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Don Ratterree, Ratterree Realty LLC

Don Ratterree

703-618-9557



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Thousands of families are affected by foreclosure or short sale in VA!  Helping those affected has become my passion and specialty.

Even before the market collapse, that has forced so many families into losing their homes, I specialized for more than 20+ years in helping those with credit problems own a home.  Owning a home following severe credit problems, foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy can be done.  We can show you how!

If you are one of the many people affected, we welcome you to contact us.  We have the knowledge and tools to help you:

**Stop Foreclosure- Immediately**
**Short Sale Your Home - Partnered with an Attorney**
**Rent Your Home**
**Locate Rental Homes - where extraordinary situations are welcomed**

We have both a Rental and Buyers program specially designed for the economic times we are in.  The two programs work hand-in-hand to assist those with troubled credit - to find their way ONCE AGAIN or FOR THE FIRST TIME - to home ownership.

No situation is worth losing your sleep and pride over - let's find a solution together!  We have a team of professionals - well trained and ready to help you with ANY and ALL real estate needs you may have.  CALL TODAY (703) 618-9557

Don Ratterree Jr


Call Don Ratterree @ 703-618-9557

New Office Address Don Ratterree Jr.

Ratterree Realty

14140 Minnieville Rd.

Woodbridge, VA 22193

DRatterree@aol.com

(703)618-9557 Cell 


http://www.princewilliamhomes4u.com/


DRatterree@aol.com (Email)

 


Sellers:                         

I’ll sell your home in 60 days or I’ll sell it for free** 

Let me get your home SOLD for LESS with my 183 step Ultimate Red Carpet Treatment marketing Plan..........    

Seller give a 1 year 2-10 home warranty plan.**

When you are ready to get started I would welcome the opportunity to represent you. My focus is on providing the highest quality of real estate services in the Northern VA and DC metro areas. I certainly can help you negotiate offers to get the best dollar amount and chose a clean qualified contract. I am also a specialist at staging a home to sell and can provide you with proven tips that can get your home SOLD.

1. Competitively priced, In best condition, with maximum appeal

2.  Readily available to buyers to view at all times

3. Marketed to the widest number of potential buyers with my 183 point Marketing Plan

4. Listed by me “Don Ratterree Jr “with my no risk guarantee – 

I’ll sell your home in 60 days or I’ll sell it for free**

Many times I am asked, what should a listing agent do for me? They should give you required and special services as I give all my Sellers 183 Unique Services, with my

Don Ratterree Jr’s Ultimate Red Carpet Experience- for Sellers:

Pre-Listing Activities

1 Make appointment with seller for listing presentation

2 Send seller’s agent a written or e-mail confirmation of listing appointment and call to confirm                                            

3 Review pre-appointment questions

4 Research all comparable currently listed properties

5 Research sales activity for past 6 months from MLS and public records databases

6 Research "Average Days on Market" for this property of this type, price range and location

7 Download and review current property tax amount

8 Prepare "Comparable Market Analysis" (CMA) to establish fair market value

9 Obtain copy of Condominium Association name and ph# for future Doc and Certificate order

10 Obtain Research of property's ownership & Deed type- from past mls or owner

11 Order PreTitle Services which includes Research of property's public records

12 Obtain from mls or tax record- legal description

13 Order PreTitle Services for unique properties to Research property's land use restrictions

14 Order PreTitle Services for unique properties Research property's current use and zoning

15 Obtain and Verify legal names of owner(s)

16 Prepare listing presentation package with CMA

17 Perform exterior "Curb Appeal Assessment" of subject property for sellers

18 Compile and assemble formal file on property

19 Confirm current public schools and explain impact of schools on market value

20 Review listing appointment checklist to ensure all steps and actions have been completed

Listing Appointment Presentation

21 Give seller an overview of current market conditions and projections

22 Review agent's and company's credentials and accomplishments in the market

23 Present company's profile and position or "niche" in the marketplace

24 Present CMA Results to Seller, including Comparables, Solds, Current Listings & Expireds

25 Offer pricing strategy based on professional judgment of current market conditions

26 Discuss Goals with Seller To Market Effectively

27 Explain benefits of Multiple Listing Service

28 Explain market power of web marketing, IDX and online marketing

29 Explain the work the brokerage and agent do "behind the scenes" and agent's availability

30 Explain agent's role in taking calls to screen for qualified buyers- on sign calls to protect seller from curiosity seekers

