Wednesday, October 3, 2018 / by Craig & Coleen Bush
REMEMBER, not all real estate agents are the same. If you decide to seek the help of an agent when selling or buying your home, you need some good information before you make any moves!
An agent can cost or save you thousands of dollars!
Picking an agent is one of those critical issues that can cost or save you thousands of dollars. There are very specific questions you should be asking to ensure that you get the best representation for your needs. Some agents may prefer that you don’t ask these questions, because
the knowledge you’ll gain from their honest answers will give you a very good idea about what outcome you can expect from using this agent. And let’s face it – in real estate, as in life – not all things are created equal. Hiring a real estate agent is just like any hiring process – with you on the boss’s side of the desk.
It’s critical that you make the right decision about who will handle what is prob ...
Thursday, August 9, 2018 / by Craig & Coleen Bush
"...you need to be aware of agents who set the list price on homes at unrealistically high levels simply to get listings..."There are two factors at play here. On the one hand, you need to be beware of agents who set the list price on homes at unrealistically high levels simply to get listings. This is really unfair because it can set homeowners up for disappointment and failure.On the other hand, you have homes that are priced correctly, but are marketed ineffectively. Without a proper marketing program in place to ensure a home is exposed to the highest number of qualified buyers, many home sellers feel forced to accept a lower offer.There's nothing worse to a home seller than to have their home sit unsold for many months because of improper pricing and/or marketing techniques. Needless to say, either of these situations is highly frustrating to any home seller. But more than that, it can be financially crushing if you're counting on the full proceeds of the sale of your home to fulf ...