• Before We Meet

Pre-Listing Appointment Information

GET TO KNOW US

The Rich Ayers Team realizes there is so much more to selling homes than the 3 P’s (Put a sign in the yard, Put the home in the MLS, Pray that it sells!).  What sets The Rich Ayers Team apart from other agents is that we go the extra mile to produce spectacular online content, provide excellent service and on-going communication with our clients.

More importantly, our relationship with each seller is a partnership in which BOTH parties have responsibilities to each other while sharing a common goal.

Please take the time to read through the various documents and webpages below.  We put EVERYTHING you need to review/download online.  

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

We call this our “Dr Phil Page”.  We outline our promises to you and set the stage for an open and honest business relationship.

WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE THE RICH AYERS TEAM

This collection of brochures, blog posts, articles and charts outline at a high level why The Rich Ayers Team is one of the top producing real estate teams in the Chicago suburbs.

  1. Seller Success Package - Download and read this 26 page brochure.  We tell you all about us and how we successfully market our clients’ homes.

  2. 21 Point Marketing Plan - This is a high level overview of what we services we perform Before, During and After the time we market your home. Check out our custom signs, text rider services, mobile virtual hours, single property pages, and so much more!

  3. 8 Week Go-To-Market Plan - This is a “week by week” breakdown of our 21 Point Marketing Plan outlining the specific marketing functions we perform to get your home sold for the highest price possible in the shortest amount of time.

  4. Experience Matters - When it comes right down to it, do you want a rookie agent who only sells 2-8 homes a year to market your home, or an experienced Realtor with over 12 years of full time experience working on your behalf?  Last year The Rich Ayers Team sold 64 homes while the average Realtor sold 9.2 homes per year!

  5. Our Team Statistics - For you number crunchers, we share our Average Sales Price, Days on Market, List-to-Sale Ratio and # of Transactions per year versus our competitors.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO AS A SELLER

Enough about us!  Selling a home places us into a partnership in which BOTH parties have responsibilities to each other while sharing a common goal. This is what we expect of our clients. 

  1. Sellers Homework Packet - Download, print and complete this before our first appointment.

  2. Prepare and Stage Your Home for Sale - Download our 13 page brochure that will guide you through preparing each room in your home for a quick sale.

  3. 2 Month Plan to Sell Your Home - Follow this high level plan to implement the 13 page brochure above.

  4. Price Your Home Competitively - Overpriced homes don’t sell. Period.  Overpricing helps sell OTHER, more competitively priced homes first and helps demonstrate the VALUE of other properties. We can spend all the marketing dollars in the world, but if a home is overpriced, it won’t sell!

NOTE: MARKET VALUE is determined by Active Buyers shopping in the Current Market evaluating comparable properties and their amenities.  Sellers do NOT determine Market Value - the Buyers in a competitive market do.

  1. Pre-Sale Home Inspection - Shortly before listing your home for sale, The Rich Ayers Team will PAY for your pre-sale home inspection with one of our trusted Home Inspector partners.  This will allow you to sell your home for top dollar and make it a stress-free transaction for your Buyer.

  2. Estimated Net Sheet. Please provide us with your current loan balance. We will complete a customized "Estimated Net Sheet" (similar to the template in the hyperlink). This spreadsheet will show you approximately how much cash you will walk away with at closing.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you with your upcoming home sale!