Originally Posted at My Indy Waterfront Blog
Finding the right REALTOR is often hard when everyone knows someone you should use. Finding one that is familiar with Geist, water frontage, dock ownership options, Cocktail Cove, etc is challenging. You want to consider things like experience, knowledge of the local Geist Real Estate market and availability as you make your decision. As well as Trust…you want someone you can trust with such a big decision. Here are some things to consider as you start the process of searching for a waterfront home for sale in Geist.
The Metropolitan Board of REALTORS has 5,800 members. There were 75% of those agents that did less than 10 transactions last year. And of the remaining, only 250 agents wrote more than 30 transactions last year. That says that there is a small pool of experienced agents and in this business experience is priceless.
It is so much more than just opening the door; it is the way I look at the home ( with experience I know to look for wear/tear, water issues, cleanliness), the analytics I do with the history of the home and comparables in the neighborhood (my previous job was an Accountant so love the analytics), it is the way that I negotiate and the way that I troubleshoot the issues to protect you in the process.
It is so much more than sitting down and listening to what you want; it is asking why those things are important to you, it is watching you in the homes and listening to your emotion and the questions you ask, it is understanding your motivation, it is shaking the etch a sketch sometimes to find a house that is perfect for you that you hadn’t thought of.
Are you a first time buyer, come to our first time home buyers clinic that we hold each month; registration is required. We have a Real Estate agent, a lender and a home inspector go through the process (15 minutes each) and then have a Q & A. We give you some great handouts to take with you too.
I am one of the 250 agents that wrote more than 30 transactions last year and for the last several years; and at the end of the day, I want to sell you “I gotta have that house”; not “that house will do”. I have handled and solved many problems over my career since 2001 and while I probably haven’t seen it all…I’ve seen a lot. Every transaction will typically have a least one blip…find an experienced Geist agent you can trust.