Tom Braatz, How do I find the right real estate agent in Waukesha County? Series (#2 of 6)

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 In our next part of our series  "Tom Braatz, How do I find the right real estate agent in Waukesha County? Series (#2 of 6)" the topic will be selecting the right real estate agent in Waukesha County to help you buy a home. This is not as easy as Googling Finding a real estate agent in Waukesha County . When you are ready to buy a home or property there are many areas of concern that you may want to address and make sure are covered before and during the home buying process. Your first plan of attack would be to have the Waukesha County real estate agent recommend a number of qualified lenders that will start an application and get you pre-approved for a property. By being pre-approved you know what you qualify for in terms of mortgage, what program will be best suited for you in correlation to your down payment and needs. Being pre-qualified also takes out a lot of guess work and gives the listing broker and the seller peace of mind knowing you are a qualified buyer and have taken the first and very important step of buying a home.

The next question you will want to ask is what experience they have, how long they have been selling real estate, and what separates their team from the others. With the appropriate team or individual Waukesha County real estate agent time management is crucial. You are on a schedule and it takes a experienced agent to be on the same page that you are on to make it all fit time wise. One of the biggest arms of confidence you can have is to ask if the agent you are interviewing can be your buyer agent. They should explain the benefits of a buyer agency to you, but in a nut shell you want to make sure that someone is working in your best interest. Ask for recommendations and testimonials, and if possible, phone numbers for those you obtain.

Please take note of the next recommendation and question; make sure the agent fully explains the home buying process, what to expect, the timing and semantics of an offer, and in short you are totally comfortable in the home buying process and that you understand it If you don't ask the necessary questions until you get the right answer. Never forget that you are in the driver seat and when you work with someone to buy a home, and that you demand and require certain criteria in what you want in terms of the home you want, your timing to purchase the home, and make sure they know your concerns and interests in your approach to buying that Waukesha County home and that you understand the Waukesha County real estate market. You can get an idea of what homes are in the MLS by visitingwww.buyingvip.com

 There are many more tips I could give you and I welcome a call at 262-377-1459 or an email at tom@tombraatz.com so I may be able to help you with them. If you are in Waukesha County and you need to sell your property within the next 90 days and want a exclusive seller package just feel free to call me If you need to buy within the next 90 days or so we have our work cut out for us; just call me and request the Buyer VIP package. By all means feel free to request the free special report "The 19 Questions you must ask a real estate agent BEFORE you list your home" is a must if you want to list.

 

Have a productive day and I will see you at closing!

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Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Tom...he's the man! (high five slapping sound)

Aug 17, 2009 09:50 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!
Rainmaker
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Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
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Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Andrew

Thanks for the vote of confidence. Are you selling everything in Maine?

Aug 17, 2009 09:57 AM #3
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Debbie Aldrich
The Watts Group Real Estate - Cottonwood Heights, UT
Salt Lake City Realtor - Salt Lake County, Cottonwood Heights

Tom,

You are a master, great info. Looking forword to part 3 in the series.

Aug 17, 2009 11:55 AM #4
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Debbie

Thank you; I am just a real estate agent from Wisconsin with some things to say about real estate. I hope I can think until part three.

Aug 17, 2009 01:12 PM #5
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Laura Cerrano
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Tom, Great post, graphics and picture.  When you speak of experience, I believe that is one of the most important things in any profession.

Aug 17, 2009 02:19 PM #6
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Pat Mullikin - KW Milwaukee
Keller Williams Milwaukee - Brookfield, WI

Tom,

You bring up some very relevant points about experience, and Buyers delving into the reasons they should trust a particular agent to represent their best interests. So many real estate agents advertise themselves as this-or-that kind of "EXPERT" (expert = "ex" as in former or past and "pert" as in a tiny drop of water??) without the ACTUAL EXPERIENCE to back up their claims. Many, many agents publish 'TESTIMONIALS" (frankly, I do too!) but why would an agent publish anything but a glowing testimonial. Have you ever seen an agent pubish a client or customer letter that said something like "You gave us lousy advice and therefore our home sat on the market for 6 extra months" or "We found out you told the buyer our negotiating strategy and we netted 20 grand less than we could have" NO-NO-NO!! Testimonials are always about the wonderful service-with-a-smile. Your blog has given Buyers great guidelines to follow when considering using a Buyer's Agent. The biggest financial investment should be guided by a PROFESSIONAL who is not afraid to give a full list of past clients with phone numbers and/or email addresses, as well as cooperating agents with whom they have worked as references. As far as Waukesha County Real Estate agents are concerned, I will always be delighted to co-op a transaction with you!

 

Aug 17, 2009 04:18 PM #7
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Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

How hard is it to find an agent there? I thought you were the only one or I guess the only one worth mentioning!

Todd Clark - www.LivingBeaverton.com

Aug 17, 2009 04:38 PM #8
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Carole

I am glad to be able to say that I have weathered some years now of almost 24 years of doing this Industry called real estate. Experience has taught me many lessons.

Aug 17, 2009 05:22 PM #9
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Pat

You make some great points and you are right; I have some of those less than sterling testimonials as well. I do think that if I give out numbers it shows I am able to stand behind what I say. I would like to say that you are the class act in Waukesha County in real estate and lots of people know the ethics and great sense of morals that you contribute; they are synonymous and your son Ben is fortunate to not only have you as a mom but also as a superb teacher.

Aug 17, 2009 05:26 PM #10
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Todd

You are a great salesman; thanks for the compliment. In a city of a million people and the outlying areas to boot there are many of us; I am thinking thousands. I just try a little bit harder.

Aug 17, 2009 05:28 PM #11
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Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
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Tom, Tom, Tom - I love this post!  You have layed out the process of buying and FINDING THE RIGHT REALTOR in great detail and I look forward to the rest of the series!

Aug 17, 2009 09:55 PM #12
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
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Tom, nice post!  Great mailer idea too for your series to buyers, first time home buyers.....take care buddy!

Aug 18, 2009 01:49 AM #13
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Leesa

Just trying to help the public make some decisions in their home buying process a little bit easier.

Aug 18, 2009 04:15 AM #14
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Kristin

Great idea with the mailer. Take care buddy.

Aug 18, 2009 04:16 AM #15
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