I understand the desire to deal directly with the owner. They get to know you and you get to know them. Sometimes this is helpful. Here are a few reasons why you are better off being represented by you own agent;
1. You do not pay for representation. The home owner/landlard pays for your representation.
2. You will be leasing from a home owner/landlord who understands the benefit of being represented by a professional and is willing to pay for that higher level of service.
3. Your real estate consultant will be able to look at information about the property that you may not have access to. In this day and age, where scams abound and/or many home owner/landlords are in default and may lose their house to foreclosure soon after you move in, an industry insider who can guide you away from these properties could save you lots of money and heart ache.
4. If you have some credit challenges (as many do these days), being represented by a consultant who can put the best face on your credit situation could be the difference between getting the house and not getting the house.
If any this makes sense to you, then you might decide to interview local, South Bay real estate agents. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your goals and dreams. I would be happy to help.
Dare to Dream.
Shel-lee Davis, QSCÂ®
Certified Distressed Property Expert â€“ CDPEÂ®
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource â€“ SFRÂ®
Certified HAFA Specialist â€“ CHSÂ®
Your Real Estate Consultant for Life
RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty