Selling with Team Martin

SELLING

Marketing and selling real estate has changed substantially over the last several years due to the internet and other advances in media technology. There are numerous tools available to us and our goal is to offer you the most comprehensive marketing plan available to ensure we are getting your home in front of as many people as possible and that your home gets noticed by the right buyer.

Being industry professionals allows us to utilize all the best creative marketing, print and digital techniques, so you get the competitive advantage to generate top dollar for your home. Here are the marketing tools we bring to the table to better help generate the optimal outcome for you and your home:

CUSTOM BROCHURES

CUSTOM BROCHURES

Our in-house graphic team will create a full colour feature sheet of your home containing professional photos, detailed floor plans and all of the important information about your home. Providing buyers this tangible information is vital to ensuring your home and yard stand out from the competition– the brochure will aid in helping them remember all the great features of your home after a long day of touring properties.

DETAILED FLOOR PLANS

DETAILED FLOOR PLANS

With many of out of town buyers relying heavily on the internet and digital media to shop for homes, custom, detailed floor plans not only help an interested party determine the suitability of your home for their needs, but also ensure we are providing accurate square footage and room dimensions.

FREE MARKET EVALUATIONS

FREE MARKET EVALUATIONS

Pricing your home correctly the first time is vitally important to a successful sale. Finding a balance between getting you top dollar for your home while ensuring we are not pricing you out of the market is key. We are always happy to offer a free, no obligation comprehensive market evaluation for your home at your convenience.

MARKET SNAPSHOTS

MARKET SNAPSHOTS

As a value-add service to our clients and potential clients we offer custom market update reports sent directly to your inbox to keep you abreast of the active listings and recent sales in your neighborhood.

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Shopping for residential real estate is an emotional, personal experience. Visual content that is appealing to buyers and other Realtors is a large part of getting people to enquire, view and write offers on your home. Our professional photographer will capture your home in its best light so we can use those photos in both our print and digital marketing plans for your property.

HD VIDEO TOURS AND DRONE FOOTAGE

HD VIDEO TOURS AND DRONE FOOTAGE

With more and more shopping and research being done online, HD video can make a huge impact on selling your home. Not only does it help paint a picture that photos and floor plans may not be able to capture, it also allows us to better showcase the area, neighbourhood and property from a unique and visually appealing perspective.

COMMUNICATION & FEEDBACK

A big part of a smooth, stress free home selling experience is ensuring that we are providing you with timely, relevant information to help you make the right decisions. We are always available to take your call, e-mail or text to answer any questions you may have, and we pride ourselves on responding to consumer and real estate agent requests in a timely manner to help you generate showings & offers. We follow up on all showings and provide you with detailed feedback; we want to know what the buyer and their agent thought of your home – both the good, bad and the indifferent. If there is a recurring theme, we can’t address it if we don’t know what it is.

NEWSPRINT ADVERTISING

NEWSPRINT ADVERTISING

Many realtors do not use print advertising to market their clients’ homes. Many feel it’s a dead medium, but more often than not, it’s because newspaper and magazine advertising is very expensive. Team Martin feels that, to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar, having your property advertised in as many places as possible is necessary. Many people still read the morning paper with their coffee and tourists like to have something tangible in the car with them when driving around looking for a suitable place to call home.

TARGETED WEB MARKETING

TARGETED WEB MARKETING

Whether it’s a local family looking for a home close to a specific school or out of town buyers from Vancouver or Alberta, with targeted Google and Facebook marketing we can specifically reach consumers based on age, geography, and other specific search criteria to ensure we are getting your home in front of not just a lot of buyers, but the right buyers!

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

With Derek’s background in information technology, we’re able to utilize cutting edge marketing and advertising to your advantage, capitalizing on ways people interact online via social websites and apps. All of our listings are advertised on a variety of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest and more to further increase your home’s exposure online.

STAGING TIPS

STAGING TIPS

Knowing what buyers respond to while they are viewing a home allows us to better advise you on things to do around the house to get it ready to sell quickly and for maximum value. From decluttering,cleaning, and furniture placement to renovations like painting and installing new light fixtures, small changes can make a big difference in helping a potential buyer fall in love with your home.

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

An advertised open house in order to generate that extra foot traffic and exposure your home needs is something that we are happy to do! Putting out the open house signs on a Sunday afternoon can capture that perfect buyer, and it also allows your neighbors to view your home for friends, family or co-workers who may be interested in moving to your neighborhood.

