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Benjamin Ross Zillow Realtor in McAllen Tx

MISSION STATEMENT

“My Active Agents mission is to offer an excellent representation of our client’s by partnering with local real estate agents to help our clients buy and sell real estate. We do this by cultivating a spirit of collaboration, integrity, and innovation among various real estate professionals as well as utilizing the latest technologies and social media strategies to ensure our clients’ success.”
Benjamin Ross, Realtor and Investment Specialist with Mission Real Estate Group

We are first time home buyers and Ben is making the process very smooth for us. Having Ben handling our transaction has relieved so much stress. If you are buying a home for the first time, I strongly suggest you call Ben.

R Roussa   

Ben was a great agent to work with as we were selling our house while living out of state. He was very effective and timely with his communication and helped our sale go smoothly. He was always honest and told us the truth. We learned through inspection that our house had some damage from Hurricaine Harvey that we were unaware of, and Ben was great at helping us find and line up the workers that we needed to repair our house. He was available to be at the house when we needed him to be and was great at communicating all the steps of the home selling process. Thanks, Ben!

Mrs Bachman   

"Benjamin Ross is an excellent choice in agents. He was the first to return our call, communication was a breeze and he was very knowledgeable about the area. He is prompt and prepared. He answered all of our questions. I highly recommend him."

Nehi and Anna   

This was exactly what we where looking at, a grate support in all expected ways required for ghetti get the house in so short time and find what we need at the time we need... I definitely recommend Ben for you as him can find the solution you need at the time you need..

Stefano Usai   

Ben is wonderful!! From finding houses that met our needs to explaining all of the paperwork, he made purchasing our new home easier than I could have ever imagined. I never had to worry about communication, he was on the ball 110% with e-mails and phone calls. We never felt lost in the shuffle. I would recommend Ben to anyone looking to purchase a home in the area.

E. Rae Ramos   

"Ben is a very knowledgeable real estate agent. He is easy to get a hold of and always returns his calls quickly. He is honest and trustworthy. If you need him to buy or sell your home, I highly recommend him."

Mary T.   

Ben was able to get buyers to the table and close the deal. Overall, a good experience. We appreciated his real estate knowledge and guidance along the way.

Dr. Timothy Swain Cardiologist   

"Very clear and Informative. I had no idea of the full process of buying a home but he was patient enough to give me a quick rundown of the process. I highly recommend!!!!!!!"

zuser201606   

I am a first time buyer. Ben has been great help from the beginning. I worked out of town and Ben was there every step of the way to make sure things were on track, to viewings, offers and etc. Being a first time buyer was scarce, and assurance from Ben, I knew it was going to be okay. I am pleased with the home I've purchased. Thanks Ben!

John   

Ben has been nothing short of amazing in the task of helping my family out with our first home purchase. His communication is very effective and timely. His patience with us has been great and he has lead us through this process seamlessly. I would definitely him to my peers,friends,family and wouldnt be calling anyone else for our future real estate needs.

Paul Pitchford   

"Ben was very polite and showed he wanted to help me. He gave me all of the information I needed and more. I have not been able to find my dream home yet but I will definitely have Ben be my real estate agent when I do."

Mrs. Long   

"I would highly recommend Benjamin to be your real estate agent. Benjamin is very helpful and knowledgeable in regards to real estate. Benjamin cared about my needs and was easy to get a hold of. He always returned my calls promptly. I will definitely continue to work with Ben on this transaction as well as future ones."

Mr. Roberts   

"We came in from Dallas to look at potential rental properties and he was very knowledgeable as well as personable. We liked him from the time we met and would recommend him to anyone looking in the Corpus Christi/Port Aransas areas. Ben was generous with his time and knowledge. We look forward to working with Ben on a deal soon! Thanks Ben for everything you have done for us!"

Michael Barrett   

Called him on a whem and he meet us to show this home. Very helpful, very attractive. Very knowledgeable about the area. Would recommend him to anyone buying in the cc area. Thanks for all your help Ben

Katy Epperson   

Ben is highly knowledgeable and an expert at what he does. I had a good and easy experience when going through the purchasing process. If I had any questions, he was always there and took his time to explain everything I needed to know. Ben made me feel very comfortable with the process of buying a home because he was very courteous and easy to talk to. Ben worked very hard to help us get the property we were interested in. I highly recommend Ben if you are buying or selling a home. He will go above and beyond to help you.

Esmeralda C. Cabrera   

"Working with Mr. Ross exceeded any of my expectations. I couldn't believe how responsive Mr. Ross was to all of our requests and questions. Mr. Ross knew the area very well and was willing to meet us late in the evening to view the home. He was very helpful in explaining the entire process and really relieved my stress level even though we were on a very tight time frame. I truly believed his expertise helped tremendously!"

Janoiseb   

I have acquired Mr. Ross services with finding my next vacation/investment property. Not only is he responsive to my inquiries but very knowledgeable with the finance part of the business.

Efrem Edwards   

"Benjamin responds very quickly unlike so many other real estate agents!He got me the information that I needed. Ben has a very good understanding of market climate and finance. I will only work with him in the future"

Cassy   

"Benjamin was very knowledgeable and helpful in the house hunting process. Ben was very punctual and always called back. Ben was very professional and I would highly recommend him to anyone"

kms31187   

Very helpful in helping us find our new home. He took the time to show us 9 homes on a Saturday because of how far we where from the area and our limited amount of time. Called us back with in minutes of first contacting him threw Zillow

Daniel Stokes   

"Ben is a great realtor! He took his time and made great efforts to help me. He knows his business! I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs his service!"

