Why Use an Agent

    To help you SELL your house:

    Real Estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®!

    In selling your home, a REALTOR® will:

    • Compile information about your home that may include the home’s size, type of heating/cooling, schools, and community information, etc.
    • Use comparable sales in your area so the right price can be set to sell your home.
    • Coordinate and pay for the advertising and marketing of your home, including placing your home in our regional multiple listing service, its public site on the Internet, and REALTOR.COM TM.
    • Screen prospective buyers so that only qualified, serious buyers go through your home.
    • Free you from showing your home by handling phone inquiries, appointments, and showings.
    • Maintain objectivity in the Present offers and advise you on aspects of the sales contract, and negotiate for a better price.
    • Write offers, escrow the buyers’ deposit and handle the other documents necessary to bring the home to a successful closing.
    • Explain the closing procedure to you.
    • Accompany you or attend the closing for you.

    To help you BUY a house:

    • Provide confidential representation- No buyer should buy a home without being represented
    • Show you only homes that meet your criteria, thereby saving you countless hours of hit and miss searching
    • Call Sellers for showing appointments and provide easy access to all homes via lockbox key
    • Point out the property’s features and potential concerns that most buyers do not see
    • Advise Buyer during inspection process and negotiate repairs
    • Advise buyer regarding home warranties, insurance, etc.
    • Providing financing resources
    • Advise and assist you in setting your offer price, and structuring the terms of the offer including closing costs, special stipulations in contract to protect your interests
    • Deliver the offer to the listing agent and attempt to be present when the offer is presented to the Seller
    • Negotiate on your behalf
    • Help you avoid costly home buying mistakes
    • Coordinate all the numerous requirements for closing
    • It’s FREE