So you think you are in the market to buy a home. Every where you turn you see websites that say Look Here!. This is what you need to do! I’m the one who can help you. I have all the answers! It is easy to get caught up in all the information. Sometimes it becomes just one big blur.
I have been selling Real Estate here in this town I call home since 1980. Interest rates were 19% when I started in this business. The industry has changed tremendously since then. I have survived many turns in the market and with my creative thinking outside the box I have continued to provide excellent advise to my clients.
The proprietary information that people used to turn to Realtors for, is now all over the Internet. Anyone can access it. Anyone can use it. As such, today, the information itself is no longer what people come to us to receive. They now come to receive an analysis of that information.
And that’s a big change!
“There’s a large gap between information and actionable knowledge.” These are powerful words. What it’s saying is that information by itself is essentially useless. What’s truly important is being able to understand, analyze, and use the information for the best outcome and that’s what my job as a real estate professional has become!
My value as a Realtor is not in the information itself. My value and the the expertise I provide to my clients is that I know how to analyze all the available information. I know how to connect the dots and I can let my clients know if now is a good time to buy or a good time to sell. I am an advisor. I take the time to explain your options simply and effectively.
This is the information age – so much information is out there. Lets take the medical sector as an example. Several websites were created like WebMD so people could do their own searches so they could see what ailed them. It really created a flood of people going to Doctors so they can see if anything was really wrong with them. They needed information of what to do next.
So needless to say information being readily available (without context and understanding causes confusion. It can also create a false sense of security. You might feel you know and understand more than you really do. This could potentially get you into hot water when you are choosing to walk this journey alone. Needless to say it does not cost you money to seek the advise of a Realtor. Entering into Buyer Broker relationships is about agency relationship and how we choose to work together in partnership —-not about the monies exchanged. Often times brokerage fees are paid by the Seller through co-brokerage. My role as a Realtor, if we are in a brokerage relationship, is to draw from my 35 years of being an Associate Broker in this area .
Basically I will strategize with you in what makes the most sense for your particular scenario. My knowledge will hopefully inspire confidence and certainty in you. Hopefully any concerns you might have with the entire process will be alleviated. Using my many years of experience I can truly explain to you your options on what’s taking place in the market. Knowing what’s happening and why it’s happening. Educating you in this entire process will put you in the drivers seat so you can feel comfortable with your decision.
For most families, buying or selling a home is the most important personal decision and possibly the largest financial decision you’ll ever make. Having a true professional who really understands the market is key to your success!!