Hi James... recently, Prudential Carolinas and York Simpson Underwood had to merge in light of current economic conditions and several offices were closed. I know there are some agents with those respective companies who are looking to align with other traditional firms like FM. Fonville Morisey has consistently had the largest market share of listings/buyers in Wake Co. and agents there have many more tools at our disposal than other companies for analyzing market data, showings data, appreciation rates, activity in various price ranges, and TrendGraphix data. We also have software that allows us to prepare a customized Comparative Market Analysis for your home (usually around 15-20 pgs) and our in-house lenders now have many special financing programs available for potential buyers. Also, the seller can choose a no-obligation home warranty that covers the home during the listing period, so if anything goes wrong with the major systems of the house during the listing period, all you're responsible for is a $75 service call. That just gives you a ballpark idea of what other companies can offer... as a consumer, it's probably better to check with multiple ones.
In this market, it's incredibly important to price homes correctly and competitively in order to get them to sell in the least amount of time...if I can help in any way, please let me know. It's always good to "interview" a few agents when considering buying or selling a property so that you can get an idea of who would be the best fit for you and your family in terms of customer service, tools available, and company reputation. Hope that info helps! Have a wonderful afternoon! ~ Wendy