THE MYERS TEAM
Las Vegas Top Listing Agents
Bill and Francoise Myers run one of the most successful Real Estate firms in the state of Nevada. They have been featured in the Las Vegas Review Journal and appeared on CBS Evening News. They have sold more than $200 Million in Las Vegas Real Estate and their experience has given them the "edge" in selling and marketing properties in any price range and under any economic condition.
When the housing market crashed in 2008, The Myers Team received national attention by helping thousands of Las Vegas homeowners avoid foreclosure. Today, The Myers Team is once again making headlines as one of Nevada's Premier Real Estate Teams.
The Myers Team handles all types of Real Estate transactions, however, they are best known as "Las Vegas Top Listing Agents," specializing in Seller representation. If you have equity in your Las Vegas home and are considering a traditional sale, The Myers Team has the knowledge, skill and experience to get your home SOLD for top dollar. In fact, for the past two decades, Bill and Francoise Myers have been top-grossing Real Estate agents in the ultra-competitive Las Vegas market and its adjacent neighborhoods, such as Summerlin, Henderson, Green Valley, Spring Valley, North Las Vegas, Southern Highlands and Boulder City.
Over the years, The Myers Team has consistently represented the "Who's Who" of Las Vegas, including Casino Executives, Numerous Celebrity Chef's, (including the Culinary Director for Bobby Flay), Food and Beverage Vice Presidents, The Inspector General of the United States Air Force, US Department of Defense Executives, Local Business Owners, Developers, Investors, Real Estate Lawyers, Entertainers, Athletes, and Lenders. Additionally, from January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2012, The Myers Team successfully sold more short sale listings than any non-lawyer affiliated Realtor or Broker in the state of Nevada. Their hard work and diligence in representing their clientele has made them one of the most trusted, respected and sought after Real Estate Teams in Nevada.
Our customer service philosophy is simple. When we shop or when we dine, we expect EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE. Why should Real Estate agents be any different? Bill and Francoise Myers have dedicated their career providing that same level of exceptional service for their clients. We believe our clients have the right to receive constant communication and their questions answered throughout the duration of each Real Estate transaction. We return calls and emails the same day. We work evenings and weekends and are always available by phone, text or email. With many top agents competing for listings in the Las Vegas area, the one factor that sets The Myers Team apart from others is relationships. Relationships sell homes, and Bill and Francoise Myers lead in this category. No real estate team networks harder both nationally and internationally as The Myers Team. Their connections, marketing, advertising, and web presence get homes sold, plain and simple.
Las Vegas Real Estate Has Changed. Most Brokers Have Not
As with most things, the Internet has changed the way people do business. Today's Real Estate Market is no exception. Before the Internet, Real Estate Agents relied upon Open Houses, Yard Signs, flyers and newspaper ads to sell their properties; however, modern technology has made these antiquated marketing strategies ineffective and obsolete. Technology has changed everything, especially the way Buyers search for homes.
According to the National Association of Realtors, (NAR) over 90% of homebuyers begin their home search online, visiting sites such as Realtor.com, Zillow, Redfin, Homes.com and Trulia. Today's internet savvy Buyers are NOT driving around random neighborhoods looking at “Open Houses” or "For Sale" signs. Instead, they are searching the internet from the comfort of their homes, using laptop computers, iPhones, iPads, tablets, etc. Since the majority of homebuyers are online, one fact is certain: If you wish to market your home to the largest pool of eligible Buyers, then your home needs to be advertised on the Internet. Nevertheless, why are there so many “Open House” signs visible as you drive through local neighborhoods each weekend? Have you noticed it’s usually the same agents doing “Open Houses” week after week? (usually for the same homes?) Maybe these homes would sell faster (and for more $$$) if the listing agent knew how to advertise them online. The sad truth is many Brokers have failed to keep up with the times. Some Sellers make the decision to hire an agent simply because the agent is a "relative" or "friend of a friend," This does not usually result in the best outcome for Sellers. When selling your most valuable asset, it pays to work with the very best Seller representation in the industry...not someone who's playing "Part-Time Realtor."
