What makes an Ann’s Choice real estate agent ‘preferred?’

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April 22nd, 2020
Ann's Choice prefers to recommend certain vendors because of their proven track record of simplifying the moving process for seniors. 

Ann's Choice prefers to recommend certain vendors because of their proven track record of simplifying the moving process for seniors. 

Remember how house hunting used to be? You’d grab the Sunday paper, comb through hundreds of listings, jump in the car, and drive to as many open houses as possible. 

If you were looking today, you’d see how meager the weekend real estate section is, if your local paper still exists! 

The internet has radically transformed how houses are bought and sold. Real estate websites like Zillow, Trulia, and Realtor.com are the first stops for younger buyers. They click to see detailed photos and take virtual tours. Unless those images dazzle them, they won’t waste their time on an in-person showing. 

Ann’s Choice Personal Moving Consultant Lisa Sicilia says, “That’s why every seller, especially those who’ve lived in their homes for decades, need a seasoned real estate agent to help them prepare their home for showing. You have to get buyers through the door to make a sale.” 

Help from the pros

She recommends using one of the community’s fully vetted preferred real estate agents. “Before anyone earns the ‘preferred’ designation from us, they must consistently provide the highest level of service, quality, and value. That means they hold your hand through every step of the process, from refreshing your home through settlement. They’ll help you understand what current buyers are looking for and suggest ways to ready your home to meet those expectations without spending a lot of money.”

Your preferred real estate agent can connect you with a stager, someone who declutters and makes your home as visually appealing as possible. They can also help arrange for trusted contractors to make more substantive repairs, if needed. 

Sicilia says, “Putting in a little extra effort on the front end can mean a much higher selling price. Our preferred real estate agents want to help you get top dollar in the timeframe you need to complete your move, and they have a proven track record of doing so.”

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