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Our homes are lifetime investments coupled with strong personal ties. Selling your home ranks among our clients' most important transaction of a lifetime. With the unique demands of today’s real estate market, selling your home requires a real estate agent with a proven track record of expertise and results. The challenges of finding new buyers requires fast response marketing programs, leading edge technology and the financial ability to advertise your home throughout the marketing term. When you list with Gator Homes Realty, you have the benefit of seasoned professionals with over 40 plus years of knowledge and experience plus an in-house marketing team with award winning marketing programs.

gainesville mlsWhen it comes to real estate, exposure is everything. Gator Homes will promote your home to the largest possible audience of buyers and real estate agents through our own marketing team. You will gain access to Gator Homes Realty exclusive marketing programs, to reach an elite and highly qualified audience of homebuyers and their agents.

We use a dynamic combination of high impact traditional marketing coupled with state-of-art technology that generates proven results. First impressions are critical and our own marketing programs and team can get your property aggressively on the worldwide market within 24 hours of listing your home. Professional photography, full color brochures, virtual tours, open houses, direct mailings, newspaper advertisements, magazine color ads, referral networks and an award winning website are just the beginning of your marketing campaign.

Gator Homes Realty is your hometown full service real estate company. Our unmatched marketing goes after the right buyers instead of waiting for the buyer to come to you and ensures you a distinctive edge over your competition. As your Realtors, we approach this task with sensitivity, concern and professional competence.

Selling Services
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Our team offers a multitude of services that will make your transaction smooth and hassle free. We will manage the myriad of details for you, including pricing and staging your home for sale, marketing and advertising your home, keeping you up to date with the process, interpreting and negotiating your contract, coordinating with other agents, following up with loan commitments and arrange for any repairs to be done. Listed below are our Seller’s Services that we provide for all of our clients:

  On our initial meeting:

  • We tour your home and ask you questions about the property.
  • Armed with that information, we conduct a search of comparable properties and take a current snapshot of the market.

  During our second visit:

  • We present you with a comparative market analysis along with a proposed selling price range for your home.
  • What you do to prepare your home for sale is crucially important. Prior to listing your home, we will share our thoughts on how to stage your home for the market. Our suggestions will range from painting and carpet cleaning to yard work. We will be happy to provide you with the names of tradesman to complete the tasks for you and will schedule and oversee their work. Builders use model homes for a reason. It is easier for buyers to envision themselves in a well-taken-care-of home where furniture and accessories are placed to their best advantage.
  • How we are going to announce your home to the marketplace is our next step. We will also go over how Gator Homes will plan to market your home.

  Marketing Your Home:

  • Your home will be listed in the GACAR (Gainesville Alachua County Association of Realtors) Multiple Listing Service, only available to real estate agents.
  • Your home, with photographs and detailed information, will also be prominently featured on our website: GatorHomes.com
  • Customize Gator Homes Realty For Sale sign will be placed in your front garden.
  • A professional flyer will be created for your residence that details all of your homes selling features. Flyers will be available adjacent to the for sale sign and inside your home.
  • advertising homes for sale north floridaCustomized tent cards will be produced to highlight the features that your home has to offer.
  • Gator Homes Realty will promote your home on our local Real Estate TV channel that airs a minimum of 45 times per week.
  • With your permission, we will arrange for a virtual tour (Gator Vision) of your property that will be placed on the Multiple Listing Service along with GatorHomes.com.
  • With your agreement, Gator Homes will hold open house(s) on targeted Sundays.
  • Gator Homes Realty will place advertisements of your property in the Gainesville Sun weekend edition to promote these Open Houses.
  • Gator Homes Realty will cross promote your Open Houses within the neighborhood with our “Calling all Neighbors” direct mail campaign.
  • Your home may be advertised in several local publications. Depending on the location of your property, local publications normally utilized are Home & Land magazine and The Real Estate Book.
  • We will personally follow-up to obtain feedback from all real estate agents who show your home so we can use that information to gauge the impressions of the marketplace and, if necessary, brainstorm changes in our sales approach.
  • Since the market is ever-changing, we will keep you abreast of changing market conditions, such as other competing homes on the market, so we can proactively adapt as necessary.

  We Have a Buyer:
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  • Once an offer is presented, we will counsel you on the terms of the offer. After formulating our response, we will communicate and negotiate with the buyer's agent on your behalf until we come to agreement. Being an integral part of our local real estate community for years, our agents personally know many of the real estate agents in our marketplace. These relationships greatly facilitate positive transactions.
  • Once we have an executed purchase agreement, we wait until various inspection reports are submitted per the terms of the contract. Upon receiving the reports, we will discuss our response and we will relay this information to the buyer's agent.
  • If any repairs are needed/agreed to, we would be happy to supply contact information for reputable tradesmen. We will also assist in scheduling the work & with follow up
  • From time of contract to closing, Gator Homes will handle any communication between you and the buyers through their agent. In addition, we will also ensure that all terms of the contract are adhered to such as the date specified for loan approval.
  • We will coordinate with the Title Company and/or closing attorney to ensure all documentation is in order prior to settlement.
  • If any surprises rear their head throughout the process, we are your advocates and experts. It is our goal to resolve issues to your satisfaction.
  • At the closing table and beyond Gator Homes Realty will make every effort to serve your best interests. As a sounding board, a resource, a confidant and a real estate expert, we will endeavor to earn and keep your trust and respect.

Sellers Toolkit
Selling a home can be a daunting experience. That's why Gator Homes' Team of Experts have assembled a wealth of information and helpful tools to assist you. Simply click onto the links below for additional information to help you through the home selling process.

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