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Dee Nofziger | Toledo Real Estate Resource

By Dee Nofziger | Toledo Homes | Agent in Toledo, OH

Are You Willing To Leave Your Dream Home To Chance?

Are You Willing To Leave Your Dream Home To Chance? Will it end up being your dream home - or a house of cards, with success teetering on nervousness, emotions, and chance?

How can you help to insure your success? How can you increase your odds of finding the perfect home, negotiating an offer in a price range you are comfortable with and ultimately sitting at a closing table?

Your insurance policy is simple ... call a licensed real estate agent, whose buyer services are free.

Why do all the homework yourself when a real estate agent can not only walk you through the process, but guide you through the maze, throw you a lifeline in rough water, and act in your best interest. For free.

How can I say a agent's services are free? Simple. While they represent you in a transaction and keep your best interests at the top of their list, their commission is paid at closing through the listing agent's total commission. This is called the "co-broke" fee, meaning "cooperative brokerage" fee. The listing agent advertises in the MLS what portion of the total commission a selling agent will receive.

With all the homes on the market today, many with special conditions due to short sale circumstances and foreclosures, a realtor is an essential part of the process.

So, before you pick up the phone to call any old name on a sign; do a little research, ask your friends and family for recommendations, and be prepared to team up with a qualified real estate professional.

Let's not let your house of cards come tumbling down, okay?

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