Tim Conroy is committed to providing a higher standard of customer service when selling your property. He takes the time to listen to your goals, assesses your needs, and genuinely cares about the outcome. Tim prides himself on innovative marketing materials, prompt attention, and guiding clients through crucial decisions. He is with you every step of the way.
Tim Conroy’s Approach:
- The first step in selling your property is looking for a dependable real estate agent. It’s important to take the time to assess your potential Realtor, review their marketing material, hear about their approach, and feel comfortable working together. Tim takes the time to visit with you at the property, introduce himself, and enjoy taking a guided tour of the property.
- After the initial meeting, Tim will complete a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) of your property. The goal of this CMA is to inform you of the current local real estate market, compare your property to recent sales, and recommend a listing price range.
- If you decide Tim is a good fit, he will guide you through the official listing agreement and supporting documents. He encourages clients to express concerns and ask questions while the listing documents are prepared.
- Original and creative marketing is a catalyst for successful results. With every property, Tim hires a professional photographer, shoots a 3D Matterport tour, compiles the property’s details, researches any historical significance (if applicable), and writes a custom narrative for a unique feature booklet.
- Launching the property live on the market and the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Your property typically receives the most exposure within the first 10 days of going live. Tim places a heavy emphasis on making sure all of the marketing materials are in place prior to going live. First impressions are everything in real estate, and he wants to make sure your home is showcased.
- Tim takes the ethical responsibility of fairly negotiating contractual terms very seriously. You may even have to deal with multiple offers before accepting the one you judge most suitable for you–and as your agent, Tim will provide a thorough and objective assessment of each offer to help you make the right choice.
- Once an offer is in place Tim helps guide you along the important timeline as you consider various contingencies, decisions, deadlines, and any surprises along the way. No single transaction is the same as another. Obstacles and difficulties may arise along the way, and Tim Conroy is there to help.
Below are a few guidelines Tim believes sellers may find helpful prior to listing their property.
What to Look for in an Agent
The following are a few factors to keep in mind when looking for a listing agent:
- Education. The most important factor in choosing a real estate professional is their education in the real estate industry. Professionals have advanced training and education, allowing them to be among the top agents available in the local real estate market.
- Experience and Expertise. You want a full-time agent who is familiar with your area and with the type of property you intend to sell. Do they employ a diverse range of marketing and advertising strategies? How tech-savvy is your agent? How many similar properties have they been able to sell in the past?
- Availability and Commitment. Your agent should be capable of prompt and decisive action during the course of selling your property. Does your agent make it a point to stay in touch with you? Can your agent easily be contacted in case of emergencies or even for the simplest questions? Is your agent available on the weekends or in the evenings when most buyers are searching?
- Rapport. Does your agent take the time to listen to your goals and clarify your needs? Can your agent understand your unique situation and be genuinely concerned about the outcome of the process? Your listing agent will be your guide and partner in this crucial decision, so it is important to find someone compatible with this new partnership.
Perform a “walk-through” of your property.
Look at it from the perspective of both the prospective buyer and the inspector. Take notes on all items that need to be repaired or replaced. Things to consider include:
- Does it need a new coat of paint (either because the old paint is obviously cracked or faded, or because of an uncommon choice in color that might turn off prospective buyers)?
- If a house with a yard, is the lawn and landscaping attractive and well-kept?
- If it is a condo, you can’t do much about the building, but is the front door (and balcony, if there is one) appealing?
- Are the roof (and the gutters) in good condition?
- Are the windows and doors attractive and in good condition?
- Is the grass nicely cut, are the hedges trimmed, are the leaves swept up? Are all toys put away such as bikes, scooters, etc.?
- Are the interior paints and finishes in good condition (recently updated), or do they need to be freshened up? This is one area with the best ratio of least expensive to most desired. For a minimal investment, you could possibly make or break a sale by having your home look well-kept and inviting.
- Are the appliances in good working order and of recent vintage? Are the plumbing and electrical systems in good condition? Are they fully functional?
- Are the carpets or other floor coverings clean and in good condition? Like the paint, are they attractive and well-kept? Floor coverings are worth paying for so that your home makes a good impression.