10 Things To Learn Before Selling

Selling a home can be very stressful and time consuming.
A to Z Realty salespeople strive to ease the burden!

We will use our experience, connections and ingenuity to get your property the right owner at the right price. Our team will instruct you in ways to effectively and safely market your home, take photographs that will make your home stand out in the crowded market, and advertise your home both on line and off.

1

Decide to Sell

To sell your property best, it is important to be committed to the decision.

2

Find a Realtor

A good realtor will market your property aggressively.
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3

Get a CMA

A comparative market analysis will give you an objective perspective of the value of your home so a proper Asking Price can be determined.
A to Z Realty - Learn Before Selling - Get a CMA

4

Declutter

If you have too much stuff in the corners of your home, it may appear smaller and less appealing to potential buyers.
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5

Keep it Clean

Potential buyers are impressed with clean organized properties and can visualize the potential of the home.
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6

Paint Away the Imperfections

It may not be advisable to spend money repainting the entire house one color or another as it a Buyer will repaint in their own choices.
A to Z Realty - Learn Before Selling - Paint away the imperfections

7

Assure Your Appliances Work

Having broken appliances may affect the value of offer received for your asking price.
A to Z Realty - Learn Before Selling - Assure your appliances work

8

Straighten Up the Yard

Make a lasting first impression! Maintain the outside of the property including the yard and garden. A neatly kept yard may increase your offer amount.
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9

Lock Up Your Valuables During Showings

Although a realtor will be with any potential buyer viewing the property, it is best to err on the side of caution. Don’t leave valuables laying out to avoid theft.
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10

Prepare to Be Away During Showings

Being home during a showing may turn off potential buyers or make them uncomfortable. Allowing them to be free to express their thoughts and opinions to their realtor without the home owner around will help get the property sold.
A to Z Realty - Learn Before Selling - Leave your house for showings

TRUSTWORTHY RESOURCES

Coming soon, we will provide a list of resources for cleaners, organizers, contractors, junk removers, and other services that will help you sell your property.

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5 Things to Learn Before Buying

Buying a property is an exciting new adventure whether its your
starter home, forever home, or even if you are downsizing.

We offer you the utmost care in picking out properties that suit your requirements. 
Here are a few steps to help guide you as you begin the process.

1

Have a Price Range

Speak to a mortgage professional to obtain a pre-approval letter. A mortgage professional will assess your finances and help you determine how much you can afford on a mortgage payment.
A to Z Realty - Learn Before Buying - Have a Price Range

2

Pick an Ideal Location

Drive around the neighborhoods you are interested in living in at all hours of the day and night. Read the local paper or talk to the neighborhood shop keepers. These are the best ways to get to know the area to see if it’s a good location for you.
A to Z Realty - Learn Before Buying - Choose a location

3

Use a Real Estate Agent

An agent will talk to you about what you are looking for and what your needs are in your new home. Your agent will search the active listings and reach out to their contacts to find you options. They will take you to the properties and assist you through negotiations so you get the best possible price.
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4

Get a Home Inspection

When you find your next home, it is wise to have a certified home inspector check the bones of the home. A good home inspector will bring to light any defects that may be missed. This is an opportunity to ask the sellers to correct any issues you don’t want to inherit or to ask for credit so that you can make the corrections.
A to Z Realty - Learn Before Buying - Get a home inspection

5

Choose an Attorney

An experienced attorney will review the land records to discover any liens that would encumber your new property. The attorney will draft and review all of your closing documents. The attorney will work with your bank and ensure your title documents are properly recorded.
A to Z Realty - Learn Before Buying - Choose an attorney

TRUSTWORTHY RESOURCES

If you need assistance getting connected with your mortgage broker, have no fear! Coming soon, we’ll provide brokers and lenders that we have worked with in the past and have shown to be good partners for our clients.

Coming soon, we will provide a list of trusted service providers needed for purchasing a home wisely such as appraisers, inspectors, mortgage brokers, direct lenders, hard money lenders as well as other resources. A to Z Realty will also provide you with resources so you can make your house into your home with tested and trusted references for painters, contractors, roofers, and more.

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Learn What it Takes to be an Agent

A to Z Realty offers flexibility, support, and education for its agents. A to Z Realty is a truly unique brokerage that is run by real estate paralegals with in-depth knowledge of all the facets of closing a property.

