Earl Shaun Caldwell

Earl Shaun Caldwell

Broker, Realtor & Owner

Prime Properties Mesquite

Mobile:
(702) 701-3326
Office:
702-344-5000
Email Me
Earl Shaun Caldwell

Earl Shaun Caldwell

Broker, Realtor & Owner

Prime Properties Mesquite

Mobile:
(702) 701-3326
Office:
702-344-5000
Email Me

Listing Your Home

Placing Your Home on the Market

The first step toward putting your home up for sale is to meet with your REALTOR® at your home. This meeting is referred to as the "listing appointment". Beforehand, it's also important to understand “who's who" and how brokers may co-operate to sell your home.

Listing Broker

An individual real estate broker whom the seller hires to represent themselves through a contract called a "listing agreement". The listing Sales Representative is associated with the listing broker. The listing broker is directly paid the listing commission and then splits the commission with the listing Sales Representative.

Selling Broker

An individual who produces a buyer for the property and divides the commission with a listing broker. Such a transaction is considered a "co-operative" sale because the house is listed by one broker and a buyer is provided by a second broker. If the listing broker also produces the buyer, then the listing broker receives both listing and selling sides of the commission.



A Little Homework

Before the listing appointment, both the home seller and the listing Sales Representative have some homework to do. While the home seller collects a list of documents requested by the Sales Representative, the listing Sales Representative studies recent area sales of homes comparable to the seller's, and also comparable homes currently for sale.



Your Home’s Special Features

At the listing appointment, the listing Sales Representative will want to inspect the entire home and yard to become familiar with its special features and exact floor plan. You have probably enjoyed living in your home and have been pleased with its many unique features. Your listing Sales Representative will want to tell prospective buyers about the special features of your home and community. Be ready to be specific about schools, churches, daycare, nearby metro, and other desirable community features, as well as home features not readily apparent.

Remember, prospective buyers will be "comparison shopping" and keenly aware of subtle differences in homes for sale in the area. Be sure to tell your listing Sales Representative why yours is special, from any home remodeling to afternoon winter sunshine.



Property Profile Folder

To enable the listing Sales Representative to prepare a ‘Highlight Sheet’ on the property, the home seller needs to provide a number of documents and information specific to the location and jurisdiction. This ‘Highlight Sheet’ is often left in the home for the convenience of prospective selling Sales Representatives. Because the list is long, you can understand why it's best to collect the papers before the listing appointment. These materials may include:

Pay-Off Notice

A letter signed by the home seller and mailed to the lender by the listing broker to notify the lender of the intention to pay off the mortgage in order to minimize prepayment of interest penalties to the seller. (Home seller should provide the broker with the lender's address, loan balance, assumability, years remaining on present mortgage, PITI. and the interest rate, if possible.)

Septic and Well Inspection

vIf property is on septic/well, current inspections by local health authorities are required while the home is occupied. The listing Sales Representative will usually arrange for inspection after the contract is approved.

 

Order Lender Appraisal

Lenders usually require an appraisal to assure that the property is adequate collateral for a loan. Appraisal may be ordered before (paid by seller), but is more often done after an "offer to purchase” is accepted (paid by buyer).

Assessments/Easements

The listing Sales Representative will ask the home seller if any tax assessments or easements exist on the property that must be paid or included in the purchase contract and passed on with the land when sold.

Property Taxes/Condominium Fees

The home seller provides a record of property tax or condominium fee payments which the buyer will reimburse on a prorate share to home seller at settlement.

Inspections

Many lenders of new mortgages may require an inspection certificate that shows the house is free of major defects.

The home seller should also provide a record of the past 12 months’ utility bills, including gas, electric, sewer, water, and trash where applicable. Most buyers will want to know the history of utility costs.

Helpful Documents

If possible, the home seller should provide the listing Sales Representative with the deed, house location survey, condominium bylaws or home owners association documents, subdivision map, house floor plan, previous title search abstracts, legal description of property (subdivision, section and lot), warranties on major systems or Home Owners Warranty, if still in effect, and copy of home owners insurance policy for endorsement in purchase contract.



"What Conveys?"

In anticipation of a buyer's offer, the home seller must be ready to supply the listing Sales Representative with a specific list of the personal property that is included in the real estate property for sale. Examples of items to "convey" may include: draperies, drapery rods, remaining heating oil, firewood, washer, dryer, refrigerator, stove, microwave, disposal, swimming pool chemicals, awnings, storm doors and windows, screens, blinds, shutters, window air conditioner, etc. Home seller should tag or remove items which do not convey.

When the home seller is ready to put the home on the market, the listing agreement is filled out indicating a specific period of time the agreement is in effect ("listing period"), and signed by the seller. You've now hired a listing broker.



Comparative Market Analysis

Maximizing Market Value

Preparing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) is an important tool Sales Representatives use to help you earn the highest possible price for your home. A CMA involves looking at the public records of real estate business in your community to better understand market conditions.

