7 Factors Home Owners Must Know to Get More Money for Their Home

Before you choose an agent . . .

Whether you want to sell your home, or you’re just curious about the value, there are many web sites that will promise to give you a home evaluation. Using these sites to price your home in today’s market could mislead you to giving away thousands of dollars of equity especially if you need to sell your home fast.

Asking a traditional real estate agent to evaluate your home value may not make things better. Here is the challenge:

You need only 60 hours of training and a state exam to become a real estate agent. You need 600 hours to be a nail technician. Yes, most traditional agents are poorly prepared to handle your biggest investment. What can you do to protect it?

Research conducted by National Association of Expert Advisors has discovered the seven factors that are responsible for selling homes for more faster.

  • Property Pricing Expertise - Traditional agents rely too heavily on historical data in the form of a CMA - Comparative market analysis - to determine the value of your home, but historical data doesn’t determine how you should position your home in today’s market. Relying too heavily on CMA means that homes with motivated sellers, or homes in bad condition, may be used against you. It’s the main reason why Zillow home values are wrong in 76% of the times.
  • Differentiation - To attract the highest possible offer you need to attract buyers who will perceived its highest value. Expert marketers understand that there is a buyer profile that will pay more for your home. Attracting them by differentiating your home from other homes by first anticipating buyer’s needs. The experienced agent will show you how to make small investments in your home’s curb appeal to boost the value of your home and how to inexpensively update outdated interiors to stimulate offers.
  • Market Exposure Plan - The average agent only spend 89 dollars a month on marketing! It’s not surprising they are selling only 6 homes per a year. You want an agent who track the return of investment and invest the commission you’re paying them. But that’s not enough. The key for smart marketing is understanding where buyers are going to search for homes and making sure the message is modified to each platform while constantly focusing on creating desire and urgency.
  • Agent Network Cooperation - This one will significantly increase your chances to sell as most houses are going to get an offer from another agent. Therefore, it’s critical that the listing agent will allocate a portion of their marketing budget to get your home in front of thousands of agents.
  • Buyer Follow Up - Agent who developed an immediate response system that will handle buyer’s inquiries after hours and over the weekend has much higher chances to sell your home. Research shows that any response below 15 minutes decreasing the chances of showing your home by 105 times.
  • Offer Negotiation - Buyer’s agent will work on behalf of the buyer to buy the house you sell for less than full price. The buyer will want to inspect the house and will likely make demands you’re not comfortable agreeing to. Too many good deals go sidelines because of bad negotiations. If you lose a good offer you might have to wait for a long time to get a good offer. Make sure you agent is a master negotiator.
  • Operational Execution - There are so many variables in selling a home. You got to have systems, documented processes and skilled professionals to execute a smart selling strategy. You certainly don’t want the pilot to fill out the air in the plain’s tires. It takes many people with different skill set to sell a home.

If you’re planning to sell your home, even if it is more than 6 months from now, the next logical step is to request a free no commitment smart home selling strategy that will help you sell for more than the traditional real estate agent.

Call Dave at (503) 939-4241 to get more info about our smart marketing home selling strategy.

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About Homevisor Agent

Dave Sobolik has been a Real Estate investor since 2009 having owned and managed multiple commercial properties, vacation rentals and single-family residential homes. His focus is on serving sellers, buyers and investors. His professional approach with detailed and clear communication, is of utmost importance to ensure the transactional experience is smooth. His constant desire to stay current in the market while studying industry trends allows Dave to provide the greatest value to his clients.

Contact him at: (503) 939-4241.

What Makes Us Different?

