Top 4 Mistakes to Avoid
- Going with the agent who promises you the highest sale price and the most amount of money (even if the price seems unrealistic)
- Choosing the agent who promises to save you money by discounting the commission rate
- Choosing the “nicest” agent
- Choosing an agent who works all by themselves, because you think they’ll work a lot harder and give you more personal attention
The Most Frequent Result of These Mistakes Are…
- The inflated list price you were quoted (in order to get your listing) results in few buyers coming to view your home (because they can get a comparable, properly priced house, for less money) and you end up having to endure a series of price reductions which result in your home finally selling for BELOW its true market value.
- A lower commission does not guarantee you will net more on your home sale. According to Real Estate consultant Bernice Ross, there is a “Big Lie” in real estate. It’s the lie that reducing the commission always results in more money for the seller. Nothing could be further from
- Your agent may be nice, but this doesn’t necessarily qualify them to do the best job of selling your home. Your agent’s personality will mean very little to you if you ultimately discover that they don’t have the marketing expertise to market your home properly so it sits on the market and either doesn’t sell, or sells for lower than market value. (The Realty Team members are all great to work with AND we have a proven system to get your home sold Fast and for Top Dollar).
- Your agent ends up neglecting some important steps because s/he is so over-busy trying to do everything all by themselves (and you end up with an inferior result)
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!
Working with Phil & his team was a great experience. Their expertise helped set me up for a fast sell of my house. It sold in 2 days! I highly recommend them if you're in the market for a high quality team of professionals.
The most thorough and friendly real estate agent firm that we have used. Phil and his team went above our expectations with things such as using an app and email and text to notify us of each are along the process. He provided two agents at our open house and had a professionally bound book with details about our house, the area, estimated utility costs, homeowners insurance quite, etc. He has. A solid relationship with a bank who was able to help our sellers close on the deal dyer their previous lender made some errors in the lending process. We mainly dealt with Phil, Nadia, and Susan and couldnt be happier. We recommended him to two of our friends and they are also thrilled with him and his staff. Highly highly recommend!!!!!
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.
This is my go to real estate team. I’ve sold 2 houses with Phil and have purchased 1. I will be buying my next home with the team as well. They are all on top of everything and great at what they do. It was a pleasure and not a pain to work with them. Thank you to the whole team! Amazing work! Special thanks to Phil, Nick, Nattie, Jamie, and Margaux! I’m sorry if I missed any names but those are the folks that I directly interacted with this time around.
We’ve worked with Phil for the past two years in the sale of two homes, the rental of one and, most recently, the purchase of our current home. As an agent, Phil provides advice and insight. However his greatest skill is that of a listener. He pays close attention to what you say and steers his search/advice in a very deliberate way. I’d unreservedly recommend Phil and his team to anyone in the area.
I would highly recommend Phil Aitken. He is an excellent, trustworthy real estate agent, with plenty of experience and negotiation skills. I'm very happy with my experience with Phil. He will walk you through all of the complexities of buying and negotiating for a home so that process is very simple, but is flexible, and will allow your input if you so desire.
Phil orchestrated selling our home flawlessly. It was clear that he took personal interest in our needs and worked with us to ensure we were making the right decisions for us, first and foremost.
Even though he was working with several other clients at the time, he was always available to answer our questions and returned phone calls within minutes, even after closing.
It was a pleasure working with a true professional and person of integrity. We will most assuredly request his assistance when we are ready to purchase another home.
S. Chris Ryczek
It is rare today to find someone who under commits and over delivers, but that is exactly what the Phil Aitken team did! I found Phil, and his team, to be extremely knowledgeable, insightful, and on top of the entire process. He explained the process up front, did great analysis of our property, and gave exceptional advice all along the way. Phil kept his cool when others do not, and conducted himself as a true professional at all times. Without reservation, he has my highest recommendation, and I will use the Phil Aitken Team again should I have the need.
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.
