Agents save Sellers time, money, liability and hassle
Your home is your biggest asset. You’ve undoubtedly invested a lot in it over the years, whether it’s time, money, or just plain emotion. So when it comes time to sell, you want to get it right.
Selling your home is not quite as simple as putting up a “for sale” in the yard, or paying a “flat-fee” to get your home listed on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Most homeowners will buy and sell fewer than five homes in their lifetime, and often years go by between transactions.
Full-time real estate agents, however, manage dozens of transactions every year. In addition to marketing your home, the Realtor® acting as your Listing Agent will attract qualified buyers and guide you through a maze of paperwork, mandatory disclosures and state regulations necessary to successfully sell your home.
And since 88 percent of buyers are represented by their own real estate agent, your Listing Agent will ensure the seller’s side of the transaction meets the legal requirements necessary to minimize risk to both the seller and buyer. The fact is, Realtors® can save sellers time, money, liability and hassle — in fact, nine in 10 sellers use a state licensed real estate agent to market and sell their homes and ensure the process goes smoothly.
Russ Fortuno is a Seller Representative Specialist™
Not all listing agents are equal. The Seller Representative Specialist (SRS™) designation is awarded to licensed Realtors® who complete specialized training that gives them the edge in understanding a seller’s perspective and protecting and promoting their seller-clients’ interests, and offer best-in-class seller representation.
As a Seller Representative Specialist™, I’m a member of an elite group of trained seller client advocates that know the importance of addressing your specific needs, and who concentrate their efforts on your ultimate goals to ensure you at the center of the sale.
When you work with me as your Listing Agent, you will be expertly guided through every step of home selling process. I’ll assist you in determining price, familiarize you with the various activities and documents you’ll experience, develop a negotiation strategy once you receive an offer, and coordinate the escrow process to make your experience as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Benefits to Working with Russ
There are many good reasons why you should work with a qualified real estate professional; here are a few benefits to working with me:
Market Expertise: I’m Southern Arizona native, born and raised in Tucson — For more than 50 years, I’ve called Southern Arizona home!™ I live and work in Green Valley and you can count on my extensive knowledge of the community and local neighborhoods to successfully market and sell your home.
Negotiation Expertise: As an Seller Representative Specialist™, I’ll represent you in all stages of the transaction, especially in developing a negotiation strategy aimed at the best terms possible — whether price, repairs or concessions.
Legal Knowledge: I’m well-versed in the language of real estate purchase contracts and other legal documents related to selling a home, meaning you don’t have to study up on real estate law and, in turn, avoid headaches during the home selling process.
Professional Network: Selling a home involves dealing with lenders, escrow officers, title agencies, home inspectors, appraisers, and other real estate professionals who have a necessary hand in the transaction. You’ll benefit from my extensive network of professionals who know how to conduct business correctly and efficiently.
For an overview of my listing and marketing services, click here.