Why Picking a Good Agent Matters



A good agent can make the difference between a homeowner reaching their goals or falling short. Many current and potential homeowners have experienced the fly by night salesperson that promises the world but fails to deliver and in most cases it’s due to the agent’s objectives not lining up with the client’s. For example a salesperson more worried about their commissions as opposed to actually serving the client.


I am a career real estate agent and a member of the National Association of REALTORS®. Being a REALTOR® comes with responsibilities that non REALTOR® or regular agents don’t have. REALTORS® are held to a higher code of ethics than non REALTOR® real estate agents, and have a fiduciary duty to their clients. This means that my objectives revolve around you the client, and upholding that higher code of ethics REALTORS® are held to by helping you reach your goals.


Please see below some of the ways I might be able to help you where others have failed:


What I Can Do For You As Your Agent:

  • Educate you throughout the entire process and help you with any misunderstandings you might have on but not limited to:
    • Paperwork such as forms, contracts and disclosures required by law
    • Financing and how different types of loans affect both sides of transaction
    • The use and limitations of good faith deposits
    • If arising issues merit seeking the advice of an attorney
  • Listen to your needs to understand your real estate objectives, and help you reach your goals
  • Safeguarding your interests by overseeing the entire process while ensuring that the completion of the transaction is as smooth as possible. Examples could include:
    • Handling any problems that arise during the transaction
    • Staying on top of deadlines and making sure they are met
    • Making sure the appraisal process is handled properly
    • Obtaining / Transferring keys and possession of the property
  • Properly prepare forms, contracts and disclosures that are required by law to ensure that they are all legally correct


What I Can Do For You The Seller

  • Advise you on what indicators you should use to properly price your property in accordance with market conditions to avoid property sitting on the market too long or listing price reductions
  • Help you prepare your property to hit the market by pointing out things that might aid you in attracting buyers such as repairs or cleaning
  • Advise you as to when to list the property so as to take advantage of current market conditions and avoid opportunity lost
  • Help you chose the right marketing strategy to market your property accordingly:
    • Pocket listings
    • Listing on MLS (Multiple Listing Service)
    • Broker Open Houses / Open Houses
  • Help you understand the benefits or differences of each offer you receive so that you accept the correct one and advise you on what you can include in any counter offer you might want to make so that the sales price and terms are most advantageous to you


What I Can Do For You The Buyer

  • Screen homes before you view them to make sure the property meets your needs, and advise you as to any inspections which might be applicable to the specific property to protect you from:
    • Potential for Termite Damage
    • Issues with Mold
    • Flood / Fire hazard zones
    • Earthquake Hazards
  • Show you homes in an effective and professional manner, to help you find the right home in the right neighborhood in a timely fashion
  • Provide comparable sales data to assure you that you are paying the proper price for your home and help you negotiate any price discrepancies by dealing effectively on your behalf with the sellers, other real estate agents, escrow agents, title agents, and/or any attorneys that might be involved
  • Guide you in your selection of escrow and title agencies and on how the escrow / closing instructions should be prepared
  • Guide you regarding any repairs you can request be made prior to closing and properly handling the walk-through process with you to ensure that said repairs or requirements are completed on time
  • Help you spot sellers who are attempting to take advantage of you, and advise you as to what course of action should be taken to avoid it


Thank you for taking the time to visit my page. Feel free in reaching out with any questions. My contact information is located on the contact page found in the contact tab at the top. I look forward to helping you in any way that I can.




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