Selling your Home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in a lifetime. Making sure your home is exposed to the highest number of potential buyers right from the start can mean the difference between a slow and painful waiting game to a quick and profitable sale! Choosing an agent who uses the right tools & and technology to market your home properly is essential to making sure your home is sold quickly and for the highest price.
Why choose us?
We don’t just put a sign in your yard and wait for the phone to ring. We use a variety of different tools to market your home correctly and quickly to get it maximum exposure and attention.
The 3 most common questions we get asked by home sellers:
- What is the value of my home?
- How fast can you sell my home?
- How will you market my home to get it sold?
The answers to these questions vary from REALTOR® to REALTOR®, which is why making sure you choose a real estate agent that KNOWS the local market your home is in and is not stuck in the old marketing ways of the past is so important. Many agents won’t even tell you what they will do for you until they step in your home. That is where we are different. Here are just a few of the things we can do when you choose to list your home with us.
Pricing Your Home & the MLS
Accurate pricing sells homes! Price your home too high and your home won’t sell. Drop your price and people wonder why your home isn’t selling and you look desperate. We are committed to making sure your home enters the market with the right price so you get MAXIMUM interest in your home from the start. This means more interest in your home from a larger number of buyers which could lead to multiple offers resulting in it selling faster and for more money!
NEW listings get tons of hits in the first few days meaning your home will be at its peak potential for selling from the minute it hits the MLS. List it with bad photos or inaccurate information and interest goes down. Entering it with complete information, a great description and beautiful photos is essential to the success of selling your home. The first time a potential buyer sees your home will typically be online. Whether that is through our website, Realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia or some other site, it all starts with the MLS. We are committed to MLS Listing Quality. This means we make sure your property is entered into the MLS correctly the FIRST time. Done properly, you will have the possibility of many more buyers competing for your property giving you more offers to choose from.
Setting the Stage
Did you know that it’s a proven fact that staged homes often sell faster & for more money? Staging your home right is essential to getting the price you want! We offer staging services to all of our clients. We will go through your home with you, room by room, and give you suggestions to help you prepare your home for sale and make adjustments inside & out that will create a buzz of interest around your home making it irresistible to potential buyers. We also work with professional staging experts that you can hire to stage your home to perfection.
Professional Photos & Drone Photography*
Realtor.com reported almost 90% of buyers start their search online. That means your home’s first impression is through pictures. Low-quality photos or photos that do not compliment your home will turn off any potential buyers and result in less showings. When a buyer sees your home online, the photos should make them want to come and see your home in person. You want the photos to be professional, high quality / high resolution, clear and crisp and show off your home’s best qualities. We offer photography services to every client with knowledgeable and experienced photographers who know how to showcase your home in the most pleasing way to attract more buyers and get more showings.
Virtual Tours are proven to bring buyers into your home and weed out potential looky-loos. Showings can be stressful and time consuming for your whole family. Using a virtual tour can save you time and money by giving potential buyers a preview of your home thereby weeding out buyers who would normally waste your time and efforts. Full motion virtual video tours create maximum interest to increase buyer curiosity drawing more showings by serious buyers.
Did you know that networking is the fastest way to get your home in front of thousands of potential buyers? Social media is important to getting your home maximum exposure. We actively network on all of the major social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Linkedin, Instagram, Youtube and more. Once your property goes on the market, we announce it via these online venues and then keep marketing it to update the status and keep it fresh in the public eye.
Single Property Landing Pages
We offer our sellers Single Property Websites. This means your home gets its own web page so you can share it with your friends and on Social Media! This page is dedicated to showcasing your home’s best features and includes large high quality photos, school information, maps & directions, additional details and more. We also use this page to help market your home and get it out to the pubic so that potential buyers are dazzled with their first impression of your house!
Last year mobile searchers exceeded desktop users. In today’s market more than 70% of home buyers will view your home from their mobile phone. We are committed to keeping up with today’s changing technology. When listing with us, your property will be available in a mobile-friendly format so that no matter whether a buyer is looking at it on a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or on a mobile phone, they will be viewing it in a friendly responsive format that will be pleasing to the eye and easy to use.
Text Technology is fast becoming the best way to sell homes faster! Many agents are stuck in the old days of CRM’s and Email marketing, but we know better! Only 20% of emails get opened but 99% of text messages are opened and read! Your home should be easily accessible from a mobile phone for potential buyers driving by your home. We employ a text technology by adding a Sign Rider on your for sale sign offering more information by texting a phrase to a certain number. “EXAMPLE: Text STONEYBROOK to 40691 and receive an instant text with more details on your home.” We then receive data on the inquiry including the phone number of the potential buyer so we can follow up with them and set up a showing.
Not every agent is willing to put forth the time and effort it takes to put on an open house. That’s where we are different. A successful Open House can attract attention from people searching nearby and create a buzz around your home often creating a potential bidding environment. We are trained on Open House tactics to increase interest and highlight your home’s best features while providing you with feedback on potential buyers.
