Whether through a office tour, brokers open or open house. a real estate professional who is on their game will understand they NEED to set foot in the homes that are for sale in their area.
Those who rely on video tours and a 3,411 images of the pool and kitchen are not on their game. It is my New Years wish that all Pinellas County real estate agents rely on these tools. :)
Two important things happen when you meet the listing agent at the property.
#1. You are there. This house becomes part of your working inventory, NOT an MLS printout.
#2. You pick up options in your discussion with the agent.
#3. The opportunity to calibrate our perception of seller expectation with buyer expectation.
I see every property. I know what it smells like. If there is a 'WOW" factor, it will be presented to it's highest value. And because of #2 above, I know the options available to my buyer, to remove the purchase obstacles that may be present.
Besides, who doesn't like to re-connect with the agents who are still in the business and let them buy you lunch?
Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Palm Harbor, FL