Top Benefits Of Working With A Real Estate Pro If You're Buying/Selling

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

 

Buying A Charlotte Home? Selling A Charlotte Home?

Why Working With A Real Estate Agent Benefits You!

 

Whether you've been thinking about buying a home or selling a home or even doing both in the Charlotte region, if you've been tempted to "go it alone," here are the many reasons why you should work with a real estate agent and not "go it alone."

 

If You're Selling A Home

If you're selling, a real estate agent's ability to expose your property to a "mass" audience of other agents and the public cannot be overstated. Recent studies show that 95% of buyers search online for a home. In comparison, only 13% use print newspaper ads. Most real estate agents have an internet strategy to promote the sale of your home. Do you? More importantly, can you have an internet strategy to promote your home?

 

And did you know that only 7% of buyers found their home through a yard sign and 1% through a newspaper ad? 78% of buyers found their home through the internet and an agent. No doubt that your chances of selling your home increase considerably when you work with a real estate agent.

 

If you're selling on your own, are you prepared to negotiate with all of the parties involved in a home sale? These include:

  • The buyer who wants the best deal possible
  • The buyer’s agent, who solely represents the best interest of the buyer
  • The buyer’s attorney (in some parts of the country)
  • The home inspection companies, which work for the buyer and will almost always find some problems with the house
  • The appraiser, if there is a question of value

 

And don't forget all the paperwork involved in a home sale, which has increased dramatically as industry disclosures and regulations have become mandatory. That's one of the reasons that the percentage of people who sell on their own has dropped from 19% to 7% over the last 20+ years.

 

You'll most likely net more money than selling on your own. Many homeowners believe  they will save the real estate commission by selling on their own. Keep in mind that the main reason buyers look at FSBO's is because they also believe they can save the real estate agent’s commission. The seller and buyer can’t both save the commission.

 

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If You're Buying A Home

If you're thinking about buying a Charlotte area home and are thinking you can do it on your own... have you considered the fact that the seller has representation for their best interests, so why shouldn't you have representation of your best interests? Even if you're looking at new construction, keep in mind that the very friendly sales agent in the builder's office represents the builder... not you. Should anything go wrong... you'll be on your own.

 

And have you considered what you will do with all the paperwork and the dozens and dozens of steps involved in purchasing a home on your own and in getting a mortgage? Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly changing. A true real estate professional is an expert in his or her market and can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make your dream a reality. Moreover, the right agent will have relationships with mortgate brokers, inspectors, contractors, and other professionals you will need to secure a home.

 

Are you a skilled negotiatior? Can you keep emotions out of the equation when negotiating? In highly competitive today’s market, hiring a talented negotiator could save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of dollars. How will you determine what a home might really be worth in any given market? Hopefully you won't be using Zesstimates! Each step of the way – from the original offer to the possible renegotiation of that offer after a home inspection, to the possible cancellation of the deal based on a troubled appraisal – you need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.

 

 

Check out our Home Buyer Guide: Things To Consdering When Buying A Home

 

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Infographic: How Working With A Real Estate Agent Benefits Home Buyers & Sellers

 

How Working With A Real Estate Agent Benefits Home Buyers And Sellers

 

 

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Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokers have been opening doors for Charlotte area home buyers and sellers for over 20 years. If you're considering selling or purchasing a home in the Charlotte metro area, I'd love an opportunity to earn your business, to exceed your expectations, and to show you how:

 "The Right Broker Makes All The Difference."

 

 

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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Nina. This is terrific. I would use this as a handout. Beautifully written as well.

Aug 24, 2019 08:07 AM #21
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Will Hamm
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Hello Nina,  Once again you are great at what you blog about and that is why buyers and sellers whould be calling you!

 

Aug 24, 2019 08:07 AM #22
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Nina- excellent. I think that many sellers don't realize that the process doesn't stop once you put that For Sale sign out there. And even if you do get an offer, this is often when an agent truly shows their value. 

Aug 24, 2019 11:00 AM #23
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Sheila Anderson thanks, Sheila. I do use the infographic as a "mailer" for internet leads that I "drip."

Aug 24, 2019 12:01 PM #24
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Nina Hollander
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Will Hamm thanks, Will, for the kind comment. Wishing you a lovely Saturday.

Aug 24, 2019 12:01 PM #25
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Nina Hollander
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Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I always tell sellers that if all they want is to put a sign in the ground, put an ad in the paper... they don't really need me. 

Aug 24, 2019 12:05 PM #26
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Nina that graphic is an excellent piece to share with Buyers and Sellers.

Aug 24, 2019 04:32 PM #27
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Aug 24, 2019 08:21 PM #28
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James Dray
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Morning Nina.

That's our job isn't it, making the difficult things not so difficult.  Another subject for our next training/meeting session, thanks

Aug 25, 2019 02:37 AM #29
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George Souto  good morning, George. Thanks. And thanks for always taking time to pop by and leave a comment. Happy Sunday to you.

Aug 25, 2019 05:34 AM #30
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Nina Hollander
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Kathy Streib hi Kathy... now you have me really curious as to what you posted in your comment!

Aug 25, 2019 05:35 AM #31
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Nina Hollander
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James Dray you're welcome, James. A big part of our jobs is to simplify things for our clients and help reduce their stress levels.

Aug 25, 2019 05:36 AM #32
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Nina Hollander,

I love this blog.  Not only do you touch on all the right subjects, but you also don't overpower and turn off the reader.  It has just the right amount of emphasis that keeps the buyer or seller engaged. Kudos!

Aug 25, 2019 07:07 AM #33
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Nina Hollander
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® thanks, Sheri... what high praise! I'm very appreciative and your comment has made my morning!

Aug 25, 2019 07:34 AM #34
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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 Good morning Nina Hollander ,

Excellent post and so glad to see Kathy Streib  feature it in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. Should have earned a gold star..the AR Gods must be sleeping! Many sellers just don't understand all that goes into selling a home besides placing a sign in the ground.  Nice job of explaining.

Aug 26, 2019 05:11 AM #35
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Nina Hollander
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR good morning, Dorie, and thanks.  I really appreciate the high praise!

Aug 26, 2019 05:31 AM #36
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Wow - this post is just filled with so much information that it really is a one stop shop. I love the backlinks - in addition to being a great resource for buyers and sellers, your blogs are a great master class for bloggers like myself to learn how the real pros do it. 

Aug 27, 2019 06:01 AM #37
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Hi Nina:

This is really a top-notch post, and something every buyer and seller should read. While that likely won't happen hopefully the ones in your area will, and then they'll pick up the phone.

Jeff

Aug 27, 2019 07:36 AM #38
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Nina Hollander
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl thank you for the wonderful comment... I've never thought of myself as a blogging pro, but I'll take it! 

Aug 27, 2019 08:53 AM #39
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Jeff Dowler, CRS thanks so much, Jeff, for the great comment. I gave up a long time ago expecting any calls from any blog post, so if I don't get any I won't be disappointed.

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