“The Best Marketing Strategy Ever. CARE.” - Gary Vaynerchuk
“I don’t need no stinkin’ agent” these words are uttered by more homeowners than the ever so equivalent catchphrase of “cash me ousside” of America’s youth… #don’tgetmestarted but the truth is, by not going with a real estate agent you can truthfully lose some serious cash… outside #seewhatididthere
So why do you need a real estate agent? Anyone can take some pictures, put them up on Zillow and Trulia, write a nice little description, and call it a day. Below are my Top 5 reasons why you should list with not just any firm but list with Oaktree Realty:
1) Give Your Home the Attention It Deserves:
Oaktree Realty markets your property till the end of the earth. To us, Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com are childsplay. Each member of our firm belongs to 2 MLS’ which cover the ENTIRE STATE! The notorious GSMLS (Garden State Multiple Listing Service) and NJMLS (New Jersey Multiple Listing Service). Whether your home is in Wayne or Millburn we have you covered across New Jersey.. Literally and metaphorically :)
2) How Much Are You Going To List Your Home For?
Remember in elementary school (some of us high school) where someone would want the pudding snackpack you brought for lunch (#delicious), and you’d reply “yea for a million bucks?” Houses aren’t like that. You can’t just pick a number out of thin air and say this is what I’m listing at. If you choose Oaktree Realty, we will set you up with a CMA (Competitive Market Analysis) which covers what surrounding homes are going for, what homes around the area sold for, and how we can get you the most competitive price for your home. Why can’t you list at whatever the heck you want you ask? Keep in mind any buyers who need financing will need to go through an appraisal. A lender will never pay more for a home than what it is worth. Go with an agent.
3) Save Your Time
Imagine listing your home and letting it sit on the market for six months without any offers? In the meantime you need to give up your weekends and free time because you need to schedule appointments. Stuff like that gives me chills just thinking about it. When you list with Oaktree Realty, you’re saving the one thing you can’t get back- your time. You won’t need to schedule showings; we can help and give you advice on how to stage your home. I will personally do open houses every day of the week if I have to. The bottom line: your house is getting sold, and all you have to do is sit back relax and enjoy the process.
Finally, someone addressing the elephant in the room (#propstome). Most people who list their home as for sale by owner want to avoid the ever so cumbersome reality of paying commission to an agent. Well here are the facts: Commissions are negotiable, and your time is money. How many people spend time on zillow or craigslist renewing their post. Or need to leave work early, or cancel that vacation to accommodate a person interested in their home. Or even list their home at the wrong price to begin with, only to restart the process! Throw all of that out the window when you list with Oaktree Realty. We get it right the first time, everytime.
5) List With Professionals
Hey let’s face it not all Real Estate Agents or even Brokerage Firms are created equal. You open up a Sunday newspaper and you’ll see pages upon pages, did I mention pages, of real estate business cards of agents looking for business. How are you supposed to get a feel for anyone with so much to choose from? I can’t tell you who to go with and who not to go with, that’s a gut decision. But I can tell you what Oaktree has to offer and how we have the best marketing strategy on earth. As I mentioned previously, Oaktree belongs to 2 Multiple listing services which results in your home getting maximum exposure across the state of New Jersey. What I didn’t mention is that we also belong to the Passaic County Board of Realtors and are members of the National Association of Realtors. It means that we abide by a certain and specific code of ethics and believe in the the best and most effective marketing strategy ever. We truly care for our clients.