John Quail, ABR, CRS, GRI
Married , Father of Three
Professional Full Time Realtor since 1999
Serving Oakland, Macomb,Genesee and Lapeer Counties
Member National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Member Michigan Association of Realtors ( MAR)
Member of the North Oakland Board of Realtors ( NOCBOR)
Graduate of the Realtor Institute Designation (GRI)
Accredited Buyer Representative Designation (ABR)
Certified Residential Specialist Designation (CRS)
ReMax Hall of Fame Member
Remax Platinum Club Member
Graduate of Ferris State University
What I Do as a Buyers Agent
Meet with the buyers and discuss their wants, Needs and desires in choosing a property to purchase. Discuss the Buyer Agency relationship
Discuss and Coordinate financing with the buyers Lender
Set up an online search on Realcomp Online (RCO) to e-mail available listings to buyers.
Help Buyers sort through potential properties to consider.
Set Up appointments to View properties in person with buyers.
Contact listing agents to obtain additional information as needed by buyers.
Advise buyers on writing offers, discuss purchasing strategies.
Write and Present all offers made as the Designated Buyers representative.
Negotiate all offers with the listing agent, working with the Buyers best interests in mind to obtain the best deal .
Assist buyers in lining up a home inspection company. Coordinate all inspection appointments, reports, determinations and adjustments.
Coordinate all documents with the mortgage rep, title company and buyers in preparation for the closing.
Order all Closing documents and coordinate closing dates with buyers.
Review all real estate closing documents with buyers prior to closing, answer questions, explain everything thoroughly .
Finalize the closing process and attend the closing with you, answer all questions during the closing, represent the buyer at all times as the designated buyers agent.
Follow up with a customer satisfaction survey.
Success is part of John's business plan and has been for 15 years in Real Estate. Working full time as a leading Realtor in the Metropolitan Detroit area, John considers selling Real Estate as the best job in the world.
Seeing the reactions from satisfied Buyers & Sellers is the greatest thank you!
He acknowledges communication combined with experience, strong negotiating skills, and service as key to successsful transactions, satisfied customers and repeat business.
5 Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market
1. Have a pre-sale home inspection. Be proactive by arranging for a pre-sale home inspection. An inspector will be
able to give you a good indication of the trouble areas that will stand out to potential buyers.
2. Organize and clean. Pare down clutter and pack up your least-used items, such as large blenders and other
kitchen tools, out-of-season clothes, toys, and exercise equipment. Store items off-site or in boxes neatly arranged in
the garage or basement. Clean the windows, carpets, walls, lighting fixtures, and baseboards .
3. Get replacement estimates. Do you have big-ticket items that are worn our or will need to be replaced soon, such
your roof or carpeting? Get estimates on how much it would cost to replace them, even if you don't plan to do it
yourself. The figures will be handy when negotiations begin.
4. Find your warranties. Gather up the warranties, guarantees, and user manuals for the furnace, washer and dryer,
dishwasher, and any other items that will remain with the house.
5. Spruce up the curb appeal. Pretend you're a buyer and stand outside of your home. As you approach the front
door, what is your impression of the property? Do the lawn and bushes look neatly manicured? Is the address clearly
visible? Are pretty flowers or plants framing the entrance? Is the walkway free from cracks and impediments
Simple Tips for Better Home Showings
1. Remove clutter and clear off counters. Throw out stacks of newspapers and magazines and stow away most of
your small decorative items. Put excess furniture in storage, and remove out-of-season clothing items that are
cramping closet space. Don't forget to clean out the garage, too.
2. Wash your windows and screens. This will help get more light into the interior of the home.
3. Keep everything extra clean. A clean house will make a strong first impression and send a message to buyers
that the home has been well-cared for. Wash fingerprints from light switch plates, mop and wax floors, and clean the
stove and refrigerator. Polish your doorknobs and address numbers. It's worth hiring a cleaning service if you can
4. Get rid of smells. Clean carpeting and drapes to eliminate cooking odors, smoke, and pet smells. Open the
windows to air out the house. Potpourri or scented candles will help.
5. Brighten your rooms. Put higher wattage bulbs in light fixtures to brighten up rooms and basements. Replace any
burned-out bulbs in closets. Clean the walls, or better yet, brush on a fresh coat of neutral color paint.
6. Don't disregard minor repairs. Small problems such as sticky doors, torn screens, cracked caulking, or a
dripping faucet may seem trivial, but they'll give buyers the impression that the house isn't well-maintained.
7. Tidy your yard. Cut the grass, rake the leaves, add new mulch, trim the bushes, edge the walkways, and clean
the gutters. For added curb appeal, place a pot of bright flowers near the entryway.
8. Patch holes. Repair any holes in your driveway and reapply sealant, if applicable.
9. Add a touch of color in the living room. A colored afghan or throw on the couch will jazz up a dull room. Buy
new accent pillows for the sofa.
10. Buy a flowering plant and put it near a window you pass by frequently.
11. Make centerpieces for your tables. Use brightly colored fruit or flowers.
12. Set the scene. Set the table with fancy dishes and candles, and create other vignettes throughout the home to
help buyers picture living there. For example, in the basement you might display a chess game in progress.
