Learn how Alex Michas creates more value than nearly all other agents in the East Bay
Beyond simply posting on the MLS, Alex treats each listing as an advertising campaign - a blaze of activity that generates energy and attention. He balances traditional marketing strategies with modern tech savvy to deliver maximum exposure. As the ringleader of a collaborative effort, Alex’s local knowledge, home preparation expertise, and marketing capacity enables a quick sale at the highest price possible. This combination of careful preparation and application of techniques that work, delivers top results again and again.
It's rarely a mystery why one home sells at a higher price than another. Applying a smart approach to home preparation prior to sale, sellers fare better when addressing the desires home buyers expect - often at a minimal cost. With experience tracking markets, following a wide-range of design trends, and building a database of qualified contractors, Alex and his team deliver the experience needed to maximize the sale price of your home.
A successful marketing campaign depends on in-depth analysis of a home’s salient features, its weak points and its strengths, profiling it's target audience, and creating the right marketing plan to attract the most number of buyers. As an experienced full service Realtor, Alex delivers a plan that ensures each property is marketed for maximum exposure. Below is a list of services available to all clients.
We will review what to improve (and what not to), how much it should cost, who to hire, while keeping time and budget a priority. Careful preparation, including staging, is essential.
The terms of our agreement will be spelled out in writing in the listing documents. Correct pricing of your home is essential to achieving a successful sale. Pricing is a collaborative effort and a process I will walk us through.
This plan will address issues such as optimum timing of selling activities such as ad placement to achieve the desired results.
Inspections are essential for powerful marketing and successful negotiating. Some reports and disclosures are required by law.
I am a member of Bridge multiple listing service (MLS). Expanded cooperative programs among the various listing services in our area will also allow us to extend our reach significantly to San Francisco, South Bay, and the Peninsula. Information submitted will further be picked up by numerous online services.
The Supra Key System offers special security and communication features. Signage will greatly enhance visibility of your home. While I recommend that you take advantage of these services, it is up to you as to whether or not these services are appropriate for you.
Suitable high quality marketing materials will be prepared as needed to gain maximum exposure for your property. E-blasts, mailings, flyers, brochures are all part of the fire-power Sotheby’s supports and endorses.
Your listing information will be linked to most major real estate sites through the MLS and the Sotheby’s digital network reaches markets worldwide. Your property may be publicized in banner ads, the text may be translated into many languages as Sotheby’s serves over 55 countries at this time, including Hong Kong.
There is no other agency that provides better marketing opportunities than Sotheby’s International Realty! Well thought out and designed ads appear in local newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle and other local and regional publications with strong circulation. Further, national and international options include the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Sotheby’s publications such as Reside Magazine and specialty market publications.
I regularly participate in and promote my listings at Realtor functions. A largest percentage of sales comes from networking with other agents.
Two or more brokers’ tours and two or more Open Houses are standard. I promise to hold your home open as much as it will take to sell your property.
Nothing is more important than to learn what the public is thinking.
After the initial wave of marketing it will be important to assess progress, perhaps make adjustments on the basis of new information.
Consider that a price adjustment may be necessary if there has been no sales activity after approximately ten days of active marketing.
A new price point may require a rethinking and repositioning on your property in the market. You will experience a second round of advertising based on this development.
Negotiate Sale Terms between Seller and Buyer via Buyer’s Agent
I will ensure escrow closes on time. Escrow can take anywhere from one week to 5 weeks. Average is 30 days.
The buyer will want to receive the property exactly as it was promised.