Go with a Winning Track Record
Patti has sold more listings in Marin County than 99.4% of Marin agents. When you hire Patti Cohn, you’ll make more money in less time.
Your home will sell for 3% more
You’ll get 3% of the sales price more in your pocket when you list with Patti. Her listings sold at 2% over the asking price vs. the average agent with 1% under asking. It’s not about how much you pay in commissions, it’s how much you net. She earns her commission!
Your home will sell 25% faster
Patti’s Marin listings sold 25% faster than the average agent’s… in an average of 22 days, as compared to 29 days for all other realtors. If that’s too quick, she’ll negotiate a free rent back for you.
Patti sold almost 5 times more properties than the average agent
Patti has sold more listings in Marin County than 99.4% of Marin agents. The average agent sells 4 properties per year. Patti sells and average of 20.
You’ll get a well-connected top producer
Patti has been a top producing Realtor for 30 years and is in the Top 1% of all agents in Marin and nationwide. She also is member of a networking group with the top 10% of agents, who are involved in 3 out of 5 transactions in Marin.
List with Patti and let her work magic for you!
After 30 years and over 750 escrows… there are no surprises.
Patti sells the most expired listings in Marin
If you’ve ever had your house on the market and it didn’t sell, you know how frustrating that can be. It’s like throwing a party and no one shows up. You’ve prepared the house, you’ve made plans for your next move, you’ve calculated how much you’ll net from the sale and you thought you selected the right agent for the job. Your listing expired!
The process of selling your home can be smooth, easy and profitable for you. After almost three decades and over 650 escrows, there are no surprises. I sell more expired listings than anyone in Marin County. I have listed and sold over 175 properties which were previously listed with other agents.
I’m the “fixer”. I excel at assessing what went wrong and then recontectualizing your listing so that it sells. The problem is usually a combination of a few issues, whether it be price, marketing, preparing the house for sale, disclosures, or negotiating. In spite of the fact that your listing may be stale, I am extremely confident that I can and will sell it for you!
Why didn’t your home sell?
I know how frustrating and disappointing it can to have your house on the market for several months for naught. After all that preparing, showing, and being inconvenienced, no one bought it! How could that be… isn’t this seller’s market?
After successfully selling hundreds of listings that had expired with other agents over the past 23 years, I’ve found there are many reasons; and usually it is a combination of a few of them. You have control of all but two of these reasons. I will guide you in repackaging your listing so that it shines and it sells.
1. Your price is too high
While this is the most common reason for a home not selling, it is not always price. Perhaps your prior agent was overly enthusiastic or incompetent at pricing. Perhaps you were. If you’ve priced your home too high, you’ve set yourself up for a number of obstacles to selling your home. It will only get worse as time goes by. The correct pricing strategy is the most important and difficult task an agent can do. You need an experienced pro.
2. Location, location, location
It’s all about location! So much goes into location… schools district, traffic noise, unsightly buildings nearby, crime rates, and noise or the smell all affect how desirable the location is. If you’re in a bad location, a good real estate agent may help to minimize some of the impact by suggesting improvements to the house. But the only really reliable way to overcome a bad location is with a lower price. Simply put, an identical home in a bad location won’t sell for as much as the same home in a better location.
3. The condition of your home
The competition here is strong! The more you can do to make your home look appealing to a buyer, the better your chances for a quick sale. Look at your home with a critical eye – put yourself in the buyer's position. How does it look form the street? What about clutter? It is rare to see a home that does not have some clutter. Your best “bang for the buck” in improving the condition of your home are paint and flooring. These updates don’t cost too much, and will usually make the biggest impact on buyers. Staging works! There are all levels of staging and I can suggest the best approach for you.
4. Your marketing campaign is out of steam
The best listing agents all use an aggressive marketing plan to market their listings. I’ve utilize a unique comprehensive 8 Tier program that includes professional photography, extensive internet exposure, open houses, innovative social media advertising, advertising, agent-to-agent marketing both locally, nationally and internationally… and much more. Maybe your marketing plan and agent ran out of steam.
5. Your home isn’t easily accessible
To not miss any buyer showings, it’s important that your home is easy to view. Homes listed as being “lock box, no appointment needed” will get shown the most. If a lockbox won’t work for you, we will figure out how to make it as convenient as possible for agents to show your home. Travelling, busy buyers sometimes only have a small window of time to see houses.
6. You have an agent from outside the area or one who nobody likes
It’s true. If your listing agent isn’t liked or respected by other agents in your area, it could slow down the sale of your home. If there are a number of good matches of listings to choose from, and one of them has been listed by an agent that is hard to get along with, or arrogant, or has otherwise made himself unpopular, well… It’s just human nature to tend to skip over someone you don’t like. Also, agents don’t want the liability of dealing with an agent that doesn’t specialize in the area and will avoid those listings when possible.