Why Mel Foster Co.?
Established in 1921, Mel Foster Co. is one of the largest independently owned and operated real estate companies in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. In 2012 Mel Foster Co. continued to capture 30% - 33% of the market share in the Quad Cities and surrounding market areas. See our seller's services of how Mel Foster Co. will work for you.
When you select Mel Foster Co. you will receive:
- Professional skills to negotiate the best price and terms
- Current competitive market analysis (CMA) to determine the most effective list price for your home
- Customized comprehensive marketing plan to attract prospective buyers
- Counseling on disclosure and agency laws
- Timely seller updates on market activity, competition and financing directly related to your property
- Estimate of your expenses and proceeds
- Continuous follow up from the time the offer to purchase contract is negotiated through closing, including financing, inspections, contingencies and possession
- Various financing alternatives for buyers of your property
- Home enhancement and inspection plans to enhance your property's ability to attract buyers
- Protection of your best interests
- Personal commitment to service
- Customer satisfaction survey via e-mail or U.S. mail - your choice
- Mel Foster Co. Advantage Home Warranty
State of the Art Marketing
- Your home on Mel Foster Co. website at melfosterco.com
- Listings viewed 24/7 with over 550,000 pages views each month - that's six and one-half million a year!
- New listings featured daily on homepage of website for one week
- Enhanced quick search and advanced search options
- Multiple interior pictures and virtual tours
- Open houses and shown by appointments advertised
- Mapping directions to your home
- Buyers register to receive automatic e-mail updates on properties matching their criteria
- Website traffic reports
- Top quality vendor links for home-related products or services to get your home ready to sell
- Your home showcased on Mel Foster Co.'s exclusive Mobile Web at melfosterco.mobi
Your home showcased on your Mel Foster Co. agent's website that has links and pictures of your property.
Your home showcased on the Mel Foster app for iPhone® and AndroidTM phones.
- Your home advertised in the local newspapers, with a combined circulation of over 257,000 readers each week.
- Open houses and shown by appointments listings
- New listings
- Your home advertised in our exclusive Mel Foster Co. Homes Magazine
- Premier publication created by Mel Foster Co.
- Distributed to over 250 Iowa & Illinois locations within a 90-mile radius
- Your home advertised on third party internet sites - REALTOR.com, Homes.com, Zillow.com, Trulia.com, LeadingRE.com, Frontdoor.com and qctimes.com/homes and many more
- Customized marketing flyers prepared for your property
- Your home visible through our award-winning relocation department - making your home available to over 900 relocation buyers and sellers each year.
- Your home provided exposure through the Multiple Listing Service, our agents at weekly sales meetings and agent showings
- A distinctive Mel Foster Co. yard sign with website and mobile web contact information placed on your property - our logo is one of the most recognizable business logos in our markets
- National Association of REALTORS®
- Iowa Association of REALTORS®
- Illinois Association of REALTORS®
- Quad City Area REALTORS® Association
- Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
- Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau