Choosing Mike McCatty and Associates
The experience and knowledge of a dedicated real estate professional can be priceless. A good Broker forms a powerful team with his or her clients that make it possible for them to have a smooth, successful, stress free sale. Our team is comprised of over 70 years experience from dedicated professionals, all of whom have lived their entire lives in the greater Chicagoland area. With over a BILLION in closed sales we have the systems, know the process, and have the business connections with lawyers, lenders, home inspectors, and contractors required to get you sold!
What about those discount agencies/brokers?
You've heard the saying "If it sounds to good to be true..." Believe it! Think about it, someone is going to pay you to list their home? Trust me, if I am marketing your home correctly (and I understand not all agents are) then there is a great deal of time and money invested by the agent. (Ads, brochures, droning, professional wording, photography, etc.) Not to mention "Broker's Open's, Open Houses...) This is only recovered if your property sells. Therefore I am going to use all resources available to do just that. In addition, I am going to walk beside you through the entire process. Negotiations alone can alter a transaction results by thousands. In the business a discount agency is known as a "list them and forget them agency". Do not spend valuable time on the market learning this costly lesson.
Determine your needs/wants for the sale and for your new home
Selling your primary residence can be tricky because you have to simultaneously be thinking about where you would like to buy. First weigh your priorities – selling price is certainly important, but having a quick and efficient sale can often be worth accepting a slightly lower offer. We work with your unique circumstances to position your home to sell, and price is only one of the factors in this equation. Others including time, marketing, location, financing, etc. must be considered. A property that is properly positioned is halfway sold. We also coordinate the sale of your current home with the purchase of your new home to eliminate double moves, costly mistakes, or the worst scenario; a period with no roof over your head!
Prepare your home for showing
Underprepared homes can be sales disasters. Your home will never get as much attention from potential buyers as when it is first listed, so clearing clutter, cleaning, making repairs, and putting your home’s best foot forward is essential. Don’t “open for business” until your home is ready to be seen as favorably as possible. Equally important, don't hire an unqualified realtor and waste valuable market time and ultimately money when your potential buyer's stigmatize your home as "undesirable" as result of poor representation and discount brokers.
Find out what your local market looks like
Being knowledgeable about your market is the key to a smooth sale. There is no substitute for Mike McCatty and Associates when it comes to local market knowledge. If you've been researching online, you are aware a "estimate" is not called an "appraisal" for a reason. We will show you what your past and current competition has sold for so that you have a clear understanding of the criteria considered to determine your home's sale price. Further, we continue to be available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have along the way!
Lots of professional photos and online exposure at the most recognized sites are the key to getting a good response for your listing. We utilize professional photography, brochures, internet, media and mailings to give your property the best exposure possible. It is this proven and systematic process that works. Mike McCatty and Associates is a leader in the field for its aggressive marketing and advertising. We offer many of the "firsts" in the industry.
By choosing Mike McCatty and Associates you can sit back, relax, and wait for the flood of eager buyers!
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