Ed  Watts

Ed Watts

Broker

Property 1st

Mobile:
206-660-2887
Office:
425-741-4253
Email Me
Ed  Watts

Ed Watts

Broker

Property 1st

Mobile:
206-660-2887
Office:
425-741-4253
Email Me

SELLERS: Do it Alone, or Use a REALTOR?

The fact is, most people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

Will you really “save” the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner’, they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTORS® fee going into their pocket, not yours.

Are you familiar with real estate law?
Complicated and ever changing, real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home.
One wrong move and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, a lawsuit can ensue.

How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet, knowing that you’ll have no inside access to MLS and therefore will not be able to post your home on this service?

Do you have the time?
Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they’re qualified to buy your home? Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?
Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

What about your selling skills?
If the personalities of prospective buyers rub you the wrong way, can you still deal with them effectively? What about your own defensiveness when you hear negative comments about your home? Best to keep it at arms length through a REALTOR®.

Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?
When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

 


 

Have Questions?

We offer what may be the most extensive marketing background for an real estate and REO broker in the Greater Seattle area: over 30 years in real estate; over 10 years handling residential REO (REO sale prices from $5,750 to $1.9 million) over 20 years handling commercial and multi-family REO (commercial sale prices from $1,000 to $25 million). We have handled property challenges such as mold, failed septic systems, code violations, short sales, stripped houses, fires, bad roofs, meth houses, grow houses, pests, wetlands, excessive vacancies in commercial properties, haz/mat issues, declining markets, inflation, high interest rates and more.

We are Hy-Brid!

We handle short sales, REO, pre-foreclosures, CFKs, evictions, trash-outs, billings, bids, rehabs, repairs, locks, the whole spectrum you need.
We use these client platforms: Equator; ResNet; Disposolutions; iAspen; LPS; Quandis; RealTrans; Altisource; Pyramid; RIOGenisis.
Clients: Select Portfolio Servicing; Premiere Asset Services; Brighton Real Estate Services; Aurora Loan Servicing; M. D. Webb & Associates; Green River Capital; 406 Partners; Phoenix Asset Management; USRES; Ocwen; Integrated Asset Services; HSBC; 24 Asset Management.


Service areas: we are based just north of Seattle and our staff serves King County (Federal Way, Auburn, Des Moines, Burien, Renton, Kent, Tukwila, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Woodinville, Duvall, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Bothell), Seattle, Everett, Snohomish County (Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Lynnwood, Snohomish, Monroe, Marysville, Lake Stevens, Stanwood, Arlington), Mount Vernon adn north. Zip code lists available if you wish.


Member of NRBA, REOMAC, NWMLS.



License #: License # 13376

Education: Graduate of UW.

Area Covered: Snohomish County and the greater Seattle area.