THE MYERS TEAM
Nevadas Top Real Estate Agents
Bill and Francoise Myers run one of the most successful Real Estate teams in the state of Nevada. They are "Award Winning Agents" who have been featured on the cover of Las Vegas Agent Magazine. They have appeared numerous times in the Las Vegas Review Journal. Additionally, they have been featured on ABC News, CBS Evening News, and have appeared on the Channel 8 News I-Team. Since 2002, they have sold thousands of Las Vegas homes.
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. The Myers Team sells homes in every price range and condition. They understand that not everyone lives in "model homes." Some are in better shape and consequently easier to sell than others. No matter the age or condition of your home, The Myers Team has the knowledge and experience to GET IT SOLD.
The internet has changed the way people do business, and Real Estate is no exception. 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” and "For Sale" signs. Instead, they are searching from the comfort of their homes, using laptop computers, smartphones, tablets, etc. Therefore, if you wish to market your home to the largest pool of eligible Buyers, then your home needs to be advertised online. Using 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. Myers Team owners Bill and Francoise Myers are internet marketing experts. Their homes sell faster and for more money because they know how to effectively reach today's homebuyers.
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 Las Vegas Top Real Estate Team. 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 continuously setting sales records in 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 "Heart and Soul" of the Las Vegas community. Our clients include: Hotel and Casino Staff and Management, Food and Beverage Employees, Military Families, Firefighters, Police Officers, Teachers, Local Entertainers, Celebrity Chef's, (including the Culinary Director for Bobby Flay), Local Business Owners, Investors, and even The Inspector General of the United States Air Force. Additionally, Myers Team owners Bill and Francoise Myers have been hired by several Las Vegas Real Estate Attorneys for their Real Estate expertise. 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 and are 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.
Was Your Home Listed And Didn’t Sell?
Did you recently list your Las Vegas home with a Broker and it DID NOT SELL? If so, you’ve come to the right place. There are many reasons why homes don’t sell. Sometimes it’s the price; however, this isn’t always the case. The number one reason why homes do not sell is because listing agents fail to properly market the home.
Unfortunately, many people choose to hire a Broker because they are a “friend of a friend,” however, this does not guarantee they will be able to sell YOUR home. No two homes are alike, and marketing plans should be customized for each property. For many agents, their marketing plan is to snap a few photos with a smart phone and put a “For Sale” sign in the yard. If it was that easy to sell homes, you could probably do a better job yourself.
The bottom line is if your home isn’t selling, and sits month after month with no offers, the expenses begin to add up, such as utility bills, HOA fees, monthly mortgage payments, landscape expenses, etc. This is why hiring a “Discount Broker” who fails to perform may actually cost you more money than anticipated.
The Myers Team specializes in Seller Representation. Our strength is our ability to enter a home, assess its strengths (and weaknesses) and develop a successful marketing plan to get it sold. If your home was listed with a Broker and didn’t sell, we will analyze your prior listing, then sit down with you and explain why it didn’t sell. We will begin by outlining the changes we would make, specifically to the marketing strategy. We will walk through your home with you, helping you stage it properly, and offer recommendations so your home looks its very best for photographs and showings. No matter the age or condition of your home, The Myers Team has never met a challenge they wouldn’t take.
Get All The Money You Deserve!
Selling your home for top dollar requires more than simply uploading some “pretty pictures” to the internet. There are other skills required. Each home has something that makes it special and unique. An experienced listing agent will walk through your home and identify the key elements that show why your home is better than the competition.
You certainly don’t need a Real Estate license to identify obvious upgrades such as wood flooring, granite countertops and custom cabinetry; however, it takes an experienced and seasoned agent to point out the “not so obvious” items which can make your home more attractive to Buyers.
