Top 10 Reasons Sellers Choose Cathy


1. Getting the best price for your Fairfield County home

Although pricing a home is not an exact science, many statistical comparisons must be considered. I know the nuances of why Fairfield County homes sell. The tools I bring to the table are a combination of local market condition knowledge, a study of recent sales of comparable properties, evaluation of the active competition from the buyer’s viewpoint, and in-depth analysis and understanding of what makes a home sell quicker than others. Your home may offer special qualities to the potential buyer that another in the same price range might not. It is my mission to focus on these (sometimes emotional) elements within the context of the current market.

2. Preparing your Fairfield County home for sale

Getting your home market ready is imperative today. Buyers watch shows like those on HGTV and expect perfection. Peeling paint, broken door latches, overgrown shrubs and such tell a buyer that the seller is in trouble, has lost “pride of ownership” and must be desperate to sell. I will guide you through a checklist of preparations that I have amassed over time to increase the potential of selling your Fairfield County home quickly and at top value. My reliable network of carpenters, painters, landscapers, plumbers, electricians and more will come to my aid because I’m as loyal to them as they are to me. And I have no problem rolling up my sleeves and attacking an attic. Order the dumpster (I’ll tell you where to get the best deal) and I’m there. It’s actually very cathartic and all part of the moving process. It’s what I do and what I love.

3. Aggressively marketing your Fairfield County home

More than80% of homebuyers begin their search on the Internet. What an amazing tool this has become! My website, as well as that of the Riverside Realty Group, are syndicated to national sites, generating local and global traffic. Our commitment to social media marketing and staying on top of the latest, ever-changing technology allows us to follow, and follow up on, searches of our listings on an up-to-the-minute basis.

As an associate of The Riverside Realty Group, I have a commitment with another amazing tool – Granite Studios, professional photography. The photos we post online and in print set our listings apart in showcasing our properties and, most importantly, in getting attention. With these photos I will create a seven-photo brochure, postcard mailer and effective print ads as well. Request sample marketing materials.

Broker open houses are also key and I have an excellent record of agent turnout. My secret? I give stuff away! I started with manicure/pedicure gift certificates. Now brokers at my open houses take home a bottle of wine. Public open houses are effective and I am happy to do as many as you like.

4. Effective communication

You get my full attention from our first meeting until the closing date and beyond. I am devoted to staying in constant communication during the selling process with honest feedback from buyers’ agents. You will be updated constantly on the Fairfield County market: new competition as well as recently bindered, pending and sold properties in the Connecticut area we are working.

If you call me, I will answer or call you right back. If you e-mail or text me, you will get a quick response. This is what you should expect and deserve from someone you are trusting to market and sell one of the most important assets of your lifetime. It’s my commitment to you.

5. Excellent track record:

My numbers speak for themselves. I am one of the top-producing Westport listing agents.

My Track Record

Cathy Blount-2009: Top 3% of Westport Listing Agent

Cathy
Blount

Westport
Average

 

2009 Days On Market

 

67

 

123

 

2009 Sale Price vs. Listing Price

 

95%

 

92%

 

 

6. I have the best of the best behind me

I am thrilled to be part of one of the most important organizations in the Fairfield County real estate community – The Riverside Realty Group. These recognized leaders in the field have exceptional market knowledge and an advanced Internet presence, making use of the latest technological tools. I’ve dedicated an entire page to this innovative group, which you can read all about by clicking The Riverside Realty Group.

7. Negotiating the deal

Negotiation is the element of my job that I like best, regardless of which side of the table I sit on (I’m a Libra). I am constantly prepared with updated information to defend the value of your Fairfield County property and to work hard to obtain the very best price the current market will bring, with the best terms and conditions. I have solid professional relationships with the buyers’ agents, inspectors, attorneys, contractors and town employees that I work with on a daily basis.

8. Staying with the process

More than simply bringing an offer and negotiation results in a “meeting of the minds” between you and the potential buyer, I offer you a higher level of due diligence. I will follow up on all inspections, stay in constant contact with the buyer’s agent and keep you and your attorney in the loop so no detail goes untended. Plus, I keep lines of communication clear between all parties concerned, both before and after contract signing. I will work tirelessly to ensure the buyer’s needs are meet and communicated fairly, and that you, the seller, are protected at every turn. Selling your Fairfield County home may be my job, but making the transition smooth for you is my reward.

9. I’ve been there too

After recently selling our home of many years to downsize to another, I have renewed empathy for my sellers – or anyone who has to move at all! Keeping any home “show”-ready is major work, even with advance notice. Rushing to get out by a specific time and getting the kids organized, the animals contained, the laundry folded, beds made and so on is stressful. (Hint: hide the mail in the microwave!) It’s quite invasive having strangers walk through your home. I will help to ease this stress, striving to ensure that this step of the process doesn’t go on for too long.

10. I am easy to work with

Until this website was created, my success was built by just one tool – word of mouth. After working with me, my clients use and recommend me again and again. I look out for them and do my job well – above and beyond any expectations. I’m proud of that. This job is about each individual client and their unique situation. It is important to me to understand those needs, priorities, objectives, timelines, and other meaningful factors. How do I do that? I listen.

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Cathy Blount is a Fairfield County realtor specializing in Westport, CT homes. She is a top-producing real estate agent for The Riverside Realty Group in Westport. As a Connecticut real estate agent she also works with real estate clients buying and selling Fairfield County homes in Weston, Fairfield, Southport, Norwalk, Rowayton, Darien, New Canaan and Greenwich Connecticut. She is available to consult with clients interested in Fairfield County properties seven days a week and can be reached through e-mail or by phone at 203-858-8710.