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What I Will do as your Agent

I am a full time real estate agent. Actually, much more than full time. I work early mornings, evenings and weekends; whenever is convenient for my client. I love what I do, so quite often it really doesn’t feel like work. Don’t ever hesitate to call me, anytime!

My philosophy about real estate is that I am here to help two parties (buyer and seller) find each other and complete a transaction with a minimum of fuss and headache. I DO NOT believe in beating up the other party just because we’re on opposing teams.

Buying and selling homes are emotional experiences, and I don’t believe it is in the best interest of either party to make the other to feel bullied or abused, I believe this is counterproductive to the basic desires of both parties to sell, or to buy. Your real estate agent should not stand in the way!

I am an advocate for my clients. My job is to obtain the best price, terms and conditions for MY client, but, I find that real estate transactions are far more satisfying to both parties when closing is a pleasant experience for everyone.

I am busy enough to be happy and successful, yet not so busy that I can’t take a personal interest in every client. The sale of your home is as important to me as it is to you. That is my commitment to you!

 

I truly appreciate your business.

I look forward to helping make your next real estate transaction a pleasant and painless experience, and hopefully even a little fun!



My Areas of Expertise

Contrary to popular belief, real estate agents can’t be all things to all people. It is impossible for one person to be the expert in every neighborhood and every type of property in all price ranges. I believe that I am hired for my expertise and that I should serve my clients with that expertise, not the other way around. YOU, the real estate buying or selling public, do not have the responsibility or obligation to further my education or to be used as a guinea pig just so that I get a paycheck.

Therefore, I feel strongly that I should be up front with potential clients about my strengths and experience. While I feel that I am an exceptional real estate agent even in areas where I am not the “expert”, I think it’s only fair that YOU have all the information you need to make a hiring decision.

Hampton Roads Area

I KNOW many neighborhoods in the Hampton Roads area. I have lived in and around Virginia Beach and Chesapeake all of my life. I went to school here and raised 4 children. Hampton Roads is a wonderful place to raise a family and work. Lots of opportunities. Although some people may say that it is a expensive place to live you are paying for the quality of these great cities.


My Marketing Services

Before we go to market...

Market Survey
I preview the competing listings to see how your home compares. I may call the agents of the sold listings I am using as comparables to see if there were any special circumstances surrounding their sale that I should know about, such as a divorce situation, structural problems, etc.

Professional Comprehensive Market Analysis
My market analysis is, in a word, thorough. I will show you the Current Competition and the Recent Sales and calculate the estimated proceeds you should receive at closing. I base my pricing recommendations both on closed sales and the current competition.

Pre-Marketing Improvement Suggestions & Assistance
I will go through your home with you to identify items that should be repaired or improved prior to market. I am a real expert in this area ~ I know what the market considers important (and what really doesn’t matter) and I can help you get the repairs done quite reasonably and painlessly. When you hire me to sell your home, you will have access to my preferred home improvement contractors.

Spruce-Up House Cleaning (if appropriate)
I can arrange to have your home thoroughly cleaned before going to market, and after you move out. Just let me know.


On the Market
 
Your Home Entered on Virginia's Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
Your home will be listed on Virginia's (MLS) with appealing and accurate descriptions, interior pictures.

For Sale Sign with Rider

Lock box

7 day/week showing service

Colored glossy flyers showing your homes assests

Open House(s)

Continuing Market Survey & Market Updates
I stay on top of the market for you. I monitor the homes that have sold, and those that haven’t to ensure that we are still priced appropriately. I will provide updates to you periodically on the current market activity with:

    • New Competing Listings

    • Status of Competing Listings

    • Number of Showings

    • Number of Internet Hits

Feedback Reports
I follow up with every buyer agent who shows your home. I will provide their feedback to you as soon as it comes in.

