Its been said, how you start something is usually how you finish it. That is to say, that if the first step you employ when selling your home is sharing a frenetic phone call with an agent because your home has to sell in a month … that’s probably not the most ideal of conditions. When someone asks me, “How much is my home worth?” The answer is always tied to time. If you have to be sell in 30 days, that could be a very different number than if you have 90 days or more. In order to set your next move up to be a great success, my best advice is for us to get the conversation started early. While you might agree that none of the big lifting will get accomplished until we are within about the 3 month window of your target sale date, one of the most valuable tools I can share with you at this stage is our Home Value MarketWatch. Its a live feed to the pulse of what your neighborhood is currently doing. Together, we monitor in real time the new listings, the ones going to escrow and the recently sold homes. In no time we’ll get a good idea as to what price you belong at, just based on comparing and contrasting from the recent activity from your neighbors.
Experience exactly what you imagine a 5-star home selling process and outcome should look and feel like. From our cutting-edge use of video technology, to our in-house staging and sale prep, to our negotiating skills and unquantifiable ability to see several moves down the chess board.
Whether that’s cashing-out & making sure the property is being sold on ALL its value merits, or, managing the critical nuances of a 1031 exchange, or, helping you with current tenants correctly amidst the emotions of a property changing hands.. you need an expert who has seen it and done it to save you money and headaches.
Life happens. And when it does, sometimes there is real property involved. Don’t make the mistake of simply hiring that one agent who helped you do that one thing that one time when it does. The consequences could be expensive. We own the level of expertise required to navigate these types of deals.
This shouldn’t take more than 15-30 minutes. We come out your house, you show us around and point out all the items which make it, well, home. We’ll take some quick photos (not the real ones used for marketing), notes, and a we’re on our way. We front load all the work, which takes the load off you. Nothing formal (as the title implies) & the purpose is simple: share all the info available to help me, help you make an informed choice on your best option(s).
This mind-blowing use of technology will surely be the most impressive, comprehensive & professional demonstration of your home’s value and market positioning you’ve ever seen. That should be “enough said.” But I’ll add this: The traditional CMA (or, Comparative Market Analysis) is dead. Its an old technology for an old world. If an agent shows up to your home with a “CMA” kindly thank them for their time & show them to the door. Why? Its not enough anymore. Our Pin-Point Price technology takes EVERYTHING into consideration, not just comparable homes which have sold recently. Trust us when we say: you going to want to know everything that goes into this before you chose the which option is best for you right now.
The Anatomy of the 90 Minutes for our Contracts “Huddle Up”:
Initial 10 minutes:
“Opening Ceremonies.” Its “hello” on steroids. Then we get to work.
The next 10 minutes we review the findings and confirm the numbers:
Then, 10 more minutes invested in the How:
Most importantly, we invest 20 minutes in discovering your Why:
In the last 10 minutes of the “Huddle Up”
The final 30 minutes of our time together:
Here is one of the BIG differentiators. Most of the traditional real estate agents are addicted to “hope-ium” – just hoping to sell homes out there right now by throwing it on the MLS. Listen: Everybody wants to sell for top dollar. But how many agents actually have the human resources, the in-house design team, the cadre of imaginative contractors and low-dollar tradesman to do what needs to be done in order to actually manifest a top dollar sale?
Before choosing the agent who is going to sell your home for you, ask them what their pre-listing process is. If they even have one, I guarantee that has more to do with them than it does you (you’ll know what that means when you feel like taking a shower after posing the question). Then, PLEASE ask us what ours consists of. We’ll compare notes and, chance are, you’ll want to copy ours:).
These are some actual real estate photos taken by agents to promote their listings. Now, you tell me … do these just sell a home or what?
HD Video Walk-Through of your home w/ some of the most cutting edge technology available.
I had someone ask me, “Why a video?” .. just the other day. She went on, “… doesn’t one of those virtual tours work just the same?” That’s kinda like saying, “Man .. this ancient Redwood Tree is really giving my chainsaw fits. Perhaps I should switch to this butter knife instead.”
Is your jury still out? Check out this version of our HD Video Walkthrough where we can also use some of the most powerful marketing out there to sell your home: YOU!
Don’t Guess, Test. We prefer to use as much science and systemic process as available to us. So, we don’t guess first, we test first. And with that feedback we receive from the pool of VideoGraph your would-be-buyers, we then go to market by design vs. hoping for luck. This technique employs many different angles depending on the market you’re in. But we always utilize the local broker caravan (for other agents to preview the home first) as well as property specific websites (promulgating to a world wide audience).
Then, Launch! The first Saturday of the home’s visibility to the market, we throw a launch party for the home and make it available to the market and the neighborhood.
A real estate transaction in this brand new marketplace has a lot of what you might call “Integrated Complexity”. There are 100 pieces of paper requiring upward to 43 different signatures and initials, 100-150 different phone calls and emails, sometimes 43 different people from at least 14 different industries that all take place throughout the 7 stages of your loan process! Every “I” has got to be dotted, every “T” crossed – because if there are ever any mistakes made along the way, guess who pays for it? YOU (the buyers)! We use a premium platform service to ensure mistakes are mitigated, and a team assembled to carry that promise out. Kevin P., a recent client of ours, really appreciated the utility of this and mentioned it on his Yelp.com review: “He’s quick to put his one-on-one thoughtfulness to each and every step of the process and even creates a website that you can track each documented step of the lengthy process.” Thanks Kevin, and we hope you’ll come to appreciate that touch also.
Once the dust of the HouseWarming party settles is where some of our clients tell us our greatest value begins. Where some people, like taxi-drivers, take off after they get their commission check only to never hear from them again. We like to keep a pulse of the market, our position within it and our long term goals in sight so we can remain intentional with our most valuable assets.
I don't even know what else there is to say here. Since I bought my condo in 2011, then sold that one in record time, then bought my dream home in South Park, Jesse, Dave, Andrea & Carmen went from being my real estate team to honest-to-goodness friends. They are just such amazing people!
After buying our condo with the help of Jesse and Jeremy in 2009 and the assistance of Christine in managing our rental while living overseas from 2014-2016, we knew we could trust the Green House Group in selling our condo in the quickest amount of time and for the highest...
Jesse and his team are rewriting the manual on how to run a real estate company and help buyers go through this process. This was our 5th home purchase over the years, as we have moved maybe a bit too often, and they are by far the best agents we have ever worked with.
I do not leave a lot of reviews but I rely on them quite a bit. This one, I feel is well deserved. When we purchased our first home 9 years ago we worked with a large national firm and felt like we were just dollar signs for them. When it came time to sell that house and purchase a new one...
A few years ago I posted a 5-star review of Jesse and The GreenHouse Group as they made possible the purchase of our first home. Due to circumstances with a job change, I am posting the updated review after they helped us sell that home. Guess what: still 5 stars.
Bottom Line Up Front: The most accurate, detail oriented, professional, and pleasant business we came across. I interviewed 7 realtors. If you do not have the time for 7 interviews, just hire these guys. If you do have time, definitely listen to what these folks have to say.