Because we offer: Human Pricing.
Since a computer will never know if a property sold for a high price because it was marketed well or if another sold for a low price because the foundation was cracked.... all the computer knows is that they both sold. Much the way a computer can't appreciate art, they simply fall short when it comes to evaluation.
We value YOU more than your transaction, and the numbers with which we're most concnerned are the ones related to YOUR bottom line - not ours. This is how we have found success, and this is how we will continue to find it.
Agents strong and growing rapidly.
Convient office locations for easier access.
Do they have an assistant or transaction coordinator?
Be very wary of any agent/broker who thinks that they can go it alone, or with the help of just one person! If your property is marketed properly, there is no way that one or two people could handle the amount of showings, emails, calls, offers, and requests, that are going to come pouring in! Something will get lost in the chaos and often it is an offer that moves on to another property.
How do they plan to market your property?
If they don't immediately list off: Property Sign, MLS, Professional Photography, Virtual Video Tour of Property,Personal Website of Property, and Email Campaigns, then you should be running in the other direction. Sure, you can put a sign up and put it on MLS and you will probably get an offer or two but you don't want a couple offers, you want a lot.
Where are they going to syndicate your listing?
If they look confused and mentioned anything about online marketing in the last answer then they don't know what they are doing. Having a property website is not enough. This website needs to be submitted to every real estate website out there. Buyers are no longer going through agents; they are going to sites like Zillow.com and Trulia.com. If your listings aren't on all of these sites buyers won't see your property.
How do they manage their listings?
Do they have a CRM (Customer Relationship Maintenance software)? If they don't then you can be certain their contact list is not as long as it should be, their offers are not monitored as well as they should be, their buyers are not followed up on as often as they should be, and they subsequently will not be able to sell your property for as high as it should be.
What makes them different from the next agent down the line?
Listen to what they say carefully. In real estate everything must be prepared ahead of time. You will be able to tell if they prepared for this conversation based on their answer. If they scramble, and put together a sentence that is weak how do you think they will be at the negotiating table?
During the consultation, we will look at your property and learn more about your goals for selling and suggest improvements that could lift your price.
Taking the time to stage your home for potential buyers is an effective way to make your house stand out against other listings in your area.
Covering everything from targeted email campaigns, social media ads to dynamic re-marketing and paid promotions!
Brochures, Postcards, Flyers and more are professionally designed to increase the effectiveness of your marketing.
Direct access to a team of nationally recognized videographers and drone experts who utilize media in marketing your property.
Pre Marketing - Building a "buzz" prior to actually listing your property on the market to draw in more buyers. We start on day 0, not day 1.
John B. Baldwin comes to JohnHart after almost ten years with a small family firm where he developed a great following of loyal clients who value his integrity, follow through, and extensive knowledge. A fifth generation graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, John received his Bachelor’s degree in English in the Spring of 2002, then headed east to Washington DC where he entered the world of development raising funds for an education non-profit through direct mail as well as foundation and government grants. In 2004, when the opportunity came to travel west to learn Real Estate from a top agent in Claremont, CA, John jumped at the chance. After four short years as an agent, John was recognized for his hard work and tenacity as the top sales agent in his office for 2008.
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, John brings to the table the Midwestern work ethic and sincerity that helps him excel and his clients can rely in addition to the independence that comes from growing up in the Great Lakes State. Never one to pull punches, John voices his concerns (the good, the bad, & the ugly) to help his clients work through the difficult decisions that sometimes come around during a real estate transaction. His breadth of knowledge and analytical thinking about all aspects of the real estate transaction help his clients feel comfortable in moving forward at each step knowing that they have a true professional going to bat for them.
Realizing that he wanted to improve and expand his skill-set, John continued his real estate education in 2010 by earning the designation of Certified Negotiation Expert as well as taking courses in Short Sales and Distressed Properties. Over his almost ten years as an agent John has learned how to efficiently build a network of top professionals in Mortgage Lending, Escrow and Title services in addition to Roofers, Plumbers and Carpenters who can help his clients make informed decisions before and after the real estate transaction.
In late 2012, John with a couple of close friends whose shared interest in great food, brewing craft beer and love of music led them to embark on a new venture together by opening their own restaurant in Studio City. Tuning Fork Gastropub opened its doors to the public in March of 2013 and has received a great response from the community. Featuring a fresh ingredient focused seasonal menu paired with local Craft Beers and small vineyard California Wines, Tuning Fork is getting rave reviews.
Whether you’re looking for your first home, your dream home or an investment property, John is committed to providing you with the highest quality buyer service. When making the type of investment that buying a home requires, you deserve to have all the latest market information and the very best advice, both of which John can provide you. The decision to sell a home is often dependent on many factors. Whatever your reasons are for selling, proven effective marketing strategies will ensure that you get the highest possible price for your home. John is guaranteed to provide you with professional, ethical and confidential service and keep you fully informed every step of the way.
+ Realtor for 9 years
+ Expert Negotiator
+ Experienced in Distressed properties.
+ Top Producing Sales Agent for Curtis Real Estate in 2008.
+ Expert contract negotiator for Buyers, Sellers, Tenants, and Landlords.
+ Bachelor’s Degree in English Language & Literature from The University of Michigan.
+ Certified Negotiation Expert Designation.
+ Short Sale and Distressed Property Course.
+ Fluent in English and Spanish.
+ Member of GAOR, NAR, and CAR.