Many believe that Real Estate agents are "all the same," however; this couldn't be further from the truth. Hiring an agent who relies on Open Houses as their primary marketing strategy is like hiring an accountant who still uses a "Slide-Rule" to do your taxes...or a Secretary who still uses a typewriter. As with any other profession, there are those who have embraced and mastered technology, while others struggle to keep up with the times. Additionally, the majority of people who buy homes in Las Vegas are from out of state. How is an Open House going to attract a Buyer from Canada, New York or Hawaii searching for homes online?
The Myers Team understands the importance of technology. They are considered industry leaders with online marketing and they understand the importance of using the Internet to sell homes. By using mobile technology, top-notch professional photography, home staging strategies and innovative internet marketing, their listings receive more than ten times the exposure as agents who rely on outdated marketing methods. Additionally, Myers Team listings feature cutting-edge virtual tours. A quality virtual tour is like having an online Open House 24 Hours a day…7 days a week. Myers Team listings are uploaded to virtually every major Real Estate web site. When you hire The Myers Team, your home WILL be exposed to the largest possible pool of eligible Buyers, in the local, national and global arenas.
What Is Seller Representation?
In Real Estate, there are essentially two types of agents. An agent who represents the SELLER is referred to as the “Listing Agent.” Listing Agents WORK FOR THE SELLER and it’s their job to represent the SELLERS best interests.
An agent who represents the BUYER is referred to as the “Selling Agent.” Selling Agents WORK FOR THE BUYER and it’s their job to represent the BUYERS best interests.
When selling your home, there are significant advantages in using a listing agent who specializes in Seller Representation. First and foremost, experienced listing agents are typically marketing experts. Since the Sellers number one goal is to obtain the highest possible sale price, it is absolutely critical the home is properly advertised to the largest pool of Buyers. As discussed earlier, this requires a listing agent well versed in today’s technology. They must possess the knowledge and expertise required to make your home stand out from the competition. This requires an agent who understands the importance of professional grade photography, knowledge of how to properly stage a home (so the photographs look fantastic) and a specific marketing plan showcasing your home on the top Real Estate web sites frequented by Buyers. Since 90% of homebuyers are searching online for homes, then this is where your home needs to be. Professional grade photography involves proper lighting, (taking photos of your home at different times of the day to ensure the best light) a variety of lenses designed to capture your home at its best, and sometimes a little Photoshop to ensure the photos look crisp and colorful.
Listing your home with an agent who spends the majority of their day driving Buyers around can be a disaster for a Seller. If your agent is driving a car full of Buyers around all day, how can they answer questions from the people calling about YOUR home? Will they be able to answer their phone calls and emails in a timely manner? Additionally, if they’re out showing houses, will they be able to remember all the details and specifics about your home that make it special and unique?
The Myers Team specializes in Seller representation. We will help you stage your home for showings and photographs. We will advertise your home locally, nationally and internationally, highlighting its strengths and upgrades. We will take care of every little detail from listing to closing. We will be there when the Buyers do inspections and appraisals. We take Seller Representation seriously. Additionally, our professional and highly trained sales staff has the ability to receive calls, texts and emails 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls and emails are returned within minutes and Myers Team owners, Bill or Francoise Myers personally handle each and every call. The Myers Team has a full time staff of assistants, to handle all aspects of the home selling process, however, when you work with The Myers Team, you will deal directly with them…not junior assistants or support staff. Each Myers Team client is a VIP and deserves the highest caliber of service.
What Makes The Myers Team Different?
While internet marketing and professional photography are important, there are other skills required to ensure you are getting top dollar for your home. An experienced listing agent will walk through your home and identify the key upgrades that show why your house is better than the competition.
You don’t need a Real Estate license to identify obvious upgrades such as wood flooring, granite countertops and custom paint, however, it takes an experienced and seasoned agent to point out the “not so obvious” upgrades which can significantly affect a home’s value and make it more attractive to Buyers.
