MEET KEN & MARIE Dedicated. Experienced. Honest.Â Ken and Marie have been partners in business and in life for over 30 years. Together, they have listed and closed thousands of transactions and have built a thriving business based on a tradition of trust and excellence. Ken is ranked in the top 1% of agents in sales and volume. He is a national speaker, real estate coach and mentor. Marie fulfills the role of transaction coordinator, expertly and efficiently bringing transactions to successful completion. Together, Ken and Marie have established themselves as industry leaders, while simultaneously redefining service in real estate by consistently delivering superior results and hands-on client care.Â
MICHAEL MAI REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST
MILES JOHNSTON LISTING SPECIALIST
MARIE CROTTS, TRANSACTION COODINATOR
ALEX DIMOV, BUYER'S AGENT
ROBERTA SMITH, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/LC
MEET OUR TEAM Our Team of Administrative professionals and Buyers Agents work together to provide comprehensive, professional, and personalized service to fulfill our clients every need.
We are your Seattle area Experts.
103 Homes Sold $43.7 Million in Sales
We are your Seattle area Experts.
2017 SALES: 82 Homes Sold $31 Million in Sales
TESTIMONIALS "I am very pleased with how smoothly the entire selling process of my home was. They put together a very nice photo gallery and kept me informed every step of the way ! Their advertising brought an amazing amount to interested parties to my door, and offers/negotiations were handled very timely and professionally. I highly recommend Ken Crotts to anyone needing a realty professional." -Nancy G.
“Ken and his team provided a streamlined process to selling our home. We felt part of the team and not just a number. They kept in constant contact and on top of all the details during the process from start to finish. We started the sale of our home doing it ourselves but realized it would be in our best interest to list our home with an agent. We were lucky to meet Ken and trust him and his team to take charge in selling our home. They were professional, efficient and delivered what they promised ...a quick sale for the best possible price. Thanks Ken Crotts team.” -Patty A.
“We hired Ken after letting our previous broker go, our house sat on the market for almost three months with little traffic generated. After hiring Ken we received a call from him a day and a half later and Ken advised us he had two offers. We went with the first offer and our house closed a month later. We attribute this too the great pictures and marketing provided by Ken and his team! Would not hesitate to recommend Ken and team to any of our friends and will definitely use their services again if we are ever looking to buy or sell a house!” -Steve K.
“I was VERY pleased with Kens team, I was kept abreast of every step in the process. I didn't think I could sell my home after buying it at the peak of the market in 2007 but even with the down turn Ken was confident I could. Ken's team has the best system for attracting buyers I have ever seen, if you want a truly great experience go with Ken Crotts & Company” -B. Hall
We are proud partners with Sell a Home, Save a Child movement bringing necessary resources to materially poor and vulnerable children around the world. When we sell your house, we donate a percentage of our commission to the program, directly investing in children, and building a brighter tomorrow.Â Find out more: forwardedge.org
EXCEPTIONAL MARKETING WE HAVE THE UNIQUE ABILITY TO SHOWCASE YOUR HOME UNLIKE ANYONE IN THE BUSINESS. WE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THE NORMAL STANDARDS OF REAL ESTATE EXPOSURE AND PROVIDE CUTTING-EDGE SERVICES, SLEEK MARKETING MATERIALS, AND INDUSTRY-LEADING EXPOSURE
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY We hire renowned real estate photographers and videographers to shoot impeccable imagery and cinematic explorations of your property.Â Photo retouching, expert lighting, and pro lenses ensure palpable advantages.Â
CUSTOM WEBSITE We provide a personalized, custom website and domain designed just for your property- no pop up ads, just your property showcase. Not only is it a great first impression of your home, it’s convenient to use and easily shareable, perfect for social media promotion. Your personal site allows potential buyers to digitally tour your home, learn about nearby schools and attractions, download flyers, provide feedback, and much more.
STAGING FIRST IMPRESSIONS Research shows that professional home staging significantly enhances buyer interest and helps properties sell faster and for top dollar. Staging can be done in person or through our virtual staging service to enhance your space to perfection.
STATE OF THE ART SIGNAGE Our Signs are custom-built just for your property, with bright, high-visibility presentation and feature Voice Pad live transfer service. Â Buyers are encouraged to call for price, and the built-in capture system puts callers in direct contact with our attentive team of agents, all in real time.
