Who doesn’t love the latest smart phone app or cutting-edge software designed to ace the deal? You can spend hours searching, reviewing and downloading the newest apps, but the latest and greatest gizmo is not new at all. It has been in the toolbox all along, like a trusty Swiss Army knife,chock-full of the precise tools that are always at the ready, don’t need “charging,” and are never obsolete. This device is old school: the professional real estate agent with the right training, drive, and know-how to clinch the deal.
A great agent reads your vibe. A great real estate agent understands market timing. A great real estate agent reads the target area’s vibe, and knows it by heart. A great real estate agent handles all ancillary needs. Finally, and most importantly, a great real estate agent is in it for the long haul and will be there no matter what happens along the way.The agent who talks to you and learns what makes you tick is going to know your motivation in ways that no machine can.That ability drives the success of the entire transaction and is the ultimate indicator of whether or not the right deal is achieved. Sure an app can spew numbers,but what good is that without the sounding board that you need to weigh all the competing factors?
Humans aren’t herd animals, but let’s face it, there are some trends and tendencies that do infiltrate the marketplace, with resulting profound effects on the kinds of deals that are out there. A great agent understands economic issues, geopolitical landscape questions, and long-range planning. Sure an app might be able to tell you how many building permits have been pulled,or whether business license applications are up…but a great agent knows BEFORE some government worker has slogged through a pile of paperwork to type them into the “system.” Case-in-point: one neighborhood in downtown Santa Fe has two new antique shops, a custom guitar-making facility, and a jewelry shop…all preparing to open but not yet official. As the economic recovery continues, there will be waves of activity, or percolating hotspots and a great agent will not only know about these opportunities before anyone else, he will be able to integrate that information with your own personal information to achieve the perfect storm of a deal.
We all want to work and live in communities with great institutions,shopping,amenities, and so forth. But if you need to dig deeper, if you want to do more than scratch the surface, a great real estate agent will take you down a few strata to the real bedrock, and to depths that an “app” can’t take you to. A great real estate agent knows that we are in the together, for the long haul. Long after the deal closes, life changes will require the abilities of someone with a knowledge of YOU. Someone you can help you decide if you should you upgrade,downsize, buy your college kid some living quarters in a faraway state, or otherwise repurpose your real estate holdings to expand and contract along with changes in the economy. So don’t forget to upload the greatest app at your disposal: your Realtor.
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