NEGOTIATION EXPERTS

NEGOTIATION EXPERTS

As a designated Master Certified Negotiation Expert, Derek knows how to get an offer together. Negotiating favorable terms once the offer is submitted is a big part of having a REALTOR® in your corner. As an unbiased 3rd party, we are in a better position to help you get the result you are looking for. Let our experience dealing with consumers and other agents benefit you by generating a quick, stress-free, and more profitable sale.

BRAND RECOGNITION

Team Martin has been a recognized local family name in real estate in the Central Okanagan since 1984. Our reputation has been built on trust, customer service and a can-do attitude. A good reputation benefits our sellers as other realtors enjoy working with us. This aids us in bringing more offers to the table for your consideration and helps streamline the process to make it less stressful. Pairing our brand with the RE/MAX brand is doubly beneficial as the RE/MAX family’s referral network and advertising is on a global scale which ensures maximum exposure for your home.

Achievements

100% Club
Platinum Club
RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award

Steve Higgins

Associate
Your Neighbourhood Expert

I am focused on providing you with the best results and service in the industry.  I listen carefully to understand your real estate goals and work hard to create solutions that make sense for you.  Whether you are new to the market or an experienced investor, I have the expertise, proven track record, and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals.

As is often said, real estate is about location, location, location. I have extensive knowledge of the Kelowna, BC area and can help you find the right home for you or the right buyer for your home.

My strong negotiation skills help his customers reach the “Best Deal” possible when Buying, Selling or Investing in Real Estate in Kelowna and area. Honesty, Integrity and a Customer Service attitude ensure my clients total satisfaction whether or not your relocation is local or long distance.

Achievements

Certified Payroll Manager
Economic Studies Certificate
Bookkeeping Certificate
Payroll Certified Practitioner

Samantha Martin

Office Manager / Accountant
Because It’s Not Just A House, It’s Your Home!

Sam is indispensable and adaptable. She brings a wealth of experience to Team Martin and exemplifies an eye for detail, efficiency and resource management. Her background in numerous areas, including small business ownership, bookkeeping, inside sales, client services, advertising/marketing, contract management, event coordination, accounting & payroll, make her a tremendous resource and the ultimate swiss army knife in helping Derek & Charles bring top notch service and marketing to their clients. Her support and assistance allow Team Martin to operate at a high level of efficiency no matter how big or small the challenges are in the fast paced environment of the Okanagan real estate market.

Achievements

100% Club
Platinum Club
Re/MAX Hall of Fame Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Numerous Top Office Producer Awards
Numerous Top 100 in Canada Production Awards

Charles Martin

Unlicensed Consultatant
Home Is A Sense Of Place

For over a quarter of a century, Charles has been making a difference in the lives of his clients in Kelowna, West Kelowna and throughout the Central Okanagan. As one of the area’s top real estate professionals, he understands how important a sense of place is for a homeowner or a prospective home buyer. Charles knows that a home is many things to many people, but most of all, it is the centerpiece around which many cherished moments occur. He values these moments in his own family and in serving his clients he has the opportunity to help them to find a very special place that is distinctly their own.

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Kelowna, West Kelowna or the rest of the Central Okanagan, or just have a question about the highly complex local real estate market that you’d like to have answered by a knowledgeable, experienced real estate professional, then contact Charles and let him put you where you picture yourself wanting to be.

Achievements

MCNE – Master Certified Negotiation Expert
100% Club
Platinum Club
RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award

Derek Martin

Personal Real Estate Corporation
REALTOR
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Realtor!

Derek Martin is a longtime resident of the Central Okanagan and a firm believer in the Okanagan way of life. His own father has been a successful licensed real estate agent in the Valley for 35 years, providing Derek the opportunity to learn exceptional service ethics and gain sound insight on our complex local markets.

With over 9 years in help desk support and network administration, Derek exemplifies an eye for detail and accuracy, as well as superior troubleshooting and multi-tasking abilities. His high tech background serves to his clients’ advantage, providing access to current web based technologies and techniques to successfully aid them in buying and selling their homes.

A dedicated husband and father, when Derek isn’t busy helping people buy and sell real estate he is spending time with his family enjoying all the Okanagan has to offer in wine touring, golfing, mountain biking, fly fishing, snowboarding and hiking.

Derek is known for his can-do attitude, friendly demeanour and customer service oriented approach to business which will make your next real estate experience a successful one. Call Derek today for all your real estate needs; because it’s not just a house, it’s your home.