13. Replace heavy curtains with sheer ones that let in more light. Show off the view if you have one.
14. Accentuate the fireplace. Lay fresh logs in the fireplace or put a basket of flowers there if it's not in use.
15. Make the bathrooms feel luxurious. Put away those old towels and toothbrushes. When buyers enter your
bathroom, they should feel pampered. Add a new shower curtain, new towels, and fancy guest soaps. Make sure
your personal toiletry items are out of sight.
16. Send your pets to a neighbor or take them outside. If that's not possible, crate them or confine them to one
room (ideally in the basement), and let the real estate practitioner know where they'll be to eliminate surprises.
17. Lock up valuables, jewelry, and money. While a real estate salesperson will be on site during the showing, it's impossible to watch everyone all the time.
18. Leave the home. It's usually best if the sellers are not at home. It's awkward for prospective buyers to look in
your closets and express their opinions of your home with you there.
How to Get an Offer on Your Home
1. Price it right. Set a price at the lower end of your property's realistic price range.
2. Prepare for visitors. Get your house market ready at least two weeks before you begin showing it.
3. Be flexible about showings. It's often disruptive to have a house ready to show at the spur of the moment. But
the more amenable you can be about letting people see your home, the sooner you'll find a buyer.
4. Anticipate the offers. Decide in advance what price and terms you'll find acceptable.
5. Don't refuse to drop the price. If your home has been on the market for more than 30 days without an offer, you
should be prepared to at least consider lowering your asking price
My objective is to help my clients achieve their Real Estate goals and objectives by providing them with full service,Good two-way communication, honesty and integrity.
I have been a resident of Oakland County most of my life and truly appreciate how wonderful life can be living here. I take tremendous pride in my profession and in the company that I represent. I will walk my clients thru the entire process of buying or selling their home, taking the guesswork, anxiety and worry out of the whole experience.
My hard work and dedication will ensure that your decision to select me as your REALTOR will be a wise one.
John Quail is great. He helped us with every one of my needs. I would recommend John to anyone who needs a dedicated agent.
Alicia C. Goodrich MI
John is very caring and determined to do a good job. We appreciate everything you did for us.
Faye P. Lake Orion Mi
John Quail was a wonderful person to have as my Realtor and I will recommend him to others. Our first deal fell apart but John got it relisted and found another buyer, glad we stuck with him!
Ray H. Holly MI
John is the best, you see his face everywhere! Good Realtor
Brad and Carey S. Waterford MI.
Top Notch. Many Thanks for a speedy and smooth transaction. We had our home listed before but when John took our listing it went very smoothly. He really worked with us to help us stage our home. At first we resisted his staging plan but we followed his recommendations and he proved that he knows what he is doing.
Sidney S. Bloomfield Hills Mi
I would like to express my appreciation for the time and effort you invested in the sale of my home in Lake Orion. I would also like to commend you for your timely responses,updates,and feedback. Your approach and conduct have been honest,forthright and professional.
Richard F. Clarkston Mi
I'm overall pleased with the time and dedication he put forth during the time we worked together.He's by far going to be recommened to all, via me!
Alicia C. Rochester MI
John is the kind of guy you would want living next door. He's a great guy
Catherine M. Grosse Pt. MI
Although this was our first purchase, John was willing to work with us no matter how long it took. We look forward to working with you in the future
James and Lisa S. Rochester Mi
As a widow doing this by myself I felt gratefull and blessed to have had him. Very professional. He kept his word on all details, that told me he is a man of high integrity.
Margauerite C Rochester Hills Mi
Professional, good listener, went the extra mile, sensitive to our needs,respectfull of us and the difficulty of the move.He was trustworthy, likeable and sincere.
Jerry and Mary H. Oxford MI
My Plan for Selling Your Home
Accurately submit the specifications of your home to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)
Submit copies of your MLS Listing to our company Sales staff for their waiting Buyers.
Work withYou to Stage the property. Very Important
Prepare a "Fax / Email Packet" for potential buyers inquiries.
Order Pre-Title thru the title company.
Phone & Email All my Potential Buyer Clients with Details of Property.
Arrange All Showing Appointments for Property through the Offices of Re/Max Encore
Install a High Quality Re/Max Sign with my direct contact name and number
Place your listing on Real Estate Web Sites, Move in MI,Remax.com
Review Marketing Activities with Sellers and adjust the Marketing System as needed.
Follow up with other agents on all showings to obtain "feedback", Guaranteed Feedback
Pre-Qualify all potential Buyers screening "lookers" and being available to answer all questions about your property in detail
Utilize 24/7 Direct phone number (248-969-7900) for maximum availability to you and any potential buyers.
Present and discuss all offers on the property with you.
Negotiate all offers with the buyers Agent, working with your best interests in mind to obtain the Best Purchase Agreement for You.
Arrange for a Relocation Agent and all Coordination if needed.
Coordinate all Inspection Appointments, Reports, Determinations and Adjustments.
Follow up with buyers Mortgage Representative to obtain all documents including approvals, appraisals and any other needed material.
Order all closing title work and direct the title company.
Order all Closing Documents and coordinate closing Dates and times with all parties.
Review all closing documents with you prior to closing, answer all questions, explain everything thoroughly so that you understand.
Finalize the Closing process and attend the closing with you, Answer all questions during the Closing, Represent you at all times as your Sellers Agent, and Deliver your Check.
Follow up with a Customer Satisfaction Survey.
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