772-461-1324
Ocean Village 100 Mainsail Dr. Ft. Pierce, FL 34949 772-489-6100
Lucie US 1 Lucie, FL 34952 8-3200
Stuart 2384 NW Federal Hwy Stuart, FL 34994 772-301-0600
CB DISCLAIMER: © 2017 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Each sales representative and broker is responsible for complying with any consumer disclosure laws or regulations. Coldwell Banker Paradise: Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Paradise are independent contractor agents and are not employees of the Company. ©2017 Coldwell Banker Paradise. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Paradise fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.