WE ALREADY HAVE BUYERS There are over 5,000 buyers in our exclusive database, searching for the right property to come on the market.Â Your property will be promoted directly to Right Fit Buyers, and as soon as buyers demonstrate buying behavior they are connected to our highly trained agents. This is a Ken Crotts & Company exclusive feature.Â
60 SECOND RESPONSE TIME Speed to lead is an essential concept in real estate today. Buyers will not wait. With Aisa chatbot we provide interaction 24/7, ensuring no potential buyer slips through the cracks. Aisa holds intuitive text conversations and qualifies buyers for your home, all within 60 seconds of a buyer inquiring about your property.
SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING When we list your home we provide massive internet exposure through social media presence, putting your property in front of potential buyers. We spending thousands of dollars on Facebook and Google ads, running highly targeted demographic and geographical campaigns that enable us to reach and captivate your ideal buyers, some of whom may not even be looking.
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Networking plays an integral part in marketing your home. We belong to exclusive networking groups comprised of top producing agents, and reach out to buyers agents who will show their buyers your home. This allows us a significant advantage in generating interest in your property.Â Depending on the needs of your listing, we can also tap into our global network and promote your property to international buyers.Â
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YOUR LISTING SYNDICATED TO THOUSANDS OF REAL ESTATE PORTALS
FEATURED ON ZILLOW.COMÂ
FEATURED ON REALTOR.COMÂ
FEATURED ON CRAIGSLISTÂ
FEATURED ON VIEWSEATTLEHOUSES.COM
...AND HUNDREDS MORE!
FEEDBACK ON SHOWINGS With Showing Suite software we ensure your showings are conveniently scheduled and you have access to detailed feedback after every visit.
EASY EXIT AGREEMENT We are so confident in our delivery of unparalleled service that we provide our Seller the right to cancel this agreement at any time with 24 hours written noticeÂ
OUR LISTING PROCESS Put our experience, knowledge, service, and professionalism to work for you. 1. Consultation 2. Market Research 3. Smart Pricing Strategy 4. Home Staging 5. Professional Photography and Videography 6. Customized Property Website 7. Professionally Designed and Printed Marketing Materials 8. Thorough and Intelligent Marketing Method 9. Seller Weekly Reports 10. Expert Negotiations 11. Escrow managed by in-house Transaction Coordinator 12. Closing â€“ Congratulations on Your Sale!
Â WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING THE OFFER YOU WANT, AT THE TERMS YOU WANT, AND AT THE PRICE YOU WANT.
12 POINT CHECKLIST 12 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR AGENT BEFORE LISTING YOUR HOME: 1. Are you an Agent or Managing Broker? a. Ken Crotts has been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 1986, and a Managing Broker since 1989. 2. How many transactions have you closed in your career. a. With over 30 years of full-time experience, Ken Crotts has closed thousands of real estate transactions. 3. Do you have a support team? a. Yes! Ken Crotts employs a dynamic support staff that covers everything from marketing to transaction coordination. 4. Do you work with buyers? a. Ken Crotts & Company has the best buyers agents in the industry! 5. What does your brokerage do to market my property? a. eXp Realty brokerage syndicates to over 300 real estate specific websites worldwide. 6. Do you give back to our community? a. Ken Crotts & Company is dedicated to bringing about positive changes locally and globally. As proud partners with Sell a Home, Save a Child we donate a portion of each transaction. In addition, we support an array of community organizations and initiatives.
12 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR AGENT BEFORE LISTING YOUR HOME:
7. What kind of networking do you do? a. Ken Crotts is a member of the largest and most productive network group in the state. He also belongs to private social media groups, and has years of relationships built with other agents. 8. What specifically is your marketing plan? a. Upon request, we will provide you with a full marketing package personalized to your property- the most comprehensive plan in the industry. 9. How do you price a home? a. We actually go see the competing homes as well as conduct in-depth market research, and flood you with enough information to make a comfortable and educated decision. We don't pick the price, the market does. 10. Do you have a paid social media campaign? a. There is no better social media team for marketing real estate than Ken Crotts & Company. We spend countless hours testing and tracking social media paid ads, refining and implementing strategies that captivate buyers that aren't even looking! 11. Are your fees negotiable? a. Yes. We have a commission plan to fit every home and seller's needs. 12. How long is my agreement? a. We don't tie you up for 6-12 months. We use an easy exit, day-to-day listing agreement. Basically, we work on a handshake. We hold ourselves accountable to the highest standard!