For over 26 years, I have helped residents navigate the real estate market. I have a proven track record of getting great results for my clients. Each property is unique and requires a custom approach to highlight the best features. I position the property in the best way possible based on my knowledge of the local market and focus on online and local marketing.
1. Search – Find a Real Estate Agent
I know the home selling can be emotional and stressful experience and finding an agent that is tuned to your needs is extremely important. I will uncover your motivation for selling, establish a timeline and create a marketing plan, and see how your home compares with others on the market.
2. Value – Learn Your Home’s Market Value
I will determine the home’s market value, taking into consideration such variables as features, size, location, school district, market demand, and recent sales history. I will share with you a comparative market analysis (CMA), that will help us establish a list price that will attract buyers and drive maximum interest to your property.
3. List – List Your Home
Signing listing agreement. Listing agreement gives me permission to advertise and handle the sale of your home. It also covers the basic terms of our mutual commitment, including the length of time the home will be listed. We will also discuss the selling strategy and what to expect next as we dive deeper into the process.
4. Market – Market Your Home
Customize the marketing plan for the home. I will combine the industry technology and robust online marketing strategy with tried-and-true techniques like professional photos, print and online advertising and open houses. I also maintain relationships with local buyer’s agents and alert them of upcoming listing. This expansive network combined with local expertise allows for a strong position and exposure to the market.
5. Negotiate – Negotiate the Best Price
26 years of real estate negotiation will help us leverage every negotiation tool to help you make the best deal possible and arrive at the terms that both you and the buyer can agree upon. I will explain terms of the offer, it’s contingencies and buyer’s financing.
6. Finish – Seal the Deal
Closing date – the day you have been waiting for! I will be in a constant contact through the transaction steps, engaging with the buyer’s agent, attorney and lender to ensure inspections are performed, appraisal completed, financing approved on time, and all the necessary documents are provided. Then, sign on the dotted line, and congratulations! You have just sold your home.
Mark was highly recommended by our family attorney. After meeting him, it was apparent why. Mark has extensive knowledge of the local market, he has experience which made us feel confident and he was available whenever we had any questions. Mark is very personable and made us feel very comfortable.
My experience in selling my home through Mark Meers was 5 stars from the initial meeting to the final closing process. Mark did his homework and was extremely helpful throughout the process, while always communicating with us in a timely manner. Very highly recommended
We have used Mark a few times to purchase and sell our properties. Each time he did an excellent job. He helped us sell our home in Shorewood plus buy our condo in Joliet back in 2014. And currently we are about to call Mark again to put our Condo up for sale. He also helped my parents buy their condo. He is very knowledgeable of the market in and around the Joliet area and very easy to work with
Mark has been in the local Real Estate Industry for 25 plus years. We lived in Shorewood for 21 years and when it came time to sell our house we only made 1 call and that was to Mark. Within 24 hours of our first meeting he had pictures and a listing posted to start the process. Activity was immediate and we had an offer on the second showing. I can tell you there is no better experience than getting Mark who has lived in the community and understands the market. When you contract with Mark you are also getting that 25 years of experience, you can’t go wrong