“YOUR HOME IS YOUR CASTLE”.
Of course you want to get the highest price possible in the shortest length of time! Above all you want an agent you can trust, one who will work hard for you. No matter which member of Team Platinum you choose to represent you, all of the services listed are included with your listing!
Katherine gives you good value, respects your privacy, and understands your need for qualified buyers. People feel comfortable and confident with her, right from the start. She has been the recipient of the prestigious Prudential Chairman’s Circle Award since 2006 staying consistently in the top 1% of producers in North America since 2008. She is well-known as the top REALTOR® in New Brunswick and the top Prudential Agent in Atlantic Canada! Thinking of selling, Katherine will be happy to help you!
FREE HOME EVALUATION
Thinking of selling but not sure of the price. Statistics prove that pricing your house too high by even 10% reduces the buying public to only 2%! Take away the guess work and call us today for your free, no obligation home evaluation!
Prudential, the first real estate company in Canada, has been selling homes for over 125 years with brand recognition that is second to none! Prudential Financial ranks 57th on the Fortune 500 List. That’s part of why we say we’re Rock Solid in Real Estate! Prudential is the only real estate company in Canada that requires full time real estate agents! They consistently retains the highest average sales price in North America, this year at $368,019 surpassing the nearest competing agency by an outstanding $90,634. Prudential has spent millions of dollars to connect with Yahoo, the #1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination worldwide. When buyers click on real estate on Yahoo, they are automatically connected with Prudential’s listings!
You want an agent who does more than puts up a sign & waits for an offer! Team Platinum takes the MLS system very seriously, understanding well that each of the licensed salespersons in southern New Brunswick have thousands of contacts. We nurture these important relationships proving that her number one goal is to get your house sold quickly & profitably.
Marketing your property to the public is one of the most important tasks of your REALTOR®. Katherine has THE most extensive media programs in the industry consistently featuring your property to the public & inviting buyers to view your property on line. Katherine and the Team Platinum Members spend numerous hours perfecting the listing details on the web with the knowledge that 97% of Canadians do their new home shopping on line in the comfort of their own home, usually choosing 3 or 4 favourites to actually walk through. Did you know that Canadian Baby Boomers, at 97.2% are the most computer literate age group in the world! These people also represent the highest available purchasing ratio!
ALL OF THE PROPERTIES LISTED WITH KATHERINE RECEIVE THE FOLLOWING MARKETING ADVANTAGES;
- THE REAL ESTATE GUIDE; Katherine’s professionally designed ad stands out in the crowd drawing buyer’s attention second to none! When Katherine started in real estate this thin paper was full of black and white ads with type so small you’d need your magnifying glass to see the properties. Since her first beautifully laid-out, full colour ad with large type buyers have been enjoying a totally different look in this well-read paper!
- SAINT JOHN AIRPORT YSJ; Very important location. Illuminated signage cantered on the luggage carousel in the baggage claim area. Katherine is the only REALTOR® permitted to advertise at the airport, the #1 spot for high visibility to those relocating to our area, business travellers and other frequent flyers who have the means to buy your home!
- KATHERINEBACON.COM; Katherine receives tens of thousands of hits on her professionally designed, personal, real estate web site from buyers in our local area, across Canada and around the world! Our sellers are receiving more hits off Katherine’s web site than they are off the MLS! Buyers and sellers especially enjoy the ease of navigation around the site, the detailed descriptions of the properties, the slide shows and large numerous photos! Her tech support staff has her connected to numerous search engines so if buyers are searching the web for property in New Brunswick be sure that your property listed with Team Platinum will show up on their screen!
- PREACANADA.COM; Prudential Real Estate cuts the leading edge in Real Estate web sites with global access from a leader in the industry!
- NUMEROUS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL WEB SITES; Inclusion in specialty web sites drawing attention to your property from around the globe!
- PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY. For truly professional marketing your home deserves photos by an expert! Jennifer Roos , who works exclusively with Team Platinum, is not only a talented photographer but his charming, friendly, easy manner makes her a joy to welcome into your home! Jennifer is a very important member of Team Platinum working hard to ensure that your property is presented in its best light in the newspaper and on the web sites! Buyers and sellers are extremely complimentary and appreciative of Jennifer’s photos and pleasant demeanour!