Alex M.   

Sell My House

We have put together 10 tips that will help you sell your house and get paid faster. If you decide you would like to list with myself and a local real estate agent, we would love the opportunity to sell your home. We value your input and believe with a collaborative effort we can get the job done.

Showcase your Home Using Video

If you live in Corpus Christi or RGV and list with Ben, he will provide you a free 3-minute video showcasing your home on the MLS and Zillow. It is extremely important to use the latest video technology with marketing and showcasing your home. Click on the demo video.

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10 Tips to Sell My House Fast

1.First Impressions Matter

Since the first thing prospective buyers in most cases see is front yard and front entryway, you want to be sure this is flawless. If a buyer has a first bad impression, every impression they have afterward will be marred. The same is also true in reverse. If a buyer has a first great impression, other imperfections may not seem so bad.
Be sure your front door looks great. Buy a new one if you have to. Many sellers paint the front of the house but leave the front door untouched. This is a big mistake. Also, buy new decorative pieces to either hang on the exterior wall or place adjacent to a walkway. realtorcom ModestoThese items are relatively inexpensive and hold their weight in charm. Be sure that your front yard in manicured. Do this a day or two before the open house. That being said, be sure to remove any ant mounds. Ant mounds disgust most buyers.

2. Make your home spotless and include less obvious areas

We are talking beyond clean, sterile if you can. The cleaner, the better. No matter how nice your home is if it is not clean, it loses tons of value in the eyes of a buyer. People can overlook somethings, but dirt, dust, mildew, and grunge are not one of them. Pay attention to the less obvious areas as well. I will give you a tip, clean the inside of your shower curtain. Many sellers do not do this and believe me, buyers look. Do the same for your cabinets and drawers. Even if a buyer is not all that interested, they will still open the cabinets and drawers. We as humans have a natural curious inclination to do this, so be ready. Also, get a ladder and clean the dirt that accumulates around the HVAC vents. Many times sellers will let this go because it can be very inconvenient to clean. Unfortunately, it sticks out like a sore thumb. Buyers will immediately wonder what else is not clean, especially if they are on the fence about buying a new home or a pre-existing one. Take your time to do this; you will be glad you did when payday comes.

3. Remove Clutter

When you hold an open house, one of your objectives should be to help potential buyers picture it as their own in their minds. Clutter makes this impossible. Clutter obscures the dimensions of the home and makes it appear smaller than it actually is. Not to mention chaos, even organize chaos can send buyers running in the opposite direction.

4. Provide Information

Provide information about your home in the form of pamphlets and professional print outs. Use more images and fewer words. No one is going to read a 2,000-word update and maintenance description about your home. Make it skimmable with awesome pics.  Display it neatly. Keep it neat as the day goes on. The presentation can almost be as important as the content. This also ensures they leave your house with a physical item. It will make it easier for them not to confuse your house with the competitions. If your content is exceptionally well done, your house will stand out over others later on when they get home and discuss the homes they saw that day and go through the information. They will compare homes by reading pamphlets. Make yours the best.

5. Do not display too many personal items

Remember, the goal here is to help the potential buyer see the home as theirs. That is pretty tough to do with wedding pictures and footprints of your babies feet displayed on the wall.

6. Take your animals to a family members house

Pets and home selling are a terrible combination. Even if a pet is clean and groomed, it is a distraction. Do you want buyers to notice your pets or notice your house? The best thing to do is to remove the pets during an open house. Then remove all signs that your pets were even there in the first place. Definitely, do this.

7. Fragrance

Sell-my-house-fast mcallen txThis can actually be tricky. Realtors will tell you to bake cookies. This can be helpful, depending on what type of home you are selling. If you are selling a country home in suburbia, this works. If you are selling a post-modern home in the city, maybe not so much. The important thing here is to be sure the home smells clean. Sellers use overpowering scents thinking this is going to help them sell the house. It actually hurts them by driving buyers away. Buyers wonder what scent you are trying to cover up. Also, do not display air fresheners during an open house. Buyers want to know the house smells that way “naturally.” The goal is to have a clean smell with a hint of fragrance in the background. Do this.

8. Let there be light

In real estate, light is good and dark is bad. A well-lit house appears bigger and happier. A dark home appears small and depressed. You want happy buyers. Draw all of your shades and window coverings open. Let the light pour in. There is an exception to this rule. If you have a large window facing west on a hot clear day, you may want to put a light shade over it. You do not want buyers to feel uncomfortably hot in a particular area of your home. They will immediately say to themselves, “If I buy this home, it is going to cost a lot of money to keep cool.”

9. Market your “Open House”

All of this advise does you no good if no one shows up to your open house. Use social media and well-made signs. Advertise that you are showing an incredible home for a great deal on this day from blank to blank. Be very specific about the address and times. Coordinate marketing with your realtor if you have one. Get the word out by any means you can think of. Just keep it professional.

10. Use Technology

 Leverage the most emergent technologies and social media strategies to sell your home. There is a wide gap divide between sellers(real Houses for Sale in Mcallen Txestate agents included) and technology. These days, if you want to sell your home fast, you need at least some tech knowledge of the basics. Use different media forms, such as a blog or video to spread your content. Perhaps both. Use great images, hire a graphic designer if need be. Believe me; your competition is doing it. Use drones and live face-book walk throughs. The list is too long to mention them all here. I sure you get the idea.

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