Working with Ericka Hardy
Let me put my expertise to work for you!!
Ericka Hardy, Sales Representative
Royal LePage RCR Owen Sound
Quick Contact: Cell - (519)270-7177
Office - (519)376-9210
WORKING WITH ERICKA HARDY
I am happy to answer all of your real estate questions and will be available anytime you need me (including evenings and weekends). I can be reached by cell phone at (519)270-7177.
The first step in this process is for us to get together at your house so that I can have a look around, take measurements and ask questions.
I will require the following documents if you have them:
Plan of Survey - A survey of your property that outlines the lot size and location of buildings as well as details of encroachments from neighbouring properties.
Property Tax Receipts - Most listing agreements require that the current annual property tax assessments be shown.
Deed or Title Search - This document is a legal description of your property and the proof that you own it.
Other Documentation - In some instances, it may help the sale of your property if you can provide prospective buyers with information such as annual heating, electrical, and water expenses, as well as any recent home improvements costs.
I will then spend some time putting together a comparative market analysis for you in order to establish a suggested list price for your home. To do this I will research historical files to determine the sale prices of similar homes that have sold in the past year or two. These sales represent what buyers have been willing to pay. I will then adjust the sale prices to reflect any increases the market has experienced or any differences between those houses and your own. I will also find out what is currently for sale in your area and in the same general price range as these are the houses that potential buyers will be comparing to yours.
On our second appointment I will provide you with a copy of the market analysis. It will include copies of those listings that I used as comparables and also those that are currently for sale. We will discuss this information in great detail and settle on a suitable listing price.
The first formal step in marketing your property is for you to enter into a Listing Agreement, which is a contract that commits Royal LePage RCR to actively market your home for a specified period of time. It also commits you to a pre-established marketing fee that will be paid upon the successful sale and closing of your home.
All marketing costs are at my expense. This includes:
- lawn and open house signs
- photographs of the inside and outside of your home
- regular advertisements in the newspaper and on 3 popular sites on the Internet
- promotion of your home to 23 other Royal LePage RCR Real Estate colleagues and other real estate companies.
Royal LePage agent open house (usually on the next Tues.)
MLS open house (usually on the next Thurs.)
Public open house advertised in the Sun Times (usually within 2 wks of listing and at least once a month afterwards - **if desired)
You will always know what actions are being taken to sell your home. I will provide you with regular updates on the progress and any feedback from showings. I will keep you informed on the changing market conditions and on what other homes are selling for.
I will deliver and present all offers to you personally and explain all your options and make sure you understand everything. It is important to evaluate the conditions and terms of the offer in addition to the price offered.
I hope this answers some of your questions. If I have missed anything, please do not hesitate to ask!
Please contact me if I can help you buy or sell a house!!