By Steve Levine, President of Steve Levine Inc., and an agent for REMAX Professional Associates
The outpouring of calls and emails over the last few months has been quite shocking to say the least…and I must say it was very, very appreciated.
As you may recall, in my past three columns, I offered up a set of Free Reports that I wrote personally, and that I felt would truly change the lives of some of the local homeowners. I can’t even tell you how many folks I heard from, both to ask for the reports themselves, and then afterward to follow up and tell me how helpful they were.
So far I have offered you the following three free reports:
Report #1 – “The Top 10 Reasons Homes in Central Massachusetts Didn’t Sell,” which addressed the specific reasons why 40 percent of homes in central Massachusetts failed to sell last year.
Report #2 – “10 Ways to Increase the Net Sales Price of Your Home,” a targeted list of proven methods to squeeze more money out of the sale of your home.
Report #3 – “The Top 10 Home Improvements that Yield the Greatest Return,” a time-tested and highly specific list of the tricks I’ve learned over the years to get maximum return on your home improvement projects.
For this month’s report, I again asked around to see what people wanted to learn more about, and the clear choice was pricing a property to achieve the maximum potential sale, in a crazy and rapidly changing market like this. Seemed like a good idea, so for this month I wrote up Report #4 – “Establishing the Optimal Listing Price for a Top Dollar Sale.”
In this report, I talk a bit about the classic dilemma of over-pricing versus under-pricing, and the fact that often, if you play your cards right, you can get more by asking less. Of course, other times, it’s better to defy the comparable sales, and ask more. We’ll talk about how to evaluate that in detail, and come up with the best strategy for you and your family.
If you want a copy of this month’s report, or either of the other three, just drop me an email at [email protected] and I will email them right over for you. These things have been compiled from my 30-plus years as one of the top Realtors in the state, and I really think you’ll find them to be truly unique and informative.
Speaking of increasing the value of your home, let’s not forget my famous “Homeowners Blend Program” program, which has been worth thousands upon thousands of dollars to local home owners. Now in its 22nd year, it has continued to be known throughout the region as a fantastic opportunity for sellers to save up to 50 percent on the real estate fees when selling their home, WITHOUT having to give up a thing in return. When you think about it, what could be a better way to increase the net sales price of your home than saving thousands of dollars in expenses?
Normally, I don’t use that during the spring market, when it’s pretty hot anyway, but right now, we are facing a critical lack of inventory, and I have buyers just waiting by the phone. That being the case, I’m going to open up a few more slots for June and July, just to replenish my listing inventory, and take care of some great clients that are waiting. Then I’ll probably shut that down until the late fall when we slow down a bit.
Steve Levine is president of Steve Levine, Inc., and an agent at REMAX Professional Associates in Shrewsbury. He has over 28 years of experience in the local marketplace, and has been ranked 10 times as a Top Agent in New England. He can be reached at [email protected] or 508-735-4663.
Steve Levine, Inc.
#1 REMAX Agent
in New England – 10 Years
E-mail: [email protected]