In considering a real estate professional in Tower Grove South, what benefit does going with the local expert that has lived in the neighborhood and is located in the neighborhood? The reasons are as plentiful. Below are the top 9 reasons the smart seller's choose the Premier Team to market and sell their Tower Grove South property.
Our office at Humphrey & Oak Hill at the former Louie's Meat Market building is called and visited by many home buyers based on our reputation and experience locally. We've often had the buyer waiting before we list a home, resulting in a smooth & successful dual agency transaction where everyone is happy!
Working with so many local buyers and seller gives us valuable MARKET KNOWLEDGE. What upgrades, colors, and staging will SELL a Tower Grove buyer? That's what we share with all our clients.
In the sales process, repairs are almost always requested from buyers, ESPECIALLY on 100+ year old homes. Having a list of preferred LOCAL contactors that know this neighborhood is key. Out of area realtors often may bring their St. Charles, West County, Jefferson County contactors information, not knowing that these remote contractors often lack the experience, knowledge and desire to adequately work on Tower Grove Homes.
Knowing characteristics of the various types of home buyers attracted to Tower Grove South like we do, we know UP FRONT how to market to those desires. Outside agents may be guessing at what matters most to local buyers and how to say it. Sometimes they talk too much or too little about Tower Grove Park and annoy the prospective buyer by having to read through their 150th description of park features that day.
One of the factors in evaluating a home involves realistically evaluating the condition of the home. Looking at the level of maintenance, structural condition / settling, historic preservation, historic finishes, and overall efficiency REQUIRES a knowledge of the spectrum of these catagories on homes that have already sold and how the subject property compares.
With the above knowledge about the homes condition, plus the specific, sometimes 'behind the scenes' knowledge of other market information helps us know not only what sales have occured, but why things have sold as they do. Knowing the prior seller's personally, we often times have background information as well as condition and market knowledge.
Many agents follow the "3 P's" of home selling: placing the home on the MLS, putting a sign in the Yard, then PRAYING for someone else to sell the home. We work hard to PROSPECT and PRICE WATCH. Prospecting is looking for buyer's for our homes by talking to many buyers and seller's each day. It may seem coincidental, but we frequently talk with home seller's throughout the area and they tell us "We're thinking about moving down to the Tower Grove / Shaw Neighborhood. Our proactive hard work reaching out to others in the process of buying and selling throughout the area pays huge dividends for our listings on a regular basis.
All too often, I'll set up a showing of a Tower Grove South home for sale and the agent starts to tell me about the neighborhood, the home, etc. NOT KNOWING that I live in the neighborhood, office in the neighborhood, and HAVE SOLD OVER 40 Million Dollars worth of Tower Grove South homes. This is harmless, right? WRONG! When we take on a listing in Tower Grove South, we know ALL the agents that know and sell this neighborhood. It's like a professional poker player knowing probability of drawing a great hand, we know all the busy agents in the area and start the sales process by networking with the buyer's agents that are most likely to sell our listings.
Realtors, professionally are to be unbiased and transparent in a perfect world. As human beings, 'unbiased' can be a lofty goal. I work harder for transparency than unbiased when it comes to Tower Grove South homes, openly admitting to clients "I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!" While my bias never goes as far as steering our clients to Tower Grove that would be better off somewhere else, they know I'm biased about my own neighborhood!