I have been representing buyers and sellers in the Pioneer Valley since 2003. Prior to that I was an independent disaster relief home inspector under contract to FEMA for about a year after several years as an archaeologist. I take great pride in the fact that I always put my clients' interests first with integrity and unparalleled customer service. I take my duty to my clients seriously.
I started Michael Seward Real Estate in 2017 after over 14 years serving the Pioneer Valley working for other agencies, including as the broker of record for a legacy Amherst real estate agency. My vision is to provide a better value for less, because today's technology has made it less expensive to market and sell a home. I believe that the right thing to do is to pass those savings onto the consumer. Economic inequality has made it more important than ever for homeowners to keep as much of the equity in their home as possible. I believe in being part of the solution, not in contributing to the problem with unnecessarily high commission rates that drastically reduces a homeowner's wealth to perpetuate an antiquated and unjust business model.
My seller clients benefit from internet marketing expertise. The internet is where home buyers find the house they purchase. One of the benefits of listing your home is my narrated HD video tours. Now my tours include aerial footage, as I have recently earned the FAA certificate required to use drones for commercial purposes.
The benefits of real video are profound, as they are a superior way to showcase the various aspects of your home, your neighborhood, and your community. They shouldn’t be confused with "virtual tours”, which are merely photographs stitched together. These videos are posted on numerous websites, including the MLS, where they are syndicated to almost all of real estate websites, social media, and on Youtube. Please give me a call to learn more about the benefits of real video. Why pay more for less when you can pay less for more? Check out Youtube.com/MichaelSewardRealtor for some examples of my videos. You'll also find testimonials there.
Michael Seward Real Estate also offers buyer representation. I take my fiduciary duties to my clients seriously. As such, I make sure that my buyer clients are aware of all the homes that are available for sale. Even though all properties listed with other agents are available online, I have seen agents steer their buyer clients away from certain listings for selfish reasons. This includes a low commission fee that a seller's agent has agreed to share with a buyers' agent, known as a co-broke fee. This is how buyers' agents are paid. My advice to my clients is never determined by how it benefits me. My clients always come first.
Although I provide the best real estate marketing around, I am also a highly experienced and knowledgeable real estate broker. My numerous professional designations include the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist, which less than 4% of all REALTORS® nationwide have earned. While most real estate agents are licensed salespersons, I am a licensed broker. A broker’s license is a tier above salesperson. This is in addition to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology and a Master of Arts Degree in anthropology. You get a higher level of skill, integrity, and professionalism for less when you work with me. That means getting your home sold at a higher price and a smoother transaction for you.
A first-class home should have first-class marketing by a first-class REALTOR®
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