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We have made a commitment to provide our clients with exemplary personalized service beyond expectations. In making the decision to list your home with one of our agents, you can be assured of experience, integrity, intimate knowledge of the marketplace and most importantly, a friend who cares about your family.
Our Client's Most Frequently Asked Questions - About Selling
Q. Before I put my home on the market, what can I do to help achieve the best sales price?
A. The Woodlands Team agents can advise you with regard to any changes that need to be made to your home to make it as competitive as possible. It may be; painting a room; rearranging furniture; improving curb appeal, or just clearing out those closets & excess furniture. They know what a buyer is looking for and the importance of a first impression.
Q. My neighbor’s house sold very quickly and for a great price. I know what I would like to sell my house for but am I being realistic in today’s market?
A. Our agents constantly keep up with the inventory of both resale and new homes. They will prepare for you a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis), which will help you to determine the best list price for your home. Our goal is to get you the best price in the least amount of time.
Q. Should I interview more than one realtor?
A. Absolutely!!! Not all realtors are created equal. It is important that you choose an agent with whom you can develop a relationship and with whom you feel comfortable. Someone you can trust and who will use advanced techniques and aids in marketing your home. Selecting a listing agent who agrees to list at a high price is not in your best interest, however.
Q. My spouse’s employer is using a relocation company and they have given us a list of agents. Can we choose our own agent?
A. Yes. We have extensive experience in working with relocation companies and helping families move both nationally and internationally. Please introduce us to your relocation counselor and we’ll take it from there. Your counselor may not know Joan or Vanissa or have us on “their list”, however, chances are we have already successfully worked with your relocation company. The counselor wants to ensure you are not selecting a relative or a new agent who is not familiar with the relocation process or fees that we are required to pay.
Q. How is The Woodlands Team different?
A. In addition to two multi-million dollar producers, our clients also benefit from a ‘client care manager’ and a ‘closing coordinator’. Their expertise and attention to detail, ensures that from ‘listing to sold’ you are kept informed of all activities and any concerns quickly addressed. Our agents all hold designations such as ABR, GRI, CRS, CLHMS & SRES. These indicate a continuing education in a fast changing industry where in order to succeed realtors must embrace new technology. Vanissa is a licensed Real Estate Broker, as well.
Q. What marketing will you do to get my home noticed and sold?
A. The Woodlands Team agents will prepare for you a ‘Marketing Plan’ that will include extensive internet marketing on a multitude of web sites, virtual tours, in house color brochures, social media marketing, a YouTube site and a Single Property Website for your own home. We also send out eflyers to local Realtors making them aware of your listing.
Q. We would like to stay in the area but need a larger home. Can one agent help us in selling and buying a home?
A. Definitely!!! By using one agent for both transactions, the coordination of your move will be much smoother, less stressful and may benefit you financially.
The Woodlands Team Agents have relocated many families in recent years. Clients from a wide variety of businesses have relocated to the Woodlands. We are well versed in the requirements of Relocation Counselors and Private Companies. We work with companies and people from around the country and the world. Our agents are up to date on the latest technology, especially the Internet and the use of computers to aid in the search for the right home. They themselves have made interstate and international moves, so they know how to fully utilize the limited time available on their clients’ buying trip to The Woodlands.
Here are a few of the relocation companies we have worked with:
• GMAC Global Relocation Services
• Cartus Relocation
• Weichert Relocation Resources
• NEI Global Relocation
• Sirva Worldwide Relocation & Moving
• AIRes Relocation Solutions
• Brookfield Global Relocation Services
• Cornerstone Relocation Group
• NuCompass Mobility
• Graebel Relocation Worldwide
Below are some of the large firms who have trusted us with their transferees:
• Anadarko • Homeland Security
• AT&T • Union Pacific Rail Road
• Exxon/Mobil • Shell Oil
• FMC • Continental
• Haliburton • GE
Many times our clients have asked us what the procedure is for “getting us added to their relocation company’s list”. That’s easy! Please give our contact information to your counselor and call us to share your counselor’s information. We make contact and are usually approved immediately. There are so many counselors that it is impossible to be on each and every one’s “list”. Their job is to ensure that you will be represented by an experienced Realtor who is trained in working with relocation families. Give us a call for more details!
6620 Woodlands Parkway
The Woodlands, TX 77382