For example, there are thousands of homes listed for sale in the Las Vegas resale market, yet most agents fail to disclose who actually built the home. (i.e. Pulte, Toll Brothers, Lennar, Ryland, Woodside, KB Home, etc.) Does the builders name really matter? Actually, it matters a lot. When you buy a car, one of the most important things you need to know is who built the car. (i.e. Chevy, Ford, Mercedes, etc.) Why should home sales be any different?
Each builder is different, and while some builders offer a number of standard features in the base price of their homes, many do not. To properly market your home for sale, it’s important to identify which items in your home were standard, and which cost extra. For example, while 9 ft. ceilings are fairly common today, many people don’t realize that 8 ft. ceilings used to be standard. 9 ft. ceilings were considered an upgrade and available for an additional expense. Over time, industry standards changed since most agreed 8 ft. ceilings felt too small. If your home has 9 ft. ceilings, and a similar home for sale in your neighborhood has 8 ft. ceilings, shouldn’t this upgrade be mentioned to make your home the more attractive option?
Additionally, Las Vegas is a unique market due to the desert heat. Utility bills can be quite expensive and energy efficient upgrades can save homeowners a ton of money. Does your home have energy efficient dual pane vinyl windows? Does your attic have Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing or Thermal Insulation? These options are now standard features in many new homes; however, it wasn’t long ago that these items were optional (and expensive) upgrades. A well-insulated attic and energy efficient windows can cut your cooling and heating bills by more than half. Additionally, dual-paned windows help reduce outside noise and offer some peace and quiet, especially if the home is near a busy street. Again, this is something that Buyers may not be aware of, simply by looking at online photos of your home.
There are literally hundreds of other items that can make your home stand out from the competition, and possibly even increase the sales price. For example, did the original owner pay a lot premium for a larger sized lot, or a Cul-de-Sac location? Many pay extra for corner lots, or homes with views of the Las Vegas Strip. Additionally, taller cabinets in the kitchen are a wonderful upgrade that many don’t realize are a more expensive option. (I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone complain they had too much storage space in their kitchen.) Other items that may add value include surround sound pre-wire, alarm pre-wire, under cabinet lighting, covered backyard patios, bedrooms pre-wired for ceiling fans, outdoor BBQ gas lines, custom closet organizers, an exit door out of the garage, and even something as small as a Christmas light outlet located in the eves of your home. The list goes on and on.
The Myers Team has the experience and knowledge to identify each and every detail about your home which makes it unique. Details matter!
What's My Las Vegas Home Worth?
Real Estate Brokers often advise homeowners NOT to price their homes above market value, however, if everyone subscribed to this philosophy, home values would NEVER appreciate. As your Real Estate Agent, our job is to aggressively market your home and find a Buyer willing to pay the highest price. If your home has all the bells and whistles, fancy upgrades, and expensive appliances, then it should not be too difficult to find a Buyer; however, NOT everyone lives in a model home. The Myers Team knows how to find Buyers for ALL types of homes…even “not so perfect ones.” We work with investors who buy homes in all areas of Las Vegas, including homes in every imaginable condition. To see recent comps for your Las Vegas home, click the following link: WHATS MY LAS VEGAS HOME WORTH?
Myers Team Las Vegas Listings Include:
- Full Service Seller Representation
- Your property will be listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
- Photoshop Enhanced Color Photography on all listings.
- You will work DIRECTLY with Bill and Francoise Myers. We do NOT hand off your listing to less experienced, junior Realtors.
- You will be able to communicate with Bill and Francoise Myers 7 DAYS PER WEEK via email, text, or phone. Additionally, our office staff works evenings and weekends.
- Full color virtual tours.
- Virtual tours and photos will be uploaded to the Internet.
- You will have the ongoing ability to see how many people have viewed your virtual tour...anytime you wish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Our Internet marketing is the best in the business. Your listing will be advertised on virtually every major Real Estate Web Site (Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Craig's List, You Tube and many others)
- Your MLS listing will be PROOFREAD, SPELL-CHECKED and the directions to your home will be accurate!