The key to any successful real estate transaction is understanding all the twists and turns and being prepared and able to steer your client through to reach the closing table. Regardless of your experience level, having A to Z Realty at your side will add a sense of commitment and security for your clients.

1

To Be An Agent With Us, You Need…

  • 60 Hour Real Estate Principles and Practices Course
  • State Test (PSI)
  • National Test (PSI)
  • Sponsoring Broker
  • Relationship building skills and is a people person
  • Ability to see potential in properties
  • Willingness and ability to listen and talk to potential clients
  • A detail-oriented workflow
  • Negotiation skills
  • Time management skills
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2

What is the Commission Split?

Commission splits are fair and commensurate with experience. There is no commission split penalty based on sales volume.

A to Z Realty - Learn what it takes to be an agent - agent commissions

3

Do We Have Fees Yearly or by Transaction?

There are no fees with A to Z Realty! The commission split is the only fee involved with being a salesperson with us.

A to Z Realty - Learn what it takes to be an agent - No fees for our agents

4

Do We Require Floor Time?

No there is no floor time or desk time required at A to Z Realty. At no cost to our agents, we offer desk space, a conference room, color printing and faxing capability.

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5

Do We Have a Good Web Presence?

We welcome you search for us online and visit our website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed. We are constantly working to increase our SEO presence. We consistently post educational and informative blogs and welcome your contribution to this effort. Each agent is featured on our website.

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6

Do We Have Educational Opportunities?

A to Z Realty works closely with the Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors to educate agents and brokers on both the current market and real estate topics. If there is a topic your would like to learn more about, we can assist you in finding the class or lunch and learn for you. Furthermore, we work closely with real estate attorneys excel at explaining and educating anyone interested in learning more about a topic.

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7

Do We Offer Leads?

We offer leads with phone numbers to our agents. We are also always searching for new avenues of lead generation.

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8

What is Our Reputation?

A to Z Realty is up and coming in the industry. Our high standards and quality control have built a strong and solid reputation in our area.

9

How Will We Support You In Your Deals?

A to Z Realty is run by real estate paralegals with thousands of closings under their belt over a 10 plus year career. Whether you are a new agent who needs training from the ground or a 20-year veteran of real estate, we can offer the necessary support and guidance. We also work closely with attorneys that are able and willing to assist with any real estate questions or situations.

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10

Will We Post Your MLS Listings?

Yes! A to Z Realty Broker, Osi Rosenberg, will post all MLS listings to the appropriate and/or all requested MLS services.

A to Z Realty - Learn what it takes to be an agent - MLS listings

11

Do You Need to be Part of a Specific Board of Realtors?

We require that all salespeople be a member of a board of realtors of your choice. It is also required for all A to Z Agents to be members of the National Association of Realtors.

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12

Who Will Put Up My Signs for My Listings?

A to Z Realty will arrange for signs to be placed on the properties listed according to the listing agreement. Agents can choose to attach personal signs to the bottom of the A to Z For Sale signs…in fact, we encourage it!

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13

What is the Sponsorship Program for New Realtors?

A to Z Realty offers sponsorship for the 60 hour class to people interested in a real estate career. All you need is a commitment to sign with the brokerage for a specific time period. Call to discuss your situation.

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WE WANT TO HELP GROW YOUR BUSINESS

At A to Z Realty we strive to enhance your Real Estate Career by offering and encouraging educational opportunities, providing leads for listings of expired and pre-foreclosure potentials, keeping and maintain a growing preferred vendor list, providing access to Real Estate Attorneys to assist you with your legal questions, and providing guidance and assistance as you need it. We offer you flexibility, support, and the freedom to grow your career as you see fit in your own time.

A to Z Realty, LLC pledges to always treat its agents fairly and honestly. There are no hidden fees or costs per transaction. There is no required floor time and no minimum demand for prospecting. Our offices offer online document management system for easy sharing, color printing, faxing, desk space, and wifi connectivity for your laptop and two conference rooms. Regardless of your experience level, having A to Z Realty at your side will add a sense of commitment and security for your clients.

Call us today for the Principles and Practices (60-hour required licensing course) sponsorship program.

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