BUYERS & SELLERS
In today’s sophisticated real estate market, it’s crucial to choose a realtor you feel comfortable spending a great deal of time with, that communicates well and you’re confident they possess the skills needed to properly look out for your best interests throughout the sales process from start to finish. Since your home is a major investment, it’s vital that your agent’s primary profession is real estate, so you know you’re receiving nothing less than a full-time service. Considering the fact that an agent generally functions as an independent contractor within an agency, the professionalism, knowledge, business sense and level of service one would expect depends primarily on the integrity and ability of the individual agent, not the agency. For an in-depth overview of my expertise and broad real estate related experience please click on About Me.
BUYERS - Key Components for a Successful Property Search
1.) Secure a loan pre-approval if applicable from your preferred lender prior to commencing your home search so you’re prepared to make an offer without delay. If you don’t have a lender in mind, I can provide you with some suggestions. 2.) Have me set you up to receive automatic listing updates via email through the regional MLS System. This superior search system will email you new and/or repriced listings as soon as they hit the MLS, practically eliminating the chance of missing a property of interest. If you prefer you can also sign-up for listing updates on your own by clicking on Register Form and following the instructions. Keep in mind, other third-party providers such as Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and other agent and company websites may cause lost opportunities do to notification delays and/or be lacking in property details and photos. 3.) It’s important to quickly narrow down the scope of your search so you don’t waste time directing your efforts to areas of little or no interest. 4.) Ideally, you should familiarize yourself with the cities and/or towns you’d ultimately like to settle in so won’t have to spend your valuable time determining whether or not you like an area when you could be making an offer. Simply click on Buyer Information in order to access all you need to know about the home buying process in detail.
SELLERS – Key Components Leading to a Successful Listing Experience
Keep in mind, there’s a dramatic difference between simply selling your home as opposed to utilizing an experienced real estate professional to market your home. When working with a seasoned professional you are given the opportunity to carry on with your normal life for the most part, while much of the stress and related responsibilities surrounding the sale of your home are handled by your agent. Prior to placing your home on the market, it’s vital to invest some real time and effort into a number of things that could potentially improve buyer appeal such as: addressing any outstanding repairs, sprucing up the exterior to boost your home’s curb appeal, removing clutter and personal mementos, repainting personalized bright colored rooms with light neutral colors, touching up scuffed and/or chipped paint, self-staging your home, or if preferred, hiring a professional to do so, thoroughly cleaning entire property inside and out, etc. Your agent will also provide their professional opinion pertaining to what practical and aesthetic repairs and general improvements in particular, may potentially enhance the value of your home. Finally, it’s time to have an in-depth discussion with your agent to determine a viable listing price following a careful review of all the sales data contained within the Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) provided by your agent. Simply click on Seller Information in order to access all you need to know about the home selling process in detail.