- We ALWAYS require agents to make appointments with YOU before showing your home. Nobody will be coming into your home unannounced while you're sleeping, in the shower, etc.
- We're from Las Vegas. WE GET IT! We understand your needs might be different, and you may have a job working nights and weekends. We are here to represent YOU and work around your schedule. We can do almost everything via email, or come to your place of work if necessary. WE WORK FOR YOU.
- We will aggressively negotiate the highest sale price and best terms.
- A Myers Team representative will be present for Buyer inspections, etc. We will not leave you alone to deal with home inspectors, Buyers, etc.
- We will attempt to fulfill any reasonable request or special need you may have. Just let us know your expectations...and allow us to EXCEED them.
Think Twice Before Using Yard Signs and Open Houses
Many people think the first step to sell a home is to put a "FOR SALE" sign in the front yard. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a sign? While yard signs attract attention, it's not always the type of attention you want. Are you prepared for random knocks on the door (both day and night) from strangers (unaccompanied by Realtors) asking to view your home? Nobody wants surprise visitors when you're in the shower or getting the kids ready for bed. Additionally, how do you know if the people knocking on your door can actually afford to buy it, or have been pre-qualified by a lender? Maybe they're not serious homebuyers at all. Could they be viewing your home and planning to rob it later? The importance of safety cannot be overlooked. What can you do to protect yourself?
Unlike most Realtors, we actually advise against putting a FOR SALE sign in the front yard. We'll be more than happy to install one for clients who request it; however, Yard Signs and Open Houses DO NOT sell homes. We feel that anyone who wants to see your home should make an appointment to view it. Let’s face it, your home will show much better if you have some advance warning to clean up the dishes in the sink or pick up the clothes on the floor. Unannounced showings are great for model homes, sold by the new home builders; however, those homes are not lived in by actual people with jobs, kids, pets, etc.
Las Vegas Open House Safety Concerns
Open Houses create some additional safety concerns. During an Open House, agents place numerous signs around the neighborhood, with the goal of attracting anyone and everyone who might happen to be driving by. Unfortunately, many who show up are just nosy neighbors.
There is typically no screening process regarding who enters your home. Do you really want complete strangers walking through your home, using your restrooms, going through your medicine cabinets, opening closet doors and drawers? Many times, the agent hosting the Open House is pre-occupied speaking with visitors, while others walk through your home unsupervised. Is the agent checking any type of identification before allowing strangers access to your home? Maybe this sounds a little overprotective; however, you can’t be too careful when it comes to the safety of your family and your valuables.
When you work with The Myers Team, the ONLY people who will set foot in your home will be Buyers accompanied by licensed Brokers. The Broker MUST contact you to schedule an appointment to view your home. Additionally, licensed Brokers typically work with Buyers who have already been pre-qualified by a lender. What’s the point of opening up your home to people who may not be able to afford it?
When Real Estate agents work with Buyers, agents typically first meet the Buyer at their office, where they will make a photocopy of the Buyers Driver’s License or Identification Card. This is a safety precaution encouraged by most Brokers for the protection of agents, and homeowners. If a potential criminal is pretending to be a Buyer, they will likely think twice about committing a crime if they are required to provide photo ID before viewing homes. Unfortunately, these safety precautions rarely happen at Open Houses. Instead, the people who show up are typically complete strangers unaccompanied by Brokers.
Beware Of Las Vegas Discount Real Estate Brokers
These days, it seems everywhere you look, there are advertisements from Discount Real Estate Brokers who promise the moon and the stars, yet don't necessarily deliver. While Real Estate commissions are negotiable and there is no fixed or standard rate, you should remember the old expression, "You Get What You Pay For." Hiring a discount Broker does not always translate into increased revenue for a Seller. In fact, each Real Estate contract contains dozens of hidden expenses which are negotiated between Buyers and Sellers. Just like a good CPA can save you thousands of dollars on a tax return, an experienced listing agent can save you thousands of dollars by assisting you navigate the various costs and expenses found in a Real Estate Purchase Agreement. Experience is NOT expensive…it’s PRICELESS.