I can’t even put into words how thankful my husband and I are for the Aitken home Team and Phil. Our house was on the market for over 200 days without another agent. We needed to sell our home in order to move into our new home. I was so upset about having to relist and go through the process again with another agent. We had a full price offer 4 days after listing with the A team! Can’t thank them enough! Matt was amazing! Would definitely recommend the Aitken home team again and again
Phil's team was excellent! We loved working with them (Especially Kelly!) and they made our first home purchase so simple. They were persistent and fought for us through a pretty tough situation. I recommend them to everyone!
Phil and his team sold our house in 1 day. They followed up with great professionalism and kept us informed of all the progress right up to closing and beyond. Office Manager, Susan, made sure all paperwork was done in a timely manner right up to making sure the wire transfer of funds for the sale of our house was accomplished. My wife and I are very happy that we chose Phil Aitken and his team to help us get our house ready for showing and sale. We highly recommend Phil Aitken to anyone needing to buy or sale a house.
The team at Phil Aitken was amazing from start to finish! They wrote an amazing blurb about my home and truly cared about making my experience as stress free as possible. They were quick to respond to all of my questions and helped guide me throughout the process. I will 100% work with them again when the time comes.
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.
Phil and his team really went above and beyond for us. We had such a narrow range of criteria and his folks had to work extra hard to help us land the perfect place. WE so much appreciate their patience. The even helped rescue the offer when it looked like it might cave in with some masterful negotiations. Closing was an easy process. All steps were well managed and professional. I recommend Aitken and the team.
We were so fortunate to have worked with Phil and his entire team during the recent purchase of our home. My husband and I are new to this area of Florida and Phil, Stephanie and Nadia were there for us every step of the way. We truly feel we found the right house at the right price and are so appreciative of the knowledge and professionalism shown by the entire team that guided us throughout the entire buying process. We will highly recommend Phil Aitken and his A-team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home!
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!!
I was very impressed with Phil Aitken's professionalism, knowledge, and courteous manner. I was provided with all information concerning the sale as soon as they received it. The Team was very responsive and there was never a delay in returning my phone calls. I definitely will recommend them highly to use as "The Real Estate Company" They have made the sale of my house stressless and even enjoyable. Thank you Phil Aitken and Team
We used the Aitken Home Team (Phil Aitken) to buy our house on Fleming Island, and then to sell it 2 years later. Phil and the team took the time to work with us to develop a pricing strategy, they suggested the improvements required for a quick sale, and they recommended a marketing strategy to get best price/fastest sale possible. The result was a realistic and accepted offer in 6 days! In addition, Phil provided advice on the purchase of our next home which was spot-on! I highly recommend the Aitken Home Team for your Real Estate needs.
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!
Matt was very helpful and super professional. His knowledge of the Jacksonville area and school systems let us know we found the right realtor for us.
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.
He is very knowledgeable and honest. He kept me updated on everything in a very timely manner. He is very professional. He worked around my schedule with no problem. He made sure I understood everything that was going on.
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.
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!
Phil and his team are amazing. Always on top of it all. You can trust them...completely. We received a great price for our home because of Phil's suggestions. He suggested we ensure that we "depersonalize" our home, clean the closets out, ensure that people can see your home as theirs. They are not coming to see "your" home. I would send emails with questions any and all time of day...and here comes a response within 24 hours or less. You are "never" left hanging or wondering. He is your "partner" in selling your home, not just your realtor. You don't do this everyday...they do. There are things you wouldn't even think about...they do.
Phil was AMAZING with helping us sell our home. He told us how to prepare to selling and with his help (and God's grace), we sold the house in less than a week! And the nice part was we didn't have to do much, Phil handled everything with integrity and professionalism that is always refreshing to see in the real estate business. Thank you, Phil!
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.
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!
The team at Phil Aitken was such a great help in finding us out first home. As first time home buyers, we were very nervous about the process but they made us feel supported and informed every step of the way. My husband is also active duty and deployed and they were so flexible helping work with us across three different time zones and going to houses and sending videos so my husband felt like he could be there in person. Highly recommend them for buying or selling in the future!