Creative Solutions/Objective Opinions
As I get to know your home better, and the feedback starts coming in, I may find that the market is objecting to something that neither of us thought of. Or, I may discover special features in your home that should be showcased differently. Either way, I take great pride in my creative solutions - this is, making adjustments as we go along in response to market feedback and conditions.

If I see something that needs to be changed, I will tell you - whether or not I think it’s something that you want to hear. Many agents seem to assume that their clients are not open to suggestions, and I work on the assumption that that’s part of what you’re paying me for!!

My Personal Professionalism
I am a full time real estate agent. Representing my clients is my top priority. I am responsive to inquiries by both buyers and other agents, and will do my best to show my own buyer clients my listings first. I am respected in the real estate community as a “quality agent” which means that other agents will be happy to show my listings to their buyers. They know that I am professional, fair and creative which makes their job just a little easier.



What Does a Real Estate Agent DO For All That Money?

I’m going to answer one of your burning questions about working with a professional real estate agent. I know you’ve wondered about it, everyone does, especially those who are getting ready to sell a home for the first time. You may have even wanted to ask me, but were afraid I might get offended (don’t worry, I won’t).

Many people think that the main reason you hire a real estate agent is for MLS exposure. And, unfortunately, in some cases that may appear to be the primary service some real estate agents provide. However, a GOOD agent provides much more than simply a For Sale sign and a listing on an online database.

Connections
A good real estate agent has great connections in the real estate world. She has a readily available list of home improvement contractors (heating, roofing, structural, electrical, painting, plumbing etc.), one or two good handymen, a cleaning service, legal referrals and lawn service providers. You should never have to go to the phone book to find help during the marketing process.

Systems
A good real estate agent has systems in place to sell homes far more efficiently than a homeowner ever could. Selling or buying a home within the established real estate system is incredibly efficient compared to selling or buying a home outside of the system. Real estate agents have (or should have) a 7 day/week showing service, MLS access, a contracts library, lock boxes, signs and Internet sites.

Expertise
Obviously, one important reason you hire a real estate agent is because you expect him or her to know more about selling homes than you do. Selling real estate professionally requires a license and continuing education, but in reality, 99% of a real estate agent's expertise comes from on-the-job experience. And, the more experienced the real estate agent, the more expertise he has. Every real estate transaction is a little different, with its own little quirks, glitches and special circumstances. The best way to get in trouble is when you don't know what you don't know!

Time
Your real estate agent will spend a lot of time managing the sale of your home. There is far more going on behind the scenes than holding open houses and attending closings, although due to the above factors (connections, systems and expertise), a good real estate agent will be pretty efficient at their job. The time your agents spends handling the sale of your home will save YOU lots of time... and money!

 

What My Clients Say...



Robin Holliday is a great real estate agent. She is a truly caring, concerned, and reliable woman. She treated the sale of my previous home, as if it were hers. She was thorough, positive, excited, and worked tirelessly to be sure I had a successful experience. Robin went the extra mile, even though it was a very difficult selling market. She was not my first agent, but she was and is my last and best agent.

I honestly and freely recommend Robin without reservation. Choosing Robin was the best move I made. I only wish I had found her sooner. Janice - Chesapeake




"In Febuary of "08" I used Robin Holliday as my Real Estate Agent.She took the time to get to know my daughter and myself to know what type of house and location I was looking for.Through the process she was always available whenever I had a question or for showing me a house. Once I deciding on a house she was there every step of the way through the negotiating process and I always trusted she had my best interest at heart.I did buy a house and my daughter and I could not be happier with our choice.

I was laid off in December and it was coming down to the wire that I may have to sell my house. I called Robin immediately. I knew she would have my best interest at heart again. When I called she was immediately available. Fortunately, I found work and did not have to go that route, but I knew I could depend on her if I needed her. Robin is a very genuine person and always professional. I highly recommend Robin as a Real Estate Agent", Kristen- Virginia Beach

 

 

If you are looking to Buy or Sell ........."Let Robin Bring You Home"