Why list with a Realtor?

There are many more aspects to selling a house than most people realize. As you are weighing whether or not to list with a Realtor, please consider the following:

How will you determine the price of your home? A Realtor will draw on his or her knowledge of the market to make sure you “leave no money on the table,” but also that you don’t overprice your home so much that you discourage viewings by qualified buyers.

  • How will you handle showings? A Realtor will supply you with a lockbox so that other agents with lockbox keys can bring qualified buyers to see your house. A Realtor’s lockbox also tracks the comings and goings of all agents who have entered your home for the purposes of follow up and security.
  • How will you market your home? A Realtor, at his or her own expense, will market your house through the multiple listing services, as well as through advertising, websites, flyers and agent networking, among other methods.
  • How will you screen buyers? Realtors will refer prospective buyers to trusted lenders who will make an accurate assessment of the buyer’s ability to obtain a loan.
  • How will you handle contract negotiation? Using the contract form that the Georgia Association of Realtors is continually reviewing and refining, a Realtor will bring knowledge, neutrality and problem-solving skills to the negotiation process. All of these elements are critically important when selling something as fundamentally important as a home.

A Realtor will guide you through these and so many other aspects of a successful home-selling experience.

Why list with Adams Realtors?

Once you decide to use a Realtor to help sell your home, the next step is to pick the best real estate brokerage for you. Here are just a few reasons we think you’ll find Adams Realtors to be the best choice:

  • Adams Realtors has been selling intown real estate since 1979. We offer a depth and breadth of experience that few others can match.
  • Adams Realtors has a highly visible and accessible office located in an historic building in Grant Park. Our office receives plenty of walk-by and walk-in traffic.
  • Adams Realtors offers every listing the support of all 25+ of our agents, who are updated regularly on company listings.
  • Adams Realtors has a strong reputation for professionalism and integrity. We put client service absolutely first and will treat you like a person, not a dollar sign.
  • Adams Realtors is diligent about studying the market and recommending the right price for your home. We will tell you what you need to know, not just what you want to hear.
  • Adams Realtors agents will make recommendations on how to prepare your home so it will show to its best advantage. We can also refer you to reliable contractors, when needed, such as painters, flooring experts, pest control companies, electricians and other service providers.
  • Adams Realtors develop a customized marketing plan to sell your home, choosing from a full menu of marketing activities, including:
  • Entering your home in the two metro-area listing services: First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) and Georgia Multiple Listing Service (GAMLS). Listing with these services automatically sends your listing to wide-ranging websites, including realtor.com, among others.
  • Creating a flyer promoting the sale of your home. This flyer will be available inside your home and in your front yard, at both Adams Realtors offices, and on this website, adamsrealtors.com. In fact, visitors to our website may print your flyer in PDF format if desired.
  • Ordering a virtual tour, which will be included in the listing services and at adamsrealtors.com. The virtual tour will also be available to anyone with access to the internet.
  • Holding an agent caravan to introduce the home to agents from other companies. Further exposing the property to other agents via flyers, postcards, emails and phone calls.
  • Holding Sunday open houses.
  • Advertising the home in the Atlanta Journal/Constitution as well as other metro-area publications.
  • Following up with agents who have shown your home to gauge buyer interest and obtain agent feedback regarding price and condition of the home.
  • Adams Realtors agents will guide you through the contract-to-closing process, ensuring that deadlines are met, helping you make promised repairs by referring you to reliable contractors, keeping you informed and accompanying you to the closing table. (See Seller’s Checklist.)