We are excited to announce that as of August 2, 2007 Carlson Real Estate is affiliated with Coldwell Banker.
We are still an independently owned office with all of the advantages that Coldwell Banker has to offer. It is the leading nation real estate franchise and is recognized as "the name" in real estate. There are many advantages for our clients and customers. In this day of technology it is difficult for the small agency to compete. It is important for us to offer to our clients the latest in technology and to get national and international exposure for our listings. The referral system is a global network which is available through Coldwellbanker.com.
One of the main features that is important to us is the Previews program. Previews offers marketing for the luxury properties and reaches a global audience. Coldwell Banker participated in over 50% of all luxury sales in the United States. As a certified Preview agent I am able to have access to the top luxury buyers and am able to get more exposure for my clients.
Other programs that are offered through Coldwell Banker are the Home Protection plan. This is an insurance policy that a Seller can take out on their home to cover appliances, and systems that may break in the period of the year that the house on the market. This policy can be passed on to the Buyer. Another feature of this plan is that the payment for it is not due until the closing on the house. This protection costs approximately $500.
Coldwell Banker offers a Sale Ready Home Program. We have a checklist that will make a Seller's home ready for sale. This includes a home inspection, title search, staging the home, checking that permits are in order and current. Once the home complies with the Home Ready Program we can advertise it as a "Home Ready" property. This is an advantage to a Seller as it will make a very smooth closing process and will give the Seller an edge with buyers.
Another feature is "Lead Router". Simply, this is a system of contacting an agent within 3 minutes after a lead comes into our web. You will be secure in knowing that if an inquiry comes in on your property there will be an agent responding to that inquiry within 3 minutes. Ninety-five percent of all potential customers have their first contact with the Internet. Lead Router is one of the best ways to make sure that these leads are not lost.
There are many advertising campaigns that Coldwell Banker runs nationally and we are able to take advantage of these through special mailings, epostcard, enewsletters and radio/tv advertising. This could never be possible as a small independent agency.
We feel that our clients and customers deserve the most up to date and best service that we can provide. After many months of research we found that of all of all the franchise companies available, Coldwell Banker offered the most comprehensive services and has the largest consumer brand recognition. What does this mean to you if you list with us? Since it is the most recognized brand. more traffic will be brought to our office and this gives you much more exposure, giving you the ability to sell your house sooner. In today's market this is a huge asset to you.
Please stop by my office, respond to my blog, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also check out my website at: Peggysmithvt.com and you might be a lucky winner of one of our new Coldwell Banker products. This could even be a vacation at one of the RCI resorts offered to us through Coldwell Banker or a gift certificate at Tiffany's. You never know what might be in my basket of goodies.
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