Many people think they don’t need real estate professional to assist them in buying or selling their next home or that all agents are the same. Nothing could be further from the truth. A common misconception is that real estate agents just open doors or find properties (for buyers) or just put the home on the MLS (for sellers). While agents do still perform these tasks they are not as important as they were in the pre-internet days. Furthermore, they were never the most important reasons for having an agent in the first place!
You Need a Specialist as a Guide if You Are Traveling a Dangerous Route
Like any unique journey, the field of real estate is loaded with land mines; you need a true expert to guide you though the dangerous pitfalls that may lay in front of you. The time to discover you need an agent is not when hitting one. Many transactions go smoothly. Many do not. Finding a home that is priced properly and is ready for you to move into could be tricky. Finding the right buyer for your home can be equally tricky. An agent listens to your desires and needs so they can serve as an advisor in your transaction.
A great agent may also have relationships with mortgage specialists and other experts that you will need when buying or selling your home. This is definitely true with the Monica Foster Team. Not only do we have a skilled team to support you but we have relationships with the best mortgage lenders, inspectors, title specialists, contractors, etc. in the area.
You will need a Skilled Negotiator
In today’ s market, finding a talented negotiator could save you thousands, possibly tens of thousands of dollars. During each step of the process – from the original offer to the possible re-negotiation of that offer following a home inspection, to the possible termination of the deal because of said inspection or appraisal – you need a team that can keep the deal together until it closers. The Monica Foster team has years of negotiation experience including several that are Certified Negotiation Experts (CNE). The team is also holds several certifications in home selling and buying including the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), and Seller Representative Specialist (SRS).
Famous sayings turn out to be famous because they are true. You get what you pay for. Just like a good accountant or even a good attorney, a good agent could save you money and if. As we like to say on the Monica Foster Team: “Who You Choose Matters!”