Ugly Little Secrets about Selling a Home in Brentwood or Discovery Bay
Selling a Home is tough for people and they have lots of questions. Today on a bulletin board where I sometimes answer questions a guy Selling a Home post a question on Short Sales. I didn't think much of it. I rarely get clients off the bulletin board, but I like to help people out when they are Selling a Home and it was a reasonable question about Selling a Home.
One other agent in the area had responded before me and his Home Selling Information seemed reasonable too; although our responses were divergent on the issue they were not mutually exclusive.
After I posted a response I thought that would be the end of the story. Then I get an e-mail that there is another response. I almost deleted it, then decided I would see what someone else had to say. Well it was the first agent. Apparently he had done a little research on my Brokerage.
This agent went on to offer the potential Home Seller some warnings about working with one man offices that are out of the home, or part time agents, and to make sure the entire team was licensed. Every thing he said would make me look bad.
To clarify I am a Broker – not just a Real Estate Agent – that alone should say something. I am full time. Having every member of a team licensed would be like having every member of a football team be a quarterback. Here is my response.
I find Nick's response some what humorous. He has obviously looked me up and did a little research. I do work out of my home, however, I am full time. As a mater of fact working at home allows me to work more. I spent 10 years running 7 offices and a dozen employees in another business; I like working alone now.
A team is more than a collection of agents. Sometimes a collection of agents is the last thing you want. It is Title and Escrow, it is Escrow assistants, and they are all things I can out source as do many agents. But when a client wants service I am the one they call - not another team member for this or that.
Which agent style works best for you is your choice. There are advantages and disadvantages to each. If you have an agent already great. If not and you want to give me or Nick some consideration great. I really do not know him, he may be a fine agent.
I would suggest you do one thing right now - Go to Google and do a number of searches on hyper local terms, If you search Short Sales in Discovery Bay I see me twice on page one - not one of my best search results but not bad. Do other hyper local searches. You will find me all over page one. Do you want your house on Page 1? Go to ActiveRain.com - the leading blog platform for Real Estate - you will see me at # 6 in the state and the best locally - of thousands of agents.
Have a great day.
There is no right or wrong size of a firm. Each has it's advantages and disadvantages. It is about personalities and how to get the most out of your self. If you are Selling a Home it has to do with your values and the type of companies you work best with.
In my last business I was doing something I loved. Then one day I found I was not doing what I loved but managing other people who did what I loved - but not as well.
I like working with people and doing Real Estate Sales – I like owning my own business – For now I choose to be a one man Brokerage. A one man Brokerage can do things for you a larger firm cannot do when Selling a Home. Your Home For Sale will be listed on the MLS for all the agents to see and have access to. The difference here is when you call you are always talking to the boss.
For more information on Selling a Home in Brentwood, Discovery Bay or Beyond – Short Sale or Traditional Sale give me a call at 925-260-4321.