In this age of digital communication, where you can easily
find information on the Internet about a home, why would you need an experienced
agent working just for you?
Increasingly potential buyers and sellers are searching
homes and gathering information about homes that might interest them or about
competing properties in their area before purchasing or putting their home on
The difference a good, experienced REALTOR® can make for you is extremely important in how,
ultimately, your purchase or sale will or will not happen the way you expect.
Photos and information on the web, while helpful and fun to look at, don’t
begin to tell the whole story about a particular property.
For buyers, consider this: Has the home been well-cared for?
Is it well-built? Are there additions or changes to the home that weren’t
properly permitted? Is it in a flood plain? Is that even a problem? Have there
been claims made to the homeowner’s insurance company that will made your
premiums sky-high? How about getting in to see the property and having an
experienced agent by your side to point out things you might overlook? Also
extremely important is that an experienced real estate agent will have formed relationships
with vendors who will be helpful throughout the process and who have proven
themselves time and again to be the best at what they do. Any agent can
recommend a lender or a home inspector or an attorney but an experienced agent
will have dealt with the same lender, home inspector or attorney many, many
times and will know that they meet the standard of the kind of service that an
experienced agent expects to be given to their clients. Experienced agents have
thousands of transactions and know the best ways to get you the best house at
the best price and with a minimum of stress or unpleasant surprises throughout
the entire transaction.
As for sellers, it’s great to go to the web or the tax
records to find out what homes are selling for in your area but are they really comparable? An experienced agent
will know which homes compare to yours and which do not. All homes are not
created equal! They know how to do an in-depth analysis that takes into account
features that one home possesses that another does not and how much of an
adjustment to make for that feature. They know where to go, outside of a
particular neighborhood, to get good comparable properties when your home is in
an area that doesn’t have many recent sales. They also are the ones who often
know the condition of a particular property that you might be considering
“comparable” when, in fact, it’s in such poor condition that the home’s value
has been lowered to reflect that condition. They know where to advertise your
home for sale and they, most importantly, have formed relationships with other
successful agents who will be happy to show their listings when they see that
agent’s name come up on a home listed in the Multiple Listing Service. An
experienced agent can help you through the frustration (yes, it’s definitely
frustrating to have your house on the market!) of showings, cancelled showings,
non-cancelled showings, negotiations, repairs, etc. and make sure that you get
to the closing table on time and satisfied that your best interests have always
been uppermost in their minds.
An experienced real estate agent can make all the difference
for you, whether you’re a buyer or a seller, in helping you have a smooth
transaction. You’ll be happy that you picked someone with many years of experience!
Author:Brian Hargrove Phone: 919-830-5233 Dated: April 7th 2014 Views: 397 About Brian: ...
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"We were completely satisfied with Kim. Kim went above and beyond traditional real estate agent responsibilities. Besides all the normal and big things that she did to help us sell our home she also did so many small things to help that made our home more marketable. She was very knowledgable in every aspect of the process not only giving valuable information, but most importantly sharing her insight into making the most of every part of the sale of our home. She was incredibly patient with me and treated our house as special as I thought it was. At all times Kim was encouraging that the house would sell, and encouraging with all the extra things that we did to the home, since it was an older home, to market and finish the sale. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is interested in selling their home. I am sure that she is just as accomplished, sensitive, attentive, knowledgable and persistent in helping someone find a home and I am happy to recommend her for that as well. On a personal note, I will miss having to work with her as I enjoyed working with her immensely and greatly value her opinions. I always felt that she was working "just for me" even though I knew that she had other people she was working with. Kim made me feel that anything I had to say was important and responded to messages quickly, cheerfulliy and competently, never keeping me waiting to hear back regarding our home. Anyone would do well to have her as their Real Estate Agent. "