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Cashing Out of Your Home Away From Home?

Why Call Lawrence?? The majority of my real estate closings annually take place with sellers who are out of the area.  It is imperative to work with an agent that can be your eyes/ears on location if you can not be present for marketing, showings, negotiations, repair requests, and closing.

Every dollar counts.  Maximizing the equity you built over so many years is critical, and protecting it with every decision(big or small) over the months it takes to close your home sale. Every one of my listings gets my personal attention daily. Weekly reports are published via email with Viewing Feedback, Internet Page Views, Neighborhood Hotsheet, and if anymore detail is needed my sellers can pick up the phone and call me directly.

Worth Commission Fee?  To Start, History Says You Will...

  1. Obtain anywhere between 5%-20% higher in purchase   price averaging at 12%

  2. Save 0.5%-7% on Inspection and Repair Requests

  3. Save an average of 22 days in closing or other delays

If you are considering to hire us to represent  your next selling transaction please review the major points I provide below to help show why our services would more than pay for themselves.

1. Multiple Listing Services and Online Marketing                                    If you are reading this you are researching your next transaction, and you are doing it online, if you were searching for a home you would be starting in the same place as well.  92% of buyers now search online, of that 43% closed on a home they found on the internet, 9% from a yard sign, 1% from print/newspaper, and 45% from a home that arose through the process of buying with a Realtor. 


      The days of selling your house by just putting up a sign and putting it in the paper are long gone. Having a strong internet strategy is crucial. From day one when your listing goes active it will be presented pristinely on all the major real estate search engines listed in the diagram of our listing providers. Tens of thousands of people are actively searching online with registered accounts to the search engines in the diagram, and regularly receive updates on new matches. 

2. Social Media Marketing                                                                                                           


While social media can be a time absorbing in some ways it can be useful in others. we utilize Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, as well as other, and will continue to stay on the frontier of social media.


• Give virtual tours

• Connect with past, current and potential clients

• Update your audience about market changes and new homes on the marketAdvertise listings and open houses

• Create dialogue with clients

• Reach clients and prospects wherever they are and where they like to receive info, through a computer at work, a tablet at home or virtually anywhere else through a mobile device


3. Negotiating 

 When offers come it is a critical time to handle each one dilligently. Crucial information can be obtained to understand how to move forward if you know what to say and how to say it. As well as what not to say, and how not to say it.  It is arguably the part of the job I look forward to the most and the handling of every bid gets my best foot forward.  While negotiating a purchase price is one thing, negotiating through the Inspection/Repair procedure can be quite different. Knowing elements of home pricing items and the contractors who are available to do the work helps save you potential thousands, and you need an agent that knows it all goes to affect your bottom line.

4. Personal Attention of Time and Resources

     Everyone of my listings gets daily attention.  Weekly showing reports that include showing feedback of custom questions, internet activity, inquiries, and market conditions is provided to keep you in the loop.  I can be reached easily by phone and email and relied on to respond promptly if not right away. A 'mass listing agent' with 40+ Active Listings cannot claim to effectively provide personal attention and focus on details, and the tinest specifics are what you are paying someone to focus on. 

Selling your biggest investment is something most people only do a couple times in their entire life, when you call Lawrence you get a professional that does it at least 15 times per year. Every dollar counts.  Maximizing the equity you built over so many years is critical, and protecting it with every decision(big or small) over the months it takes to close your home sale.

Every home that goes up for sale gets both planned, and custom actions to make sure it is done the BEST possible way.  Even before we reach an agreement a thorough walk around is completed so I can help point out any areas that buyers might find critical, and any pitfalls a buyers home inspector might find. Most of the planned steps I take are detailed below, others are not included and are considered to be Trade Secrets that I cannot share online. The steps I take below are things other Realtors simply will not do, but things I consider essential since the sale of your home for the most money is in MY best interest as well..

  • Need light maintenence to make your home shine? Powerwashing and light landscaping is something I have done in the past

  • 100 Just Listed Post Cards- Minimum, it is important to let as many neighbors as possible know your home is for sale. I find many buyers from neighbors who know what a great neighborhood they have, and choose to have a friend or family member close by.

  • Multiple Listing Service- Realtor software for searching and information. History shows there is an 80% chance the buyer for your home will come from a cooperating broker from this outlet.

  • All Major Websites- Dozens of the most popular AND smaller property search engines, Linked Here

  • High Quality Pictures-25 max in MLS. Best everything, from angle to time of day. All pictures are cropped, brightened, and touched up if needed.

  • Broker/Open Houses-Effective in generating hundreds of buyer contacts.

You can only judge after the process has ended if intangible services were truly worth the money, beforehand all that can be done is to take the information you research and make the best decision possible. The key to selling your home for the most money is numbers, more the better. More appointments, more showings, more feedback, more offers, and this is the area we will be the most effective. You will have atleast 5 times more potential buyers who are ready, willing, and able considering your home than you would marketing yourself. the question will not be if I can find someone to buy your home, it will be who is going to pay the most?

When people relocate to the Grand Strand from out of the area, they rarely do it WITHOUT the assistance of a local real estate agent, if ever.  When selling..Is hiring a Realtor worth the money? It is a frequent question, and everybody's answers obviously differ because selling your home is completely unique to you, with the thousands of factors that make your situation whatever it might be. Even if you have already sold a home before with a Realtor, it is impossible to look back and calculate the dollar figure they cost or netted you.

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