Cathy Smith - Licensed REALTOR® since 2000 Internet, Marketing, Sales and Relocation Expert
Cathy Smith is a Licensed Realtor since 2000, Experienced in Real Estate, Building, New Construction, Internet, Marketing, Sales & Technology
Allow me to serve you and your real estate needs with over 20 years of experience I have put together systems that integrate targeted, strategic marketing with the latest technologies and traditional know-how to create a sales approach that will aid in getting you a swift, high dollar sale on your home or a smart purchase that precisely meet your goals and exceed your needs. In short, I have been involved in the Building and Real Estate Industries for years and I have a ton of resources that I can share with you.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience in:
Real Estate - I offer a professional customized and systematic, team approach to buying and selling homes. I have been personally involved in the Real Estate Industry since the early 80s. I have purchased, renovated and managed numerous investment properties throughout our community as well as working with Home Buyers and Sellers. I offer Relocation and Investor Services. Certified in Marketing and Internet with over 20+ Years of Experience - Enlist State-of-the-Art Design, Software and Technologies, Listing Web Page, High Quality Photos . . . and Video to Showcase Your Home to Prospective Buyers. Certified as a Relocation Specialist and Recognized as a Top Listing Agent – Use Proven Systems and Strategies for Selling and Buyer Referrals.
Finance – I served as a Loan Officer from 2001 to 2006. I offer insights in the loan process, in screening buyers, pricing your home, financing strategies, Investor Services, sales negotiations and the home closing.
Trained in Residential Appraisals – Ensures that My Value and Comparables for Your Home is What the Lender Will Loan the Buyer. We prepare a custom Comparative Market Analysis, CMA, that will contain information on similar properties, recently sold and active listings in your property’s area that shows your home’s value and how much a lender is willing to loan on it. We use this report to provide you with a running snapshot of your property’s competitive position in the marketplace.
Communications – We send out regular updates on the listing activity, showings, feedback and periodically review the property value and current market conditions. You can sign up to receive regular newsletters with insider information on the marketplace, financial trends, moving tips and other important information to help you as a home buyer or a seller.
Education, Life-Long Learner - Stay Abreast of the Real Estate Market and other issues that affect our area market and the real estate industry. Research and learn New Tools and Techniques for Marketing and Selling Your Home and other real estate processes!
Internet Marketing and Web Site and Video Design – Search website for buyer that allows them to manage the listings that match their home search criteria that emails them directly and is connected to the real estate agent. Full-Color Property Web Page, Virtual Tour, Video and Marketing Campaign. Exterior and Interior Pictures, Detailed Information for Purchasers, Financing Flyers. Virtual Tours and Videos Sell Homes, Come Up High in Search Engine Results
10% Faster and – 15% Closer to Asking Price. We will offer Web Source Analysis, Seller Reports, Professional Photography, Home Tour Preview. Allowing you and buyers to share the Listings and Virtual Tours with Family, Friends, and Co-Workers. Your Home listing may be found on numerous Real Estate portals, Search Sites, company and agent sites and through search engine search results to buyers who are searching the internet to buy a home like yours!
Building Industry - I am keenly aware of new construction and quality. I grew up in the building Industry with my father, Don Whitner, as a Builder and Developer. I provide Builder Marketing Services. I have dedicated over a decade to providing Marketing and Promotions for Builders, Developers, The Home Builder's Association and The Remodeler’s Association. Worked for Builders and Developers and Personal Investments since 1984 – Aware of Building, Remodeling, Buying, and Marketing Tricks, Tips, and Referrals. I have bought, renovated and rented numerous investment properties over the years.
Marketing & Technology - I incorporate effective marketing for your home with quick follow-up to potential buyers. I served as The Marketing Manager for Toledo Home Building News, Design Journal and Toledo Business Journals Professional Homes Section. I have utilized Multimedia Marketing Campaigns, from TV and Print Advertising, Articles, Professional Photography, web design, promotional events, handouts and Brochures. I have done promotions for businesses, organizations, builders, developers, developments, parades and home shows.
Finance - I served as a Loan Officer from 2001 to 2006. I offer insights in the loan process, in screening buyers, pricing your home, financing strategies, Investor Services, sales negotiations and the home closing.
Home Buyer Prospecting and Real Estate Leads - Allow me to take your Real Estate transaction into the new millennium with technology and techniques that help to proficiently acquire a property or actively attract, contact and pursue potential purchasers while keeping your best interest in mind at all times.
TECHNOLOGY, TECHNIQUES, TOOLS & TUTORIALS
Technology, techniques, tools and tutorials are integrated into OUR Web Site and Our SELLER SYSTEMS to aid us as I offer you these services that proficiently:
• Prepare, price and position your home to sell.
• Manage all calls, paperwork and correspondence from showings to the home closing.
