Day 7 of 90 Best Practices Real Estate 2018 feels like a better title than the mis-leading "best Realtor®" which is not necessarily obtainable and if it was would only be temporal. Firstly we would have to collectively define what the best Realtor® actually is and I believe you would have many right answers. So the title is now and through the remainder of this exercise in sharing will be Best Practices Real Estate 2018. I would add, in my opinion.
This is the end of my first week and let me take a breath and reflect on what was, what will be and most importantly what is for now. For now, I have two new listings this week, and I am calling a Seller (FSBO) to make an offer on his property. As part of our all cash
offer and the willingness to overlook some building and zoning codes will be his agreement to pay a commission to the Realtor®. The reason most FSBO end up working with a professional is because every single day our focus is this profession. The nuance of a complicated sale that knowingly is accepting a home that is not up to code for purchase and by-passing inspection is considerable. I am pretty sure this Seller, who did all the work himself, does not even know the risk he is taking if he accepts an offer with a lender involved. I will tell you how it goes.
The thing about best practices is that they are constantly evolving. Consumers have access to much the same information that Realtors® do. They arrive at this party armed with knowledge based on the opinions of what they are reading on consumer web sites. Having access to all this information does not mean you have understood what you are looking at or have read on the internet. We all know this.
Day 7 of 90 Best Practices Real Estate 2018