Finding the right home in the perfect neighborhood at a cost within your budget is truly no small task. Partnering with a full-service real estate pro makes the process far less daunting. With detailed information about properties for sale by every company, hyper-local neighborhood knowledge, and strong relationships and industry connections with brokers, lenders, home inspectors, and everyone involved in the purchasing process, Nik has the tools and skills to give you an advantage over the competition.
Committed to providing the best buying experience to every client, Nik delivers white glove customer service and makes the process as simple, streamlined and uncomplicated as possible. By no means a comprehensive list, Nik’s top services for buyers include:
Nik will help you understand all of the terms, processes and documents involved in buying a home, and provide you peace-of-mind that all details are being handled professionally and efficiently.
Nik will provide you with up-to-date market data and a personalized analysis of the current competitive landscape to help you find the home that best meets your needs.
With expert negotiation effective communication, Nik will always represent your best interests, effectively and efficiently securing the best terms for your bottom line.
With an extensive network of industry connections, Nik can recommend lenders who are experienced in your funding needs to match you with the right mortgage and help you secure financing.
Keep it “clean”! Nik recommends keeping your contingency dates as short as possible while still allowing enough time to do proper due diligence. He’ll help keep your organized through the process and help you communicate with the seller to craft a compelling offer.
Build rapport with the seller’s agent. This step sets the table for good communication throughout the transaction and can truly help you stand out in a competitive offer situation. Nik’s network and relationships with fellow brokers can help you build mutual trust.
Find out what the seller wants. Consider what might not be a big deal to you but could make a world of difference to the seller. As your agent, Nik will find ways to show the seller they’re receiving an offer from a buyer that cares and truly wants to work with them.
Write a letter. Sometimes called “love letters,” a personal letter from you to the seller can go a long way to getting your offer accepted. Share what you love about the home and how you envision adding to the community. Nik can help you write and pass along these letters.
Have your lender contact the seller’s agent. Pre-approval letters are great and a requirement these days. However, you can take it one step further. Have your lender call the seller’s agent on the telephone. The personal contact will stand out, demonstrating that you are a buyer who really is motivated. This will also give the seller’s agent a chance to ask any questions directly to your lender about your qualifications.
When you decide to sell your home, you hope to get the best price and the most favorable terms in a timeframe that meets your needs. With extensive market knowledge and a good understanding of what current buyers are looking for in a potential purchase, Nik will put together a customized and effective pricing and marketing strategy. From preparing your home for sale to interacting with your buyer’s agent and making sure the closing process runs smoothly, Nik provides expert representation and helps you achieve your goals.
Committed to providing the best buying experience to every client, Nik delivers white glove customer service and makes the process as simple, streamlined and uncomplicated as possible. By no means a comprehensive list, Nik’s top services for sellers include:
Home staging can make a tremendous difference. In fact, 83% of buyers’ agents say staging makes it easier for their clients to see a property as their future home.* Nik’s network of professional stagers will make your home shine.
*According to the National Association of REALTORS® Research Group
A great marketing tool, offering a home warranty can generate additional interest in your home. More importantly, it offers peace-of-mind and confidence in purchasing your property over another. Nik can help you determine which plan and coverage is right for you and your target buyers.
To make your home stand out online and in marketing materials, Nik will enlist the help of a local, vetted professional real estate photographer and videographer to tell the story of your home. This can include unique drone footage of your property.
Nik will represent your best interests throughout the selling process. There are many moving parts to selling a home, and Nik will coordinate with the buyer’s agent and other parties involved in the transaction to ensure a smooth and timely closing.
Assess your curb appeal. Take a drive through your neighborhood and pull up to your home as a potential buyer might. How does your yard look? A fresh lawn mowing, evenly trimmed bushes and some new potted flowers can start your home showings on a positive note.
Paint your front door and add new hardware. Your entryway is the initial handshake to showing a home. Fresh paint will show potential buyers you care about and clean, matching hardware will prove to be the perfect introduction and welcome to your home.
Refresh your flooring and interior paint. This is the “new car smell” of real estate. Deep cleaning and a fresh coat of paint will help your home sparkle during showings. Nik can recommend professional carpet cleaners and painters, as well as flooring pros if your carpets or hardwoods need to be replaced or refinished.
Check light switches and electrical plates. This is a great opportunity to show buyers you care about the little things. Make sure light switches and electrical outlet covers match and are clean, free of paint, and are not cracked or damaged.
Check all lightbulbs and kitchen and bath fans. Since buyers will flip on lights and fans as they walk through your home, make sure all bulbs work (and light fixtures are clean), and exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms aren’t loud or rattling. (If they are, Nik can connect you with the proper service technicians to fix them up before showings begin!)
Get a pre-inspection. While a buyer may opt to have their own inspection completed, having a pre-inspection done gives you a clear picture of the complete condition of your home and the opportunity to preemptively resolve any potential issues before your home goes on the market.
Consult with a professional stager. Nik recommends staging your home for maximum effect. Starting with a consultation is an excellent opportunity to get a second set of eyes on your home and make sure your home feels welcoming and showcases its best attributes.
Use a professional photographer. Professional photography by someone specializing in real estate helps your home make the best possible first impression. Nik partners with skilled photographers and videographers who will tell your home’s unique story.
Warmth, light and music. When your home is ready for buyer tours, enhance the first impression by creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. If it’s chilly outside, make sure your home is warm inside. Turn on lights and have soft music playing.
Visit your competition! Just before your house goes on the market, Nik suggests touring homes for sale that are similar to yours or working to attract the same pool of potential buyers. This can help you determine if there are any last-minute changes that you’d like to make in order to present your home as the best possible option.