Each property we list is syndicated to over 40 top real estate websites online including Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com, Homes.com, HomeFinder.com and on our local website. This means your listing will receive the maximum exposure online and will be visible to thousands of local buyers searching in your market.
*Disclaimer: Some services are only offered to properties above a certain value. Please inquire with us directly for more details.
See what our clients are saying:
Steven is very good broker
Steven is very good broker. he helped me from basics from home finding. disadvantages of some house. because of steven i got a pretty good house from good builder. i seriously appreciate steven help for getting me a good house.
Would love to work with Steve again
Steve Atwell was kind, knowledgable and a wonderful person to work with on buying our first home. Any questions we had were immediately answered and followed up with specific recommendations. He went above and beyond in our closing to make sure we felt like we had a good deal. Would love to work with Steve again in the future!
His knowledge on the area was great
Steve was very helpful and kind during our house hunting in Arkansas. He was very quick to respond to our calls and got us right in to look at homes. His knowledge on the area was great. I recommend Steve highly.
We felt he always had our best interests in mind
Very helpful and proficient with both the buying and selling process. Very quick to set up showings for us and to find answers to our questions about the different properties. Had a good feel for realistic selling and buying prices on the various homes we looked at and had suggestions to make the offers acceptable.
Steven was never pushy and always was straightforward and honest when answering our questions. We felt he always had our best interests in mind.
Recommend him to anyone!
Steve went above and beyond for us. We have bought 2 homes, and a lot with him. He also sold our home and a lot.
We would use him again and recommend him to anyone!
Our experience working with him was amazing!
Steven helped our family buy our new home as well as sell the home we owned. Our experience working with him was amazing! He is very knowledgeable and willing to offer his opinions. He was available to meet with us and offer extra assistance when we needed. Thanks to him we found a home that fit our families needs and sold our home in a timely manner. I don’t think we could have had a better experience!
I can’t say enough about Steve
I can’t say enough about our realtor, Steve Atwell. He sold our home for us, when other companies had no success. He is an honest, hard working, very knowledgeable realtor and we would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell property. A friend told me years ago, that when I was serious about selling, that I should call Steve Atwell. She was right!!
I would recommend his services
We are from New York and contacted Steve to help show us around Bentonville in order to make our decision on whether or not to move. He was very responsive and listened well to what we wanted. After showing him a few example listings, he was able to understand our requirements and suggested nore properties that were all suitable properties. While viewing the listings he also helped to point out the pros and cons of each house and neighborhood to ensure we knew what decision we would be making. Ultimately, we did not make the move from New York, but if we did, I would have been very confident to move forward with Steve. I would recommend his services.
I’d recommend Steve for your next Real Estate Transaction
Steve has helped us with several sales and purchases over the past 10 years – all of the deals have gone smoothly and as expected. I’d recommend Steve for your next Real Estate Transaction.
His responsive quality is so valuable
Steven Atwell and his firm, Buyers First Realty, are synonymous with all of the above. His responsive quality is so valuable that it is hard to overstate it, given the fact that buying or selling a piece of property is a high anxiety process. You never have to wait for an answer to any question or requests that you may have presented to him.
I have recommended Steven to my friends and will always support him if given a chance, by anyone interested in his services.
He was remarkable in working with me
He was remarkable in working with me. Always helpful and gave sound advice. I would highly recommend Mr. Atwell to anyone who is looking for property. Extremely adept in his field. Always polite and sincere.
Steven is great to work with
Steven is great to work with, very friendly and willing to work around my schedule to shows houses even in the evening or weekends. I would highly recommend him to anyone
If we ever move again we hope Steve is still in this area!
We have used Steve twice…to buy our first home and then to sell that home and buy our new home. He is very knowledgeable about everything from making a good offer and ballpark estimate of what to bring to closing to finding a good handyman even after we are in our new home. He helped us find the best deals for our mortgage lender and even gave us real estate advice before we had even pUT our home on the market. He is trustworthy and works to get the best deal for his clients. If we ever move again we hope Steve is still in this area! 100% recommend him for anyone.
He was very helpful and professional
Thogh Steve knew there was a chance I would not be offered a job and therefore would not be moving he took time out of his day to show me all the houses I asked to see. While in the house he showed his expertise about potential repairs that would need attention. He was very helpful and professional. If I ever do move to the Rogers area I will contact Steve to do my house hunting.
Did not disappoint!
Steve came highly recommended from a friend and did not disappoint! He is easy to work with and straight-forward. We always felt like he had our best interest in mind, which we really appreciated. He gets things done quickly and is very responsive. We highly recommend him!
Made the whole experience easy
My home was for sale by owner. Mr Atwell showed it to his clients and once we came to an agreement he took care of everything from there on out. Made the whole experience easy.
