- Are you just curious about buying or selling a home?
- Are you seriously considering buying your first home or building a new one?
- Do you want to sell your present property and buy a larger or smaller home?
- Are you thinking about relocating into or out of your present town or area?
- Do you want to increase your present real estate investments or exchange property?
- Have your real estate requirements changed since you purchased your present property?
- Do you want to know the value of your present real estate?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider contact a real estate broker. The earlier you contact a real estate broker, the easier it will be to create a plan that troubleshoots any potential problems areas and allows you to structure a transaction with the most benefits to you.
Beyond the relatively obvious activities, most people associate a real estate broker with finding a property, finding a buyer, or negotiating the contract. All real estate activity today involves some education and coordination. I refer to us as “the great coordinators” because over the years of handling real estate transactions, we find ourselves with a wealth of information and experience that allows us to assist our clients in connecting to effective experts in a wide range of specialties.
Access to reasonable, reliable services can often make a tremendous difference in being able to complete a real estate transaction in a timely manner. We generally know the current types of loans and interest rates, how long it takes for loan approval, how much time we need to allow for inspections, and so much more. In addition, you can benefit from a broker’s daily exposure to the expertise and performance involved in real estate transactions. This includes services provided by inspectors, lenders, title companies, escrow officers, etc. While real estate brokers can’t give tax or legal advice, and most of us don’t arrange loans, we often meet jointly with our clients and their advisors to structure a transaction that is most beneficial to our mutual client.
We find ourselves accumulating references for obscure things such. We often know which well driller, septic inspector, brick mason, plumber, or electrician that not only does good work at a fair price, but actually shows up when agreed upon!
Because most of us live in the areas where we broker real estate, we also often know of local wants and needs. We typically know which teens will babysit or walk dogs, which charity is looking for that use refrigerator you’d like to dispose of by the end of the week. In my personal database directory, I have accumulated over 100 services which I routinely utilize, including attorneys in different real estate related specialties, dozens of contractors in different areas of specialties, including electricians, roofers, plumbers, etc.