Selling Your Kansas City Home

Downsizing in Kansas City? Sell with Scott VulgamottSell your home with a Kansas City real estate specialist

 

When you choose Scott Vulgamott to market your Kansas City area home, not only are you choosing an experienced and professional Realtor, you’re putting the national brand recognition and resources of RE/MAX to work for you. Scott has 18 years of experience in selling homes in and around Kansas City - from metro cities in the Northland like Gladstone, Liberty, and Parkville, to smaller communities on the outskirts like Lawson, Kearney, and Smithville, Scott knows the housing market and how to get the top dollar that your home is worth. 

“We interviewed several agents before choosing to go with Scott. He gave an impressive presentation on what he was going to do to sell our house. More importantly, he followed through answering all of our questions along the way. Scott gave us suggestions on how to prepare the house for sale and helped walk us through the closing.”
—Ed B. Weatherby Lake, MO

The Home Sales Process in Kansas City

Working with Scott means you have a friend who just happens to be a real estate expert to walk you through every step of the home-selling process including:

  • Making the decision to sell your home
  • Not every potential customer that Scott meets with actually decides to sell their home. Selling your Kansas City area home can be an emotional decision. Because Scott cares about the people he works with, there is no pressure to make any move that you’re not ready for. There are a plethora of reasons that you may be thinking of moving, but some of the most common reasons include:
  • A new job or job transfer requires you move closer to work (or you just don’t want a long commute anymore!)
  • Changes in family dynamics such as the birth of a new child, the transition to empty nesters, or a recent or impending divorce.
  • A desire to move to a different community, or a better part of town
  • When you do decide to sell, Scott can give you a solid, positive outlook on the next steps of marketing, pricing and preparing your home so that the home selling process is simple and fast for you and your family!


Pricing your home

Hiring an experienced, professional Realtor like Scott Vulgamott, gives you the key to finding the best pricing strategy to get top dollar for your home. As a listing specialist, Scott knows the current housing market near you, whether your home for sale is in Kansas City proper or an outlying community like Weatherby Lake or Platte county. He’ll gather, analyze and verify market data for your area and prepare a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) for your property which compares, side-by-side, your home and others similar to it that have sold, are on the market or failed to sell. This verified data combined with Scott’s knowledge of the local neighborhoods will make him uniquely qualified to achieve success with the sale of your home. With Scott on your sales team, you also have hands-on expertise when it comes to important activities like getting your appraisal. Scott always meets the appraiser at your home to make sure he or she is aware of the features and improvements that can positively impact your home’s value. Scott challenges himself with every client to net more for every home than you would get by listing with anyone else. Request your own market evaluation of your home today and find out what your home is worth!

 

Marketing your home for sale

Real estate marketing is the key to getting the highest price for your most important asset - your home. With today’s digital world, the way people access information is changing almost daily. It’s important to work with a Realtor who understands how people shop for houses and how they gather information about the best communities in the Kansas City area to live. With us, it’s not about sticking a sign in your yard, entering your listing in the MLS system and praying it will sell. Scott Vulgamott works every day to tap the best in digital technologies to market your home successfully. When you sign with Scott V., you’ll have a complete and comprehensive marketing plan so you’ll know exactly what’s happening every step of the way. Here are a few of the strategies Scott uses. 

  • Four-Color Signs. We only use full-color, two-sided signs to attract maximum attention.
  • Professional Photography. We believe photos sell and when you hire Scott V. you get only professional photography of your home for all of your marketing materials.
  • Unique Cinemagraphs. One of the newest technologies, this “moving photo” will help attract attention wherever it is posted.
  • Attention-Grabbing Videos. We offer a free production of a video clip of your home that to grab attention and reach more buyers on social media channels. We’ll even include you and/or a family member if you want to share something special about your home with potential buyers.
  • Fast Contact Line. Direct dial access via Scott’s cell phone. If he doesn’t answer, you can expect a reply within a few hours.
  • Email Marketing Reach. Your home will be marketed via email to my extensive list of potential buyers each month promoting the link to your home’s webpage.
  • Internet Search Site Exposure. Through my technology and national channel partners, your home will be featured all real estate brokerage sites as well as hundreds of sites like Zillow, Trulia, HGTV, Yahoo Homes and more. A complete listing will be provided in your marketing plan. 
  • Social Media Marketing. Scott V has been building his social media presence for years and will market your property on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google +. We also utilize Facebook ads and other tactics to get your home in front of local buyers.
  • Website Presence. Your home will have its own web page presence on our site displaying every detail and all the professional photographs that we’ve taken as well as a virtual tour of your property. This allows easy, fast access for potential buyers as well as increases SEO for buyers searching for homes
  • Featured Listing Page/SEO. Not only will your home have its own web page presence, but we’ll also build a featured listings page optimized for keyword searches so your home receives high ranking status on the internet’s most popular search engines. Your home will also be prominently featured on the Scott V. homepage of “featured listings.”
  • Drone Footage Advantage. For larger and/or more unique listings, I outsource an aerial drone footage video of your property.
  • RE/MAX Industry Marketing. The RE/MAX brand has significant power in the marketplace attracting potential buyers from across the country through its 250,000 site links and locally through its Kansas City Royals partnership and other sports and charity involvement. I further utilize this RE/MAX power to personally reach out to other agents who have clients looking for a home like yours. Agents in our RE/MAX Results office are always ready and willing to show your home at any time. And, I mobilize all of the real estate agents in the MLS system through targeted marketing campaigns that give them the information they need to get buyers excited about your home.

