PREPARING TO SELL
Ready to Sell
Our job is to help you make good decisions. The first decision you will make is how you are going to choose your real estate agent. Are you going to choose your agent based on their skill, integrity, and marketing or are you going to choose your agent based on their price opinion of your home. Please let us explain to you the risks associated with choosing the agent that gives you the highest price opinion. Unfortunately there are folks who will tell you what you want to hear just to get their sign in your yard. We call that “buying a listing”. The risk to you is that this could triple the amount of time your home is on the market and reduce your net at closing.
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THE SELLER ADVANTAGE
Get When You
List with Aldridge & Southerland
1 – Guarantee Statement
If for any reason we do not provide you 100% satisfactory service, please let us know. We will take care of the situation immediately. If you are not satisfied, we will release you from the listing agreement with no cost or obligation to you. Thank you for trusting us for 45 years!
2 – Staging
Our company provides an accredited home stager free of charge to you. This is important because you do not get a second chance to make a good first impression. She will give you a report with suggestions that will help you facilitate a faster move. A staged home brings more buyers, more excitement, and higher offers. Can you see why this would be important?
3 – Videos
We will send you informative videos about pricing your home and staging your property. Proper pricing and staging will lead to getting you the best price in the shortest amount of time. Our entire program will get you where you want to go on time.
4 – Professional Photos
Your property will be highlighted in the Multiple Listing Service and all the real estate websites with professional photos our office provides. The photos include Matterport 3D showcase and drone technology to highlight your entire property. With 95% of potential home buyers going online, your presentation is really important. Our mission is to present your home in the best possible light to encourage showings. This is why we provide a staging consultation to help you prepare your home to market in the best possible light for professional photos.
5 – Crawl Space Inspection
We encourage sellers to have a crawl space inspection before putting your home on the market. Why? The crawl space inspection is cheaper than an entire home inspection, and 95% of issues in Eastern NC are under the house. The owner will learn about issues before putting the home on the market and will be able to make repairs before the buyers orders the general home inspection. The buyer has peace of mind after the inspection, and the seller avoids another negotiation.
6 – Postcard
We will mail a postcard featuring your home to the neighbors that live near you. This is important because often neighbors will have a friend or family member who would like to live in the same area. Neighbors talk and a sale could be generated by a friend calling a friend.
7 – Aldridge & Southerland Grab Bag
We will gift you with a large duffle bag to pick up toys, clothes, etc. in the event of a showing without much notice. As much as we would like to avoid this for you, often out-of-town buyers give very short notice to see a property. Being on a limited schedule, they will often go to the next property if we cannot accommodate them. The duffle bag may help with a quick pick-up!
8 – Brand Strength
Brand strength of the largest real estate advertiser for the past 45 years!
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What Our Clients Say
We always receive superlative service and attention from our Realtor and the support staff at Aldridge & Southerland Realtors. Always our first choice of realty groups!
Jennifer Bogenn is the best realtor she goes above an beyond
My wife and I worked with Patrick of the Robertson O’Sullivan team to both buy and sell our home in Winterville. We can speak from experience when we say that Patrick genuinely cares about the well-being of his clients. He really took care of us from the beginning of the buying process through the sell of our home while we were relocating. He was never pushy and always willing to explain anything we had questions about. Once we had made our decision, he quickly took care of everything up to closing and communicated very frequently. We would certainly recommend working with Patrick and the Aldridge and Southerland team.
I had a great Experience with Connie Corey as our agent she help me and my fiancé find out first home together. The experience with her surpassed all expectations we saw several houses before we found our house. I was glad that we where able to find our house she didn’t push any house on us and made sure we where comfortable in what we wanted and focused on our needs for the house. She was fast to get us information about the house and get to see the houses we wanted and when it came to the offer she was quick to make sure all the paper work was done so our offer would be seen first. I will definitely be using Aldridge and Southern and Mrs Connie when we decide to buy and sell our house in the future.
Our agent Mike Gemmill went ABOVE and BEYOND with both selling and buying our current home! He is extremely knowledgeable and answered all of our many questions. Our house sold in less than a day, and ABOVE asking price! We couldn’t be happier with Mike’s expertise!
Outstanding Service! Very professional and knowledgeable of the real estate market.
Best team of very professional realtors. Highly recommended and always available to answer questions. Thank you, Sarah Weir!