• Employ prospecting systems that actively connect with and regularly follow-up with Buyers and their agents.
• Design and place marketing and promotional materials to appeal to and elicit an interest from the target market most likely to buy your home.
• Advanced technology that allows buyers full access to information on your home around the clock, 24/7 through the Internet, a home-tour-by-phone, signs, magazines, print and newspaper advertisements.
• Award Winning Advertising: Internet, a direct mail campaign, appealing marketing materials and advertisements in publications at key events.
• Sophisticated Seller Services Relocation Services - seller services, community and moving assistance.
• Home Team, In-house staff, national affiliations and resources.
• Investor Services - research, sales and financing strategies.
• Builder Services - sales, marketing and business promotions.
• Auction Services and Same Day Sale System - has The Lowest hassle and can get you The Highest price by influencing numerous buyers to carefully consider your listing. It may result in a bidding war, bringing an offer that is over your asking price.
• Our Communications Systems - keep us alert and available
• Our Seller's Plan of Action - is systematic and customized. Tracks how to best sell your home and meet your needs.
• The Comparative Market Analysis - shows comparable properties to your own that have recently sold in your area to assist in pricing, sales strategies and negotiations.
• Our Strategic Marketing Plan - outlines the promotions, technology and marketing that we will employ to bring an increased awareness, desire and demand for your property, helping to secure a quick, high dollar sale. Mortgage Loan Pre-Approval - FREE Pre-approvals helps to screen for qualified buyers.
Areas We Cover
• Ottawa Hills
• Ottawa Hills Neighborhood
• Perrysburg City
• Perrysburg Township
When selling a home your home should be listed with the amount that a lender will loan a buyer to purchase it in mind. When buying a home for sale your first step is to find a reputable lender or credit union to learn what you can afford and if they have the products and programs that will meet your home buying needs. A good rule of thumb is for the monthly loan payment for principle and interest, taxes, home and mortgage insurance to be at less than 28% of your gross income. This site offers quick tools to calculate your mortgage payment and to see the Value of the Home for sale.
Selling Your Home - Home for Sale
My Fiduciary Duty and Binding Pledge is to Serve You, To Meet Your Needs, and Your Expectations, To Offer Prompt, Accurate and Detailed Communications and Services and Do Everything in a Strategic and Timely Manner to Get Your Home Sold for a High Dollar Amount! I will work as your personal assistant in preparing your home for sale, providing research to help you to list and sell it, create multimedia marketing and a custom website for it directed towards buyers who are seeking a home like yours, and aid you in the negotiations, to the closing and beyond. We use systems and strategies to keep us on track.
Marketing Home for Sale
We place your home listing in the MLS, on our site and set up a feed getting this information to hundreds of key real estate web sites and portals. Your custom listing web page is designed to appeal to your home's target market and to come up in the top organic searches on Internet search engines. We utilize prospecting software that blasts emails to the inboxes of buyers with searches for a home like yours. Most buyers are searching for homes for sale on the internet or working with agents who do. Let us reach your buyer for you with our tried and true systems, software and strategic marketing.
Tools and Technology
We make it our business to stay abreast of cutting-edge tools, technology, market conditions and issues that can aid you in selling or buying a home for sale. We set up a customized real estate web site for buyers to find homes for sale and manage their listings and for our home listings. We offer auto-emails to our home buyers as well as to buyers with searches on the Internet that will get your home for sale listing to them, sometimes before others can view it. We have an encrypted site that allows us to digitally create, view, sign and share every document needed throughout the home buying or home selling transaction. We have a showing system and lock boxes that log all of the details on a secure website for your protection.
Custom Website & Video
Your custom listing web page is designed to appeal to your home's target audience, buyers who are looking for a home like yours. We design it with search engine optimization, SEO, so that it will come up in the top organic search results on Internet search engines for buyers who are looking anywhere on the world wide web to buy a home like yours. My Home Listings are featured on their own Web Page with Links to Photos, to a Video of the Home, Property Details, Area and School Info, Maps and more. Ads, Blogs and Videos for my site and my Home Listings may be found in Search Engines, Directories and many other Real Estate Search Sites, Real Estate Web Sites and Real Estate Portals and numerous sites that these sites feed this information to.
Help, Services & Support
We are here to serve you! We have a vast amount of experience and have services and service providers that we would love to share with you. Let us know if you want to set up a tour of a home for sale, get a comparable market analysis, CMA, report, or other information and research on your home for sale or a home you are looking to buy. We can help to connect you with real estate professionals who can help you in any stage of the home buying or home selling process, lenders, title companies, appraisers, home inspectors, lawyers and others. Are you seeking new construction for your next home? Are you looking to build your own home or fix up your home for sale? We can recommend builders, contractors, staging and cleaning services.