The BIGGEST mistake a homeowner
can make when interviewing agents
There’s a lot of questionable advice out there, from “personal finance experts” on TV or from friends, family. They tell you: interview 3 or 4 or 5 agents, then pick one. When somebody tells me that’s what they’re going to do, I ask: “What criteria are you going to use, to compare them, judge them, and pick one?”
Many admit: they don’t know. They are going to spend 3, 4, 5 evenings interviewing different real estate agents with no predetermined way to pick the one they will ultimately trust to handle one of the biggest and most important financial events of their life!
Let me give you a comparison, you may or may not know. When a company decides to hire somebody for an important job, let’s say one that costs the company $100,000.00 or $200,000.00 a year, they have a predetermined set of questions – a set criteria – they will use to judge the people they interview. They know in advance what they are looking for. To do otherwise is to play ‘Blind Archery’, and that’s dangerous!
They NEVER interview a bunch of people and go with the one they “like”. Or rely on “He or she seemed nice?”. No. They use reason and logic. Well, you are hiring Phil Aitken Home Team to do a very important job for you.
You should NOT play ‘Blind Archery’
You need to know in advance the kind of agent you want. The things that are most important to you. The smart questions to ask.
For example, is the agent’s track record at getting top dollar more or less important to you than the commission s/he quotes you? Is the fact that s/he is a lone wolf and may be constantly and immediately accessible to you more important than his/her ‘success percentage’, that is, the percentage of homes s/he lists s/he ever sells? And on and on.
Call or Text (904) 544-5252 and start packing!
According to a recent survey by the MLS, 28% of all homes did not sell with the agent the sellers chose to list with the first time. Unfortunately many of these same sellers failed to sell their home again when they relisted with the same agent. This has led to lost income for these home sellers.
It will cost you nothing to discuss this sale with us, but not calling us, according to the survey referred to above, it could be hazardous to your bank account.
3 IMPORTANT DETAILS
1) We GUARANTEE, in writing, that your home will sell at a price acceptable to you, GUARANTEED or we will buy it! No Gimmicks. It is all in writing.
2) We’ve copied and pasted a screen shot of our Buyers-In-Waiting database as proof that we can make such a bold guarantee as we have.
3) These are buyers that have registered with us and want to buy homes. Because we have so many well qualified Buyers you get more money in less time and with less hassle!
To discuss the sale of your home call us today at 904-500-7445.
There is a difference in real estate agents, the services they provide and the results you get. You owe it to yourself to see first-hand the difference that can benefit you.
SELL FOR MORE
We sell our listings for 2.7% more in sales price. This means real dollars in YOUR pocket.
26% MORE LIKELY TO SELL
We sell nearly 98% of our listings compared to the average agent who only sells 72% of their listings. Don’t take the chance with the average agent’s track record.
Per MLS, the average agent sells a home in 39 days while The Phil Aitken Home Team average time for selling a home is only 7.4 days!
If you look closely you will notice that we have over 3,325 home buyers looking for a home in your area AND 300+ of them are High Quality Home Buyers that need a home ASAP. Within 72 hours of listing your home for sale, we will activate a “Search and Match” of your home features to the buyers in our database. We are so confident of selling your home at your price, that we guarantee it in writing.
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WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US:
14821 DURBIN COVE WAY
“Expired” with another agent after being on the market for 154 days. Phil listed the property and had an “accepted offer” within 6 days & Closed!
7022 CRISPIN COVE DRIVE
“Canceled” with another agent after being on the market for 200 days. Phil listed the property and had a FULL PRICE “accepted offer” within 3 days & Closed!
8826 TIMBERJACK LANE
“Expired” with another flat fee / do it yourself broker after being on the market for 106 days. Phil listed the property and had “Multiple Offers” in a matter of days!
8824 YORKSHIRE COURT
“Canceled” For Sale By Owner after not being able to sell the home. Phil listed the property and had an “accepted offer” within 1 day & Closed!
11983 CANEY LANE
“Canceled” with another agent after being on the market for 111 days. Phil listed the property and had an “accepted offer” within 1 day & Closed!
