I think the phrase deal no longer exists. A seller will sell to the buyer who is willing to pay market value and is confident that the property will close. While every buyer wants to think they "got a deal" the current market is a sellers market and homes are selling very close if not over the asking price. Many,many times with multiple offers. We have seen the good properties selling with over 15 offers.
The seller is willing to pay a real estate professional a fee. A good buyer's agent will represent a buyer and provides great value in the transaction. Their role is to represent the buyer and the good agents do that. Good representation in ensuring that the buyers interest is protected during the offer stage, home inspection phase, due diligence phase, contract negotiating and at the closing.
A buyers agent especially today with multiple offers and low inventory can be a real advocate for their client.... more
Unfortunately, we don't have gated communities here as you do in Florida. If you are looking for a rental in a 55+ community there is an option about 30 minutes from Sharon. There are other apartment complex rentals in Sharon and surrounding towns but none are restricted to 55+ and they are not gated.... more
While this whole market is difficult, Sharon is the only town in the Metro West area that was not flagged as a "declining" market . So while there may be some price adjustments for over-priced homes, it doesn't sound like your home will lose value.