Top 5 Responsibilities of your Listing Agent

The first responsibility of your Listing Agent for getting your property sold is to Price your Property Properly.

Pricing is not about what the seller needs or wants for the property, nor is it about one’s intuition or the impression the home gives. Pricing is about hard-core research data obtained from comparable sold properties (real value), and then strategically assessing the competition to achieve the seller’s goals. There is no responsibility more important than this. An honest Realtor® will still occasionally be corrected by the marketplace (that keeps us humble) but no Realtor® can pull-one-over on the marketplace. The market is the most powerful force; no one controls it.

We have a saying that the listing agent begins as a hero in the eyes of the seller (great expectations!), but it goes downhill from there, sometimes way down because the end result is less than the dream. On the other hand, a buyer’s agent, begins at a disadvantage without trust from the buyers, but in the end achieves a dream for the buyers, and so ends the transaction as a hero.

While it is good to interview more than one Realtor®, sometimes the competition to win the client can cause the promise of price to be overstated. Learn more about establishing value and ask your Realtor® to show you the data to support their claim.

Click the Bella Casa links below to learn about the remaining top responsibilities.

2. Promote your Property Far and Wide

3. Present your Property in its Best Light

4. Persuade the Buyer of your Property’s Value

5. Persist Through Challenges Until Closing

The Stats Are In… And You've Come to the Right Place

The stats are in! In 2009 the Bella Casa Real Estate Group helped more buyers than any other brokerage in Yamhill County, and ranked #2 for total volume of sales. Pretty good for a brokerage less than 3 years old!

If you’re looking for a progressive brokerage with momentum, energy, and proven strategies for success, then look no further. Bella Casa Real Estate Group may be the fresh face in real estate, but we are comprised of real estate professionals with decades of real estate success and track records.

It’s not just about closing the most deals for buyers and sellers; we want your real estate experience to be a positive one and financially profitable.

We are dedicated to serving Yamhill County and the greater Portland metro areas with the highest standards of excellence.  We are optimistically hopeful and excited about 2010!

Bella Casa Real Estate

Do I Need Representation?

You be the judge. Real estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR !

  • Realtors are educated, licensed, trained, experienced, and insured for your protection.
  • Their expertise in an extremely complex industry increases the odds of making profitable decisions.
  • Our continuing education never ends and with every challenge we learn more to spare you the pains of what others have endured.

The real estate industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in Oregon. A major part of a real estate broker’s responsibility is to help reduce your risk, keep you well informed, and guide you through the process so that all that happens is proper.

Our greatest asset to you is not when things go well, but when things go wrong or obstacles are faced, or when uncommon issues arise.

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Video Tip on the Homebuyer Tax Credit

Watch this IRS video tip on taking advantage of the Homebuyer Tax Credit. Also, check out for a comprehensive explanation of the Homebuyer Tax Credit. Or click here, here, and here to see our previous blog posts about the tax credit.

Did you know that for qualifying purchases in 2010, you will have the option of claiming the credit on either your 2009 or 2010 return?


10 Reasons to Keep Listings Active Over the Holidays

by LuxuryHomeMagazine

Many sellers are tempted to take their listing off the market over the holidays. Here are ten reasons why it’s important to keep your listing active.

1. People that are looking for homes during the holidays are BUYERS, not lookers. If someone is out scouring homes for sale then they need a place to live.

2. Many people want to take advantage of the tax benefits of buying before the end of the year. Continue reading “10 Reasons to Keep Listings Active Over the Holidays”