Featured Realtor — Chuck Strauss– Native American Specialist

 As a mortgage professional, I like to link my business with ultra real estate professionals! There are many Realtors to choose from but there are FEW that should be chosen to list your most precious asset. I surveyed dozens of Realtors and ask them:  ”WHY SHOULD I LIST MY PROPERTY WITH YOU?”   I asked the 12 questions that I would want to know.  Please note the responses from Chuck Stauss.  I consider Chuck as a VERY Serious Real Estate Professional and a Specialist in Native American Homes. Check this out!  Chuck’s answers are in Blue!
While doing some research to choose a real estate professional, the first thing I noticed is there are so many Realtors! 
Of course, as a seller, I like the competition because I believe I will find just the right agent to represent me and get me the highest price, but I do have a few questions:1. How long have you been in residential real estate sales? 8 Years as a Realtor® and another 30 as a small business owner                    

2.  What designations do you hold 
SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialis); CDPE® (Certified Distressed Property Expert) 3. How many homes did you and your real estate brokerage sell last year?
I did 15 transactions last year (same as 2012) not sure on the total for Your Castle, but we are the 2nd largest non-franchised brokerage in Denver.  4. How many days did it take you to sell the average home?  and How did that compare to the overall market?
Average in 2012 was 42 days, which is better than the market average. 5. How close to the initial asking prices of the homes you sold were the final sale prices?  
97% 6. What types of specific marketing systems and approaches will you use to sell my home?   and 
  What has been your best tool?  Send me to your Website or blog address, this is a big factor to me, I love technology..
I market, market, market! Some tools include (and these can be better demonstrated in person) Circle Pix (internet and youtube videos) property specific HD photography and website, weekly email blasts to 10,000 Realtors®. As examples, please check out http://7940riviera.com . My personal site (with great search capabilities) is www.denverhomeguru.com
 7. Will you represent me exclusively if you find a buyer, or will you represent both me  and the buyer in the transaction?        and How will it benefit me? 
My first choice is to represent seller only. This can be accomplished by dealing with the buyer as a customer. If this does not fit their ideal, then we will find them a buyer’s agent so that I can represent the seller exclusively, as opposed to changing the relationship to transaction.
 8. Can you recommend a contractor/handy man to make home repairs needed after inspections?   and 
Do you have skill at staging my home?   Explain – if you have pictures, 
please send.
I have an extensive list of contractors to do minor and/or major repairs that are necessary. I recommend a pre-list inspection so that there are no surprises. I have a stager that I really respect and offer an initial staging consultation at my cost (additional services, if contracted, would be your responsibility). While I can make recommendations, I feel that a professional opinion on staging makes a huge difference. A recent listing used a professional stagers services; home sold in less than 30 days at full asking price.
 9. What type Technology does your brokerage office provide to you?  Websites, blogs, virtual tours?
All of the above and more.
 10. What’s your business philosophy?   A great answer here will make you shine and help you get the listing. 
My only goal is to make sure that my clients are given the absolute best in service to make sure that their needs are met, expectations are exceeded and their real estate transaction is the best ever. I go by the Platinum Rule: “Treat Others the Way they Want to be Treated”!
 11. How will you keep me informed about the progress of my transaction? How frequently? 
In an initial meeting, communication expectations are outlined and defined in writing. Then that schedule is met or enhanced as necessary. This usually means weekly updates (even if there is nothing to report) and then additional communication as circumstances dictate.  12. Are you able to give me the names and phone numbers of three past clients?
I will check to make sure that they are OK with this, but certainly I can do that. 
So there you have it!  Chuck is obviously VERY serious about Real Estate.
Please contact Chuck  CLICK HERE     Or Email Chuck at ”denverhomeguru@gmail.com”  Your Castle Real Estate
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