Your choice of an agent is critical to having a successful real estate experience. The Hughes Shelton Group and Compass Real Estate have the services you’re looking for. We will provide you with analysis, advice, and serve as your advocate throughout the transaction.
In general, all home sellers approach the task with the same two goals in mind: get the best possible price in the least time. While the details of the process may vary according to the type of home and local market conditions, following these seven steps increases the prospect of success.
You’d never buy a home on a whim; you shouldn’t try to sell one that way, either. So before you do anything, take some time to study the local market and current trends. The best way to do that is to schedule a pre-market consultation with the Hughes Shelton Group. We’ve sold thousands of properties, and are uniquely experienced in helping sellers understand what they can do to properly prepare their home for sale.
Nothing is more important than setting the right asking price for your home. That’s why it’s smart to get the help of a professional with the expertise and experience to get it right the first time. That’s precisely what you’ll receive in a professionally prepared Competitive Market Analysis (CMA) from the Hughes Shelton Group – at no cost or obligation.
While we’re confident we can do the best job for anyone selling a home in Tampa Bay, we can do a much better job for those who really understand the selling process. That’s why our services offer you the opportunity to get a complete education in home selling and home ownership at your convenience.
In our minds, of course, the smartest sellers are those who list with Hughes Shelton Group and Compass Real Estate, because no one can match the training and resources that we bring to the job.
A fast, profitable sale is seldom a matter of luck. Far more often, it’s the result of a sound marketing plan that makes the most of all the tools a realtor has at his or her disposal. With the Hughes Shelton Group, those tools are formidable indeed – from the collective resources of our nation-wide office network, to a relocation organization whose ability to reach out-of-town buyers dwarfs that of any other Tampa Bay area broker. PLUS we have a host of unique, exclusive programs to generate buyer interest in your property. Please beware — “discount” companies, with little or no programs or resources, will undersell your home to get it sold.
Whether your buyer is moving in from across the country or around the corner, they’ll want all the help they can get. That’s just what they’ll get if your home is listed with the Hughes Shelton Group, thanks to our exclusive Concierge Home Services. We help coordinate everything from moving arrangements to purchasing appliances and home furnishings, free of charge to buyer and seller alike. That’s one extraordinary added value for your buyer. And one big competitive advantage for you.
If you are selling your first property, the prospect can be daunting. If you’ve sold properties in the past, there may be several elements of the process that you would prefer to do differently. For these reasons, we’ve established certain service standards. Service standards are practices and standards to which the Hughes Shelton Group is firmly committed. You will be provided with a clear road map of what it takes to make a successful sale. We let you know, step-by-step, the levels of support and customer care you can expect from us.
We will conduct an in-depth interview to understand your goals, your timetable and any special circumstances you may have. By listening carefully to your needs, we pledge to enhance your experience as a seller and to walk you through the steps required to sell your property.
Price is one of the most significant factors potential buyers consider when looking at a property. You do not want your valuable investment to be either under-priced or over-priced – but how do you know what is appropriate? How can you tell what the market will respond to? As your agent, we will help you realize the optimum value for your property.
“What is being done to sell my property?” is a reasonable question to ask your agent. We will create a marketing plan specific to your property. We will educate you about the decision-making process buyers go through so that you may use that information to your advantage. We will then implement the plan to bring your property to market in the most attractive light.
First impressions count! We can’t stress this enough… Before inviting buyers into your property, you’ll want to be sure you’ve done everything to make it as attractive as possible. There are many ways to improve your chances of a sale, and as your agents, we will discuss these with you.
Some people enjoy negotiation, others dread it. Either way, when it comes to selling your property it is important to have a capable negotiator on your side. Our experience will be available to you at every step.
During this time (typically 30 to 60 days), we will be there to assist you in handling crucial details so that deadlines are met in order to bring your transaction to a smooth, successful close.
Luxury properties have special features and amenities that distinguish them from “typical” homes; the effort it takes to sell such high-end properties is equally unique. Selling a home of distinction is a very different proposition. It requires special training and experience, an understanding of the seller’s needs, a global approach to potential buyers and a significant investment of time. The Hughes Shelton Group develops a one-of-a-kind sales campaign for each unique property.
As realtors working in the top luxury market, the Hughes Shelton Group knows the protocol required, how to identify and highlight a home’s construction and amenities, and effectively communicate the integrity of the property. But that’s only the beginning of the process. It takes an extraordinary level of knowledge, resources and service to showcase a property, particularly in today’s economic climate.
Once the partnership is established between our Group and the Seller, the sales wheels are set in motion with the rollout of a comprehensive, customized marketing plan designed to reach the greatest number of qualified prospective buyers. Professional photography is arranged, customized property brochures and postcards are produced and distributed to prospective buyers and targeted market areas. Further exposure is achieved via virtual or Web tours on numerous websites. Our featured websites include: HughesShelton.com, Compass.com, Zillow.com, Trulia.com, and Realtor.com. The proverbial icing on the cake is advertising placed in publications such as Luxury Home Magazine and Tampa Bay Metro Magazine.