If you own property in the Cayman Islands you are already familiar with how transactions take place. We hope your experience so far has been a good one. We realize your main concern now is finding a qualified professional real estate firm to represent you during the marketing and sale of your property.
Companies who belong to the local CIREBA MLS club are required to take listings at set commission rates established by the club (they are not regulated by the government). Negotiating a commission is not permitted. Rates are fixed as follows:
Property with a listing price over $1,000,000
Price $1,000,000 or under but over $500,000
Price $500,000 or under but over $100,000
Price $100,000 or under
Sale of Businesses
The Real Estate Company, Ltd. was established with the idea that fixed price commissions are not a fair business practice. We will negotiate to find a proper pricing level that will enable you to obtain fair market value for your property with a healthy net to your own pocket.
We offer the following sales advantages that will set your property apart from the rest:
- Multiple page advertising in every issue of Horizon Magazine (why have your property lost in a sea of properties in the MLS magazine?)
- Weekly Caymanian Compass advertising with photos of your property
- Attractive site signage promptly installed upon signing of listing agreement
- Six month listing agreements accepted
- Professional web representation
- Professional custom marketing brochures (at no cost to owner!)
- Full-time dedicated professionals with excellent market knowledge and training
- Reduced rate commissions... (yes... we save you money!)
Only a dedicated professional who has your best interest at heart would even come up with this idea and go against the Status Quo!
TIPS FOR PREPARING YOUR HOME FOR SALE:
Crank up the curb appeal
Pull weeds, rake leaves and trim overgrown shrubs, especially if they block windows or the path to your front door.
It's important to make your house generic. A fresh coat of neutral paint will make your home appear larger, brighter and more appealing to potential buyers.
Fix things like leaky faucets and sticky cabinets, and replace old screens. They may seem insignificant, but minor repairs add up in the mind of a potential buyer. They tend to overestimate how much repairs cost. You don't want to give them any reason not to put in an offer.
Make sure your furniture placement allows for easy traffic flow and shows the purpose of each room. If you have too much furniture, rent a portable storage device to hold things until you are ready to move into your new place. If you don't have enough furniture, borrow or rent. A clean and uncluttered kitchen is a staple of home staging.
This includes personal photos and portraits. Less is always more. The less clutter and knickknacks you have lying around, the more potential buyers will be able to see your home and what it offers. Remember, you are selling your house, not your stuff. Plus, getting a head start on packing will eliminate some stress down the road.
When your house is meticulously organized, buyers will envision themselves living a stress-free life in your home.
Clean every inch of your house, and don't forget to make your windows and floors sparkle. If your carpet appears old and stained, think about replacing it. Also, make sure there are no offensive odors. Purchase an air-neutralizing spray that will help remove odors without creating an overwhelming masking odor. Clean homes sell! Lighten up your home with natural tones and a neutral dose of style.
Let the sun shine in, and turn on the lights. Open all blinds or curtains, and make sure the house is well lit.
Be sure potential buyers are comfortable when touring your home. Turn on the air conditioner at least 15 -20 minutes before the buyers arrive.
Keep it ready to show
It may be a little inconvenient, but until you accept an offer, keep your home in tip-top shape at all times. What this means is that each room should have a clear purpose, nice flow and be clean and clutter-free. Buyers need to be able to picture themselves and their things in a room, and taking these steps will help ensure that.
If you can't find what you are looking for on this web site please contact us!
Liz Ross, Owner/Broker, at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 31246 SMB
Cayman Islands, BWI