Real estate may seem easy on TV but, in reality it can be very complicated. That’s where we come in.
At the closing table, our goal is for you to feel that the experience of selling your home exceeded all your expectations, so throughout all our interactions – from listing to closing – we will work hard to achieve that goal.
When you choose Cates & Company, you are not just getting a trusted, respected agent – you are getting a team of experts who are passionate about serving and protecting our clients.
We are NOT Your Average Listing agents
If you are considering selling your home, then you must hire an experienced and professional real estate agent that will go beyond just merely listing your home on the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) and putting a “For Sale” sign on your front yard. You need an agent who will aggressively market and advertise your home to get you top dollar and the best terms possible while working to protect you along the way!
Know The Value of Your Property
We, at Cates & Company, understand the home selling process. We also know you’ve likely grown to love your home over the years. That’s why we take the time to understand your home thoroughly so we can highlight its best features to potential homebuyers.
Before listing your home, we will perform a walk-through of your property. Our agents will also provide you with a free, comparative market analysis so you can get a better understanding of how we determine the fair market value range of your home. Additionally, we will discuss your goals so we can determine a selling strategy together.
Prior to entering into a listing agreement with us, we will give you an honest and transparent assessment of your property’s estimated value considering its size, age, location, features, condition, and other possible variables.
We will use our expertise to strategically set a competitive selling price that lines up with your selling goals.
We Will Focus On Aggressively Marketing Your Home
We work with You to create an effective marketing plan and strategy that meets your goals. When we put your house on the market, we will explore various marketing strategies to determine which is right for you. We will work together to ensure that your home gives off the absolute best first impression. In general, Your home will be listed on the MLS, Social Media, Zillow, and other similar real estate platforms unless we jointly determine to do otherwise. Furthermore, we network with other agents to get your home top exposure. Our agents will discuss hosting open houses, virtual tours, staging, curb appeal, and professional photography for your home to ensure maximum exposure of your listing. Overall, our goal is to get your home sold quickly for the highest price and best terms possible.
We Will Negotiate to Get You the Highest Price and Best Terms
Our agents will advocate on your behalf through every stage of the home selling process. We will vet, to the best of our ability, any potential buyers to ensure they are qualified to buy your home. If there are multiple offers, we will help you evaluate and dissect each offer and the terms. Additionally, we will do what we can to negotiate higher prices and better terms if possible. This is where we really shine as agents! Once we settle on a buyer, we will work with you to include the most favorable terms possible in the contract.
Navigating Pitfalls and Hurdles along the Way
Once your home is under contract, there is still a lot of work left to be done. We will typically have to work with home inspection and the home appraisal. Sometimes, there can be some tough negotiations during this process. Simultaneously, the Title company will be coordinating getting your home cleared for sale. We will also help handle any title related issues that could come up. With our years of experience selling hundreds of homes, we have the expertise to help you every step of the process until you close!