31 Present and discuss strategic master marketing plan-price goal and market time reductions

32 Explain different agency relationships and determine seller's preference

33 Review and explain all clauses in Listing Contract & Addendum and obtain seller's signature

Once Property is Under Listing Agreement

34 Review current title information-prepare for Pre Title order

35 Measure overall and heated square footage- or obtain records

36 Measure interior room sizes, if applicable

37 Confirm lot size via owner's copy of certified survey, if available

38 Note any and all unrecorded property lines, agreements, easements

39 Obtain OLD house plans, appraisal, or survey - if applicable and available

40 Review documents and obtain copies if available

41 Discuss in deed restrictions or land use – on special unique properties- obtain documents

42 Prepare showing instructions for buyers' agents and agree on showing times

43 Obtain current mortgage loan(s) information: companies and & loan account numbers

44 Have seller obtain a payoff statement or current statement

45 Check assumability of loan(s) and any special requirements- if applicable

46 Discuss possible buyer financing alternatives and options with seller- explain closing credits                                                  

47 Discuss and Prepare Sellers net sheet

48 Identify required Home Owner Association repairs if needed-(may not know to resale docs)

49 Verify Home Owner Association Fees with manager - mandatory or optional and current

50 Order copy of Homeowner Association bylaws, if applicable (condo, poa, hoa’s)

51 Research electricity availability and if bills are current

52 Research from seller if any utility liens, tax liens, and or judgements

53 Research and verify city water or sewer/septic tank system,

54 For septic- obtain current cleaning records

55 Well Water: Confirm well status, depth and output from any past Well Reports

56 Natural Gas: Research/verify availability and supplier's name and phone number

57 Verify security system, current term of service and whether owned or leased

58 Verify if seller has transferable Termite Services

59 Ascertain need for lead-based paint disclosure, pre 1978 built

60 Prepare detailed list of property amenities and assess market impact

61 Prepare detailed list of property's "Inclusions & Conveyances with Sale"

62 Compile list of completed repairs and maintenance items

63 Send "Vacancy Checklist" to seller if property is vacant

64 Explain benefits of Home Owner Warranty to seller

65 Assist sellers with completion and submission of Home Owner Warranty, optional                    

66 When received, place Home Owner Warranty in property file for conveyance at time of sale

67 Obtain extra key for lockbox from seller

68 Verify if property has rental units involved. And if so:

69 Make copies of all leases for retention in listing file

70 Verify all rents & deposits (to be prorated for closing)                    

71 Inform tenants of listing and discuss how showings will be handled

72 Arrange for installation of yard sign   

73 Obtain completed Seller's Disclosure form

74 Obtain all required listing forms and disclosures

75 Review results of Curb Appeal Assessment with seller and provide suggestions

76 Review results of Interior Décor Assessment and suggest changes to shorten time on market

77 Load listing into transaction management software program-MLS

Entering Property in Multiple Listing Service Database

78 Prepare MLS Profile Sheet -- Agents is responsible for "quality control" and accuracy

79 Enter property data from Profile Sheet into MLS Listing Database

80 Proofread MLS database listing for accuracy - including proper placement in mapping

81 Add property to company's Active Listings list

82 Provide seller with signed copies of Listing Agreement and MLS Profile Sheet Data Forms                                                               

83 Take additional photos for upload into MLS and use in flyers.

Marketing the Listing

84 Create and Publish Internet ads

85 Coordinate showings with owners, tenants, and other Realtors®.-as needed

86 Install electronic lock

87 Prepare mailing and contact list for any future Open houses

88 Market Brokers Open on applicable properties

89 Order “Just Listed” labels & reports

90 Prepare feedback email -setup

91 Review comparable MLS listings regularly to ensure property remains competitive in terms