Phil is very knowledgeable and helped make the entire home selling process easy and enjoyable. Because of Phil, we listed our house earlier than originally thought which was the best thing we ever did because it helped our house get sold. Thanks again Phil for helping us get our house sold!!
He listed and sold my Condo in record time frame that was promised. He displayed professionalism and kept me updated regularly. He went beyond his duties to remove some old furniture and took acre of moving my stuff to Massachusetts. I strongly recommend him
The Aitken team is amazing. Not only did we sell our home, we bought a new one. We had a plan and place and it worked. Phil and his are very knowledgeable and their teamwork really shines.
The entire team was great! We were on a tight time frame and Kelly and Stephanie got us set up to see homes, and then helped us every step of the way through closing.
I had such a great experience with Phil Aitken. Kelly Secaur is simply outstanding. She is very responsive and helpful. I bought a home while residing in another state. She made the process seamless from browsing the properties to showing and every step afterwards. I am extremely satisfied and would definitely recommend her and Phil Aitken.
Phil is masterful at the art of selling homes. He uses his excellent knowledge and the skills of his staff to pull it all together. Professional pictures, getting the listing on a ton of online sites for max exposure and a ton more. He will help you get your house ready for the market, so you appeal to the most buyers. We had 40 people come to our one and only open house. Multiple offers came in and the house was sold. I chose Phil because he has integrity and is honest with me. His team was easy to reach and were checking on us through this whole process. I would use Phil and his great team again without hesitation!
Great customer focused team, very reliable and attentive to our needs. We were able to close on a VA loan within the 26 days deadline we gave. The loan officer they recommended was exceptionally Professional and expedited the loans process too. We had to work through an unresponsive team on the seller's side because their agent was too busy. but Phil's team pursued and were persistent until they got our answers and helped get all the repairs considered accurately and helped pull it off. They supported us and pushed the doors down for us to meet our extremely tight deadline!. Very impressive! He was directly involved all the way through. Definitely the "A" team. Very grateful to Kelly Secaurs, who took the time to listen and respond to our every request!
Working with Phil during our home buying experience has been nothing but stellar. We learned a lot from him through the process of buying our first home. I would recommend him for his extensive knowledge of the area and his willingness to go the extra mile to make the home buying experience as smooth as possible.
It has been a pleasure working with Phil. We were unsure about the housing market and how much our home was worth. Phil did an outstanding job of providing detailed information on both the value of our home and showing us several options for a new home. Again it has been a pleasure working with Phil.
After working with many high-quality, professional realtors, The Phil Aitken team has truly changed the way I think about the process of home buying. This team will make you feel like you are their only client and will work hard to make sure you get everything you are looking for in your search for the perfect home. In a competitive market, we were able to go from deciding to buy, to being under contract for a home in about a week - that's what I call efficiency! This team truly does everything right and it would be a mistake to go with anyone else.
From our initial meeting to the close of the sale, we were extremely satisfied with the Aitken Team. They kept us informed of every detail along the way and kept us feeling positive and confident based on their knowledge and professionalism. Matt was always responsive to our calls and answered all of our questions. Their expertise and advice even helped us sell our home over the asking price. We highly recommend Phil and his Team.
I would highly recommend this team. Their knowledge of the area and the process of buying a home in this area was impressive. The agents knowledge of the area, and responsiveness was great.
Amazing real estate professional who really knows his stuff. Very honest! Phil and his team will do everything they can to find, and get you in the home of your dreams! I can not thank them enough for their patience and guidance through out the entire home buying process so far.
Phil and his team are very helpful and do a great job coordinating and following up on all the tasks. They assisted both with the purchase of a home and the listing and sell of my previous home. I was also impressed with their use of technology.
1)Experts in their field. 2)Friendly staff that takes really great care of you. 3) Their Proven system sold our home in 48 hours, which is super impressive. 4) Highly recommend
Phil was data driven and direct. When we initially sat down with him, he had done all the research to present a solid picture of what we could expect. He walked through our home and made solid suggestions, all of which helped us make the home more marketable. Phil helped me let go of emotional attachment, and approach selling my home as a business transaction. Phil connected us with all the right people to make the process as smooth as it could be. He's straight to the point, professional, and driven by the same goal, to sell our home. At the first visit Phil gave us a timeline, and his expectation on our selling price, he was dead on with both predictions.
