So You're "In the Market?"
Read This BEFORE You Start!
Uncommonly good advice for those looking to
buy or sell Real Estate
The other day my friend told me an ALARMING story:
He was at the doctor’s office seeking counsel for a mysterious problem. Things were moving along, until the doctor asked my friend to “sit tight for a minute…”
The doctor went around to his desk. Instead of sitting back, my friend leaned forward and discovered the doctor was using the internet to find an answer!
I think you’ll agree, when we seek professional help, it’s VITAL to choose someone with a long history of knowledge and wisdom to draw on.
BEWARE: there are a lot of people masquerading as “professionals” in the real estate industry… If you are buying or selling a home, the last thing you want is a realtor who lacks experience. Choose wrong and what could have been an easy and fast process turns into a nightmare.
Here are three foolproof questions you must ask your potential realtor:
1. How many homes have you sold in the past year?
2. Do you have any customer reviews online?
3. How does your marketing system work & what is it?
You can’t afford to have a “newbie” in charge of your very important real estate transaction! Choose someone who is selling a LOT of homes. (1 of every 2 agents in the Boulder area sold 2 or LESS homes in the past year - they might be the ones Googling “how to sell a home” when you’re not looking!)
Reviews don’t lie. Use the internet to see who’s been providing TOP customer service and most importantly, RESULTS. 5-star reviews mean great customer service and high satisfaction for you.
Lastly, marketing is really what this business is all about. Many realtors seem content to put the sign in the yard and hope for the best. You want someone who will PUSH and work daily, doing everything possible until your goal has been achieved.
I’m Dave Janis, and I hope this checklist is helpful for you. Welcome to my site. Have a look around and feel free to call me if you have any questions or if you think I might be able to serve you!
"Definitely" Dave Janis
P.S. - The “definitely” stands for the answer I’ll give when you ask whether I can sell your home fast and for the most money possible.
P.P.S. - I asked my friend whether he jumped off the table and got out of that doctor’s office, to which he said, “NO, but only because I was wearing that little examination dress and nothing more!”
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