For example, did you know that less than 5% of Listing Agents actually take the time to disclose the name of the builder in the Multiple Listing Service? (i.e. Pulte, KB Homes, Toll Brothers, Woodside, etc.) When you purchase a car, the first thing you want to know is who built the vehicle (Chevy, Ford, Mercedes, etc.) Does the name of the homebuilder really matter? Of course it does! Each builder is different, and some have better reputations for quality than others. Additionally, while some builders offer a number of upgraded features in the base price of their homes, many do not. To properly market your home for sale, it’s important that your listing agent has the ability to identify which items came standard, and which cost extra. For example, while 9 ft. ceilings are fairly common today, many don’t realize that 8 ft. ceilings used to be the industry standard. 9 ft. ceilings were available, however, they were considered an upgrade and cost extra if you wanted them in your home. Over time, industry standards changed since most agreed 8 ft. ceilings felt cramped and too small. If your home has 9 ft. ceilings, shouldn’t this be mentioned to make your home the more attractive option?
Additionally, it’s no secret that Las Vegas gets extremely hot in the summertime. This can cause expensive utility bills for many months in a row. Some homebuyers in Las Vegas are attracted to energy efficient homes; however, many listing agents fail to notice or mention these upgrades when marketing their properties. If your home has energy efficient upgrades, which can save Buyers hundreds of dollars off their power bill each month, shouldn’t this be mentioned to attract Buyers? For example, does your home have energy efficient windows? Do you have a solar heated pool? Does your attic have Radiant Barrier Roof Sheathing or Thermal Insulation? These options are now considered standard features in many of the new model homes; however, it wasn’t long ago that these items were optional (and expensive) upgrades. If your home has these upgrades, it’s important that your agent brings this to the attention of potential Buyers. A well-insulated attic and energy efficient windows can cut 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 increase the sales price. For example, did the original owner pay a lot premium for an oversized lot, or a Cul-de-Sac location? Do you have an extended driveway or an extra-long garage? (Many of today’s SUV’s don’t fit in garages built over 10 years ago.) Additionally, many Buyers pay extra for corner lots, or views of the Las Vegas Strip. Taller kitchen cabinets are a wonderful upgrade that many don’t realize are a more expensive option. (I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone 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, RV Parking, 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.
Regardless of the age or condition of your home, The Myers Team has the experience and knowledge to identify the key selling points. We will walk through your home, room by room and find the perfect marketing strategy to get it sold. Each home is special and unique. Details matter!
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 homes; however, modern technology has made these antiquated marketing strategies ineffective and virtually obsolete. Technology has changed everything, especially the way Buyers search for homes.
As you drive through your neighborhood each weekend, why are there so many Open House signs? 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. 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. When it comes to Internet marketing, they are considered industry leaders. 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, which is like having an online Open House 24 Hours a day…7 days a week. Myers Team listings are advertised on 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.
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 for homes online, you've probably noticed the poor quality of many Real Estate photographs. Sadly, many of the "Big Name Brokers" charge top dollar yet their marketing plan involves snapping a few photos with their Smartphone and placing a "For Sale" sign in the front yard. If this is all it takes to sell a home, you’d be better off doing it yourself.
If you were trying to sell a car, wouldn't you wash, vacuum 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 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 have taken the dirty dishes out of the sink before photographing 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 Real Estate Agents to show them which houses were available, however, in today's internet world, it's the exact opposite. Buyers are constantly searching sites such as Realtor.com and Zillow using their laptops, tablets and Smartphones...and "TELLING" their agent 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 for top dollar, it needs to attract as many prospective Buyers as possible. For this to happen, Real Estate listings must have strong visual appeal. Professional and quality photos are a must. Additionally, each photograph should be carefully staged. When you hire the Myers Team, we will help you stage and prepare your home to ensure the photographs showcase your home at its best.
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.
Listing your home with an agent who spends the majority of their day driving Buyers around can be disastrous for a Seller. If your agent is driving a car full of people around all day, will they be able to answer their phone and speak with people who have questions about YOUR home? Will they be able to return 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 identify your home’s strengths and upgrades and advertise it accordingly. We will take care of every little detail from listing to closing. We will be there when Buyers do their inspections. We take Seller Representation seriously. 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.
