Why hire a Realtor - SIMPLY PUT

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Elite HRRA# 0225063945




15 years ago I sold and bought a house FSBO ........

Yes that was me the one who wanted to save money and do it myself. I had a buyer for my home ( That was a Realtor) and I had found a dream home that was FSBO in a community I was in love it.

When I started the process I had agents/Realtors telling me you need to hire "ME" ... you need help... you need ME ......

I asked over and over and over WHY. What skills do you offer to help me ? What will you do for me that I have not already done for me self ?

DEAD SILENCE  ....... Chirp Chirp Chirp........ Again W H Y I asked and nothing. Not one every expressed to me the value they brought to the transactions.


Fast forward 15 years and I think about this a lot when I'm helping someone buy a home.



Its funny how after so many years I hit auto pilot and I forget the things I do to protect, educate and assist with. 

A recent experience prompted this blog. My buyer was going to accept slow drains on a slab home during a home inspection.  He figured is was hair or something easy to fix. 

NOT ME .... See I have experienced issue AFTER a closing where they slab had to be jackhammered due to a plumbing breach/ hair/toys or roots and it was EXPENSIVE !  I suggested the buyer keep this in the request if it was an easy fix the seller would agree. If it ended up being a major plumbing issue it was not something he was going to have to tackle after closing.


I am going to start a blog on KNOW YOUR WORTH and track these small but very helpful experiences. When someone expresses why they need to hire me Ill have a BOOK to give them ! 



Comments (8)

Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Well done, you...always important to take the high road, and to investigate!

Dec 29, 2016 11:38 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

We appreciate your information that you provided today. Best to you

Dec 29, 2016 01:08 PM
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Alison Creamer that was a great example of the value we bring to the table.  You could have saved this client a lot of money, if it turned out to be a big problem. That's only one of the many value added services we provide!

Dec 29, 2016 01:33 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Alison, these agents could NOT define their worth, that is really sad!    We must be able to answer that question!

Dec 29, 2016 04:10 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Alison, this one is so good I reblog it for any FSBO.  Hope you are ready for 2017.

Dec 29, 2016 04:58 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I wrote a blog yesterday about a buyer buying FSBO and getting screwed

Dec 29, 2016 05:14 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Alison, you're right, there are a lot of agents who just don't get that they provide value, often because they don't1

Dec 29, 2016 05:32 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Allison - that is the question we must answer.  I look forward to your blogs on the topic.

Dec 29, 2016 08:01 PM