Entrusting the marketing and eventual sale of your home to a Realtor® in the Quad Cities can be a big decision. So what makes one Realtor® better than the next? Is it because they are your cousin? Is it because you went to school with them? Is it because you drive past their billboard on a daily basis? Although I hear these reasons frequently, it should not be your sole factor for choosing a Realtor®.
Since selling your home can be a life changing decision it is in your best interest to work with a Realtor® who has a great track record of selling homes in the Quad Cities market. Since most agents don’t voluntarily offer up their personal statistics – the ones in which I am about to share with you – you need to ask. And if they don’t know them, they either don’t care what they are or they are so poor that the Realtor® simply doesn’t want to share them.
For most sellers, the equity they have in their current home will be used for a down payment on a new one. Part of my job as your Iowa Quad Cities Realtor® is to make sure you have as much money for your next down payment as possible. To illustrate this I am including a few key personal statistics taken directly from the Quad City Board of Realtors® Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
MLS Statistics – Agent Kaufmann, Chris – Q985…
Statistics for: Res, Multi Fam, Condo, Lots & Land | Date Range= 9/30/10 – 10/1/15 | Agent=Chris Kaufmann; As Of: 10/19/15 (five year period)
|Average Sale Price of MLS Listings||$139,820|
|Average Sale Price of Agent Listings||$114,275 ($146,780 w/o Land)*|
|Average List Price of Agent Listings||$120,721 ($150,466 w/o Land)*|
|Agent Percentage of Sale Price to List Price||94.66% (97.55% w/o Land)*|
|MLS Percentage of Sale Price to List Price||95.81% (96.02% w/o Land)*|
|Average Days on The Market of MLS SOLD Listings||77 (62 w/o Land)*|
|Average Days on The Market of Agent SOLD Listings||92 (37 w/o Land)*|
|Percentage of Agent Listings Sold in The First 60 Days
Median Days on The Market of Agent SOLD listings
I feel that my professional selling statistics speak volumes for what type of a sellers agent I am. Since choosing the right Realtor® in the Quad Cities is so important I hope that you will seriously consider myself for the job.
* You may have noticed I included two numbers when describing my average list-to-sales price statistics. The reason I have done this is because residential lot sales in Scott county have been such a big part of my business as I am currently ranked within the top 1% of all Quad City Realtors for lot and land sales since 2008. Many of the lots in which I have sold were bank owned and in most cases greatly reduced from the original asking price. Therefore, they bring down my selling price and my list-to-sales price ratios across all fields. Because my primary focus is still single family homes I simply wanted to give you an idea of what the actual numbers were with lot sales and without.
© 2017 Quad City Area Realtor Association. All rights reserved. Information deemed to be reliable but not guaranteed. The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes from Quad City Area Realtor Association and the Broker Reciprocity Program.sm. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Keller Williams Greater Quad Cities are marked with the BR logo and detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers. Listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items. Information last updated on 2017-06-24.
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