WWP knows the frustrations of selling your property in the current market — especially when doing so from afar. We pride ourselves on our local knowledge, our ability to keep up-to-date with local trends, effective pricing techniques and prudent advice for the small details such as presentation and staging of properties. If you are deciding to sell your property, please allow us to give you a brief market update.
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SELLING WITH WWP
Knowing the Value of Your Property
One of the most important functions of a successful REALTOR® is the ability to analyze and value a property accurately. WWP offers extensive knowledge of the historical and current Bald Head Island real estate markets, as well as intimate familiarity with the locations, amenities and property features that determine a home or homesite’s worth. You can be sure that our team is dedicated to providing you with candid answers, honest advice and savvy marketing to help you get the best value for your property with the most seamless process.
We use the best of the best: click on the Marketing Tools or Luxury Portfolio tab to learn more.
Your Success Is Our Success
As stated in the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers published via the National Association of REALTORS®, real estate agents and the internet continue to be the most important resources in the home search process.
At WWP, we understand the connection and employ the power of online marketing to aggressively sell your property. Elements such as quality photos of the property, detailed information and creative marketing techniques allow buyers to envision themselves in a particular home, creating an emotional connection to the property well before ever stepping foot through the door. Furthermore, we incorporate a strong Search Engine Optimization (SEO) program to make sure that our site and your listings are at the top of the search lists and right in front of potential buyers worldwide.
From online marketing to high-end print advertising, Wendy Wilmot Properties carefully places our listings, and we welcome new ideas and feedback from our clients.
Among our outlets:
- WWP’s Coconut Telegraph
- New York Times
- Wall Street Journal
- Hot Retirement Towns
- State Port Pilot
- Conservancy Phone Book
- BHI Association Newsletter
- Carolina Homes & Interiors
- Coastal Million Dollar Homes
- Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE)
- Global Marketing via Luxury Portfolio
Our Networking Is Unparalleled
The majority of property sales on Bald Head Island come from existing property owners and referrals. After many years of selling property on Bald Head, not only do we know the Island; we know its people.
Our agents have outstanding connections and we maintain our network of colleagues, contacts and friends through a variety of consistent outreach activities including:
- WWP has branded our yellow golf carts as mobile offices and a sign of an Open House on BHI
- All eight of our agents live or have lived on BHI as permanent residents
- Bi-weekly emails keep clients and owners up-to-date on BHI stats and news
- WWP holds year-round open houses around the Island
- Printed Coconut Telegraph newsletter mailings to our base of qualified and interested buyers
- Membership in the BHI Conservancy, Brunswick County Board of Realtors and other local organizations that offer increased opportunities for leads and referrals
- Close relationships with other local REALTORS® so that your home has a well-respected network of local, national and global sales representatives
- Our agents are involved in local government, committees and have immersed themselves in the Bald Head Island lifestyle
Leading Real Estate Companies Of The World
WWP is also a member of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE). LeadingRE is a global network of over 500 premier real estate firms with more than 3,500 offices and 120,000 sales associates in more than 50 countries.
Collectively, this group sold nearly one million homes worth $314 billion in 2013, more than any national real estate brand. Wendy Wilmot Properties is a part of this dominating organization that sits on the United States’ list of top 500 real estate firms, with more of the number one market leaders in the top 90 markets than any national brand. At any given time, WWP has access to sending and receiving referrals all around the world and our involvement with LeadingRE puts us in a prime position for expansive global marketing.
Getting the Right Information
If you’re listing your Bald Head Island property for sale, you may have questions or need clarification about some issues. Wendy Wilmot Properties is here to make the process go as quickly and smoothly as possible. These PDF’s, links and FAQ’s should be very helpful, and if you have any other questions, please call or email us for a brief market update.
- Bald Head Island Village Hall
- Buyer & Seller Closing Information Package
- Drip Line Communities from Bald Head Assoc
- BHI Utilities Info
- Utilities Termination Agreement
- Recommendations from the Village
- BHI Debris Removal, Recycling, & Trash Pickup
How long will it take to sell my property?
Every property and situation is unique and there is no definite answer. Many factors influencing the amount of time it will take include: location, building restrictions in your area, strength of the market and how aggressive you are willing to get on your asking price. Call us today – we can evaluate your property and develop the right marketing plan to fit your needs.
What kind of feedback can I expect from you and how often?
Our company and Agents send out bi-weekly marketing reports via email. These reports show BHI stats on what has sold, is pending and what new properties have recently come on the market. We will also notify you of any showings and discuss with you any remarks or suggestions given by clients and other Agents. Every communication style is different, including our Agents’. Please feel free to discuss with your Agent the frequency with which he or she should be in contact with you.
What is my competition?
Your competition will be every other property on BHI that fits your property’s criteria. This will also include any properties in that description that have sold or are currently under contract. This is why pricing is so important. We are experiencing a market where Buyers are not emotional about their purchases for the most part. They are looking for the best deal. This is where our skilled and knowledgeable Agents will shine for you. We can help you find your best price range and market your property to stand out above similar properties.
What can I do to make it more presentable?
Presentation can mean the difference between selling a home and letting it sit for another season. Simple fixes such as removing excess furniture to reduce clutter and open up spaces, adding furniture to a sparse room, keeping vegetation trimmed back and property well-groomed, keeping porches clear of sand and debris whenever possible and keeping the interior clean and smelling fresh can make a significant difference to a potential buyer.
What is a 1031 Exchange, and how can this benefit me?
In general, a 1031 Exchange allows for the tax-deferred exchange of any business use or asset property for “like kind” property of equal or greater value. (The term “like-kind” is very broad in definition and does not mean that the exchange must be for an identical property. This exchange may occur between land and homes or even between residential and commercial properties.) This means that your capital gains taxes are postponed if you reinvest the proceeds from the sale of one asset property into another within the guidelines regulating 1031 Exchanges. Why sell a property that has significantly appreciated and put the proceeds in the bank before buying another asset property? You would just be paying hefty sums in capital-gains taxes and depreciation. Using a 1031 Exchange could actually increase your asset leverage. Please consult your Investment Adviser and Tax Adviser for more information on 1031 Exchanges and how it will affect you financially.
Will you do open houses?
Absolutely! WWP agents love to hold Open Houses as a way to meet more clients and to showcase a property. We usually hold an Open House along a major traffic road or intersection where there is high visibility. For homes in Stage II (where signage is not permitted) or in the interior roads, WWP advertises our Open Houses at the Maritime Market using their fliers system, as well as on our site, app, and the BHI Club app! Where you see a Yellow Cart, there is likely an Open House!