Client Perks


Work with Eric Chang. Enjoy the perks.
Eric doesn’t skimp on the gravy. Have a glimpse at what he’ll do for you:

“Look at Me”

Enhance on-site exposure with a LISTINGLIGHT™. Plus, our yard signs are designed to connect drive-bys with an Alain Pinel agent skilled in taking upcalls.

“Come to Me”

Draw buyers with buzz. Coordinate a mailing campaign alongside special neighbor previews and twilight showings.
          

Quality Paper

Create professional-grade photos to capture the merits of your home. Quality images are key to effective brochures. Eric’s Mini-Flyers are professionally printed on cover stock and designed to reduce paper waste on site. Truly curious buyers can feast upon a detailed online brochure. In addition, The Montclarion, Ad Review, The Chronicle, and other relevant publications will advertise the property.
                         

Comprehensive Clicks

Publish and promote a single-property website unique to your home. Today’s buyers start their search on the web. They will see your home on popular portals and sites, including Movoto, Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com and Craigslist. In addition, all Alain Pinel listings are syndicated online.
                         

Targeted Outreach

Mine MLS sales data to locate and Eflyer those agents who may have buyers for your particular home. And, draw local brokers to the Broker Tour with edibles.
          

Staging Subsidy

Offset the cost of staging the property. Professional staging should always be considered, to foster appeal.

Luxury Portfolio

Enroll high-end listings into this gateway to the world’s most distinctive estates. Alain Pinel Realtors is a charter member of Luxury Portfolio™, Fine Property Collection, a division of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.



Know the Contract

Meet and educate the buyer on the purchase process ahead. Familiarize you with local practices—e.g., documentation—that differ from Oakland to San Francisco to San Carlos.

Get the Money

Connect you with reliable lenders while discussing your financing options. Calculate closing costs to help prepare for sufficient funds.

Get the Money Back

Teach you the tax benefits of homeownership, like how much you could expect to deduct in mortgage interest, the impact of loan points, etc.

Heads-Up

Study, summarize, and explain seller disclosure packages prior to writing the offer.

Smooth Viewing

Augment property showings with mobile MLS access and navigation. (Eric doesn’t get lost.) Selections are well organized and picked to address specific client’s needs and educate about market trends.

Avoid the Dud

Preview listings to determine those with real potential and communicate his findings to the client.

In the Know

Set up a PowerConnect account for client privileges to the MLS. You can set email notifications to get the scoop on the newest listings, canceled sales, and price reductions…and mark those properties you want Eric to show you. Also, get on the shortlist to receive weekend open house guides.



DocuSign

Provide every client the convenience of DocuSign, the leading software service for online electronic signature.

GoToMeeting

Effectively communicate with off-site clients through online conferencing. This remains one of Eric’s invaluable tools for presenting contracts and market comps.

Inspection Guidance

Coordinate and attend every property inspection. Gain first-hand knowledge of arising issues to help clients properly resolve them.

Escrow Guidance

Guide every escrow toward closing. The escrow period has become a virtual mine field, with ever-changing lending regulations, etc. This is the part where Eric shines.

Walking the Talk

Keep communications open and timely—e.g., return your phone calls. (Seriously, not every agent gets this!) For sellers, send weekly activity reports and apply HomeFeedback™.

Documentation

Oversee all paperwork related to the transaction. Clients will receive a CD-ROM archive of all documentation at the close of escrow.

The Broad View

Offer unparalleled advice of our diverse local markets. People constantly relocate within the Bay Area. Eric’s history with the East Bay, Peninsula, and San Francisco markets will help them think toward the right decisions.

The APR Difference

Leverage the power of Alain Pinel’s twenty-four Bay Area offices and army of 1300+ agents. Discover why APR consistently ranks at the top of independent brokerages nationwide.