Why The Starr Group

Experience the Starr Treatment

The Starr Group sets itself apart from other Realtors by giving every client exceptional care and service no matter the size, price or location of a property—before, during and after the sale. We work hard to ensure our clients have the best experience whether they are buying or selling their first home or their last.

Market Analysis. The Starr Group will give you a complete market analysis prior to listing your home or on the home you want to purchase. This information will help in setting the list or offer price and in future negotiations with buyers and sellers. You will also be set up on an automated MLS search that will track the market while your home is listed to keep you abreast of new listings (i.e. the competition) and newly pending or sold homes in your neighborhood or to keep you in the loop of what’s hitting the market if you are a buyer.

Process Advisor. Selling or buying a home is an exciting milestone, but the process can be trying at times. We will be by your side every step of the way: Showings, offers, negotiations, appraisal, inspection, all the way to SOLD!

Professional Pictures. Amazing photography is vital when selling property. The Starr Group employs the best photographers in central Iowa and the investment pays dividends to our sellers. Professional pictures inspire agents and their buyers to schedule a showing. And, without showings, there are no offers.

Online Presence. The Starr Group focuses our marketing dollars primarily online. We utilize realtor.com, Zillow, Trulia, Houzz, Homes, Craigslist, and more to give the best online exposure to our listings. We also promote our listings
using Facebook. We maximize the number of pictures each site allows, write catchy headlines and enhance the listings so your home appears high in search results.

Reports/Feedback. We will keep you in the loop with weekly online traffic reports via email as well as honest, unfiltered feedback following showings. We always follow up with Realtors who show your home and request feedback that we share directly.

Free Home Staging Consultation. Heather Starr is one of a handful of certified home staging consultants in central Iowa. The Starr Group offers Heather’s home staging expertise to all of our sellers as well as free use of her accessory inventory. Any furniture rental, if needed, is provided at cost.

We are RE/MAX Agents. The real value the international RE/MAX brand brings you as our client is the flexibility we have as independent contractors. As RE/MAX Realtors, we are responsible for all of our expenses and control all of our marketing and commission. This allows us to think outside of the box with marketing and respond to special requests from our clients.

Why use RE/MAX?

Consummate professionals, RE/MAX Associates on average lead agents of competing brands in advanced real estate education and production. That’s why they’re known as “The Real Estate Leaders®” and why no one in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

Customer Satisfaction
The proof of quality service is in repeat customers and in customers who refer RE/MAX Associates to their friends. Many RE/MAX Sales Associates derive a high percentage of their business from repeats and referrals.

Education
RE/MAX Associates lead agents of competing brands in professional designations, which denote specialized training and education. They dominate the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Relocation Professional (CRP), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Leadership Training Graduate (LTG) ranks.

For All You’re Worth®
On average, RE/MAX Associates sell more real estate than other agents. They are better-qualified to set the right price for the homes they list, better-equipped to market those homes, and likely to find a buyer in a shorter period of time. That experience and education also means they are better-qualified to find the right home for any buyer.

Competitive Advantage
The real estate network that has the most competitive advantages to offer both home buyers and sellers will be an industry leader, and RE/MAX is that network. No one in the world sells more real estate than RE/MAX.

Advertising
On average, a RE/MAX Associate spends about $10,000 each year on personal promotion and on individual and group advertising. Personal advertising plus national television advertising and Internet exposure generates the highest number of prospects in the industry.

Network Size
The revolutionary RE/MAX Concept of enabling real estate professionals to maximize their business potential has evolved into an organization of more than 120,000 Sales Associates in more than 6,600 offices.

The Sign That Brings You Home®
The famous red-over-white-over-blue RE/MAX yard sign and your RE/MAX agent lead you to properties in areas in which you’ll want to live and work. If you want to sell your property, the RE/MAX yard sign attracts buyers.