Welcome to my Evansville Real Estate Help Website
Why Choose a Tech-Savvy Agent? The answer is simple... because Home Buyers and Sellers are tech-savvy. The world we live in today is a digital one and searching for a home is no different. Buyers now have apps that let them search by location and neighborhoods. Online searching maximizes the ability to compare and contrast homes on the market by selected features. Most of this is done before a potential home buyer even connects with a real estate agent.
57 percent of buyers and sellers surveyed say the technology their real estate agent uses is important to them!
In 2016, buyers worked with an agent 88 percent of the time to find their home, so trust in a REALTOR is still king. While the initial process may start online, home buyers overwhelmingly turn to the advice from a trusted real estate agent.
It's Not About Me, It's About You
What Sellers Want from Their Real Estate Agent
John Knight is a licensed real estate agent who resides in Newburgh, IN. He brings a strategic yet personable approach to the home buying and home selling process. He is an agent known for his professional delivery, knowledge of the real estate process, personality, and great communication. He has built a reputation for refreshingly friendly customer care, coordination and efficiency, and the proven ability to guide and educate buyers to obtain the best value for their dream home and to assist sellers in a smooth, stress-free sale of their home. John is highly motivated and self-disciplined with the ability to listen and solve each client’s problem.
He specializes in home buying, selling, and luxury properties. Known by clients and colleagues alike for his enthusiasm, undying dedication, patient approach and unwavering loyalty. John is a passionate and market-savvy professional whose clients’ satisfaction and best interests are paramount. His desire is to serve his clients’ particular needs coupled with his mortgages/finance experience, market expertise, construction knowledge and superior negotiating skills.
John leverages his extensive network of resources to coordinate the residential buying or selling process with other agents, principals, inspectors, lenders, and tradespeople. He also uses the latest Internet marketing tools, such as social media platform, data analytics, digital, retargeting, remarketing, chat bots, blogging, and traditional tactics to expose your property to the widest possible range of qualified buyers/sellers.
John is also a member of Southwestern Indiana Builders Association. He is a chronic learner and loves to find new and better ways to make things easier and faster for clients, because time is their most precious commodity.
Top 6 Things Buyers Say They Want Most
Here are the six biggest expectations:
1. Help finding the right home to purchase
2. Help negotiating the price
3. Help negotiating the terms of the sale
4. Determining what comparable homes are selling for
5. Assisting with paperwork
That’s not all. Buyers surveyed also said some of the biggest benefits real estate practitioners can provide is helping them understand the home-buying process as well as pointing out unnoticed features or faults with a property. What’s more, the majority say they are looking for an agent who can improve their knowledge of home-search areas and provide a list of service providers.
REAL ESTATE TECHNOLOGY: BENEFITS THAT SET TECH-SAVVY AGENTS APART
1. Speed and Capacity = Efficiency. Get more done in less time.
2. Larger, More Qualified Pool of Buyers and Sellers, even those not in the Market.
3. Ability to find the Needle in the Haystack. And get there first!
4. Make the process more manageable and less stressful for Clients.
As the Internet continues to simplify the way people research buying and selling homes, there are many good reasons to choose an agent who can harness the power of technology to provide you with exceptional service, including:
Find a Buyer for Their Home:
Helping find them a buyer is, as you might have assumed, the top requirement of sellers, with 28% placing this as their top concern. This tells you that your marketing plan and media are quite important to your prospective listing clients.
The Answer - Data Analytics and Digital & Mobile Marketing allows us to market to only those most likely to be INTERESTED in your Home and to only those QUALIFIED to buy your home!
Sell Their Home Within a Specific Time Frame:
This seller requirement was only 1% below the top one, with 27% of sellers desiring this service from their real estate agent. It's highly related to the first one, with marketing being a very important factor in how fast a property sells.
The Answer - My SMART Marketing Plan covers every online and offline space, presenting your home to the right person, with the right message, at the right time, every time!
Price Their Home Competitively:
With 17% of sellers placing importance on this requirement, they're telling us that puffing their egos with a fat listing price isn't what they want. They want their property to sell. Do a thorough market analysis and be honest with them about expected results at different price points.
The Answer - By comparing the Top 10 CMA's (Home Value Reports), a Pricing Analysis Grid, and my exclusive How's the Market? software, we know exactly what the price needs to have the best chance to sell in a 30-day period!
Find Ways to Fix Up Their Home to Sell It for More:
This might surprise some, at fourth in importance with a 12% response. Cleaning Services, Landscapers, Handy Man? I got you covered. We can do Home Staging or Virtual Staging, if we need to. Drone Video or 3D Walk Throughs and Floor Plans to show off the best assets of the home. Whatever it takes, we have those tools at our disposal.
The Answer - I have 430+ Contractors, Home Service Providers, and Home Professionals on My Team to help you get your house ready as quickly as possible, at the lowest price possible. I even have an App for That! YourLocalHomePros.com
Help With Paperwork, Inspections and Preparing for Settlement:
Many real estate agents would have assumed this requirement to be higher on the list. However, only 7% of sellers made this a priority need. It is very important, but using this list as a guide, you want to build your listing services presentation around marketing and proper pricing first.
The Answer - My Team consists of Mortgage Brokers, Bankers, Insurance Agents, Home Inspectors, Appraisers, Surveyors, the Resources and the Right People to get you to the Closing Table!
Negotiate and Deal With Buyers:
Here again is an item that many real estate agents value more than their seller clients. At 5%, sellers are telling us that it's one of their needs, but down at sixth on their priority list.
The Answer - My continuing education has lent me expertise in Negotiation, Pricing, and Finance Strategies, so that we can identify hiccups, formulate resolutions, and avoid deal breakers!
Over 90% of Home Buyers shop online
BUYERS AND SELLERS BEHAVIORS: DO AGENTS STILL MATTER?
Are buyers and sellers still using real estate agents the way they did before the digital age? Insights revealed in NAR’s 2016 annual report, Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, provide a clear picture of consumer habits when it comes to buying a home:
The results point to the fact that, despite the heavy use of the internet, potential home buyers and sellers prefer using a real estate agent to navigate them through the process of buying or selling a home. Word of mouth, as usual, continues to play a pivotal role in deciding on an agent, and a very small percentage will interview more than one agent.
- 90% of buyers purchased their home through an agent
- 95% of consumers research the housing market online for a home to buy
- 44% turn to the internet first before contacting an agent
- 70% of homebuyers interviewed only 1 agent
- 61% of first-time home buyers were age 35 yrs or younger