Receive a custom evaluation for your home, including comparisons to other homes that have recently sold or are on the market. This guarantees you receive the most accurate information available. To find out what your home is worth, fill out the information below:
The Top 10 Reasons To List With Us
Todd was first licensed in 1991 and today The Todd Smith Group has over 50+ years combined experience. Often, experience can be confused with years an agent is licensed. For example, an agent that has had his/her license for seven years could say they have seven years of experience. However, during that time it's important to know how much true experience was actually gathered through production vs. just holding a license. Real estate is different than a "typical job" where you are truly learning and hopefully gaining skills each day on the job. In the real estate industry, not all agents will accumulate this experience since true experience comes by being involved in the sales process. Depending on the source, the average agent will be a part of 6-7 sales a year. When we speak, you will clearly notice the difference in our broad knowledge of the home selling process and benefit from partnering with a team that has "been there" and "done that" thousands of times. We know what to look for, and will quickly zero in on a strong solution to get you the results you've hired us to execute. What is most amazing about that is it doesn't cost any more to hire us; in fact, it will cost you more if you don't hire us.
2. Plan of action:
We believe in being proactive and following a plan that will deliver results. Unfortunately, many sellers don't know any better and list with an agent who just doesn't have a plan in place to get the home sold for top dollar and of course in a timely manner. In fact, most real estate agents employ the 3 "P" plan of action. Place a sign in your yard, put the home in the MLS and then pray someone else sells it. While prayer is valuable, we all know faith with no work won't get the job done. We actually have the 4th and 5th "P" which is proactively prospect to get your home sold and price watch. On an average day, 500 outbound calls are made looking for buyers for our sellers and sellers for our buyers. During our interview, we can go over the plan of action we know will get your home sold, for the most money possible and in the most convenient timeline. We've done it before and know we can do it again for you.
3. Strong Negotiator:
Over the years, being involved in so many contract negotiations has taught me something very important. It would be logical and easily assumed that negotiating is about talking. As much as that is true, the lesson learned was it's just as much about being a good listener and know how and when to ask great questions. Questions - which ones do you ask? This is the art of negotiation and a skill I've learned how to do quite well. I will use these skills acquired to give you the edge when a part of any negotiation. I continuously keep more money in my clients pockets and work to get them more favorable overall terms. When we meet, please ask me to share a few of the most memorable money making negotiations I've been able to work in my client's favor. It is always rewarding to see my clients WIN.
To succeed in today's global real estate market, you have to stay on the cutting edge of technology. And in today's market, that means leveraging technology to power every aspect of the sales process. Keller Williams Realty leads the way in the real estate industry with unmatched productivity-enhancing tools. All our technology products and services are inspired and directed by our associates. Keller Williams Listing Service - The Keller Williams Listings system, or KWLS, allows us to 340 syndicate listings sources across the globe. The KWLS guarantees that our associates maintain ownership and control of their listing data and get maximum exposure for their listings online. We remain aware and connected to the latest technology tools to be sure you get the most exposure possible. More exposure means more money as a result of a faster sale.
5. Contractual Knowledge:
When it comes to contracts it's important to align yourself with a real estate agent that understands the various terms and conditions that may dramatically affect the outcome of your transaction. After all, when is the last time you sat down to sell a home? It can be a very overwhelming experience. In fact, this is the case for the vast majority of real estate agents too. This may be one of the main reasons that you decided to hire an agent in the first place. To that point, it's very important than when you're interviewing agent(s) to represent you that you verify they have a solid contractual background and awareness of the various contracts and addenda to navigate you through the sales process. You will feel confident when hiring us to represent you in the sale of your home. We are very familiar with the contracts, review them daily and are very aware of areas to focus on which will ensure you get the most protection possible. It's important to understand that we are not lawyers practicing law, however, we have those resources available to you should the need ever arise. Thankfully, as a result of our knowledge we have not ever needed to employ those resources.
6. People Skills:
Dealing with the public can be a challenging task. In this case, it's not the "general" public that I'm talking about. I'm talking about how we deal with and interact with the other agents and parties to your transaction. It's quite often overlooked by the general public how important it is to work with an agent that knows how to work on their behalf in a professional and tactful manner. This has a direct impact on the success or failure of your negotiations leading to a successful closing. It may be something as simple as merely returning a phone call or something more complicated as defusing a hostile agent when discussing the price of your home. When working with our team you can rest assured that we will be skilled in navigating the various personalities we will inevitably come in contact with. We've taken action to learn about the differences of personality style, study behavior patterns and how to communicate with each and work toward building rapport in the shortest amount of time. It's something that can easily be overlooked when selecting an agent, and can either work in your favor or cost you not just money, but possibly be the difference between a successful closing or going back on the market.
