When you are trying to sell your home, the professional guidance of a Realtor is an absolute necessity. But, unfortunately, many people think all Realtors are the same. No single Realtor can hope to match the dedication and results that our team of professionals produces. So let us tell you a bit more about Tom & Cindy and Associates and then you can decide for yourself.
An individual Realtor needs to wear many hats. They need to be proficient in sales, marketing, customer service, administration, follow-up and a number of other skills. Not to mention being out and about showing homes to clients and attending settlements and inspections. All of this needs to be done while keeping up to speed on industry changes, market statistics, homes for sale and many other items that are crucial in this business. As you can see, this is a LOT of things that one agent needs to do in order to stay at the top of their profession and to service their clients as they desire and deserve. There are just not enough hours in the day. No single agent can do all these things and handle the volume of clients that gives the top agents invaluable experience and market knowledge. Just as you wouldn’t want a surgeon that only performs the major operation you need a couple of times a year, you want the Realtor that represents you to be the top in his field.
Tom and Cindy have adopted a different approach that puts the client in the hands of not just one agent but rather a team of professionals. While Tom and Cindy do handle each contract and negotiation from start to finish and are in constant communication with their clients, each member of our team has a specific role in the selling process that they specialize in and do better than anyone else. Let us take just a minute to show you why you are in great hands with our team.
After you decide Tom and Cindy are the right Realtors for you, they deliver the home information to our listing managers. Our listing managers will order signs, take photos, write descriptions and put our customized marketing plan into place that will sell your home for the most money possible. They are constantly maintaining and tweaking things to get you the most exposure and showcasing your home to potential buyers and their agents. They do this for well over 200 homes per year. Most Realtors haven’t sold that many in their entire career!
When our listing managers have all of the marketing in place our field technician steps in to make his contributions. He will monitor signs, place an electronic lockbox on the door, keep brochure boxes filled, assist with contractor access and even keep an eye on the home if it is vacant or you are out of town.
Once Tom and Cindy have successfully worked with you to negotiate a contract, one of our closing managers will get in touch with you. They handle correspondence and scheduling between inspectors, appraisers, agents, clients, lenders and title companies to make sure that the closing goes smoothly and on schedule. In the past 3 years alone, they have handled well over 600 closings. Talk about experience!
One point that is seldom addressed is what happens if challenges come up in the process. In real estate, as in life, nothing goes exactly according to plan 100% of the time. Our clients know and appreciate that when the train looks like it might come off the tracks that they are represented by agents that have seen it all and know just what to do to put things right. And talk straight with them throughout.
Everyone on our team has one main goal; to get you the most money possible for your home and give you a customer service experience that is unrivaled. We provide the personal attention they want but also deliver the unmatched service that only a team of professionals can provide.
Still not sure? Hopefully you will agree that numbers don’t lie. Last year, we netted our sellers 2.6% more for their homes than the average Northern Virginia Realtor. And guess what? Our homes are also on the market for less than half the average time. Give us a call so we can show you why we are the area’s #1 Realtors and in the top 100 Realtors in the nation. You will be glad you did.