Finding a realtor is easy, but how to find top real estate agents in Vancouver Portland metro area that expand the narrow definition of their own industry? Here is what makes us different:

  • We offer data that challenge current beliefs and empower home buyers and real estate investors to uncover opportunities and mitigate risk. With this data you won’t have to guess. It will allow you to know neighborhoods intimately, challenge assumptions and invalidated beliefs regularly. 
  • We use laser targeted marketing and amplifying our messages to multiple online platforms to create maximum exposure. We are focused on results and looking for the fastest way to sell a home in Vancouver Portland metro area.
  • We offer complimentary strategy sessions with one of our highly experienced real estate investment agents. Strategy sessions generally last about 60 minutes and are a great time to ask questions about your specific home buying, selling or investing goals. We'll discuss the process of buying a home, house hunting strategies from multiple listing services to for sale by owner to off the market opportunities. We talk about the process of selling a home, or about building your real estate portfolio. 
  • We offer a holistic approach to home buying, home selling and investing that centers on your personal situation, offering advice from different professionals, whether you are a first-time home buyer, or a savvy real estate investor.  
  • We will pay the 1031 Exchange fee (if needed).  
  • Once the transaction is complete, we stay connected and continue to advise our clients.  
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

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"Dave is a realtor I would highly recommend. He does his research, works hard for his clients and is an excellent negotiator. He made sure we secured the house we wanted and helped us to sell our house for top dollar."

Stephanie & Steve Belinge 

Dave was very responsive, available for our hectic schedules, and great with any explanations and bargaining. He was very knowledgeable of the market we were shopping in.

Mark & Michelle Stickley

We hadn’t a bought a house in a long time and Dave was patient in answering all of our questions as well flexible when we changed our mind on the house we wanted and also very responsive. It was a pleasure working with Dave.

Sylvie Peterson

We bought a home our dream home in Bonney Lake Washington contingent on the sale of our home in California Bay Area and so thankful Dave was recommended to us by our financial advisor. Our situation was complicated by being outside the US and Covid restrictions on travel. Dave’s knowledge, expertise, solid reasoning was immediately apparent. We quickly felt this was someone we could rely on who had our best interests in mind. I appreciated his thoughtful review and opinions on home inspection issues, bringing up considerations outside anything we had thought of. This guy works hard. The consistent communication was 5 star service. We had a polar opposite experience selling our home in California which was full of frustration, anxiety and distrust. Consider yourself in great hands choosing Dave as you agent. Thank you, thank you from the Symons-Hopper family!

Linda Symons

Dave was referred from a friend and lived up to every expectation. He was prompt, informed and understanding. Thanks Dave!

Shane Kyla

"We have known Dave for years and choosing him as our realtor was a no-brainer. Not only does he know Vancouver well, he is upfront and provides accurate and honest information. Working with him was easy from beginning to end and we always felt confident that he had our best interests in mind. Dave is an excellent negotiator and stands firm for what his clients want. We definitely recommend Dave and would work with him again!"

Rebecca Driscoll

I met David over a year ago at an Open House on our street. I told him that we would not be listing our home for at least a year but I would like to know the appropriate value. He ran comps of houses in our area and reviewed them with me.
When the time came to list the property I asked him to present a marketing plan. He and his realtor partner presented an interesting plan. I was impressed with their professional demeanor and knowledge of the real estate market. I liked their plan and decided to list with them .
We listed the house on a Friday and by Monday seven offers had been written. Six of those offers were above asking price.
I found David to be knowledgeable, available, helpful and a good communicator. He was eager to help in any way possible. We were very pleased with his suggestions and felt he knew the area and value
of property in our area.

Berdell Nelson

Working with Dave was the best choice we could have made as first time home buyers. We didn’t know any realtors in the area and actually met him at an open house we just happened to drive past. We were set at ease by his knowledge of the area and his professionalism. We have met high pressure realtors before and he was definitely not that.

Dave did such a great job working with our schedule seeing seeing many houses over 4 months. At every showing, he helped us fairly evaluate the home for our needs and wants. We bought during a very tight and competitive market and Dave helped us navigate through several multiple offer situations. Ultimately we were able to lock down our new home with a creative offer that was tailored to the seller’s specific needs because Dave was in such great communication with the sellers agent. With his help, we were able to beat higher priced offers.

We are truly blessed to have met Dave at that open house and highly recommend his services to anyone!

Turrell Danson