Selecting An Agent & Price
Why Choose Coastal?
Our office averages more sales per year than any other agency in Ketchikan. In the previous year, Coastal Real Estate Group was responsible for 46% of all home sales in Ketchikan. We attribute our immense success to the following:
• Coastal Real Estate Group markets globally.
Not only does our office hold the majority of listings in town, but our listings are a part of the Multiple Listing Service, which allows our office to widely share listings with other offices. We also advertise in Southeast Living Magazine, Homes & Land, on Homes.com, Realtor.com, Zillow, local newspapers, on Facebook, as well as several other locations.
• Our website is highly ranked, comprehensive, user-friendly and updated daily.
It is one of our strongest marketing tools. We average 200 views a day with nearly 30% of those from new visitors. It is just one more way that we provide our clients with the tools and services to assist them with their real estate needs.
• Every one of our agents is a professionally licensed Realtor.
With 8 Realtors on board, we are the most diverse and fully staffed realty office in Ketchikan. Our Realtors hail from backgrounds ranging in customer service, hospitality, marketing, banking, tourism, and more. Several of our Realtors have been selling real estate for years, bringing with them extensive expertise in residential & commercial sales and property management services. We have an excellent record of listening to our clients, following up with them, and meeting their expectations.
• We are the only real estate office located in downtown Ketchikan.
We have the best exposure to visitors out of any other office in Ketchikan. This year we predict that Ketchikan will receive over 900,000 out-of-state travelers. Due to our location, we have a large amount of walk-in traffic. We are also the only office with large window displays of our currently listed properties.
• Our company and our Realtors are strongly rooted in the community.
Coastal Real Estate Group is involved with the Chamber of Commerce, the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, CHARR, the Arts and Humanities Council, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, among others. Our office has connections with the Forest Service, as well as with the Coast Guard. We also make regular contributions to local charities and have renovated a historic building in the downtown area in order to show our support for the history and culture of Ketchikan.
What To Look For In An Agent
The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when looking for a listing agent:
1. Experience & Expertise
You want an agent who is familiar with our area and with the type of property you want to sell. Does he or she employ a diverse range of marketing and advertising strategies? How many similar properties has he or she been able to sell in the past? Is your agent experienced personally AND professionally in buying and selling real estate? At Coastal Real Estate Group, all of our agents have been involved in real estate both personally and professionally – it’s important your agent understands your situation to be the most helpful we can be.
Every agent on the Coastal Real Estate Group team is a licensed REALTOR®. This means our agents are held to higher code of ethics than a regularly state-licensed salesperson. A team of REALTORS® means your listing will receive comprehensive and total marketing – Coastal Real Estate Group utilizes local, state and national marketing platforms including print and online venues. Not only is our entire team licensed REALTORS®, each agent is also continuing to better their knowledge base by pursuing CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) Designation. Top 4% of REALTORS® in the nation are CRS Designees. To receive the CRS Designation, a REALTOR® must demonstrate outstanding achievements, including high-volume sales, and pursue advanced training in areas such as finance, marketing and technology.
3. Availability & Commitment
Your agent should be capable of prompt and decisive action during the course of selling your property. Can your agent easily be contacted in case of emergencies or even for the simplest question? Is your agent available on the weekends or in the evenings when most buyers are out looking? Coastal agents make sure they have an open line of communication with their customers – it is a priority for the level of customer service provided by our team.
Does your agent take the time to listen to your goals and clarify your needs? Can your agent understand your unique situation and be genuinely concerned about the outcome of the process? Your Coastal agent will be your guide through the selling process, so it is important to find an agent that has a great understanding of your situation.
What Is Your Property Worth?
At Coastal Real Estate Group, we work in real estate full time. We monitor the pulse of Ketchikan’s real estate market daily. Because of our experience, knowledge and level of success we can help you see where your listing fits on our local market. Making sure your listing is priced correctly for the market helps to ensure less time a house may sit on market. You can avoid this pitfall by consulting with one of Coastal’s experienced real estate listing agents. Real estate is what we do full-time, let us know how we can help mark your house SOLD!