What Are Hidden Broker Fees in Las Vegas?
Why Overpay To Sell Your Home When You Can Get BETTER SERVICE and BETTER RESULTS for LESS?
Several years ago, many of the "Big Name Real Estate Companies" got together and decided to give themselves a raise. They called this raise a "transaction fee" and they are expecting YOU to pay it! These transaction fees are being charged IN ADDITION to the real estate commission to maximize profits. Additionally, these transaction fees (sometimes referred to as document fees, storage fees, compliance fees, etc.) usually range between $400 to $700 and more. While these fees are legal, the fact remains that many Brokers believe they deserve these fees and they should come out of YOUR pocket.
Why do most of the "Big Name Brokers" charge transaction fees? What exactly are you getting for your money? According to NRS, Real Estate Brokers are required by law to save the paperwork from each transaction for several years (the length of time required for each state is different.) Brokers charge these fees to offset the expense for storing these documents, however, most Brokerages are now “paperless” which means they have the ability to scan paperwork and store it electronically on an external hard drive. Does it really cost this much money to store a file consisting of 100-200 pages? Even the most expensive external hard drive costs less than this, and can store thousands of files.
The Myers Team will NOT charge you any of these transaction fees to sell your home. In fact, when you hire The Myers Team, you get full service representation for less money out of your pocket. We have listing packages designed to fit every household budget. Why overpay to sell your home when you can get BETTER SERVICE, BETTER MARKETING and BETTER RESULTS for less? When interviewing Realtors to sell your home, ask them how much their Broker charges for transaction fees and have them explain in detail what the fees are for. Homeowners need professional representation, not extra fees. Beware of the fine print!
The Importance of Real Estate Photography
We've all heard the expression, "A picture is worth a thousand words." This is especially true in Real Estate.
If you've recently searched online for homes, you're probably aware of the poor quality of most Real Estate photographs. Sadly, many of these photos are taken by Realtors working for "Big Name Brokers" who are charging top dollar to sell your home. If you were trying to sell a car, wouldn't you wash the car, vacuum it and wax it before taking pictures. Why is selling a home any different? The majority of online Real Estate photos are so dimly lit you can't tell how big the rooms are...or there are toys and clutter are all over the place. How many online photos of homes have you seen where the cars are still in the driveway, or the trash barrels haven't been put away? Couldn't the Realtor even bother to take the dirty dishes out of the sink before they photographed the kitchen? Photographs are powerful bait. Good ones can lure buyers, however, poor ones can do the opposite.
Before the Internet, home buyers relied on Realtors to show them which houses were available, however, in today's world, it's the exact opposite. Home Buyers are constantly searching web sites such as Realtor.com and Zillow using their laptops, iPhones, iPads, tablets and smart phones...and "TELLING" their Realtor which homes they wish to see. Today's Buyers have unlimited access to online information and are more sophisticated than ever.
For a home to sell quickly and at top dollar, it needs to attract as many prospective Buyers as possible. For this to happen, Real Estate listings must have strong visual appeal. There needs to be numerous photos of the property, all of a standard size and superior quality.
The National Association of Realtors reports that “98% of home buyers who searched for a home online said that photos were among the most useful features of real-estate websites.” Yet, the vast majority of Real Estate Agents are still using ordinary and amateur photography to bring their clients’ Homes to the Real Estate Market.
With all of the competition on the market, it is important to have professional photos because they are your first, and maybe only impression, to the majority of buyers who are searching for homes online. When you hire The Myers Team to sell your home, our professional photography WILL make your listing look better than the competition. Our listings are getting shown more often and many have gone into contract within days...not weeks or months.
