Enjoy your Thursday!
Robert Miller, Premier Realty Associates, Santa Rosa, 707-53-1570
After that, it's all EASY!
There just might be other things that will prove benefical.
Does the agent ask probing, intelligent questions. Very often, the important questions the require an answer will make you uncomfortable. You need to decide, what serves you best, being comfortable or you and your agent being on the same page sharing the right goals?
What is realistic? Every buyer is 'looking for a deal' but what they really mean is. "Make me an offer I can't refuse!" There are no offers a buyer can't refuse. Does your agent have the courage to respect you by protecting your time or willl they allow you to spend time until your reality light comes on. The greatest demonstrationof disrespect is wasting another irreplaceble TIME.
Critical mass! No, I don't refer to a BMI of 28, but I do refer to a presense in the area market that includes a co-ordinated group of assoicates, a group of community associates, a group of area associates and regional connnections. First Look options will exploit these affiliations to find the home you want that is hidden from public view.
Finally, who will you be working with? The agent or some body learning the business and hoping to make a 'go of it' in real estate. To often a buyer gets plugged into a system of Chaos from which emminates calls from unknow folks who are fulling unknown roles and performing unknow tasks for purposes unknow to you. When the phone rings you can't be sure who you talking to or if they are even on your team! This becomes critically important when you finally make a purchase offer. At that point all 100 wheels on the wagon start to turn. Then chaos reigns.
There you have it. Noting about the number if letters folling their name. Nothing about the number of sales completed last year. Nothing about the brand or even the brokerage. Just you and the agent who wants to protect your interests. Don't be distracted by the smoke and mirrors. Choose the professional who treats you like an adult, asks the probing questions and respects your time.
A little time at Panera Bread isn't too bad either.
Terry Bell, Realtor, CPS Real Estate Santa Rosa, CA 707-292-5712