Why Sell With Us
The Locker family have been Realtors in the Forest Heights community for 26 years. We are committed to providing the absolute best client services. Communication is key and our reputation for quickly responding and addressing your needs or finding the answer to your question is unsurpassed. Spreading the word about your listing with personal calls to the top buyers’, and especially relocation, agents has proven to raise interest in our listings. We go the extra mile and are there for you every step of the way!
Our goal has always been to EXCEED your EXPECTATIONS!
Our first meeting with you could be a few weeks or several months before you intend to list your home. This is the time to develop a game plan and possibly schedule a few repairs if necessary. We will decide on the best timing for you and discuss comparable properties so will know what price range to list your home.
Decision is made on timing and price. Next is staging by our in house expert, Kandi Prince, photo shoot by the best photographer in the region (yes, maybe a little biased) and a home sketch/floor plan by Mike Teach, Appraiser. Locker Properties will also order a home warranty upon listing your home.
Your listing will be 100% complete when it goes live in RMLS. The floor plan and detailed home amenities list will be attached to the listing for Realtors to review. Unless you are adverse to an Open House, Linda typically holds a new listing open the first Saturday and Sunday after it’s listed. A catered broker tour is scheduled for the following Tuesday 12-2:00. Linda will insure the top buyers’ agents in the area are aware of your listing and personally invite them to the tour.
Linda will personally vet all showing requests then clear them with you. ALL showings will be agent accompanied so your home is 100% show ready and we can be sure to point out all the wonderful features of your home in addition to amenities of our community. No lockbox will be installed except during the buyers’ property inspection
The sale begins when the customer says YES!
The next step is to smoothly negotiate through the inspection period. This is typically 10 business days in which the buyers spend up to 3 to 4 hours in your home with their Realtor and property inspector. They may also request a sewer scope and 48 hour radon test. If the buyers ask for the sellers to make repairs or credit them to make repairs after closing, they will submit a repair addendum.
After negotiating the repair addendum and if buyers are financing a portion of the purchase price, their lender will require an appraisal. Linda will be there to meet the appraiser and give him/her a copy of the floor plan along with a list of comparable properties. Most area appraisers have an appreciation of her in-depth knowledge of the comparable properties in Forest Heights.
Linda is there every step of the way! She will review your preliminary settlement statement. Be prepared to pay a $100 HOA resale fee in addition to $150 processing fee to provide HOA documentation to the buyers. Linda will help schedule the closing/signing at a time and place convenient for you. She will keep you updated regarding buyer’s lender funding and electronic recording at the county.