Hello, I am Sheila Monson top producing Realtor here in Alaska. In the last year many things have changed in our nation due to COVID-19. Real Estate here in Alaska is no exception. When it comes to listing a home, a lot of sellers simply don’t want to risk having realtors come to their home to talk to them about listing their home for sale. The same goes for sellers when their house is listed, and buyers want to see their home. Sellers are reluctant to have numerous people touring their home to minimize the risk of COVID. To help YOU, a potential client, I decided to make your decision easier by doing my own video listing presentation for you. This is so you can watch it when it is convenient for you, with no pressure. You won’t need an appointment for me to come to your home, I won’t ever have to step foot inside you door. When you decide to list with me, All communication can be done through zoom meetings, facetime, or phone call. One thing I do when you list your home with me, is try my best to make things as easy through the process as possible. Providing you with this video, is just one more way I can do just that. So grab a cup off coffee, watch my listing presentation, and lets get to know each other. Let me help YOU get your house listed The EASY Way!
Alaska Living And Real Estate
KW Alaska Group
Welcome to my Video Listing Presentation, Where I Never Step Foot Inside Your Home!
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July 2019, #1 top producing single agent in all of Keller Williams Alaska.
In the top 10% of all producers in the state for the year 2019.
In January 2020 I was #1 producer in the entire state of Alaska for a single agent, and in the top 4% for All of Keller Williams Alaska for the year 2020.
I received a prestigious award for being the #4 top producer as a solo agent in all of Keller Williams Alaska for the year 2020.
Facts About Selling Your Home
FACT: According to many industry experts, one of the biggest reasons a homeowner doesn’t sell their home for their desired price or within an acceptable timeframe comes down to the agent they hire for the job. Selecting a “discount” real estate agent may cause you to sell for far less than the homes are selling for in the immediate area, if you eventually sell at all. If the agent you select plans to simply take some photos, put a sign in the yard, advertise it on a few websites and hold an open house, frankly you can do that yourself and experience the miserable results it creates. Why would you pay someone to do that? A good question to ask the agents you interview is “What can you do to sell my home that I can’t do on my own?” If they don’t have several good answers to that, they aren’t worth ANY fee. You get what you pay for and if you aren’t going with a full service marketing professional; it may cost you tens of thousands of dollars as well as months and months of stress and disbelief as to what’s happening with your home.
FACT: An agent must understand the art and science behind pricing a home correctly. This has changed drastically over the past 5 years. As an example, pricing a home at $249,900 does not look “cheaper” than $250,000. It simply eliminates virtually HALF of the buyers that would be looking for a home like yours online. If their search criteria is $225,000 to $250,000 your home will be in that list. If they choose $250,000 to $275,000 you do NOT come up in that search. Only an agent operating in the ignorance of the 90’s would price a home at a number that would eliminate 50% of your desired buyers instead of pricing it at an even number. This is a great test to see if your agent understands today’s marketing world. If they don’t, you should remove them from your home immediately.
FACT: Listing your home at an unrealistically high price will nearly ALWAYS result in a sale price that is far below the area average comparable sales. When a home is priced above the competition (even if only $3,000) it will oftentimes sit for months and months generating “lowball” offers. And frankly, even if you could get a buyer to agree to pay what you are asking, if there are no sales within one mile that are comparable, the home won’t appraise that high and the contract is dead. The buyer can’t get financed. A few years ago you could get it to appraise higher than the area sales. Unfortunately all of those appraisers are in prison now so your home will not be able to sell for more than the comparable sales per appraisal guidelines.
So What Happens Next?
If you feel like you may be a good fit with me and you’d like to sell your home fast and for top dollar, simply call me at 907.841.0840. After a brief phone consultation, if it feels like a fit for us, I will arrange for an appointment where all of your questions can be answered, your home evaluated and if we accept your listing, the agreement can be reviewed and approved by both parties. Most importantly, we can consider timing, pricing and marketability to ensure that moving forward would be in the best interest of your family’s immediate housing goals.
Please Do NOT Call Me if…
If you are planning to interview dozens of different agents and choose someone because they promise you millions of dollars or low fees, you needn’t bother calling my office. We do not participate in such auditions or interviews. You should only call when you’ve made the decision to try to retain me, Sheila Monson for representation on your home. Interviewing a couple of other agents will usually bring you to that realization very quickly.
I am more than happy to meet with you with absolutely no obligation on your part or ours. This is a good time to answer any of your questions, demonstrate how we can net you a MUCH higher figure on your home sale than any other agent and of course provide our own “Realtor Appraisal” for the true value of your home when using a superb marketing plan. I would simply schedule a no obligation, in-home meeting to take a look at the home and discuss several different options for you. But we simply do not have the time to meet with uncommitted home sellers or “agent shoppers”. As an advanced warning, some weeks will prove to have a waiting list for an appointment and we’re unable to schedule the first meeting immediately. Plan accordingly. If you do plan to shop agents, please do so before calling us. You can simply use this Agent Selection Guide to ensure you’re hiring an agent that’s qualified to sell your home fast & for top dollar.
One Other Important Notice
If you are ready to get your home sold now, you will obviously take immediate action to schedule the first interview. But even if you are reading this Agent Selection Guide several months before you are planning to sell, it is appropriate to meet NOW, not later. We have a special “HEAD START PROGRAM” to ensure that your home is ready to sell when the time comes and that it will be up to standards that we can accept the listing and sell it quickly. The Head Start Program is a very popular free consultation for those that plan to sell within the next 6 months and they’d like plenty of time to plan accordingly.
Alaska Living and Real Estate
Keller Williams Alaska Group