As a seller, the three most important factors are appropriate pricing, professional marketing and effective negotiation. If any are missing or inadequate, the likelihood of a timely sale for top dollar significantly diminishes. I have a proven track record in each of these critical real estate realms.
Appropriate Pricing – Suggesting a listing price is something I take very seriously. I do not rely on inaccurate indicators such as automated valuation methods, tax value or averages of recent sales. I will never mislead you as to market value simply to obtain a listing agreement. In my formal analysis, I find the best available recent comparable sales, make appraisal-based adjustments for items of value, factor in market conditions along with seller motivation and determine a final number. Following these steps has led to a consistently high list to sales price ratio on properties that I list for sale.
Professional Marketing – Framing a property to maximize its wow factor is a multifaceted task. From a captivating description to professional photography, aerial photography, video, detailed floor plans, accurate data and more, it takes a concentrated approach to make a property truly shine. I utilize a mix of these mediums to portray property listed for sale in the best possible way, leading to more showings and shorter market time.
Effective Negotiation – I will vigorously advocate on our behalf, drawing on 15 years of market experience while utilizing valuation methods reflected in appropriate pricing and a reasoned approach to our stance, backing up our position with supportive market data. Maximizing the bottom line will always remain at the forefront.
When selling a property with me, I personally assist you from our initial consultation each step of the way throughout the entire process. I personally manage every aspect of a transaction as I firmly believe that all details are critical to a successful result.
Selected Seller Testimonial: “We have worked with Chris Latham twice; as both a buyer and seller. We were so impressed with his responsiveness and professionalism, that it was a nobrainer to have him represent our beach property. His marketing using professionals to capture the best photographs of our home was exceptional; as buyers turn to the internet to purchase their next investment, Chris goes beyond with attention to detail. He was always available and prompt in response and guidance. If you are looking for a realtor in the Crystal Coast, look no further.” Todd and Donna Jackson – #15 Lookouts in The Grove/Atlantic Beach – March 2018
#15 Lookouts in The Grove
“Chris is very knowledgeable and extremely dedicated in providing the highest service. He got us 3 offers in the first 24 hours. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell!
Matthew & Katie Muns
Morehead City - May 2018
“We have worked with Chris Latham twice; as both a buyer and seller. We were so impressed with his responsiveness and professionalism, that it was a no-brainer to have him represent our beach property. His marketing using professionals to capture the best photographs of our home was exceptional; as buyers turn to the internet to purchase their next investment, Chris goes beyond with attention to detail. He was always available and prompt in response and guidance. If you are looking for a realtor in the Crystal Coast, look no further.”
Todd and Donna Jackson
Atlantic Beach - March 2018
“Chris is wonderful to work with overall. He responds quickly and if he does not have the info needed, he gets it and replies. He is patient, even with multiple questions and concerns. In the somewhat stressful process of finding a property, making an offer and making it to closing he provides a sense of calm and guidance. Will use him for any future needs.”
Atlantic Beach - February 2018
“Chris was fantastic in helping us find out beach home! He was great throughout all stages of the process. He quickly understood what we were looking for and kept us current with offerings and showings. He was also available and very responsive. Living a few hours away, it was so nice to have him there locally. He understands the area, what’s available and gave us excellent advice and guidance, especially as we made our offer. After the offer, he was invaluable with keeping us on task and helping with all of the little things that had to be done locally. In addition, Chris is a pleasure to work with. He understood our needs and didn’t pressure us at all. We highly recommend Chris!”
Steve & Ellen Palumbo
Pine Knoll Shores - October 2017
“I worked with Chris since 2006. He is responsive, customer focused, and tireless in his support–he is true real estate professional. He has deep local knowledge and a strong ethical approach to meeting and protecting his customers interests. He always responds to my calls and keeps me informed of all issues. I would seek out Chris first in the future, and give him my strongest endorsement and recommendation–he is that good.”
Newport - October 2017
“Mr. Latham made a video of my the insideof my home and the lot from the air. Using this he sold my home before it was even shown. Mr. Latham showed himself to be very trustworthy and honest. He worked hard to attract a buyer, negotiated skillfully, and closed the deal in a very smooth and timely fashion. He is s great guy to work with and he knows how to sell houses.”
Morehead City - June 2017
“Chis was hands on with the selling of our home and the purchase of our new one….as soon as our house went on the market it started being showed immediately. ..the house sold quickly … he understood we wanted to down size and promptly located us a beautiful home….we absolutely were 100% satisfied with Chris and would highly recommend him.”
