MortgagesThe Advantages of PreapprovalBy VICKIE ELMER WITH the housing market warming up in many areas, and multiple offers becoming more commonplace, buyers who want an advantage
Not All Agents Are Created Equal
Dated: August 25 2020
Not All Agents Are Created Equal
In today’s fast-paced world where answers are just a Google search away, there are some who may question the benefits of hiring a real estate professional when selling a house. The reality is, the addition of more information can lead to more confusion. A real estate agent can be your essential guide, but truth be told, not all agents are created equal. Finding the right agent for you and your family should be your top priority when you’re ready to sell your house.
The right agent is the person who can truly walk you through the whole process, look out for your best interest, and seamlessly lead you through all the steps along the way. In today’s complex market, the way we execute real estate transactions is changing constantly, especially as more elements can be done virtually. Making sure you have the best advice on your side is more important than ever.
So, how do you choose the perfect agent?
It starts with trust. You must trust the advice this person is going to give you, and you’ll want to begin by making sure you’re connected to a true professional. An agent can’t give you perfect advice because it’s impossible to know exactly what’s going to happen at every turn – especially in this unique market. A true professional agent can, however, give you the best advice possible based on the information and situation at hand, helping you make the necessary adjustments and best decisions along the way. The right agent – the professional – will get you the best offer available. That’s exactly what you want and deserve.
What do you need to trust your agent to do?
1. Navigate the Process
There are over 230 possible steps that take place during a successful real estate transaction. Don’t you want someone who has been there before, someone who knows what these actions are, to ensure you have a positive selling experience?
2. Negotiate on Your Behalf
Today, hiring a trusted and talented negotiator could save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars. Each step – from the buyer submitting an original offer, to the possible renegotiation of that offer after a home inspection, to the potential cancelation of the deal based on a troubled appraisal – you need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.
3. Price Your House Competitively
There’s so much information in the news and on the Internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates. How do you know what’s going on in our local area? Who do you turn to in order to competitively and correctly price your home at the beginning of the selling process?
Dave Ramsey, known as the financial guru, advises:
“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”
Hiring a trusted professional who has a finger on the pulse of the market and is eager to help you learn will make your experience an informed and educated one. You need someone who’s going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.
Today’s real estate market is highly competitive. Having a trusted professional who’s been there before to guide you through the process is a simple step that will give you a huge advantage when you’re ready to sell your house. Let’s make it happen together.
May we match you up with a REALTOR® that you can trust?
MOVE REALTY SERVICES:
Market Value Consultation
Our REALTOR®/agent will meet with you at the property to review its features, amenities and condition. We will create a Comparative Market Analysis for the property (home, land, commercial property) you are considering selling. A marketing plan will be discussed at your option. There is no cost for this service and no obligation to list or sell.
Our REALTOR®/agent will schedule the appointment to see any property available for purchase in the Greater Baton Rouge Association of REALTORS® Multiple-Listing Service (MLS). Note: this is subject to the availability to obtain the permission of the property owner. Minimum 24-hour notice is preferred to accomplish this, particularly for occupied properties.
New Construction Homes Tours
Your Move Realty REALTOR®/agent can set up a time to visit model homes and any available newly-built homes in our area. Through the MLS system all members "share" inventory. We can show you houses in any subdivision or rural location and represent your interests as your "buyer's agent". The best part is that the seller pays the REALTOR® fees, so our efforts on your behalf are at no cost to you! Should you see something “out there” or online that interests you, let us know. https://youtu.be/vnAGfWVkx60
Virtual Property Tours (Covid-19 Period)
We can, of course, always provide posted pictures and/or videos of any property available. Our REALTOR®/agents are happy to share information and images on any property at any time! We do this for out-of-town prospective buyers as a regular free service. During this period of heightened precaution, we can set up an agent-preview of a home that interests you and create a custom "walk-n-talk" video tour to share with you. This will allow you to continue your property research if you are self-quarantined or a member of a group that is at particular risk for the virus!