YOUR Sedona Solutions Realtor®
Finding Real Estate Solutions Is A Big Deal
By Coldwell Banker Realty Top Sedona REALTOR® Sheri Sperry ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®
Why use Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Realty, when purchasing Sedona real estate for your REALTOR®? For most Americans, a home is the most expensive purchase they’ll make in their lifetime. It’s a serious transaction with significant financial and emotional ramifications for the parties involved, and having proper representation is critical.
Today’s buyers and sellers agree. Recent years show a full 89 percent of buyers used a real estate agent, and so did 88 percent of sellers. Many times, solutions can be challenging and Sheri can tailor solutions to fit your specific needs. Sheri is YOUR Solutions Realtor®.
Realtor® representation during a real estate transaction is important for both buyers and sellers. Here are six of the chief reasons:
When you work with a Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona Realtor®, their fiduciary responsibility is to you. That means you have an expert who is looking out for your best financial interests, an expert who’s contractually bound to do everything in their power to protect you. That’s big! — The value of that commitment cannot be overstated. “For more than 100 years, Realtors® have subscribed to the NAR’s strict Code of Ethics as a condition of membership,” says National Association of Realtors® President Gary Thomas. “Realtors® have the expertise and experience to help sellers protect their investment and help buyers build theirs.”
Complex, ever-changing real estate regulations…
Buying or selling a home is not like purchasing a plane ticket. Every home is different, and laws change every year and vary from state to state. Generally speaking, people purchase a new home every 7-10 years, and a lot can — and usually does — change between transactions. A Sedona Realtor® like Sheri Sperry is immersed in real estate, and she must stay current with all the updates in regulations, laws, contracts, and practices. Once you retain your Realtor® Sheri Sperry, she will put that knowledge to work for you.
Ability to find the right home, beyond square footage and baths…
Browsing online is a terrific way to start a home search — in fact, almost 90 percent of people start their home search online. But when it’s time to buy, knowing all the pros and cons of a property can help you make the right decision. Sheri, a Coldwell Banker Realty Sedona Realtor® lives and breathes real estate, she can share information about a home that you wouldn’t otherwise know. For example, do you know about the perils of polybutylene piping (a plumbing material that’s prone to bursting), or the concerns with FRT plywood (a roofing material that can spontaneously combust in higher temperatures, like those in attics)?
YOUR Solutions Realtor® can go beyond the aesthetics and tell you important details about homes you’re considering. A Realtor® like Sheri Sperry knows the Sedona real estate market better than most. She checks the MLS listings 4 to 6 times a day to see what has been added or has gone into a contract or closed.
Pricing and selling a home…
There are lots of sites where you can view price estimates for your home before you list it for sale, but you take a risk using them. In some markets, online estimates can be off by as much as 35 percent, and they often rely on tax records and data that can be as old as 6-12 months. Realtors® know the local market, have access to the freshest sale data and can price your house in line with the market to maximize your earnings. In recent years, sellers using an agent got $40,100 more: The median sale price for the 88 percent of sellers who worked with an agent was $215,000, versus a median sale price of $174,900 for the 9 percent of sellers who didn’t use an agent. Also, Sheri Sperry is a past-president of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals. Sheri knows how to price and market property and Sheri networks with top real estate professionals. What does this mean? Sheri starts marketing your property the day you hire her. She continues to pre-market right up to publishing your property on the MLS. Sheri has a record of receiving offers early in the marketing process because of the way she networks and pre-markets your property.
Contracts and negotiations…
Finding the right home is the fun part. Then the real work begins.: Today’s contracts can be 50 pages long — not counting addendums and riders. Realtors® can help you navigate these complex documents and craft an attractive offer that makes sense for you. Plus, when it comes to negotiation, your Realtor® is your advocate and can bring an objective voice to a very subjective situation. Sheri Sperry is MCNE®, a Master Certified Negotiation Expert®, Her sellers and buyers will tell you how much value she brings to the negotiation table.
Following a code of ethics…
When you work with a Realtor®, you’re partnering with a professional who operates according to a strict code of ethics. In place for over 100 years, the National Association of Realtor® Real Estate Code of Ethics ensures that consumers who work with a Realtor® are treated professionally and ethically in all transaction-related matters. One of the biggest compliments I receive and why people refer me to others as well as continue to come back to me is how much my client appreciates my straight forward honesty.