What to Expect When Selling my Home?
The Real Estate Agent
Selling a home is for most people the single largest financial transaction in their lifetime. As such it requires the services of a professional Bergen County realtor of the highest caliber.
The realtor & the realtor’s broker is the crucial links to the qualified buyers who can buy your home.
Choosing the right realtor will get you a higher price on your home, & will save you time and aggravations. It is not always the agent who has been in the business the longest who is right for you. It is the realtor with the contacts, marketing savvy, the dedication, energy and, most important the track record of success.
My track record has probably no other comparable precedent in Bergen County. In 10 years I have achieved the highest Platinum Sales Award by the NJMLS for 2004-2008.
I have sold over $200 Million of properties in 2004-2008.
I am using sophisticated target marketing systems tailored to each property based on its location, price, and features. This includes aggressive advertising on the Internet, targeted printed publications such as New York Times, & wide network of national & International contacts.
Call or e mail me today to find out more!
The Marketing Plan
My marketing plan is unsurpassed in its scope and reach. I will give your property the widest possible targeted exposure which will attract the one buyer who will be the right buyer for your home.
I urge you to invite me in for a full presentation of all the various media, technological tools and strategies I will use in the promotion of the sale of your property.
The main channels I use to expose your home to the public are:
- The Internet (see breakdown bellow)
- Printed Advertising (NYT, The Record) ,Israeli press, Korean press and more)
- Direct E-Mailing
- Other Internet based promotional tools such as; Interactive floor plans
- Public Open House
The Internet – Location, Location, Location
80% of all buyers search the Internet before even going out of their home!
Your home will showcase on twelve different websites giving it the most comprehensive exposure:
The Listing Price
Price is the single most important influenceable factor in selling your home! The most common and, the biggest mistake many sellers make is inflating the listed price of their home! This results in your home being on the market for a long time as buyers pass it over and over.
Buyers shop by price range, and if the listed price of your house is not carefully determined it will be passed over again and again.
I will provide you with Comparative Market Analysis that I will prepare for you free of charge. I will show you what similar properties sold for, which other competing properties are on the market at the time you will want to sell yours and, what advantages your property has over other competing properties.
Condition Of Your Home
Nobody likes to put money into a home that is to be sold soon. However, it usually pays to make aesthetic improvements that do not cost much but make a big difference in the appearance of your home. These improvements will usually enhance your home’s value which will be reflected in the price a buyer will be willing to pay. I will guide you as to what improvements will be the most cost-effective in the sale.
New Jersey Realty Transfer Tax Fees
Effective August 1st 2004 there are increases in the NJ Realty Transfer Tax Fees paid by the seller. Increases apply to residential Real Estate & New Construction which exceed $350,000!
Listed bellow is a quick reference showing the new Transfer Fee for every $100,000 of the sale price:
For $400,000 the tax is; $3215
For $500,000 the tax is; $4175
For $600,000 the tax is; $5185
For $700,000 the tax is; $6245
For $800,000 the tax is; $7305
For $900,000 the tax is; $8415
For $1,000,000 the tax is; $9575
For $1,500,000 the tax is; $15,625
For $2,000,000 the tax is; $21,675
For $2,500,000 the tax is; $27,725
For $3,000,000 the tax is; $33,775
For $3,500,000 the tax is; $39,825
There is a different schedule for Senior Citizens, Disabled & Low & Moderate Income. The Transfer Fee is calculated per $1000 in varying increments. For specific calculations please call or e-mail me.