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Top Rated Realtors By Reputation & Results
The Patti Mullen Group is a team of experienced Michigan Realtors dedicated to client success. This experience is shown through a proven track record of successfully selling homes in the Metro Detroit area for several decades. This success has earned us a reputation as top Realtors in our area both by reputation and results.
We tailor this experience and expertise toward client goals and work with them throughout the entire home selling process. Our mission is to ensure clients feel like they made the absolute best real estate transaction possible. Continue reading to learn how The Patti Mullen Group can help you maximize the value of your home and streamline the selling process.
Patti is an expert on the Northville housing market. She’s incredibly responsive, and gave me great referrals for professional service providers that helped me prepare my house for sale. The entire selling process was smooth and easy. I highly recommend Patti and her team!
Sold a Single Family home in 2020 in Northville, MI., Zillow Review
Carol was a joy to work with during the sale of my home. The thought of selling my home during a pandemic was scary but she made it easy. I received multiple offers within a week of the listing. I was able to close while out of state. I will recommend Carol Schrauben to all my friends and family.
Sold a Condo home in 2020 in Novi, MI., Zillow Review
Could not have picked a better realtor! We have bought/sold several houses in the last few years and I wish I would have known Patti and Tami sooner! Consistent communication and the whole process was made smooth by her extensive knowledge of the area.
Sold a Condo home in 2020 in Northville, MI., Zillow Review
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Using a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home
Selling your home is one of the largest financial transactions you will make in your life. While some people successfully sell their homes on their own, most sellers use the services of a professionally licensed real estate agent. Sellers choose to use the services of an agent to ensure they get the best price for their home in the shortest amount of time.
Licensed Realtors can be a tremendous help for the seller, both in terms of time saved and the increased sale price of the home. They also relieve the frustration and confusion in navigating the process of selling a home. Below are the primary duties of a seller’s real estate agent:
Accurately assessing the market value of the property and working with the seller to set the listing price of the home
Listing the property on MLS and marketing it through the use of traditional and online advertising, social media, flyers, etc.
Holding open houses and showing your home to prospective buyers
Evaluating buyers to ensure that they are qualified
Negotiating with buyers or the buyer’s agent during the offer and closing stages of selling your home
Listing and Marketing Your Home
Listing a property after you have settled on listing price is the next step that your agent will work with you on. Real estate agents have an extensive marketing network at their disposal to ensure your listing reaches as many prospective buyers as possible. All agents use the MLS or “Multiple Listing Service” to list your home, accessing a far larger group of potential buyers than a typical “For Sale By Owner” listing would.
Also, your agent can give your home increased exposure through multiple marketing avenues such as traditional print, online advertising, social media posts, etc. In addition to this extensive marketing network, agents can hold open houses to show your home to prospective buyers.
Negotiating and Closing
The most frustrating, confusing and time consuming part of the home selling process is the offer and closing stages. There may be prospective buyers interested in a home who are not pre-approved for a mortgage, or who have no realistic ability to be able to get a mortgage. Since real estate agents are motivated by commission to close deals on homes, they do their best to filter out these unqualified buyers.
Once a buyer has put in an offer, the buyer’s mortgage company will require the home to be inspected and appraised. Oftentimes the inspection and appraisal will raise issues that will be negotiated – such as a roof that may need replacing, a furnace that may be on its way out, etc. These issues are often made out to be worse than they actually are by the buyer or the buyers agent in order to lower the selling price of the home. Your agent will negotiate over any of these potential issues that may come up to ensure that the final selling price will not be unfairly affected.
One of the biggest benefits of a real estate agent during the offer and closing stages is their intricate knowledge of the required legal documentation, purchase agreements and any other relevant paperwork. They work to ensure that the purchase agreement will have your best interest in mind, and clarify many of the confusing and complicated details of the paperwork involved. This will keep you protected from any potential mishaps or liabilities that can arise during these final stages in the home selling process.
Frequently Asked Home Selling Questions
Q. What’s involved with selling a home? There are many aspects involved with selling homes some of which are specific to the State of Michigan. For instance, you need to choose a price that’s low enough to attract buyers, yet high enough to provide adequate monetary compensation. You also need an avenue to market your home, ideally, one that’s cost-effective and doesn’t significantly consume the margins on your return. You also need to consider legal aspects such as tax code updates, local city ordinances, Michigan real estate laws, and more. All in all, the process of selling a property is fairly complicated and has many potential pitfalls. Working with an experienced agent can save you a great deal of time and effort and maximize the returns of your transaction.
Q. Do you need a Realtor to sell your home? While you technically don’t need a Realtor, it’s highly advised to make the process easier and to get the most value for your home. When you hire a real estate agent, they work for you to sell your home. The first part of this process is getting an accurate assessment of the market value of your home, which they find and then work with you to arrive at the ideal listing price.
While the availability of public records and online home value calculators might make this seem an easy task, it is not. What these calculators do not take into account is the value of the school districts, crime rates and neighborhood trends. Oftentimes these calculators undervalue homes – sometimes as much as 20% under their actual market value.
Q. How do I find the best Realtor?
Buying or selling a home is a huge decision that will likely impact your future for years to come. As a result, you should carefully choose the real estate professional you work with. Unfortunately, this isn’t always easy since there are millions of active real estate licensees and misleading marketing campaigns that exaggerate credentials. The key is to check more than one source when researching a potential agent or brokerage.
Here are some considerations when searching for the top rated Realtors in your area:
Credentials – Are they professionally licensed real estate agents?
Reputation – Do they have a reputation for success and treating clients well?
Reviews – Check their reviews on Google, Zillow, Yelp, and other third party review sites
Local Expertise – Do they have expertise within your desired local real estate markets
Experience – How many years of successful experience do they have?
Results – How many homes have they sold within the last several years?
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Selling a home is a huge decision. This decision will likely have a significant impact on someone’s life for the next several years. As a result, it’s wise to gather extensive information, compare numerous options, and understand each detail before making the final decision.
The Patti Mullen Group have extensive experience in both the buying and selling side of residential real estate transactions. We provide clients with a unique level of expertise, particularly in the Southeast Michigan housing market.
If you’re looking to list your home, let our dedicated team of agents help you come up with the best strategy based on your goals and maximize the value of your property.
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