Benefits for Sellers

Benefits for Sellers

How a full time REALTOR® can help you, as a Seller.

If you are considering selling your home, you may be curious as to how a REALTOR® can help you. You are about to be making an important decision for your future, and a great investment of both money and time. As a full time REALTOR®, we have a wealth of experience helping sellers like you make sound, informed decisions. Successfully selling a home takes more than just sticking a sign in the ground and placing the property in the multiple listing service. There are many points that require attention and follow through to ensure that you get top dollar for your valuable investment. When we sell a property for someone, we are committed to do more than the average REALTOR®.This is because we take the marketing and sale of your home very seriously, and will do what it takes to ensure your total satisfaction. Selling a home requires a significant amount of industry experience and resources. Hiring a real estate professional can help lead you to your ultimate goal. Here are just a few areas in which a real estate agent can provide great value.

Marketing Expertise

  • Preparation. We are skilled in recommending repairs and cosmetic work that have proven to minimize time on the market and maximize both prospect interest and sales price.
  • Exposure to the public. We know best how to use today's technology to guarantee your property's maximum exposure in the market place. Not only do we have an extensive marketing and advertising plan (see our Marketing Plan for more details) that is tailored to each individual home, but The National Association of REALTORS® studies show that a large percentage of real estate sales are the result of REALTOR® contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends and family, and personal contacts. We ensure your listing has this type of exposure.
  • Exposure to other industry professionals. We will utilize a Multiple Listing Service and other cooperative marketing networks. Once your property is listed, it is statistically likely the buyer will be the client of another Agent associated with yours. Your property will also be showcased as a featured listing in a slideshow of homes in the Steinborn office, exposing it to over 100 REALTORS®. An ePostcard is sent out to REALTORS® all over New Mexico as well, advertising the features of your home.

Pricing Considerations

  • Starting out at the right price for the property is critical to success. A professional's insight in determining a pricing strategy for your property can keep you from missing an opportunity by undervaluing or wasting time by overpricing. Experience evaluating competing properties and market trends is the first ingredient for the best transaction experience.


  • Working with a full time REALTOR® ensures showings will be supervised. You can instruct unchaperoned buyers to contact us for an appointment so they can be prescreened.


  • Most buyers prefer to negotiate with someone they perceive as unbiased, and professionally trained. They are more likely to express objections to REALTORS® with the hope of resolution, when they otherwise might move on to another property rather than talking to you directly.
  • We will evaluate proposals privately without compromising your marketing position.

Monitoring, Renegotiating, and Closing

  • The process of appraisals, inspections, and financing involves a lot of possible pitfalls. There are many required legal forms and processes.
  • We have experience reading and following escrow instructions. Instructions must be clear and complete. We are the best people to objectively help you communicate these issues and move the transaction to closing. Selling a property requires dozens of legal forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. We have the expertise to handle all this paperwork—while avoiding delays or costly mistakes.
  • We can meet with specialists and negotiate regarding repairs needed to complete your contract. Industry contacts provide resources for specialists in many areas with knowledge as to their historical skill and reliability.

When you decide to work with us, we stand by our promise to deliver the results that you envision. Our success depends on making sure that you are 100% satisfied with our service. We hope you will list your property with us when you are ready to sell so we can get you the maximum value for your home. Even if you aren't ready to sell just yet, give us a call and we can advise you on the process and answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you,



Tom Whatley Real Estate, LLC
Steinborn & Associate Real Estate
141 N. Roadrunner Pkwy. Suite 141
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Mobile: 575-649-2256

NM License # 43638

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Tom Whatley Real Estate, LLC
Tom Whatley REALTOR®
Steinborn & Associate Real Estate
141 N. Roadrunner Parkway, Suite 141
Las Cruces NM 88011
Office: 575-522-3698
Mobile: 575-649-2256
Fax: 575-522-4987
NM License #20122