- SMARTPHONE USERS CUSTOM WEB SITE; Keeping up to date with the latest trends, Katherine is the first REALTOR® in Atlantic Canada to provide a custom web site specifically designed and sized for the numerous buyers checking for homes on their smartphones! All of Katherine’s listings are provided in full detail with all photos as well!
FINE HOMES INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING INCLUDES ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS;
- TELEGRAPH JOURNAL; Huge ¼ Page, professionally designed, full colour ad on your property in the Business Section of the paper which is circulated around the entire province. Your buyer may not live in Saint John!
- UNIQUE HOMES; Unsurpassed Distribution! With 320,000 distribution points across Canada and the USA, Unique Homes is the largest national publisher of printed and online magazines for the real estate market.
- FINE HOMES INTERNATIONAL; 18,000 are inserted in The New York Times and distributed to affluent New York metro area subscribers as well as 12,000 distributed by Prudential Real Estate Sales Professionals across North America to affluent buyers.
- DREAM HOMES; 10,000 direct mailed to national & worldwide subscribers,21,000 copies are for sale in fine bookstores, newsstands, airports, luxury hotels & resorts worldwide, 29,000 are distributed in upscale retail locations & fine hotels across North America.
- ROBB REPORT; with a distribution of 84,000 copies is considered by many to be the crème de la crème of luxury magazines featuring magnificent homes and estates across North America and around the world! Their readership demographics shows an average household income of $1.2M, average total asset value of $6.5M and average value of primary residence of $2.0M. Just the people you want seeing your fine home!
- DUPONT REGISTRY; For 25 years Dupont has been located in the newsstands of over 55 foreign countries, as well as executive lounges of every major international airport. Dupont is dispersed to Business and First Class passengers on 36 international airlines including US Air, Australia Air, British Airways, Japan Air, Air France, Air India, Korean Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Lufthansa! Dupont Registry is renowned worldwide for representing the crème de la crème for decades.
- Dream Homes web site; visited worldwide by high end buyers! View Katherine’s listings, click on International, Canada! www.dreamhomes.us
- Luxury Homes Web Site; Popular site for upscale buyers around the world! www.luxuryhomes.com
- DuPont Web Site; Growing more popular by the day this high-end site features only the properties listed in the DuPont Registry so buyer have a choice to see your house in the glossy magazine or on line!
- Unique Homes Web Site; Prestigious global web advertising to a discriminating clientele. www.uniquehomes.com
Quantity & Quality of Advertising
It is important that the public is consistently aware that your property is on the market especially in the upper end market. Make sure the agent you choose advertises on a regular basis in the right locations where your property will be seen not just locally but nationally & internationally as well! Families are relocate to our area from around the world. No matter what city and country they are coming from you want them to be aware that your property is “On The Market”!
One third of all real estate sales come from relocation services. Prudential is one of the largest relocation management companies in the world, delivering services to a broad range of corporations and government agencies. Over 1800 offices in North America refer clients to more than 5,000 markets worldwide. Katherine is the local representative for numerous large corporate national and international relocation companies who call Katherine to find their buyers homes here in Southern New Brunswick. Be sure your home is on her list!
As a professional interior designer with 25 years’ experience, when listing your property, Katherine makes no cost changes that give sellers an edge. This can be as simple as rearranging your furniture or changing the colour of the front door, just like on TV! This Finishing Touch is an added bonus, valued at $150 per hour and included free of change with your listing. Other REALTORS® can give you basic tips for preparing your home for market but Katherine is the only REALTOR® /PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER in the Maritimes who can provide you with professional design advice to show your property off to its best advantage! Not only can Katherine can point out the special features & details of your property, she can also make approximations as to replacement costs to serious buyers. This allows them to more clearly see the value in your home.
- CONNECTIONS; Most important is Katherine’s and Team Platinum’s extensive network of connections. She has built a rapport with thousands of people through her 25-year business and numerous charity events. View Benefits for details.
- TOLL FREE; Statistics show that out of town buyers are more likely to call about properties advertised with a toll free phone number. Katherine’s clients have access to her toll free # from anywhere in North America. Great for buyers and also for sellers away on vacation who like to keep in touch!