92 Prepare property marketing flyer for flyer box

93 Arrange for printing or copying of supply of marketing brochures or fliers

94 Send just listed to company agent emails

95 Upload listing to company and agent Internet site, if applicable

96 Mail Out "Just Listed or Open House" notice to all neighborhood residents

97 Advise Network Referral Program of listing

98 Provide an obtain a Title Company for Services

99 Provide an obtain a few loan officers to screen buyers

100 Research any Special features and market as applicable

101 Submit ads to company's participating Internet real estate sites

102 Price changes conveyed promptly to all Internet groups

103 Reprint/supply brochures promptly as needed

104 All information reviewed and updated in MLS as required

105 Feedback e-mails/faxes sent to buyers' agents after showings (they do not always reply)

106 Review monthly or bi weekly Market Study

107 Discuss feedback from showing agents with seller to determine any changes needed

108 Place weekly update calls and emails to seller to discuss marketing & pricing

109 Promptly enter price changes in MLS listing database

The Offer and Contract

109 Receive and review all Offer to Purchase contracts submitted by buyers or buyers' agents.                                                                

110 Evaluate offer(s) and prepare a "net sheet" on each for the owner for comparison purposes

111 Counsel seller on offers. Explain merits and weakness of each component of each offer

112 Contact buyers' agents to review buyer's qualifications and discuss offer

113 Obtain Seller's Disclosure to buyer's agent or buyer upon request

114 Confirm buyer is pre-qualified by calling Loan Officer- note special terms

115 Obtain pre-qualification letter on buyer from Loan Officer

116 Negotiate all offers on seller's behalf, setting time limit for loan approval and closing date

117 Prepare and convey any counteroffers, acceptance or amendments to buyer's agent

118 Send copies of contract and all addendums to closing attorney or title company

119 When Offer to Purchase Contract is accepted and signed by seller, deliver to buyer's agent

120 Record and promptly deposit buyer's earnest money in escrow account.

121 Disseminate "Under-Contract Showing Restrictions"

122 Deliver copies of fully signed Offer to Purchase contract to seller

123 Send or deliver copies of Offer to Purchase contract to Lender

124 Send copies of Offer to Purchase contract to Agents Office Staff

125 Obtain copies of signed Offer to Purchase contract for agents file

126 Advise seller in handling additional offers or contingent offers

127 Change status in MLS to "Sale Pending"

128 Update transaction management program to show "Sale Pending"

129 Advise seller of worst and best case scenarios-regarding buyers loan

130 Provide credit report information to seller if property will be seller-financed

131 Assist buyer with obtaining financing, if applicable and follow-up as necessary

132 Coordinate with lender on Loan approval by date

133 Order Condo resale documents and for Associations to deliver to buyer

134 Order septic system inspection, if applicable

135 Receive and review septic system report and assess any possible impact on sale

136 Deliver copy of septic system inspection report lender & buyer

137 Deliver Well Flow Test Report copies to lender & buyer and property listing file

138 Verify termite inspection ordered

139 Verify receipt of association documents delivery to buyer- obtain receipt

Tracking the Loan Process

140 Send Title Invoices for repairs, association docs, and etc…

141 Follow Loan Processing Through To The Underwriter

142 Add lender and other vendors to transaction management program

143 Contact other agent for inspection date

144 Relay final approval of buyer's loan application to seller- when obtained

Home Inspection

145 Home Inspection appointment set

146 Review home inspector's report

147 Enter completion into transaction management tracking software program

148 Explain seller's responsibilities with respect to loan limits and interpret any clauses in the contract

149 Ensure seller's compliance with Home Inspection Clause requirements and obtain repairs

150 Recommend or assist seller with identifying and negotiating with trustworthy contractors to perform any required repairs                              

