Going the Extra Mile for Buyers

When shopping for a buyer’s agent, the typical expectations of buyers are for an agent to show them properties as well as to make them aware of new listings. Generally speaking, most buyers start their search online using either www.realtor.com, www.californiamoves.com, or one of the many other available websites that provide listings, pictures, information, and virtual tours. You really don’t need a real estate agent to provide you with the basic information in this day and age. What you do need, however, is an agent who is knowledgeable and who provides service.

A computer can never be a substitute for service and knowledge. A good agent will preview properties in advance and is knowledgeable of the nuances attached to those properties. Does the property back up to an apartment or commercial building? Is there an alley on the side or in the back? Is there an undesirable house next door? Are there old, broken down cars in the neighborhood? Is the street a busy one with peak traffic hours? Is the property in an airplane flight pattern? What is the history of the property? Is the addition a bootlegged addition? Does the addition have permits? Is the floor plan obscure or obsolete? Is there economic or functional obsolescence in the property? Are there negative environmental issues? The list goes on and on.

Your agent should be prepared to tell you about the property from every aspect. Your time and money are very valuable. You’ve worked long, hard hours to accumulate your down payment. You do not want to risk your down payment, nor do you want to waste your time looking at properties that are far from what your list of requirements has noted. Trust me, and trust the agents on my team. We have seen the properties. I know the neighborhoods. I know the schools. I know the neighbors. I know the financial aspects that will make the property either a good investment or one you would be better off walking away from.

These are the elements of a good agent. Let me be your advisor. Let me provide you the service. Let me establish a relationship with you and understand exactly what your needs and requirements are. I will not waste your time, and I will help you find a home that you will be happy with for many years to come.

Going the Extra Mile for Buyers

When shopping for a buyer’s agent, the typical expectations of buyers are for an agent to show them properties as well as to make them aware of new listings. Generally speaking, most buyers start their search online using either www.realtor.com, www.californiamoves.com, or one of the many other available websites that provide listings, pictures, information, and virtual tours. You really don’t need a real estate agent to provide you with the basic information in this day and age. What you do need, however, is an agent who is knowledgeable and who provides service.

A computer can never be a substitute for service and knowledge. A good agent will preview properties in advance and is knowledgeable of the nuances attached to those properties. Does the property back up to an apartment or commercial building? Is there an alley on the side or in the back? Is there an undesirable house next door? Are there old, broken down cars in the neighborhood? Is the street a busy one with peak traffic hours? Is the property in an airplane flight pattern? What is the history of the property? Is the addition a bootlegged addition? Does the addition have permits? Is the floor plan obscure or obsolete? Is there economic or functional obsolescence in the property? Are there negative environmental issues? The list goes on and on.

Your agent should be prepared to tell you about the property from every aspect. Your time and money are very valuable. You’ve worked long, hard hours to accumulate your down payment. You do not want to risk your down payment, nor do you want to waste your time looking at properties that are far from what your list of requirements has noted. Trust me, and trust the agents on my team. We have seen the properties. I know the neighborhoods. I know the schools. I know the neighbors. I know the financial aspects that will make the property either a good investment or one you would be better off walking away from.

These are the elements of a good agent. Let me be your advisor. Let me provide you the service. Let me establish a relationship with you and understand exactly what your needs and requirements are. I will not waste your time, and I will help you find a home that you will be happy with for many years to come.