1. KEEP A PAD AND PEN BY THE PHONE
Jot down all appointments made. Get the name of the salesperson, the company they work for, the phone number, and time they are expected to arrive.
2. HOME ACCESS
Never let anyone into your home unless they are accompanied by a real estate agent. If the person who knocks on your door is truly a prospective buyer, they will contact the listing agent and make an appointment to see the property. You would not allow a stranger to access your home normally – do not do it now.
3. BROKER INSPECTIONS
Once your house is listed with the Multiple Listing Service, we will get calls from real estate agents who want to show your home to prospective buyers; however, we will also receive calls from agents who simply want to preview your home. By all means – let them do so. An agent can do a better job showing your house (pointing out the benefits and features) when they are familiar with it. They can persuade a prospective buyer to come to see your property more easily when they can say they have seen it themselves.
4. LET THE REAL ESTATE AGENT SHOW THE HOUSE
You may know your house better than the agent, but the agent knows the prospective buyers better than you do. The real estate agent knows what features and benefits will appeal to their customer. Greet the prospective buyer cheerfully and then say: “If you have any questions, just let me know.” Do not follow them around. The purchaser may have objections that they do not want to voice in front of you. The real estate agent cannot overcome objections if the buyer is unable to voice them. If the buyer has any questions, answer them honestly, then let the agent do their job of selling your house.
5. ALL VALUABLES SHOULD BE PUT AWAY DURING SHOWINGS
If there are any small items that are of great value, it might be advisable to remove them from the house while it is on the market. Cash, wallets, and handbags should never be left out in view.
6. YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY AS SOON AS THE HOUSE GOES ON THE MARKET
You should supply the attorney with copies of the deed, all certificates of occupancy, survey, and mortgage information including mortgage number, bank, and balance. If your mortgage has been satisfied, a copy of a recorded satisfaction should also be given to your attorney.
By the end of May there was a buyer
My real estate agent Dean Lykos listed my home on Zillow the end of April 2016 and by the end of May there was a buyer. Dean is totally professional, knows the real estate business very well and is totally accessible. No matter when I called him he was always there for me. I would highly recommend Dean Lykos
His attention to detail was always apparent
Dean Lykos spent several weeks researching, evaluating and showing my wife and I many potential homes. I would highly recommend his services. His attention to detail was always apparent and his personable demeanor helped make my wife and I feel comfortable.
Honest, responsive, and highly motivated to get you the best possible price
Honest, responsive, and highly motivated to get you the best possible price. Dean Lykos is truly a premier agent. My wife and I are very picky people. However Dean’s knowledge of NY and Long Island blew our minds. He was able to place us in a true dream of a home and a spectacular neighborhood. I would recommend his services time and time again
Very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating
Very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating. Always willing and able to show us properties, even in bad weather conditions. Would highly recommend Dean Lykos.
He is our "go to" realtor - highly recommend!
It was a pleasure working with Dean who was instrumental in helping us find our home. Throughout the whole process he remained professional yet also personable. We saw a significant number of homes, enough to drive anyone crazy, yet Dean was always so patient and was willing to show us as many houses as necessary until we found the perfect fit. He was always fully prepared – having researched each of the houses we were looking at as well as the neighborhood. In addition, he was extremely pro…
We couldn't have been happier!
We strongly recommend Dean. We couldn’t have been happier. We originally had several poor real estate agents who were unresponsive and didn’t show us homes we were interested in, but after we met Dean, we felt comfortable with him and didn’t feel the need to reach out to anyone else. Always friendly, approachable, and professional, Dean listens, understands, and respects what we desire in a house. He stuck to our budget, and was mindful that we could either fix up a house or purchase a m…
I would not hesitate to recommend him to my family and friends
I have sold my home and bought a new one plus he is now selling my parents home. He is professional, honest and very helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my family and friends. He works with you and has given me a lot of advise and is ver easy to talk to
Able to sell the house for more than asking price
Joy is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I hired her to sell my parents home after they passed away. She was compassionate and understanding of my feelings during the entire process of selling my parents home. The fact that my parents home was next door to my own home it was crucial that I was comfortable with the new buyers. She was also able to sell the house for more than asking price. Joy made the entire process stressless and smooth. I highly recommend Joy!
Mr. Lykos had me feeling as though our business together was his top priority
My experience with Mr. Lykos had me feeling as though our business together was his top priority. In retrospect, I must say that he was there for us every step of the way. So much so there wasn’t even a phone call he missed, and there were a lot of phone calls. Beyond his obvious professionalism and expertise, it was refreshing dealing with such gentleman. Other that than I look forward to the next project he brings my way. Thanks Dean.
You won't be disappointed
I have to start by saying Sandy Bianco helps her clients find a house like it was her very own. She is extremely available for texts phone calls and last minute appointments. She is amazing at finding the information that you can’t and fast. Her knowledge in our house search process has been priceless. I would recommend Ms. Bianco as a real estate agent, you won’t be disappointed.