Morehead City - January 2017
“Having been a residential mortgage banker for more than 44 years and been involved in thousands of real estate transactions I am still not qualified for much, but I think I can spot great Realtors. Chris is one of them. He recognized our needs and goals and got us there in a very timely manner. He kept us updated, offered his suggestions and guidance that lead to a smooth transaction.”
Emerald Isle - November 2016
“Chris Latham is the consummate Realtor. His skill set includes charm, confidence, intelligence and impartiality. I felt he was always on my side, but he made me aware of other currents surrounding the transaction(s). Chris sold our property while searching for a replacement property. The sale had some buyer issues and Chris managed those expertly while I focused on the new purchase. I would not hesitate to use Chris Latham again and to recommend him to any buyer or seller without reservation.”
Atlantic Beach - October 2016
“We enjoyed working with Chris. He was professional, thorough, efficient, very responsive and was always looking out for our best interests. It was a pleasure working with Chris.”
Newport - August 2016
“Chris has been my Realtor for 13 Years. He has helped me buy and sell dozens of homes over the years. If you’re looking to list or sell a home, Chris knows the Carteret County market better than anyone I know! He always over delivers and does what he says he’ll do and more. What’s more, he’ll work hard for you and tell you the truth!”
Morehead City - August 2016
“Chris was extremely helpful and very responsive in the sale of our house. He was always available and helped us get through the many hurdles we faced. I can’t imagine finding a better agent to work with.”
Newport - June 2016
“Chris provides exceptional client representation and projects the highest degree of client service, honesty, integrity and professionalism. His real estate knowledge and negotiating skills are phenomenal! He took care of every detail from the beginning to the end of the transaction and continues to amaze us with his after the sale service.”
Morehead City - January 2016
“Chris was extremely professional and full of knowledge. I instantly knew when I met him that he was all about us and not just the sale of a home. He will answer every single question and will go out of his way to help at any second. I highly recommend Chris for the sale or purchase of your next home.”
Morehead City - December 2015
“Chris’ knowledge of the region and excellent communication and negotiation skills make him an excellent agent. I recommend him highly as a buyer’s agent. He was in contact with us throughout the entire purchasing process and went ‘above and beyond’ what is required. This was our 13th purchase of a home and this experience was among the very best.”
Pine Knoll Shores - December 2014
“Chris was always straightforward and dedicated. Every twist in our purchase was met with fast, accurate solutions that achieved our goal of home ownership. He’s a winner!”
Beaufort - September 2013
“Chris sold our home in Morehead City during a truly horrible time of few sales. My wife and I were more than pleased with every aspect of his conduct in the transaction. We appreciated his care and guidance along the way.”
Morehead City - October 2011
“Thank you for handling everything so well for us. The extra efforts you put forth on our behalf did not go unnoticed. Being out of state I don’t think we could have done it without you. We really appreciate all that you have done.”
Morehead City - October 2011
Chris, I would like to thank you for your assistance in getting my home sold. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but from the beginning to the end you did a terrific job. Thank you as well for checking up on things after the storm. I’ll be sure and send any business I can your way.
Morehead City - August 2011
“Chris is the consummate professional. He knows his market and the ‘process.’ Chris does a great job of getting to know his client and their needs so he can assist them in finding the right property.”
Pine Knoll Shores - August 2007
“You are amazing! Thank you so much. Once again you have helped me, and once again your help has been outside the scope of what was originally contracted. Chris, I wish I had a dozen houses to list with you. I have many times mentioned to people what a great asset you have been and what an outstanding job you have done. The latest efforts on your part further substantiate my feelings regarding the exceptional way you perform in your profession. This is further proof that you truly go beyond the bounds of your job, giving service after the sale. To me, this speaks volumes to your integrity. Thank you again. I sincerely appreciate your efforts.”
Morehead City - February 2006
“You provided immediate professional information and followed through each step of the way. Of all the realtors I’ve had experience with, your cogent professionalism was of the highest caliber. Thank you so much.”
Morehead City - January 2005
“I just wanted to write and let you know how much we appreciate your thoughtfulness in our decision to sell our property. It made what could have been a stressful time for us much easier. We also appreciate your standing in for us at closing. We felt we could trust your judgment.”
Morehead City - November 2004