Steve is knowledgeable in his field
Steve is knowledgeable in his field. He helped us with finding a location and working through a tough REO property. The listing agent was very difficult to work with on this house. Steve helped guide us through the process and would fight for us, especially when it came down to the end. He really stepped up and showed us that he could make the sale happen. In all this house took about 8 months from the time we first saw it to the time we purchased it. Steve never pressured us on another house. He was patient and helped us get the one we wanted. I would recommend Steve as a Realtor.
His optimism never diminished
Mr. Atwell was selected to represent us because of his tenacity, local knowledge and assertiveness. We found, as we went through the process that feedback tended to be reactive rather than proactive. His optimism never diminished throughout the process and ultimately we sold our house.
He is very trustworthy, responsive, and detail oriented
We engaged Buyer’s First to help us sell our home. Working with Steven has been a pleasure. He is very trustworthy, responsive, and detail oriented. He has also proven himself to be one that sticks with a project until it is done. A man of integrity.
I highly recommend Buyer’s First for buying or selling.
He was extremely thorough
Steve was great to work with. He was extremely thorough with our home listing and highlighted the features of our home for an easy sell. He is very knowledgeable about the area. Steve was very responsive to all of our questions and never made us feel like a bother. It was like working with a great friend. We thank you Steve and look forward to working with you again!
Easy to work with
Easy to work with. He helped me to buy a house 3 years ago. Now I tried to sell / rent the house. So, he listed my house for free. If he would have sold he asked me only the buying agent free and not the listing fee. Easy to work and has work ethics. Has very good negotiaiton power.
Steve is professional and always responds to phone calls
Steve is professional and always responds to phone calls and the changing needs of the client. Plus he is kind, flexible, and encouraging whether you are the buyer or the seller.
Very good with understanding the needs and providing guidance
Very good with understanding the needs and providing guidance. Steven is highly responsive and helped us through understanding whole buying processes. Can help more with negotiations though.
He is really very very hard working
He helped me very much in buying my house right from start to end and he is available everry min for me in all the steps to buy my first house.
He also recomended me to a bank where i got the loan with out any trouble just bcz he is the right person and they belive a lot in him to get my loan.
He is the great help for any one who buy or sell home and i am so happy with his services and help he provides and guiding through out entire process.
With in just 2 months i am able to find the house with him and buy it and finish all the paper work,he is really very very hard working and great helping hand through out the process.
Steve Atwell is a buyer’s agent in every sense of the word
Steve Atwell is a buyer’s agent in every sense of the word. As we went about our search, Steve pointed out both positive and negative aspects of each property. He truly worked on our behalf through every single step of the process, including finding the perfect home for us. The catch was that this home was not for sale. Steve contacted the homeowners, and indeed, the time was right for them to sell. As a result of Steve’s positive, proactive actions, we are in the perfect home for us. Steve is currently selling our former home, and he’s spared no expense in marketing this home thoughtfully and meticulously. He has shepherded us through an incredible milestone in our lives, and we will be forever grateful to him.
He is honest, hard working, diligent, and goes an extra mile for his clients
I have had the pleasure of working with Steve multiple times, and he has been fantastic every single time. This time, things were complicated as it involved sale of a home in Arkansas when we were living in California! To complicate the matters even more, it involved sale of a home that one of the biggest companies had no success in selling due to soft market.
After months of frustrations, I called Steve and listed the house with him. He went to the house the same day, took a lot of pictures, and gave me his assessment of what needs to be done to sell the house. A few repairs needed to be made, and I trusted Steve to find the right person for a right price. He took care over everything about fixing up the property. A few months of very hard work, a lot of open houses, and advertising, Steve came to us with an offer!
He had promised to have the house sold in a few months, and true to his word, he did it! He took care of everything that was needed for closing. This was the easiest closing of my life, and I wasn’t even in the same state!
In closing, Steve is an amazing individual. He is honest, hard working, diligent, and goes an extra mile for his clients. My wife and I are heavily impressed with Steve and would recommend him for any real estate transactions.
His knowledge and expertise amazed me every step of the way
Our search was temporarily put on hold but every encounter we had with Mr. Atwell was professional. His knowledge and expertise amazed me every step of the way. I can’t wait to continue working with him.
Steve made the the relocation go better than we thought possible
We moved to Arkansas from Ohio and Steve made the the relocation go better than we thought possible. After he helped us find a beautiful home we went back to Ohio and Steve took care of everything else. What a huge relief to have someone who would take care of everything when you are not there. All we had to do was close on our house and pack up and move down. He answered every question promptly and clearly. He helped us with get utilities in our name, find a bank, and an insurance agent. Steve represented us very well in finding, buying and moving into our new home.
Steven is an exceptional agent
Steven is an exceptional agent. He knows the area very well, he understands the business aspects about buying a home, and he is always available. We were highly impressed with his professionalism and willingness to help us with our needs.