Attn Homebuyers: Going at it Alone is A Heavy Load Indeed!

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Real Estate Agent with Boardman Realty Minnesota License#90858

CRUSHED by Neighborhood by Teri Eckholm RealtorAre you a homebuyer going it alone? A renegade who doesn't need the support and expertise of a real estate agent...at least not until you have found "THE" house. Is this the best plan to get the best deal on an Anoka County home in current real estate climate?

I read a great blog today that I wanted to share with home buyers (and sellers) in the north and east Twin Cities metro area. Will Nesbitt is a real estate agent in Fairfax, VA. As an arrogant east coast youth with Minnesota's own Fran Tarkenton as an idol, he challenged his entire neighborhood to a game of football and was CRUSHED! (Read his full posts...The day my neighborhood crushed me. ) Will learned that day the value of having a good team behind you.

Having a good real estate team behind you is a valuable lesson lesson for home buyers too. So...Who is on YOUR team?

  • Do you have an expert REALTOR® to assist you through the home buying process?
  • A good loan officer?
  • An expert housing inspector?
  • A title and closing expert?
  • Septic and well inspector?
  • Are you a skilled negotiator?
  • Do you have neighborhood expertise and know the value of homes in different developments?

How many homes did you buy or sell last year? A good REALTOR® will have assisted in the purchase and/or sale of several. This is expertise that a home buyer going it alone will never achieve. As a REALTOR® I work everyday with buyers and sellers on the purchase and sale of homes throughout Ham Lake, Lino Lakes, Blaine and other communities in the Forest Lake school district. It is my job to be a real estate neighborhood expert! And I have a number of great contacts to become a part of YOUR team so you don't have to go it alone.

Going it alone can seem like a no-pressure way to buy a home, but is flying solo in a home purchase cost effective? Maybe not...Did you know, it doesn't cost most homebuyers a single penny to have a real estate expert in their corner? But it can cost thousands to work without one. Team up with a REALTOR® who is a neighborhood expert and don't get crushed by the weight of going it alone.

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Want to take some weight off your homebuying shoulders? Let me on your team!

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Teri Eckholm. REALTOR with Boardman Realty, is a native Minnesotan who has lived and worked in the Minneapolis St Paul metro all of her life. She specializes in lakeshore homes, acreage properties and first time home buyers but assists anyone making a move in the north and east Twin Cities metro.

If you are buying, selling or relocating to Minnesota and need help from a professional REALTOR®, give Teri , a call or visit her website for a FREE Home Buyer Success Guide or FREE Home Value Report She specialize in acreage and lakeshore properties in the north and east Twin Cities metro area including Ham Lake, Lino Lakes and all communities in the Forest Lake School District! Serving Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey and Washington Counties in Minnesota.

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Rainmaker
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Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Terri,

Excellent info for buyers or sellers when it comes to real estate. For us having the resources of other professionals I know has been a huge help for our clients. It's something we hear often, it's an entire team approach for us too.

Jan 26, 2010 01:02 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Ray Saenz
Exit Realty Laredo - Laredo, TX
Homes for Sale in Laredo, TX - Texas, Realtor

Teri,
having the right team on the buyer or seller side is a must, thannks for bringing this, buyers and sellers can learn from your great advises :P keep the good work !

 

Jan 26, 2010 01:44 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

So many time the seller or buyer never even knows what we have done for them because the agent just knew how to take care of it.

Jan 26, 2010 02:49 PM #3
Rainmaker
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Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

Wow. I'm incredibly honored and flattered.  Thanks much.

Jan 26, 2010 09:14 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Bill Gassett
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate

It ALWAYS makes perfect sense to work with a PRO. I know you are a perfect candidate:)

Jan 26, 2010 10:47 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Lynda--Though I am not on a team but a solo REALTOR, I work with a team of professionals that I recommend to buyers and sellers. Working alone would be overwhelming to those who are making the biggest purchase of their lives.

Jan 28, 2010 11:39 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Ray--Thanks! :)

Jan 28, 2010 11:41 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Terry&Bonnie--This is so true and the sign of a good agent...Keeping things under control so buyers and sellers only have to worry about packing!

Jan 28, 2010 11:42 AM #8
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Will--It is a great story...I posted on my outside blog as well. :)

Jan 28, 2010 11:44 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Bill--Thank you...It takes a good agent to know a good agent. :)

Jan 28, 2010 11:45 AM #10
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