151 Verify once completed by obtaining receipts from Seller

 Appraisal

152 Appraisal is scheduled by buyers Lender

153 Verify Appraisal date (Appraiser will call to set)

154 Follow-Up On Appraisal

155 Enter completion into transaction management program

156 Verify appraisal day and time for seller to leave for appointment

Closing Preparations and Duties

157 After Contract is signed by all parties

158 Coordinate closing process with buyer's agent and lender

159 Update closing forms & files

160 Ensure all parties have all forms and information needed to close the sale, POA

161 Select location where closing will be held

162 Confirm closing date and time and notify all parties

163 Assist in solving any title problems (boundary disputes, easements, etc) or in obtaining Death Certificates, unreleased deeds of trust, sellers may need past title insurance policy

164 Work with buyer's agent in scheduling and conducting buyer's Final Walk-Thru

165 Research all tax, HOA, utility and other applicable prorations

166 Request final closing figures from closing agent (attorney or title company)

167 Receive & carefully review closing figures to ensure accuracy of HUD1 preparation

168 Forward verified closing figures to buyer's agent if pre obtained

169 Request copy of closing documents from closing agent if split closing

170 Confirm buyer and buyer's agent have received title insurance commitment

171 Provide "Home Owners Warranty" for availability at closing- if applicable

172 Review all closing documents carefully for errors

173 Forward closing documents to absentee seller as requested

174 Review documents with closing agent (attorney) if applicable

175 Provide earnest money deposit check from escrow account to closing agent, if apply

176 Coordinate this closing with seller's next purchase and resolve any timing problems

177 Have a "no surprises" closing so that seller receives a net proceeds after recording

178 Refer sellers to one of the best agents at their destination, if applicable

179 Change MLS status to Sold. Enter sale date, price, selling broker and agent's ID numbers,

180 Close out listing in transaction management program

Follow Up After Closing

181 Answer questions about filing claims with Home Owner Warranty company if requested

182 Remain in touch with client & help with future real estate needs: investment, move up, down

183 Respond to any follow-on calls and provide any additional information required from office                                   

Selling a home can be a major cause of confusion and stress. My goal is to ensure a smooth transaction and minimize the stress associated with all the steps of selling your home. To optimize your house for today's market, your home should be:

1. Competitively priced

2. In good condition, with maximum appeal

3. Marketed to the widest number of potential buyers

4. Listed by me “Donald D Ratterree Jr. "

I look forward to getting your home SOLD. If you would like my help Please Call, Text, or Email me today 703-618-9557  I look forward to helping you with all your Real Estate Needs.

When you're looking for a partner to help you negotiate the complexities of selling a home, you've come to the right place. The experience, dedication and strong communication you'll receive here will help ensure the successful and profitable sale of your home:

1. The Local Advantage - Take advantage of a broad spectrum of technologies and tools to support the sale of your home from start to close.

2. Internet Advertising- Since the lion's share of home buyers starts their search on the internet, top placement on search engines is essential. You'll gain access to placement on Google, MSNBC, and other websites. This will maximize your exposure and bring a large number of potential buyers to view information about your home.

3. Email Campaigns - It's important to "work the network." We can work together to identify the right people to target your home-and get in touch with them by email to drive excitement and interest.

4. Personal Touch - Of course, technology alone won't sell your home. Face-to-face interaction provides the advantage to sell your home-and you won't have to worry about a thing. The details will be handled with care and constant communication, to ensure the marketing and sale of your home go smoothly.

Home Listing Syndication

Your home can be advertised on websites all across the web, making sure buyers see your home and everything it offers. Here are some of the national sites where your home will appear

 

 

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Foreclosure
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$320,000
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Foreclosure
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