Shopping for a new home is a challenge for many people and one that will often lead to them looking for help in finding the best house. That is when a person should know what they need to look for in the REALTOR® that they may be working with to see if they are going to have their best interest at heart or not.
A good thing to look for is going to be the level of organization that the REALTOR® has. If the REALTOR® is organized you will see that they are going to be able to help you with the needs that you have quickly. However, you should also take this into consideration so you do not have to worry about them losing any of the information that you have provided them.
Another thing to look at is going to be if they are respectful towards you and the other people. If they are not respectful towards other people then you may not get a good deal. That is because these people are supposed to be able to talk to the other people properly. If they are rude to the selling agent then the chances of the selling agent trying to get a better deal is going to be significantly lower.
Something else that you should look at is if they are going to be loyal to you as the buyer or not. Many times you will notice that the agents are going to have multiple clients that they work with. However, when you have your time set aside with them you should have them concentrate on your needs rather than answering the phone or addressing other peoples needs when they are showing you homes.
At times you should see if they know how to use technology properly. If they cannot use the computer properly then they could easily miss out on some of the new listings that are coming out. However, if they do know how to use these properly they could easily research all the homes that you want to look at before you go look at them. So make sure that the person knows that the computer is going to be key to ensuring that you have the proper information when you look at any of the homes that are available.
You should also take into consideration if they are going to be a good communicator or not. This is going to be important since they are going to be the ones that need to make clear your demands. If they cannot communicate properly, then they could easily miss out on some of the information that you are telling them to include.
Buying a house now is going to be a good thing for many people because of the market being down now. However, if they do not have the proper help in finding the deals they could easily be taken advantage of by the sellers on the market. If you know what to look for in the Realtor you work with, though, it will be easy to find the best agent to help you with your needs.
About Tim – Tim Ryan sells Naples real estate. Tim’s passion is helping people find the home of their dreams. Visit Tim’s site where you can find thousands of Naples homes for sale.
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Home staging is the act of preparing a home, and the contents of the home, for sale with a special emphasis on presentation and appearance. It’s important to realize that preparing a home for sale and staging a home is not always the same thing. For example making small repairs and touch-ups is part of the preparation process in selling a home; staging a home typically involves changes to that home of an aesthetic nature, such as design, organization and overall appearance. Small touches like new bathroom towels, a well-placed bouquet of flowers or an accent color can liven up your listings!
First ask yourself how will staging my home benefit me?
- Home staging forces you to think like a buyer
- Home staging forces you to organize and de-clutter
- Home staging increases the likelihood of a sale, and therefore reduces the home’s time on the market
- Home staging helps justify the asking price
- Don’t forget home staging can be fun!
One tip I keep hearing everywhere is “lucky number 3” – meaning grouping the right accessories in odd numbers, especially in a group of three, is preferable and pleasing to most home buyers. Remember to vary the height and width of each object and group by color, texture or shape!
In a buyer’s market, you will need every advantage you can get in order to sell your home for a decent sale price, so it is very important to stage your home effectively. But even in a seller’s market home staging can help you achieve a quick sale for the maximum sale price. As an agent the way you market your property is key in getting a significant return – thus leading to a sale. By investing in home staging with your seller you will then have an easier time marketing such a beautiful listing.
RE/Advantage’s IDX solution coupled with their product leading website solutions will help you launch your marketing efforts to the 87% percent of home buyers that start their search on the internet. For more information please contact us at 877.791.4825.
Next I will be writing about staging the exterior and entryway of you listing. Please follow our blog for more Real Estate tips and tricks from RE/Advantage.
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