What's My Las Vegas Home Worth?
These days, many Home Sellers are attempting to price their homes using web sites such as Zillow, however, are these sites accurate? To answer this question, it’s interesting to compare Zillow to the Kelley Blue Book. When you sell a car, most experts trust the “Kelley Blue Book,” because it does NOT provide a value for your vehicle until you’ve answered a series of questions about the car’s condition, upgrades, accessories, etc. Additionally, the Kelley Blue Book asks you to rate the condition of the car, and provides you with four options to choose from; “Fair, Good, Very Good or Excellent.”
One reason most Real Estate Experts do not consider the Zillow “Zestimate” to be credible or accurate is because Zillow does not take into consideration the condition of the home or the upgrades. For example, if your home has tile kitchen countertops, vinyl flooring, white appliances and semi-worn carpet, is it worth the same as a neighbor down the street who has a model match home for sale, which has been upgraded with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, fresh paint and wood flooring? Buyers typically take into consideration how much money they will need to spend before moving into the home (for example, does it need new carpet, paint, landscape, etc.) and they tend to make offers accordingly.
The bottom line is that not all of us live in model homes. The Myers Team knows how to find Buyers for ALL types of homes…even the “not so perfect ones.” We work with investors who buy homes in all areas of Las Vegas, including homes in every imaginable condition. We will come to your home, and walk through each and every room to help you determine a true and accurate value.
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)
- Professional Photography on all listings. (enhanced with Photoshop)
- We will help you stage your home for the photo shoot.
- 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.
- 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.
Should I Use A Yard Sign To Sell My Las Vegas Home?
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 let our clients CHOOSE whether or not they would like a FOR SALE sign installed in the front yard. 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, however, those homes are not lived in by actual people with jobs, kids, pets, etc.
Las Vegas Open House Safety Concerns
During an Open House, agents place numerous signs around the neighborhood, with the goal of attracting anyone and everyone who happens to be driving by. Unfortunately, the majority of people who show up are just nosy neighbors.
A Listing Agent's duty to the Seller is to bring "Qualified Buyers" into your home. Qualified Buyers have met with a lender, and are pre-qualified for financing. Letting people into your home who are unable to afford it is a waste of time. At Open Houses, agents typically let anyone into the home. This opens up a variety of safety issues.
For example, at an Open House, there is typically no screening process regarding who enters your home. Are you prepared to have complete strangers walking through your house, using your restrooms, opening closet doors and drawers and possibly going through your medicine cabinet? 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? A sign in sheet is great, however, what if they sign with a phony name? This may sound 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 who have been pre-qualified by a lender. What’s the point of opening your home to people who may not be able to afford it?
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 by helping 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.
The Myers Team does NOT charge transaction fees to sell your home. 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. Beware of the fine print!
Myers Team Core Values
OUR VISION is to build the Greatest Real Estate Team Las Vegas has ever seen. Here are OUR CORE VALUES.
WE WORK FOR YOU. Serving others -- Our reason for existing. We continually seek to understand the needs of our clients and to exceed their expectations.
We don't say, "It's not my fault" or "It's not my job." We take responsibility for actions and meeting our commitments. We take ownership of the results.
We make time for our clients. We provide frequent and detailed updates. We return phone calls and emails 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. We say what we believe and do what we say. We are trusted because we are trustworthy. 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.
We never stand still and we are never satisfied. We consistently look at what we do and ask, "How can we do this better?" Then we use a systematic approach to take action.
We make a difference. We feel rewarded, personally and as a team, because what we do in our jobs is consistent with our goals and dreams. We believe, "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." (Mahatma Gandhi) And when you are the change, that's fulfilling.
We enjoy what we do. We know Real Estate is hard work, but even hard work can be fun. We take our jobs seriously, but we feel a fun environment delivers better care to our clients while creating a better work environment for our teammates. We strive for excellence and we have fun.
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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 Agents 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.
Las Vegas Top Real Estate Agents