Why does Harrison Realtors work?
Harrison Realtors works because a steadily increasing number of buyers are using the Internet to search for a home before they ever even consider speaking with a real estate agent. In fact, thousands of buyers visit our websites each month. We cover your bases with effective marketing and work directly with the real estate community because the local agents are fully protected by the MLS system. We provide services that make the process seamless because our licensed consulting team will help you and the buyer fill out all the forms that are required by the state and handle the process from start to finish, including helping you find a buyer, qualifying them for a new loan, all the way through selecting which escrow/settlement company to use. As a seller, it is important to know that you can have professional help throughout the entire process.
What is MLS?
MLS® (Multiple Listing Service) is the most comprehensive computerized database of homes for sale, with over 1.5 million listings nationwide. This database is used by Realtors® to market and promote their own listings and to cooperate with other Realtors®. Realtors®, in turn, are compensated with part of the commission. A large portion of real estate transactions are a result of direct MLS exposure. By having your home in MLS, it will be exposed to thousands of local real estate agents who otherwise would not have known that your property was for sale and would not have shown it. This is the same MLS used by a traditional broker who would charge you a full cost listing commission.
What are open houses? Are they necessary?
Open Houses are typically conducted on Saturdays and/or Sundays. The idea is to let the buyers preview your home in a no-pressure, non-scheduled manner. Open Houses statistically are responsible for 2-3% of all home sales. Just like “location, location, location” is important, so is “exposure, exposure, exposure”. The more people that see your home, the more you increase the odds of finding a buyer.
We work all day. How can we show our property?
Fortunately, the people buying homes also work all day so most people can only preview a home in the evenings or on the weekend. Generally, scheduling the buyer to meet with you is not an issue. However, in the event that the buyer can’t wait, you can choose to let us show your home for a low showing fee payable at closing should the buyer purchase your home.
Are there any hidden fees that I don’t know about?
No. Harrison Realtors identifies all fees up front.