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Why Work with Us

Our Team…

  • JAC is committed to the real estate industry with 100+ combined years of experience
  • We are lifelong residents of your community
  • We are respected in the community amongst business owners, homeowners & fellow REALTORS® and Brokerages
  • Individually & collectively close millions of dollars in real estate a year
  • Are members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), Suburban West Realtors Association, Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS® and a multitude of local & regional, public & private organizations

Selling my Home with Cochrane

BEFORE THE MLS

  • One of or a combination of the following: Professional photography, drone photography & walk-through videography
  • Coming Soon status in MLS, social media, signage (applicable MLS waiver and/or regulations apply)
  • Tailored recommendations for qualified contractors to complete last minute work & updates to home
  • Staging assistance prior to and during photography session
  • Pre-listing appraisal management, if applicable
  • Pre-listing inspection recommendations & coordination assistance

LIST DATE

  • Email blast to applicable Brokerages & Agents
  • Social Media marketing blitz & advertising, scrolling Cochrane website feature
  • Proposal to all applicable print & digital publications notifying them of the new listing
  • Public and/or Brokers Open House planned and executed, if so desired by sellers
  • High-quality brochure created & delivered to your home and/or provided online through the MLS

WHILE ON THE MARKET

  • On-demand showing software, Showingtime, provided for clients to immediately approve or decline showing requests
  • Continued communication between Agent & Seller regarding marketing updates, showing feedback, pricing adjustments
  • Management of in-house & outside brokerage showings in conjunction with Showingtime; verifying preapprovals if necessary
  • Communication & thorough walk-through of offer(s) via conference call or in-person meeting
  • Utilize state of the art software, zipForms & DocuSign, to securely collect signatures from you on offer documents, contract changes & inspection negotiation forms. In-person signatures can be arranged.

UNDER CONTRACT & ON TO SETTLEMENT

  • Inspection coordination & assistance to inspectors & buyer’s agent
  • Communication and guidance during inspection proceedings & negotiations
  • Appraisal attendance & short meeting with Buyer’s mortgage appraiser (if applicable)
  • Collection of deposit checks & deposit secured in escrow account
  • Seller conveyancing either in-house or coordinated with Buyer title agency
  • Guidance with moving companies, transfer of utilities, auction houses, item removal, last minute necessities prior to settlement
  • Payoff(s) ordered on behalf of Sellers & Seller proceeds management
  • Settlement accompaniment by Listing Agent

Buying a Home with Cochrane

BEGINNING YOUR SEARCH

  • One-on-one, in-person, virtual or telephone call with your Realtor to discuss your budget, timeframe, must-haves, desired locations, and the process of searching for a new home
  • If desired, tailored recommendations for local lenders we have successfully closed deals with and from whom we have received positive feedback about from former clients
  • Your Realtor will create a specialized auto search and email through the MLS. You will receive daily emails tailored to your specific home search with “Coming Soon” listings (not yet disseminated to online sites such as Zillow, Realtor.com, etc.), “New” listings, and price changes. You will be able to conduct your own searches and “favorite” homes you would like to schedule an appointment to see all through your personalized portal.
  • Your Realtor will communicate with other local agents in and outside of the Cochrane office, as well as find coming soon and new listings to give you the best advantage of seeing a home as soon as it hits the market. Your Realtor can put feelers out into the real estate community, tailored to your home search, to find the newest properties before they hit the market
  • Your Realtor will use on-demand showing software, Showingtime, to immediately request showings on your behalf

SUBMITTING AN OFFER

  • Your Realtor will create and tailor all pertinent offer documents on your behalf electronically
  • Review of all paperwork and offer details either in-person, virtually or on the phone prior to fully executing offer documents
  • If applicable, close communication with your lender to ensure pre-approval documents and lender estimates are received and submitted with an offer. If a cash offer, all measures will be taken to privately and discreetly share your proof of funds with only the most pertinent parties
  • Utilize state of the art software, Zipforms & Docusign, to securely collect signatures from you on offer documents. In-person signatures can be arranged

UNDER CONTRACT & ON TO SETTLEMENT

  • Inspector recommendations, coordination, and attendance at inspection(s) by your Realtor
  • Communication and guidance during inspection proceedings & negotiations. Your Realtor will successfully navigate the inspection contingency period with you & complete all necessary paperwork to ensure you remain within contract
  • Continued coordination of the loan process with your lender to ensure contract compliance (if applicable)
  • Appraisal coordination with mortgage appraiser (if applicable)
  • Coordination of down money through seller’s brokerage
  • Title agency recommendation and coordination through settlement
  • Guidance with moving companies, transfer of utilities & last minute necessities prior to settlement
  • Coordination & attendance of walk-through(s) prior to settlement
  • Settlement accompaniment by your Realtor

Marketing my Home with Cochrane

MARKETING – GREATER EXPOSURE FOR YOUR PROPERTY

With over half a century selling real estate in the Philadelphia region, James A. Cochrane, Inc. is the preeminent firm to handle all of your real estate needs. We find it most effective to build long standing relationships with other professionals in the business in order to effectively market our client’s homes. We have a large networking sphere in the region which assists us in not only finding the right buyer for your home, but also gives us advanced notice on new and coming soon listings in order to get our buyers in the door of their dream home first!

We are proud to sponsor many local and regional events, nonprofits & charities where we exhibit numerous listings through beautiful advertisements that are distributed to businesses’ supporters & attendees.

By being a part of BRIGHT MLS, our listings enjoy a multiple listing service with a coverage area from New Jersey to Virginia. Our listings then feed to thousands of brokerage websites, general real estate sites such as realtor.com, zillow, trulia and dozens of others.

We are proud to have had, and continue to see, our properties featured in a multitude of locally, regionally and nationally recognized print & online entities.

Our homes have been featured in:

Philadelphia Magazine

Lancaster Farming

Main Line Today

phillymag.com

https://www.phillymag.com/property/2020/05/12/neocolonial-chester-springs-farmhouse-for-sale/

https://www.phillymag.com/real-estate-agents/william-cochrane/

fig Magazine

Philly.com

Horse of the Delaware Valley

County Lines Magazine

The Philadelphia Inquirer

https://www.inquirer.com/real-estate/housing/house-for-sale-glenmoore-chester-county-philadelphia-suburbs-20190605.html

https://www.inquirer.com/philly/business/real_estate/on-the-market-artist-james-fuhrmans-chester-county-retreat-20180308.html

https://www.inquirer.com/philly/business/real_estate/chester-county-real-estate-million-dollar-historic-homes-philly-suburbs-20180124.html

Country Living

circaoldhouses.com

LAND MATTERS Magazine