My name is Billy Briggs and I am a Licensed Real Estate Sales Agent associated with Prudential Douglas Elliman. As an individual owner you will quickly find that you have limited access to many of the most productive venues through which to sell your property. We have an expression in this business… “Maximum Exposure equals Maximum Price”. If I may, I’d like provide you with some information which you may find valuable as you begin the process of selling your home.
Currently, the average time frame within which an apartment in Manhattan is sold is 14-16 weeks. Apartments which are being sold by their owners will sell for approximately 9% less in value than the same apartment being represented by a licensed real estate professional. 75% of all buyers begin their search online proving that a strong web presence is vital in achieving a quick sale at a desired price.
As an individual owner your outlets for advertising your property are generally word of mouth, The New York Times and Craig’s List. On the other hand, as a real estate professional, associated with one of the city’s largest and fastest growing brokerages I can assist you in marketing your apartment by doing the following:
*Advertising your property in the New York Times Real Estate Section every Sunday until it is sold.
*Advertising your property on the Prudential Douglas Elliman Web Site.
*The ad will include photos, a virtual tour and a detailed description of your apartment and the building.
Distributing a notice that your property is on the market to the entire brokerage community through the Manhattan Multiple Listing Service. Placing ads in various publications including New York Magazine and The Real Estate Book.
Generating weekly announcements via e-fax to every REBNY affiliate broker in the City. Mailing of professionally produced glossy postcards announcing that your apartment is now on the market to all of the residents of your building as well as the residents of other buildings in your neighborhood.
I hope that you have found this information helpful. Should you have any questions or if you would like me to give you a FREE market analysis of the current market price of your home, please feel free to contact me at any time.
Billy Briggs ~
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
Prudentail Douglas Elliman
1995 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 100223
(646) 312-9873 (cell)