A Word to the Wise?

Reblogger June Piper-Brandon
Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Hampden MD RE License 579412

"A Word to the Wise", Realtors area professionals who have received many hours of training and have experience helping people just like you buy and sell homes all over the country.  I have seen so many buyers get into trouble in the FSBO market and so many sellers try to save money by selling their home themselves only to make less than if they had sold their home with a Realtor. 

If you are buying or selling a home in Maryland please think about using a real estate professional from Advance Realty.  Our agents are among the best trained agents in the state.  If you are thinking about buying a home in Michigan call Gary White!!

Glen Burnie offers many affordable housing opportunities for those relocating to Ft. Meade and Annapolis.  Glen Burnie is located north on 97 from rt 50 or north on Rt. 2 from Annapolis Naval Academy and east along 32 and north on 97 from Ft. Meade.  It is a relatively easy commute from either base and only a couple short miles from the Curtis Bay Coast Guard Station too, as well as being commutable to DC whether you ride the MARC from Odenton or drive.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home give me a call today and we'll talk about the market conditions and what your home could possibly be worth in today's market place if you are thinking of selling.  If you are considering buying a home, there is no better time than now to buy.  The tax savings and wealth building a lone is worth the plunge into todays market.

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June Piper-Brandon, Broker - Advance Realty Anne Arundel Inc.


I love this saying...."A Word to the Wise".  If you were talking to someone already wise why would you have to give them advice?

It seems that everyone knows real estate.  Everyone lives in a dwelling of some sort, an appartmentGary L White www.FlexitRealtyMichigan.com, duplex or home.  They know that homes have windows, doors, walls and roofs.  How hard can it be to buy or sell homes?

How hard can it be to show a house to buyers?  How tough can it be to sit a sign in the yard for sellers?

Many buyers and sellers think exactly that..."How hard can it be?"  They have no idea the rules or requirements that guide the real estate profession.  Unfortunately sometimes people in the profession have no idea either, but regulations and professional ethics guide the Realtor who is a member of local MLS affiliates governed by the National Association of Realtors.

Buyers and Seller tap a very informative information stream of friends and relatives.  These information sources provide all the data anyone could ever need on the subject of real estate.  Everyone knows someone who has purchased or sold a home.  They all have "buddies" in the business too, sometimes.

So is it any wonder how a saying like "A Word to the Wise" came into being?  It wasn't created for wise people it came from the same platform as "Buyers Beware" because thinking you know and actually knowing is two very different things.

A "Word to the Wise" if you use a professional they are bound to serve your needs through a well thought out code of ethics that have be modified to meet the needs of buyers and seller over the last 100 plus years.  Click the link below to view the code of ethics.  http://www.realtor.org/realtororg.nsf/pages/consumersplash  

If you buy from a "For Sale By Owner"  use the "Buyer Beware" policy.  They are not bound by any ethical code but may be as honest as the day is long...then again thinking you know and knowing are two very different things.  Maybe they are selling a home they don't legally own.  That has happened more times than people would want to know. 

A "Word to the Wise" when selling and you create your own forms and think you have covered yourself from liability, thinking you know and knowing is two different things.  Realtors take the responsibility of making sure the contracts are correctly filled out to meet your requirements of the sale.  Liability in a society that has more law suits than any country in the world per ca-pita is taking a lot on you and your family shoulders for a few dollars in savings.

So the next time you hear....an expert advise on buying and selling homes ask who assumes my liability if I buy or sell on my own?  The answer, YOU DO! 

A Word to the Wise! 

Need to buy or sell your single largest asset....call a professional, know who is representing your best interest.

Hope this gives you "A Word to the Wise"!

 Thank You from Gary l White www.FlexitRealty.comFlexit Realty Logo

If you live in the Grand Rapids or the West Michigan area, are not under contract and would like to sell or buy a home....give me a call.  It could save you thousands in your next real estate transaction.  FlexIt Realty designs selling and buying programs to meet our clients' needs.  Your call is always confidential and you are never pressured.

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