I can say without any reservations that the Aitken team was nothing short of perfection. Matt was extremely patient and professional throughout the entire process. I would recommend Matt and his team to anyone who is looking to buy their next home. We have not just found our next house, we have found our home. Thanks to Matt and his team!
This is the first time I have worked with this agent (not the first purchase/sale of a house). His knowledge of the area was excellent. His marketing was well above what I expected. He had an open house, generated a lot of interest in the property, used a professional photographer, and gave honest feedback on the property prior to listing. The communication and follow through with his staff was top notch, and he made this process quick, easy, and painless. I would highly recommend him and would not hesitate to use him and his team again.
The Phil Aitken Home Team is great to work with and are extremely responsive and professional! We were faced with some last minute challenging circumstances in a recent transaction and they helped tremendously in creating a positive outcome for all involved. They displayed great teamwork and creativity in order to overcome the obstacles. We look forward to working with them again in the future!
The Phil Aitken team were the best. It was interesting to see how the buying/ selling divisions culminated in the successful marketing of our homes. My wife and I were very pleased with their efforts and expertise. They were on top of everything that needed to be done in the transaction. Very professional . The whole team works together and gets things done.
Phil is responsive, knowledgable, and personable. He is hands on and made our purchase experience a joy. He is there before and after the sale. I highly reccomend Phil for all your real estate needs.
Philip was very easy to work with in the purchase of our new home. While my husband and I made adjustments to what we wanted along the way; Philip seamlessly made those adjustments along with us. He was very prompt at returning our calls and inquiries, very informative, and most of all we felt like he cared about us as his clients. I would highly recommend Philip to those of you looking for an agent.
We had very specific criteria for a home and it was not easy to find. Phil took his time and worked with us, showing us as many houses as needed until we found “The Perfect House”. Phil was very patient, stayed on top of communication, and always answered all of our questions. His attention to customer service makes him stand out from other realtors. I highly recommend Phil Aitken! The next time we are in the position to buy or sell a home, we will be going back to Phil!
Phil, Kelly & the team really made the entire process so easy. They are fantastic. They worked so hard to get our house sold and get us into our new house as seamlessly as possible. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone I know!!
Y’all are the best! I’m a forever customer! The A team was able to get a contract on my property being sold in December before Christmas! It was on the market for maybe a week, very impressive. (Thanks Phil??) That should speak volumes on its own! Thanks to the entire team for helping with my recent purchase in Orange Park! So much love for y’all!!????
The team we worked with here was AMAZING. The whole process from locating our home to closing day was as smooth and seamless as one could hope for. I would highly recommend working with them!
All of Phil Aitken's home team were very professional. They laid out a plan and followed through on each part. Each team member was very courteous and very knowledgable in every aspect of selling our home. Phil also was very helpful aligning us with the right people on other aspects of selling our home and those people were just as professional! We could not be more pleased with the excellent service and very quick sale of our home. This team has a great plan whether you are selling or buying. I highly recommend this team for any of your real estate needs!!
Phil & Nadia are truly the BEST! They love what they do & it really shows. They were on top of every detail from start to finish. Anyone reading this post look no further. This is the team you want!!!
I cannot say enough good things about Phil and the Aitken Team! Phil has been on the lookout for the right home for us for 2 years and stood ready to jump into action when the right one came along. Kelly Secaur, part of the Team, walked us through every step of the buying process and negotiated with the seller to get us the best possible deal. Phil and the rest of the team were always available to answer our every question, and since my husband is 81 and I am 76, there were many! Kelly became more than just our agent, she became our friend. Both my husband and I will recommend The Aitken Team to anyone who is planning to buy or sell a home! Go Team! Jerry and Eileen Felten
My experience with Phil is comfortable but professional. He does what he says he will do and when he says he'll do it! It's such a refreshing in this day and time as many people have forgotten how to follow up. In real estate, follow-up with details is vital and I'm happy to refer people to Phil as I know he will treat the client with respect and make me look good!