Photo Credit – Christopher Thiemet
Over the years, I’ve become a master at every aspect of residential real estate.
I started my career working at a company that only worked with buyers. I spent every day working with people moving to the St. Louis area and helping them figure out which community would be best for them. After touring hundreds of homes with all kinds of buyers, I know how buyers will respond to just about any home.
Karen’s buyers purchase homes all over the St. Louis region.
Understanding buyers came in really handy when I decided it was time to transform my business by adding seller services. Starting with my first seller client, I made sure that every home listing was ready when it went on the market. I worked with sellers to de-clutter, rearrange furniture and make the easy cosmetic changes that would have an impact on the way buyers would react to the home.
Then I analyzed the housing market to make sure that the home was priced appropriately, and put together a marketing program that wasn’t designed to impress sellers in hopes they would hire me…it was designed to get homes sold.
My fist home listing sold in 7 days during the worst housing market in history.
I understand how to analyze data.
I know what to look at to determine home values. My goal is to set a price that is high enough to get sellers the best possible price while not being so high to turn off buyers.
I have also developed a custom report which allows me to monitor the micro and macro housing markets affecting each of my listings because things can change quickly as new homes come on the market or the competition drops their price.
By sharing this weekly report with my clients, we can make decisions together about changes we need to make to get a house sold.
Learning to Juggle:
Think about it…a single person can only do so many things at a time.
There are things that simply can’t wait.
- incoming contracts
- problems with existing contracts that could kill the deal
- potential new clients who call and want to talk about hiring an agent
- buyers who need a house NOW
These things need immediate attention.
When a real estate agent gets busy, everything else gets pushed aside.
What are those ‘everything else’ things that don’t get done when agents are busy?
- actively marketing homes listed for sale that aren’t yet under contract
- analyzing what is happening in the market that affects an agent’s active listings
- keeping clients informed of what is happening day to day
I’m simply not willing to neglect my current clients in order to take on new ones.
The solution was to focus on working with a limited number of clients at a time. I’m not trying to be the agent who closes 100 deals a year. I’d rather work with 5-10 clients at a time and give them exceptional service.
When you hire me to sell your home or find a new home, you will be hiring a real estate market specialist who understands what works. You won’t see me doing anything simply because is LOOKS impressive if it won’t actually do a thing to get a SOLD sign in front of the house.
Isn’t it time you hired someone who is going to put your needs over everything else.
Why wait any longer. Let’s get started.