Take a look at the "BEFORE and AFTER" pictures below. The "AFTER" photos were taken using the exact same lighting as the "BEFORE" pictures, however a $4000 camera and a professional wide angle lens were used instead of a standard "point and shoot camera." Can you see a difference? When you hire The Myers Team to sell your home, you can expect top of the line photography, maximum Internet exposure and a marketing plan that far surpasses the competition.
The Myers Team are Las Vegas Top Real Estate Agents
Here are some things you can expect working with The Myers Team.
Honesty and Credibility
Our clients are people who share our community. Their kids might go to school with our kids, or play Little League together. We want you to feel that the service we provide is the BEST in the city and the BEST VALUE too. Our goal is for you to be so overwhelmingly happy with the service we provide that you recommend us to everyone you know. With The Myers Team, our clients needs always come first. WE WORK FOR YOU.
Las Vegas is known as a city that never sleeps. This is why you need representation from a Realtor who works full time and has the ability to help you. In a city with all-night hotels, casinos, restaurants, pharmacies, markets, etc., you need a Real Estate company who is available to answer your questions around the clock including weekends. The workday for The Myers Team begins at 5a.m. Additionally, The Myers Team work on weekends. Las Vegas is a 24 hour city. Why would you hire a 9 to 5 Broker? We provide our clients with frequent updates. Additionally, we believe that phone calls and emails should be returned the same day.
Integrity is a personal choice. It is a consistent commitment to honor the legal, ethical and moral values and principles within a community. It requires honesty and always putting the needs of your clients first. In short, integrity is everything. It is the most important value to The Myers Team. Las Vegas is our home and our community. We appreciate your business and know you have options.
Does your Realtor have time for you? Are they able to answer your phone calls, emails and texts in a timely manner? A good Realtor should demonstrate that they are on YOUR side by actively promoting your home. They should call or email you with frequent updates. They should offer suggestions on how to improve your home to make it more desirable. Are they a good listener? Some agents love to hear the sound of their own voice, however, Selling a home is a team effort and they must be able to understand YOUR needs and properly address YOUR concerns.
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*Above production is based on results from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2012 (short sale listing ends only from non-lawyer affiliated Realtors and Brokers.) The information provided is obtained from public records, it is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
What If I Have No Equity In My Las Vegas Home?
Do you want to short sale your Las Vegas home without worrying about your lender coming after you for a deficiency judgment?
Are you sick and tired of making payments on a home that may never be worth what you paid for it? Have you been turned down for one of those ridiculous loan modification programs?
If you're considering the possibility of doing a short sale, then visit www.NevadaShortSaleInfo.com This web site will provide you with valuable information to help explain your options and answer your short sale questions and concerns. You DO NOT need to be poor or broke to qualify for a short sale. Banks approve short sales when they believe a hardship situation exists, however, hardship is not solely determined by how much money a person earns...it also factors in a person's expenses, especially if expenses have increased and income has decreased.
Additionally, you DO NOT have to pay anyone to do a short sale. A Realtor experienced with the short sale process can obtain a full waiver of deficiency from your lender. How do you choose the right person to short sell your home? Should you hire the company with the most billboards around town, or the person with the most commercials on the radio or TV? Wouldn't it make more sense to choose the Real Estate team who has successfully closed the most short sale transactions in Las Vegas?
A recent report named The Myers Team the #1 Short Sale Realtors in Nevada.* Number one status was determined by actual short sale listings closed by non-lawyer affiliated Realtors and Brokers from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2012. The Myers Team has successfully closed more short sale transactions and negotiated more short sale approvals than any non-lawyer affiliated Realtor or Broker in our state.
Our resources include a team of experienced short sale processors in addition to direct access to a Nevada licensed attorney. This allows us to stay up to date on the laws affecting short sales, and the rapidly changing guidelines and procedures of banks and their investors. Additionally, our preferred closing companies have extensive expertise in processing and closing short sale transactions not only in Nevada, but nationwide. The size, strength, and stability of our title and escrow companies allows us to leverage their relationships with the major banks to get our files processed in the fastest possible time frame and escalated when necessary.
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