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By Julie Thum | Agent in 11209
  • Sellers don't hire me to advertise their home, they hire me to cause the sale

    Posted Under: Home Selling in Brooklyn  |  January 15, 2012 1:13 PM  |  1,626 views  |  1 comment

    When I meet with homeowners who are looking to sell their property, I always tell them they aren't hiring me to advertise their home, but rather to "cause the sale".  The truth is that most sellers are concerned with 2 items- "What's your commission?" & "How & where are you going to advertise?".  Real estate professionals know these certainly arent the most important things.  The commission discussion needs to be addressed with the homeowner the moment they ask about it, otherwise the perception is that you're avoiding it.  I have my own way of handling that.  If you prove your value, you will get the commission you've asked for & it will be well deserved.  The advertising conversation is always in my presentation, but it's at the end, because we all know that if a property is priced right & marketed properly (today that's  almost exclusively on line) it will always sell.  There are so many other important points that a seller needs to know when putting their home up for sale , for instance, getting the property "camera ready", explaining what will happen if & when the home sits on the market for an extended period of time, etc.  It is important for the Realtor or real estate professional to demonstrate their value & that they are very necessary to the transaction.  Once you've done that, the rapport that you've built with your client will be strong & an unbreakable bond will be formed, assuming you continue to provide excellent service for them until the closing, which was always the place at which you both always wanted to end up.  For the highest in quality service & professionalism & for someone who will get the job done, please feel free to contact me at 917-757-3291.  You can also read 26 five-star reviews written about me on www.zillow.com  
  • "The Power of 10"

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Brooklyn, Home Selling in Brooklyn, Property Q&A in Brooklyn  |  February 6, 2011 12:53 PM  |  1,959 views  |  2 comments

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    Everything you need to know about

    Buying and Selling

    Your House, Co-op or Condo

     

           Thursday, April 28, 2011 ~ 6:30 pm

    CEBU Bar & Bistro

    8801 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209

    $20 per person payable in advance

          (Light buffet will be served)

    Seating is limited

    Please Reserve Early

    RSVP: Julie Thum

    (917) 757 – 3291

          

    Scheduled Panelists:

     

    1.   Julie Thum - RE/MAX Metro, Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker

    1. Michael Baglivo -  AFederal Home Inspector and Pest Control Services
    2. Tony Ciccone - Allstate Insurance Company (Commercial & Residential)
    3. Edward Dai - Pristine Interiors & Closets 4 U
    4. Gus Fattouh - Tesla Electrical Diagnosis
    5. Annette Fisher – TLC – Reverse Mortgages - A Service of  Fort Funding, Corp. NMLS 39463
    6. Robert Howe, Esq. – Real Estate Attorneyome

    7. Rhea McCone – Harbour Abstract Agency Ltd. – Title Insurance
      9. Frank Tamayo -- Met Life Home Loans Mortgage Specialist
      10. Amy Schoenfeld -- The Expert Organizer & Home Staging Professional

       

      ISSUES

       

       

      ●     What are the current market conditions?  Are you pricing the property right?

       

      ●     How do the particular pluses or minuses of a property affect pricing?

       

      ●     What are the current mortgage opportunities? Who qualifies?

       

      ●     What is the distinction between a co-op and a condo? What is involved in a

          in co-op/condo Board approval?

       

      ●   Does the property have clear title?

       

      ●   What is the actual condition of the property in question?

       

      ●   What needs to be fixed immediately? What can wait?

       

      ●     When do you need insurance? How much? What type?

       

      ●   Do you need an attorney? At what point?

       

      ●     How does the recent change in the disclosure laws affect you?

       

      ●   For whom does the broker work?

       

      ●   If you are 62 years old, or over and do not to want to sell out right – What are the advantages/disadvantages of   reverse mortgage?

       

      ●   What is Home Staging? How important is it?

       

       

       

       

    1. "10 on Your Side"

      Posted Under: Home Buying in Brooklyn, Home Selling in Brooklyn, Financing in Brooklyn  |  February 5, 2011 11:20 PM  |  1,880 views  |  No comments

      “10 ON YOUR SIDE”

       

      A Real Estate Seminar

      “Your Recipe for Success”

      Everything you wanted to know

      About

      Buying and Selling

      A

      House, Co-op or Condo

             Thursday, March 24, 2011 ~ 6:30 pm

                    CEBU

      8801 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209

      $20 per person

            (Light buffet will be served)

      Seating is limited

      Please Reserve Early

      RSVP: Ruth M. Berg – Public Relations

      (718) 238 – 8493

       

            

       

       

      1.   Julie Thum - RE/MAX Metro Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker

      1. Michael Baglivo -  AFederal Home Inspector and Pest Control Services
      2. Tony Ciccone - Allstate Insurance Company (Commercial & Residential)
      3. Edward Dai - Pristine Interiors & Closets 4 U
      4. Gus Fattouh - Tesla Electrical Diagnosis
      5. Annette Fisher – TLC – Reverse Mortgages - A Service of  Fort Funding, Corp. NMLS 39463
      6. Robert Howe, Esq. – Real Estate Attorneyome

       

      1. Rhea McCone – Harbour Abstract Agency Ltd. – Title Insurance
    2. Frank Tamayo – Met Life – Mortgage Specialist
    3. Amy Schoenfeld—The Expert Organizer & Home Staging Professional
    4.  

       

       

      ISSUES

       

       

      ●     What are the current market conditions?  Are you pricing the property right?

       

      ●     How do the particular pluses or minuses of a property affect pricing?

       

      ●     What are the current mortgage opportunities? Who qualifies?

       

      ●     What is the distinction between a co-op and a condo? What is involved in a

          in co-op/condo Board approval?

       

      ●   Does the property have clear title?

       

      ●   What is the actual condition of the property in question?

       

      ●   What needs to be fixed immediately? What can wait?

       

      ●     When do you need insurance? How much? What type?

       

      ●   Do you need an attorney? At what point?

       

      ●     How does the recent change in the Real Estate Disclosure Law affect you?

       

      ●   For whom does the broker work?

       

      ●   If you are 62 years old, or over and do not to want to sell out right – What are the advantages/disadvantages of   reverse mortgage?

       

      ●   What is Home Staging? How important is it?

       

       

       

       

      Remember : There is no such thing as an unsalable property

       

       

       

      IF    “The    Price   is   Right”

       

     
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