Let’s get together to discuss the selling process and see if we are a good fit to work together. When we meet, we will determine your key objectives, review the marketing plan, strategize how we will negotiate offers up to the highest possible price, and discuss the right pricing strategy for your home.
You may also want to meet with your tax professional and consider some of the following:
"Sam Bird-Robinson is the best realtor we have ever worked with (we have bought and sold multiple houses over the past 30 years). He worked as both a property manager and real estate agent for us. We found him to be one of the most responsible and ethical businessmen we have ever worked with. His communication skills are excellent and he ALWAYS followed through on his promises, and then exceeded our expectations. When it was time to sell the property, he not only prepared it for sale for us, since we lived out of town, but had it sold in one week at above asking price. Who could ask for more?"Read More Client Reviews
I love selling turnkey, fixer-uppers and everything in between! But getting your home ready to sell can often be very overwhelming!
I will help you prioritize what improvements, if any, will generate the highest return on your investment and can help coordinate and oversee the home prep process to make sure buyers fall in love with your house.
Providing complete disclosures and reports of your home is an important strategy when selling your home and prevent the need to negotiate any unforeseen issues during escrow. Seller disclosures can be completed in person or via Glide and should include information regarding property history, improvements and the current condition. Included in my listing package is Disclosures.io, which is a cloud-based tool that stores all the disclosures and reports and is also accessible to home buyers and buyer's agents. Disclosures.io easily compiles disclosure packages with drag and drop organization and allows controlled distribution with customized invitations and alerts. Knowing who is serious about buying your home with real-time data gives us a competitive advantage when negotiating multiple offers.
Once inspections and pre-listing work is complete it’s time to start the marketing portion of selling your home! As your agent, I offer an inclusive and extensive marketing package that includes:
"I was very impressed with the marketing and when we received multiple offers, he made sure we negotiated the best price and terms and closed the transaction smoothly and on time."
"When the time came to sell, Sam gave me great advice for staging and had a comprehensive marketing plan in place that was way beyond anything I expected. His advice was spot on and we sold the house for well over asking within a week with 7 offers."
"His marketing with the video and professional brochure was excellent and the open houses were well planned and brought in lots of traffic even though the weather was rainy."
To ensure that our marketing is effective and the buyer feedback is positive, it is important that we monitor the analytics for your property. Each week, until the property is in contract, I will follow up with agents who have shown the property for buyer feedback and compile listing analytics from the property website, Disclosures.io, broadcasted listing websites, and private showings. An example of a marketing review can be seen on the right.
Once you have accepted an offer, we will enter into the escrow period. During the escrow period, my team will:
You’ve made it through the preparation, listing and escrow stages and now it’s time to close! In the last week before closing escrow, you will:
Once the loan is funded, the buyer’s name is recorded at the County and escrow will close. I will exchange keys with the buyer’s agent and you will receive a copy of all the disclosures and reports electronically. That’s it, you did it!
If you are selling an investment property, I can help you facilitate a Tax Deferred 1031 Exchange. I invite you to get in touch with my preferred Wealth Manager and CPA with any other questions about selling.
"I found Sam through Yelp. From the first day, Sam was an absolute professional, a great communicator, and I always felt he was 100% committed to doing the best job possible. His attention to detail and budget management was amazing, and the team he brought in to do flooring, repairs, cleaning, painting, yard work and inspections were all solid. In the end, he sold the property in a week for over the asking price, and I can’t thank him enough for it. Definitely, recommend Sam if you need to sell a house in Santa Cruz!"
Victor B. | Seller
"Sam was perfect from beginning to end, and my wife and I could not have asked for more. His marketing with the video and professional brochure was excellent and the open houses were well planned and brought in lots of traffic even though the weather was rainy. We were very impressed with his skill in handling multiple offers and negotiating the best price for us! Closing moved flawlessly, and everything wrapped up from the day we visited him in Santa Cruz until the money arrived in our account in less than a month! Sam is the best realtor we’ve used in the last 40+ years over multiple transactions. He was earnest, always listened to our requests and delivered a lot more than we expected. I will definitely recommend Sam in the future."
Gene H. | Seller