There are four steps your Sales Representative will take in preparing your home’s CMA:

  1. Your REALTOR® will consider the amount paid for at least 3 recently sold homes in your community. These homes will be comparable in size to yours and together comprise a factual record of what buyers will pay.
  2. Your REALTOR® will then consider the asking prices of at least 3 presently listed homes in your community. Because these homes are similar to yours, these homes will be the benchmarks against which your home will be priced.
  3. Your REALTOR® will then consider the asking prices of at least 3 homes in your community that went unsold for at least 90 days. Similar to your home, these homes illustrate the dangers of overpricing your property.
  4. Finally, your REALTOR® will use all the price information gathered to arrive at an ideal asking price for your home.



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Specializing in resort home sales, property management, and financing for over 31 years.

I was raised around real estate sales. My father has been a Realtor in Oregon, California, and Nevada (Currently, California only) from my earliest memories. I’ve seen the highs and lows since the early 70’s. During high school, as part of my work experience, I processed mortgage loans for my Father’s company Allied Mortgage, and helped host at occasional open houses. When I graduated high school in 1987, my goals were anything other than the family business, but it didn’t take long for me to realize my true nature. I got a regular job for a year or so and found it unrewarding. I helped dad at an open house on a beach front listing and was instrumental in its sale, and earned more than I would have made in a whole year at my “job”, and enjoyed it… so… the rest is history. We had a real estate office in Carlsbad and Oceanside (North San Diego County, CA, coastal), Shoreline Real Estate, specializing in ocean front homes more on than off until approximately 1997. In 1998 we moved to Borrego Springs, CA (A desert resort community in NE San Diego County, CA) where I initially put my salesperson license with the onsite brokerage for the Rams Hill Country Club, specializing in home and home site sales there. In 2002/2003, I put my salesperson license with my father and we formed Rams Hill Homes, Rams Hill Vacation Rentals, Borrego Vacation Rentals, and Borrego Homes, Land & Investment Properties, which is still active in Borrego Springs, CA. I am still an active California Real Estate Salesperson BRE# 01018667 full time since 1989, affiliated with Borrego Homes, Land & Investment Properties.

In July, 2011, it was time for a change, and I had become spoiled with small town life and desert southwest climate. So, combining those with moving to an area close to my in-laws, my wife, Linda and I and my step daughter Amy, and my Grandson Kurtis moved to Mesquite, Nevada. Life in Mesquite is wonderful! The town is still small, but with a vibrant economy, fantastic climate, and beautiful homes to sell. Mesquite is a small town with all the basics in place, two nice markets, super walmart, 7 golf courses, a hospital, tons of recreational activities and inspirational desert setting and exploration. Mesquite even has a river runnin’ through it! For entertainment, there are movie theaters, and three nice casinos with live entertainment almost any night of the week. If you want more excitement, we are 87 miles North of Las Vegas. For inspirational natural beauty, we are approx the same distance from Grand Canyon and an hour and a half from Zion National Park. Skiing, and alpine, summer fun fishing and exploring, we are two hours from Brian Head, at 10,000 ft base elevation.
When we first got to Mesquite, in 2011, I had to start with a regular job, just to get settled, but it didn’t take too long for me to get my Nevada Real Estate license. Due to experience and education, I skipped salesperson and went straight to Broker-Salesperson in Nevada. I have found great success and reward here, helping my clients and friends realize their dream resort lifestyle as second homes and primary homes, both.

I have been a Broker Salesperson in Nevada since November 2012, first affiliated with ERA Brokers Consolidated in Mesquite, Nevada until 5/6/19. During that time, I was consistently in the top 10% producing, of all ERA individual agents in USA. On May 7, 2019, I opened my own office, Prime Properties Mesquite.

We strive to deliver the best industry wide value. We are a small office dedicated to providing an exceptional level of service at normal levels of consideration. Prime Properties Mesquite consists of Shaun Caldwell, Realtor, Broker-Owner; Linda Caldwell, Owner-Office Administration; Rich Gutierrez, Realtor, Salesperson; and Michele Jesky, office Administrator-Transaction Coordinator. We are members of both the Mesquite Real Estate Association MLS which has approximately 157 members, as well as Las Vegas Realtors MLS, which covers all areas of Southern Nevada, and which exposes our listings to over 18,000 cooperating Realtors. All of our listings will feature the maximum allowed photos, public verbiage used to sell your home, slide show virtual tours as well as 3-d Matterport virtual open houses, full service open houses conducted by pro’s, high quality flyers, individual property websites, text code ryders at each listing offering the full individual property websites, social media and targeted geographic digital marketing, lead capture and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

For too long, Real Estate agents have been not even fully utilizing the most basic of our industry tools like our MLS systems pictures and public remarks, being LAAZZYYY. This has given our industry a black eye, and indeed most agents are not worthy of “standard” fees. Instead, our office is known for going above and beyond even the allowed maximums within those basic tools and more. We combine back to basics tools and work ethic with the most modern technologically driven marketing in our industry, ON EVERY LISTING, EVERY TIME! Doesn’t matter if your home is a studio condo, manufactured home, lot, or a mega mansion! Call us today and let us show you the best value proposition in Real Estate!



License #: NV RED# B.0143955.llc