Having been active in local marketplace, we've established relationships with other agents who are having above average levels of success. We've studied these statistics and created relationships with these agents. This allows us to quickly communicate and network with them to get our sellers the most direct access to the buyer for their home. Many agents make the mistake of isolating themselves and building a wall around them in fear of competition. We employ an attitude that there is enough business to go around for everyone. The ability to have the respect of other successful agents in our local market positively serves our clientele.
And that's not all..there are other resources too. While we are working together, you will have any and all resources available to serve you. The relationships we've established over the years have been built upon trust, respect and instilling confidence in our partners to empower them to do their jobs at the highest level. You benefit by having the very best at your disposal and know they too have the same high standards we believe in. It may be the title company, lender(s) or home warranty company. Or trades such as painters, handyman, plumbers or roofing contractors. We have virtually anything you many need. It's a full service operation, we can handle it!
This is definitely an area where all agents are not created equal. You will have a huge advantage with me on your side. As mentioned in my bio, my Mom is a residential real estate appraiser. Exposure to her work allowed me, at a very young age, to master various methods for determining accurate pricing of real estate. There are several variables that come into play when determining a home's value. It's not just a matter of running the neighborhood comparable sales. It's necessary to consideration location, condition, amenities and market/economic conditions that all have a role in determining current market value. I will be preparing a comprehensive market analysis to help you determine the absolute top dollar we can expect the market to bring at this time. The research will consist of several different approaches to make sure we take everything into consideration when pricing your home. Sometimes, it may take a few extra days work on my part, and in the end will save you time...which means more money, a quicker sale, and of course with fewer problems. I will help you see your home's value through the eyes of the buyer, buyer agents, and think like an appraiser will while doing their report. We will look at competing inventory, supply and demand, as well as absorption rates. When you pick the list price for your home, you will do so with ultimate confidence and know that you have been provided with an extensive amount of information to select the most competitive price. In fact, it is my experience when you price your home within 3% of current market value you should expect a sale in the first 30 days. I have learned first hand when you give up negotiating room, you gain negotiating strength. I have a track record for selling my listings at 98% of the list price. Compare that to the local board of realtors average of 94%. This means when you list with me, your odds significantly increase to net more money.
9. Customer Service:
Things certainly aren't the way they used to be, are they? I remember growing up as a kid pulling into the gas station. The bells would chime as you drove over the rubber strip pulling up to the gas pump. Within a minute you'd have someone come out and say "fill'er up"? Can I check under the hood for you today? Then, without even being asked, they washed your windows...all wearing a smile. Where have those days gone? The good old-fashioned customer service. If you think about it, it really wasn't that long ago. Why did that kind of service go away? Well, it hasn't gone away at The Todd Smith Group. We still believe in that level of service and taking care of our customers with good old fashioned service. You know the saying, "it's the small things that make a big difference"? It's so true. Just following through, doing what you said you would do and doing it with a good attitude and showing gratitude goes along way. When you become one of our clients, you become part of our real estate family. If you're looking for that service that you just don't see out there in every day business and in life anymore, be sure to work with us and will be happy to provide it for you.
A major reason homes don't sell in a timely manner is they were not prepared properly to come on the market in the first place. Many times, we've noticed real estate agents are just not comfortable being completely honest about these recommendations as they can be sensitive conversations regarding your personal home. We offer complimentary staging services for your convenience. When you list with us, we ask for your permission to openly (and of course respectfully) go throughout your home and make recommendations to position your home to be received positively by the marketplace. We can provide simple suggestions such as paint and carpet colors, relocating furniture or eliminating certain items. In some cases we suggest more sophisticated renovations as necessary, and within a budget. We will always take into consideration the impact these improvements will make on your bottom line. It's easy for anyone to walk in and tell you to completely remodel your home, that doesn't take much skill. We will carefully guide you through the process and make sure that any investment made will bring you the maximum return. We understand what our market place expects and we understand how buyers think - we will be sure to make recommendations to get you the most out of your home with the smallest initial investment. Please feel free to contact my office today if you would like to discuss our staging services further. You can contact us at 817-328-1448
Your home can be advertised on websites all across the web, making sure buyers see your home and everything it offers. Here are some of the national sites where your home will appear. When you list with us, your home will appear on approximately 340 websites.
To find out more about selling your home, click here