Edward Hillyer, Team Leader
Edward Hillyer, The Hillyer Team
Connecticut’s Leader in Exceptional Property Sales.
Serving Stonington to Guilford.
A message from Edward Hillyer, Team Leader, The Hillyer Team. Many sellers believe that it will be easy to sell their homes in the current market. I always believe a property will sell. However, selling your property is one thing, but selling it for the highest and best price possible is something else entirely. I have an undeniable reputation for always using the latest cutting-edge high-tech real estate sales tools, and I’ve sold approximately $50,000,000 in real estate in just the last 36 months. It's a new dawn out there, and sellers will want to keep their eye on which agents are committed to utilizing the latest technologies. Using up-to-date sales tools is equivalent to selling your home at the highest level. Yet surprisingly, less than 5% of real estate agents nationally use these tools! These technologies not only increase your sales price but also make the sales process much easier and more convenient for you, the seller.
I have a different approach to selling real estate. Some agents start with a stock standard marketing plan, but a successful sale at the best price possible starts with assuring that your property has the absolute best online presence possible. I begin by improving a property's online presence, making my listings stand out from the crowd and get noticed. One look at my listings, and you'll understand: Current Listings. At certain price points, buyers expect to see on-trend furnishings and décor. Part of my full suite of services is Virtual Staging – the ability to digitally erase cluttered or outdated furnishings and décor from a property's photos and replace them with new computerized on-trend furnishings -- without cost or effort on the part of the homeowner. I want buyers to think -- "This is it…This is the one" – driving them to come to see it in person and offering top dollar. You only get one chance to make a first impression.
Once your property is "market-ready," I employ rare, sophisticated technologies that target, identify, and "showcase" your property to real buyers with a high intent to buy. We know who the serious buyers are and how to find them based on their online browsing patterns. When an agent says, we put your home "on the internet," - think twice. Simply putting your home on various websites and hoping for the best is not enough. I also match these buyers to their Facebook account and showcase your property on their personal Facebook page! Whether you think it's intrusive or ingenious, it works and has made me a CT sales leader.
In today’s environment, more so than ever, a 3-D Virtual Reality online digital “twin” of your home is critical to selling your property. I produce an exact 3D, 100% immersive replica of your house. Buyers can visually "walk" through your home online, moving from room to room, and floor to floor, as if they were there. Unlike any tour you may have seen – Virtual Reality - it feels real. Buyers control the experience - stopping wherever they want – for as long they want - delving into your home’s best features – inspiring them to come to see it in person. This technology not only increases showings to real buyers who have a genuine interest (because they feel like they've already seen it) but, of the utmost importance, a 3-D Virtual Reality Tour reduces unnecessary showings to buyers who have no interest, because they could visually walk through your home before they get there! Imagine the time savings of not having to prep, stage, and leave your home for people who should not have traipsed through your home in the first place. If you're a seller, this is epic and one of the most significant advancements I have seen in my 30 years in real estate. This technology makes your property stand out from the crowd and get noticed. Buyers will spend 10X longer viewing a property online with a 3-D Virtual Reality Tour, increasing calls by over 95% and generating 12X more shares of your property on social media. It’s hard to comprehend why less than 5% of agents use 3-D Virtual Reality.
When you list your property with The Hillyer Team of Raveis Real Estate, you are well connected. While we are local experts, our global network connects you to buyers in over 800 major cities from Bangkok to Barcelona. We are members of a premier, invitation-only network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. Its luxury arm, LuxuryPorfolio.com®, is comprised of the world's most powerful independent brokerages. Our members handle over $257 billion in U.S. home sales volume - more than any other real estate network, franchise, brokerage firm, or brand. When you list with us, we showcase your property on this venue - in 9 languages & over 60 currencies. You see, it is the independents, like the Hillyer Team and Raveis Real Estate, that do the lion's share of property sales in almost every major town, city, and country in the world. Welcome to connected.
Part of my success is my ability to direct a strong team of marketing professionals; from getting a listing "market-ready", to putting it in front of the eyes of real buyers. Choose an agent who provides the latest cutting-edge technology. It is one of the most important marketing decisions you will ever make, and it's equivalent to selling your home at the highest and best price possible.
I have an established record and am discreet and private when representing my valued clients. My sellers would tell you that I am committed to them, and to their property until it sells! I am happy to discuss the value of my services as they relate to selling your fine property, and determining if you are a fit for my marketing strategies. If so, I will prepare a custom plan specially designed to sell your property. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me directly on my cell phone at 860-235-3424. I usually pick up right away, but if not, I will get right back to you.