July Number are IN…

Please follow this link to see the message from St. Charles County Association of Realtors to see how July proves the market just keeps getting BETTER!

A Message from the SCCAR President: Cort Schneider


We hope this helps.  If you’ve been thinking about selling or buying…NOW is the time!  Get moving and contact us today to let us help you.  Visit us at http://www.sunshinerealtystl.com and see why we are the BEST today!

Now servicing St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson and Warren Counties

Happy Tuesday!

Your Team at Sunshine Realty


Courtesy of housingwire.com…

“Some homeowners may have a strong preference for selling their own properties, but a new poll by HomeGain suggests having a real estate agents improves a person’s odds of offloading their home.

HomeGain is an online marketing solutions provider for real estate agents. The firm recently conducted a survey of 400 homeowners, asking them whether they attempted to sell their homes on their own or through an agent.

About 66% of homeowners who utilized the services of a Realtor, for example, managed to sell their home — while only 30% of those who attempted to sell their own properties were successful.

22% of those who attempted to list properties on their own eventually enlisted the help of a real estate agents. Of those homeowners, 55% were eventually able to sell.”

Even Better?  With Sunshine Realty’s commission and payment structure, you end up saving yourself even more THOUSANDS of dollars in the back end by only paying .33 of 1% of the sale cost as opposed to the average 3% and only a $399 up front fee to get you started.  Don’t overpay in this economy.  Let Sunshine Realty help YOU today! Give us a call at 636-265-2801.

Proof your better off with Sunshine Realty!

5 Things To Do Before Scheduling a Consult…

Dear Homeowner:

Getting your home show ready is a hassle and it can be tough on home owners.  For your help and sanity, Sunshine Realty has come up with a list of 5 main things to do before you make the phone call to get more information about putting your house on the market.

1. DECLUTTER!  We can’t say this enough.  Think about searching for a home yourself and how you would want it prepared or how nice you imagine it showing.  Do things around your house and declutter that you would appreciate in your search.  For instance, get rid of old magazines, don’t leave loose items on desks, counters or tables unless it is decoration, organize knick knacks, etc.

2. WHEN WILL YOU BE READY? Think about when you want to put your house on the market.  If it is anywhere later than 2 months from your phone call to list, it is probably a bit to soon to schedule a consult/listing.

3. THINK ABOUT THE PRICE that you either want or need to get out of your home.  Consults generally provide you with comps for your area and tax values, but having a client with an idea of a price can also help an agent TREMENDOUSLY.  Definitely something to take into consideration during the consult.

4. DO YOUR RESEARCH.  Researching real estate companies and agents can help you in the long run by far.  If you do research on reviews, testimonials, commission prices and rates, etc. before the meeting, you don’t have to rely strickly on what the realtor is telling you. Take the offensive and know your stuff!

5. CLEAN.  I’m not saying do a full blown, run around your house and make everything spotless job.  Stick to the basics at least…tidy it up a bit.  Remember, a consult is also OUR first impression as a realtor of your home and it ultimately helps us see what we think you can get long term and in the end.

We hope this helps and we hope to hear from each and every one of you very soon (if and when you are ready to talk about going on the market ;))

Best Wishes!

-Sunshine Realty Team