As a 3rd Generation Realtor, Hollie says real estate is in my DNA. She is effective as a negotiator having her ear to the market and having honed her analytical skills as an Assistant National Bank Examiner and later as a Senior Loan Underwriter and Loan Officer in the Residential Loan Production arena. These skills provide a unique knowledge of the big picture and make her better positioned to explain the realities of the market. She is more effective than most in helping the seller to identify weaknesses in offers presented to you because of her extensive real estate experience and background in lending. She better equips the BUYER to prevail in their offers through effective packaging and negotiation atrategies which often WIN by leveling the playing field more in your favor for buyers struggling in competing market scenarios. She effectively Structures Your Deal Achieving Your Goals Through Listening, Collaboration with all parties & using Straight-Forward Strategies.
Sellers have been enjoying a "Sellers Market" for a long time now with inventory shortages pushing buyers into a position of overbidding to get into contract. But, this condition will not go on forever. As realtors, we see changes in the market before the newspapers or financial reporters usually get the word out.
Right now, we are experiencing a slight slowdown which is largely attributable to what I call the "Summer Duldrums" as many people go on vacation. We can expect the market to pick up again as people get "Back to School" and then start to perceive another slowdown in the cycle in late October to Early November when we see the impact of elections and the beginning of the Holiday Season.
If you're thinking of selling your home, we should be talking now to have enough time to get it on the market for the September - October surge. I provide professional photography and a free 360 Degree Virtual Tour to your properties website. I advertise on Zillow/Trulia, Facebook,and in the newspaper and provide staging advice and assistance if we are using your furniture and augmenting it with my art. I refer you to a professional stager for the ultimate boost in your expected price.
If you expect that the total amount you owe on your mortgage will be greater than the selling price of your home, you may be facing a short sale. A short sale is one where the net proceeds from the sale won't cover your total mortgage obligation and closing costs, and you don't have other sources of money to cover the deficiency. A short sale is different from a foreclosure, in which your lender takes title and possession of your home through a lengthy legal process and then sells it.
Elizabeth R, May 2016; Hollie was a pleasure to work with. She was very knowledgable in the local market and worked with a contractor to make sure our condo was the best it could be for the new owner. She always kept us updated and made sure all paperwork was timely and accurate . I am happy to say the sale closed and sold for more than asking. I would highly recommend her for any real estate transaction
Carol H, July 2015 I have known Hollie for several years. When I became a bit overwhelmed with mortgage payments, I sought Hollie's advice and she immediately went into action. She has excellent connections and was able to procure a contractor who completed construction within 14 days. This helped my home to sell within 10 days for a record amount for the area.
Hollie keeps current on her knowledge and education which is quintessential with rapidly changing laws in real estate. Hollie went above and beyond to help me out of a tight situation and if it weren't for her incredible organizational skills, the sale of my place wouldn't have moved so smoothly. I can testify with Hollie is her commitment and willingness to give her clients the best she can offer in quality, compassion and excellence to which she brings along with her professionalism.
Dave R, February 2015 Hollie provides exceptional service by being available at all hours. She handled the sale well even though it was far away and at short notice. Blas B, December 2014 Hollie is the Best Realtor in the Bay Area. I recommend Hollie to my friends and family anytime.
Gina I, October 2014 - Linkedin.com Hollie is one of the most reliable and thorough real estate agents I know. She is patient understanding and extremely knowledgeable in her field. I found a house, went through the process and owned the home in less than a month. Without Hollie I felt I would have been lost. I highly recommend her! Thank you so much!
Diane M - "My agent, Hollie Felts-Howell has been working diligently for me to find us the right retirement, dream home. I told her from the start that I would be hard to please, as my likes & dislikes were very specific. I think she saw that as a challenge and was up for it."
George S - "Hollie, in simple terms, works far above the simple call of duty. She is creative, innovative, responsible, personable, prompt, reasonable, all in the superlative."