Redfin Home Selling Classeverything you need to know in todays
market.April 23, 2015 Bellevue, WA
Presented by: Marina Pelzel, Redfin Listing Specialist &
Bill Robson, Clydes Residential Inspections
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1Meet Marina!Marina PelzelRedfin Agent88+ Redfin buyers &
sellers4.7 star rating (13 reviews)
Events: Use the agents 150x150 or 120x120 imageresize to 1x1 and
place into the grey box. Depending on the content you have for each
agent, you can show 1, 2 or 3 and layout 2 agents either in a row
or stacked.2Meet Bill!
Bill [email protected] to
RedfinUnderstanding the MarketThe Selling ProcessPricing
StrategiesMarketing your homeInspection PeriodRepairs &
updatesStaging & perfect picturesQuestions?
A Little Bit About Who We AreRedfin is a real estate brokerage
that has helped over 20,000 people buy or sell a home; 97% would
refer us to a friend.
Customers, not commissionsInformed decisionsRight home for the
No obligationCommission credit
Why Redfin?3D WalkthroughSocial and email promotions1.5% listing
Understanding the MarketBellevue Inventory
[REQUIRED Updated every time]8Bellevue Home Prices
[REQUIRED Updated every time]9Bellevue Area Overview
[REQUIRED Updated every time]10Selling Your HomeThe Selling
ProcessDecide on selling
Meet with an Agent
Stage and prepare your Home (Open Book referrals)
Photograph your home
Take it live!
Get an offer & expert help in negotiating = Signed
Work as a Team through the Inspection & Appraisal
Signing / Funding / $$$
Pricing: An Art & ScienceConsider the current economic
factorsHousing marketMortgage ratesEmployment & other Economic
homes in your areaActive: Your direct competitionPendings: How many
DOM can indicate final priceSolds: Watch the trends of list VS sold
13What is the Best Day to List?Homes listed onSundayget
marginally more online views.
Homes listed onFridayaretoured 19% more.
Homes listed onFriday or Thursdaysell for slightly closer to
original list price.
Homes listed onFridayare12% more likely to sellin 90 days or
Staging & Perfect PicturesTips for Staging Your
HouseDe-clutter! De-clutter! De-clutter!Get rid of ALL smells (even
the ones you like!)Get the dust and film off of everythingWash
windows Inside & OutMake all beds & add throw pillows to
couchesNew fixtures and drapes in the bathroom or kitchenNeutral
Marketing Your HomeListing with RedfinMore People See your Home
Redfin.com is the #1 used RE search site in the US Your listing
gets Premiere placement on Redfin.com Mobile app target On-the-Go
Buyers Professional HD Photography Stunning Get Noticed Flyers
Youll Know It All at Every Step Youll have a whole Team on your
side Link to show how many people have viewed your home Advise you
at every step in the process18
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Twice as many people see your home on Redfin.comTalking point:
Redfin.com is the most-visited brokerage website in the markets we
serve, over 5 million monthly visitors
nationwide19InspectionsInspection AgendaPre-inspection for
sellersInspection LawsWhat happens at an inspection?Prepare
yourself for buyers inspection reports
William [email protected] started building
homes in Arizona in the 70s and after a short 35 year detour in the
Commercial Software business, I realized I missed seeing happy
people moving into homes. So I decided to open my own business
(Clydes Residential Inspections) helping people do just that.
I also teach Washington Inspection law classes to Real Estate
Brokers, and I also am a writer with a new book rising up the
Welcome, lets have some fun and learn about inspections.
Pre-InspectionWhy as a seller would you want to Pre-Inspect your
Eliminate SurprisesDeal with the results on your own time and
budgetDemonstrate to buyers you are preparedHelp your broker help
youEliminate stress at crunch time
Inspection LawsSo just what constitutes a VALID Inspection in
Washington State?In short it is a Visual non-invasive examination
that:Describes, Operates, Opens, Inspects, Evaluates, and Reports
system.Heating system.Air conditioning systems.Interiors.Insulation
and ventilation.Fireplaces and stoves.Site Review.Attached garages
Quality InspectionsThe previous list is what is required but
what should a QUALITY inspection also include. What about
-Outbuildings/Sheds/Workshops, Fences, Hot tubs, Wells,
AppliancesIt should be:A communicative exchange with the clients
and brokers. Not 80 pages of fluff.It should be informational and
non-judgmental.It should NOT be an invitation for contractual
work.It should be written clearly, concisely and in terms the
general public will understand.It should not be alarmist, your
family will die if that furnace is not fixed.It should be
prioritized progressing from very important to minor issues.It
should NOT include information that the inspector is not licensed
for or for items the State prohibits.
Ah the Holy grail a clean report.What form should it be?
In todays world it should be all inclusive and delivered
instantaneously.Fortunately there are new electronic tools to do
just that.Dont settle for anything less.
Thanks for Coming!Questions? Get in touch:Marina Pelzel
Bill Robson [email protected]
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