 

Prepping your Kansas City home to show its best

This is one of the many “extras” that you may not find with other Realtors - the willingness and ability to help you get your home in “show” condition. Because Scott has been in the real estate business for almost 20 years, he has developed a great list of resources that can help you with whatever you need to make the changes to your home that will help improve your offers. Homes that are “prepped” will sell faster and for the most money. Whether you need tips to declutter, a good painter, or a list of things to fix, Scott will bring a fresh perspective on the look of your home and an eye for what changes will bring you the most profit. Scott will also help professionally stage your home to showcase its best attributes. Scott provides a TON of tips for preparing and staging your home in his book, “Consider It Sold!” Click here and get your copy today - it’s FREE! 

 

Showing your Kansas City area home

This is one of the many advantages of hiring a professional Realtor - they are responsible for fielding calls day and night and setting up showings of your home. Of course, all showings will be cleared with you first, but it’s important to try to say “yes” to showings as often as possible as potential buyers may skip your home if it’s not available to see at the timeframe they have set aside to view homes in your area. As a listing specialist, Scott Vulgamott has extensive experience in working with potential buyers and with all real estate agents in the Kansas City area to make sure the features of your house are highlighted. Scott has a checklist of tips for showing your home he will share with you when you list. One of the most common mistakes is showing your home to people who “drop by” and are not accompanied by a Realtor. For starters, it’s not safe. Secondly, Scott will screen potential buyers to make sure they are qualified to purchase your home at the price you are asking. After every property showing, Scott follows up with the agent or his buyers to get feedback and establish the level of interest in your home. Then, he prepares a weekly report that includes the feedback as well as the showing statistics both in person and online.

 

Working with offers

Market trends. Sales price. Financing. Escrow. Closing costs. These are just a few things that Scott will consider when he brings you an offer. He’ll walk you through every one of them and prepare a Seller’s Estimated Net Sheet so you can see your bottom-line. In today’s “seller’s market,” Scott will be careful not to jump on the first offer received, but instead to give your home a chance to have the exposure it deserves and then analyze and collect all offers on your property. When negotiation is required, Scott utilizes his lifetime career in sales to make sure your interests are heard and your goals are met!

 

Closing on the sale

Once you accept your top offer, Scott works with the title company, mortgage company, buyer’s agent (if there is one), and any other stakeholders to process the final paperwork for your sale. This usually includes a buyer’s property inspection and potentially some negotiation on any issues that could delay the sale or negate the contract. Scott offers another checklist of things to consider to help you with your move.

 

Sell Your Home With Kansas City Realtor Scott Vulgamott

As you can see the process of selling your home is quite involved and time-consuming. In the end, you want to hire a professional Realtor who is experienced and knows how to keep the engine running smoothly every step of the way. Scott loves real estate and, more than that, he loves helping people reach their home selling and home buying goals. That’s why when you hire Scott, you become part of his RE/MAX Results family, His assistant and customer care coordinator, Kim, adds an even more personal touch, making it her primary responsibility to keep in contact even after the sale to ensure your needs are met. Find out the difference Scott can make when selling your home, give him a call at 816.926.7272 or contact him online. We can’t wait to help you sell your Kansas City area home!

Scott Vulgamott

1999101860 Cell: 816.916.7272 Office: 816.777.5462

Scott V. Sells K.C.

7020 NW 83rd Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64152
816.777.5462