We can help you understand everything you need to know about the real estate selling process in New Jersey.
The process begins with a determination of a reasonable asking price. We can give you up-to-date information on what is happening in the marketplace and the price, financing, terms and condition of competing properties.
The next step is a marketing plan. We can recommend repairs or cosmetic work that will significantly enhance the salability of the property. Marketing includes the exposure of your property to other real estate agents and the public. In Bergen County most real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate agent other than yours brings in the buyer. We act as the marketing coordinator, disbursing information about your property to other real estate agents through the Multiple Listing Service. Advertising is part of marketing. The choice of media and frequency of advertising depends a lot on the property. For example, newspaper advertising generates phone calls to the real estate office but statistically has minimum effectiveness in selling a specific property. Overexposure of a property may give a buyer the impression the property is distressed or the seller is desperate. We will know when, where, and how to advertise your property. There is a misconception that advertising sells real estate. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family, and personal contacts.
When your home is marketed with our help, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Agents will generally pre-screen and accompany qualified prospects through your property.
We can help you objectively evaluate every buyer's proposal without compromising your marketing position. This initial agreement is only the beginning of a process of appraisals, inspection, and financing -- a lot of possible pitfalls. We can help you write a legally binding, win-win agreement that will be more likely to make it through the process.
Monitoring, Renegotiating, and Closing
Between the initial sales agreement and closing (or settlement), questions may arise. For example, unexpected repairs are required to obtain financing or a cloud in the title is discovered. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for most sellers. We will objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing (or settlement).
Why use Agram Realty?
We are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, REALSource, the New Jersey MLS, and the Garden State MLS. We have years of experience serving Bergen County. We are an independent agency and you-our customer are our only concern.