Buying? Selling? Your 1st step: align yourself with The Schutz Team, a Team of experts specially trained to deal with the challenges that Ft. Lauderdale's unique buyers market presents.
Get to know Joseph Schutz
About Realtor Joseph Schutz: Realtor and specialist in distressed properties
Buying? Selling? Your 1st step: align yourself with The Schutz Team, a Team of experts specially trained to deal with the challenges that Ft. Lauderdale's unique buyers market presents. As a full time realtor, I sell homes in all areas of Ft Lauderdale and in all price ranges. In recent years I have sold properties ranging from $120,500 to $3.4 million. I am known among my past clients for my integrity, honesty and willingness to "go the extra mile" for buyers and sellers.
Areas of Expertise
I specialize in helping buyers who are relocating to the Ft Lauderdale area, but I also help first-time, move-up buyers, and folks looking to sell their home.
I'm also a specialist in the sale and purchase of distressed properties. I'm a certified Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) as well as a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE). So, whether you are trying to avoid losing your home to foreclosure or find a great deal on a property, I'm a Realtor who has the experience and knowledge to help you succeed in South Florida’s unique buyers market.
If you have questions or feel you may qualify for a Ft Lauderdale short sale, please contact me, Joseph Schutz, at 954-461-7895 for a free consultation.
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Joseph Schutz's Blog Posts
It’s a frightening but true statistic…almost 60% of all real estate deals fall apart before they reach the closing table! If you don't like to lose (and I hate to lose!), then read on...
This does not have to be the case. It is possible to improve this outcome and be more successful in real estate. In my 7 years in the real estate business I've learned that a deal is only as strong as the contract on which it is written. A weak contract is a weak deal. The sad fact is since the buyer places the offer, most listing agents allow the buyer to control the terms of the sale, hence the high rate of failure. Not on my watch! As your listing agent, I’ll tip the scale in your favor using simple contract stipulations.
#1 – Pre-Approve the Buyer with Your Own Preferred Lender – a preapproval letter does not mean the buyer will still be approved at the time of closing. Similarly, the buyer’s lender is not going to share sensitive details about his client’s finances with us. But a lender that we partner with will be able to provide these essential details concerning the buyer’s financial health, allowing you to make an informed decision as to whether or not it would be wise to accept an offer from this buyer.
#2 – Require The Deposit Be Non Refundable After The Inspection- this prevents the buyer from backing out of the deal and lets you know they are serious about buying this house.
#3 – Require an As-Is Contract, Limit The Post Inspection Repairs To The Essentials, and offer a credit at closing- this limits your costs, puts an end to any out of pocket costs, and prevents the closing from being delayed
You are thinking that few buyers would agree to such terms, right? Do you really want to risk taking your home off the market for an entire month just to find out your buyer is a credit disaster?
My 7 years of experience, observation, reflection, and careful experimentation has brought me to include these (and a few other) simple contract stipulations that will help you sell your home in the shoprtest amount of time and for the highest possible price.
Call me, Joseph, today at 954-461-7895 to further discuss these simple yet innovative techniques that can help you have the best chance of obtaining a successful closing.
Successful, experienced Realtors don’t cost any more than average ones!
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Testimonials for Joseph Schutz
When my bad back prevented me from keeping up with daily maintenance on my house, I decided it was time to sell and buy a townhouse. I didn't know who to turn to for help. To be honest, my previous experiences with Realtors have not been good, plus selling your house is a pain in the butt! Having to keep the house clean at all times, only hearing from the Realtor when they want you to lower your price, the house taking months and months to sell... It's enough to drive me to drink!
A friend at work suggested I call Joseph Schutz with RE/MAX Preferred in Fort Lauderdale. After 2 previous agents had tried and failed to sell it for a whole year, he hired Joseph (who specializes in hard to sell properties). Joseph had found him a buyer in 23 days!
I'm so glad I took his advice! From the moment Joseph walked in the door I could tell he was interested in helping me succeed in my goals. Instead of vomiting a canned listing presentation on how great he was, he asked me questions about my goals, about when I needed to sell, what was most important to me, what concerns I had about using a Realtor...all the while he was taking notes!
First he gave me some ideas to help make my home show better. He suggested I pack a lot of my books, put some furniture in storage, paint the kitchen a lighter color, and wash the windows. I was surprised how much bigger this made my house look. Joseph then hired a professional photographer (at no cost to me) to shoot some amazing photos of my house. It really helped my house to stand out from the others on the internet! He called me every Friday to update me on recent sales in the area and provided me with feedback from people who had come through during the showings. He always answered his phone when I called, or returned my call within a few hours if he was with another client.
He guided me every step of the way and before I knew it, we had multiple offers. He shielded me from the stress while still keeping me involved in the process. He even encouraged me to play hardball and hold firm when the buyer wanted me to pay $10,000 for strictly cosmetic repairs.
I believe Joseph helped me walk away from the sale with $10,000 more than if I had used another Realtor! He made the process of selling my house enjoyable, and helped me find a beautiful, new townhouse in no time at all. He also coordinated the sale of my old house with the purchase of my new townhouse so the transition was smooth and flawless.
So whether you're looking to buy or sell, you can't go wrong with hiring Joseph as your Realtor. He's honest, motivated, experienced, hard-working, he actually answers his phone when you call him, and he's a pleasure to be around.
Thank you Joe! I really appreciate you!