Working With a Real Estate Agent vs FSBO

We are experts who have the time, experience, knowledge, and resources to help sell your home and look out for your best interests.

Marketing

One of the biggest advantages we offer is the extensive marketing that we can do for your home. We know and understand the market and how to reach potential buyers. We have access to both the Madison and Milwaukee MLS and can strategically promote the listing to other agents and on social media. We take care of professional photography, signs, and appropriate print media for your property, at no extra cost to you. The first time a home is listed is most important and we want to make the best first impression. We know proper pricing techniques based on market data and conditions, and we will guide you on how to prepare your home for sale.

Time

Everyone’s time is valuable, so let us do the work for you. We have time to show your home safely, be accessible on a moment’s notice, devote to scheduling and managing showing appointments, and solicit feedback with the right questions to ask to elicit a response. We know how to handle items that are flagged as needing repair or replacement by an inspector. We have access to expert resources such as contractors, repair people, or other experts who can often come out at a moment’s notice due to our ongoing professional relationships.

Negotiation Experience

You receive an offer. Now what? How do you respond? What do you look for in the purchase agreement? Do you understand what terms and conditions could be disadvantageous to you as the seller? When you work with Trapp Real Estate, we take care of this for you. We know how to negotiate to keep the buyer in the game versus walking away. We know how to strike a delicate balance between protecting your interests as a seller and working with the buyer toward the goal of putting an agreement together. We can manage multiple offers and have professional negotiation capabilities.

Transaction Management

Once your home is under contract, you don’t have to worry about who will be handling the closing. We take care of all of that for you. We will keep you informed of the steps, so you don’t have to worry about what items need follow-up. We will handle challenges like the property not appraising for the contract sales price, things potentially derailing due to home inspection issues, or shaky financing. We understand and know the closing protocol in your area and the expectations. Selling a home without an agent can be a setup for disaster. The perceived savings of selling without representation can come back to bite sellers in terms of uninformed decisions and costly mistakes that — in the long run — end up costing more money than if you hired a real estate professional initially. Trapp Real Estate will protect your interests and manage the risks.

Knowledge

What you don’t know can absolutely hurt you, and it can come back to bite you even worse. Our knowledge is priceless. You don’t need to know everything about selling real estate if you hire Trapp Real Estate. We are experts in the area with up-to-date education and experience.

Objective and Ethical

A home is so much more than four walls and a roof. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on the issues most important to you. We must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As our client, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters.

Contact Jammie Trapp at Trapp Real Estate RE/MAX Preferred - Johnson Creek

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