Working among other realtors all day every day, we sometimes hear complaints of clients with whom they’ve been working with that just won’t pull the trigger and actually make a purchase. There are agents out there that are in a rush to get a deal wrapped up as swiftly as possible so they can set their sights on the next quick kill…
And while it’s nice to have a quick, easy transaction when the situation allows, that’s not what this career is about. We deal with guiding and assisting people as they pursue their life goals, needs, and transitions; not simply opening doors and writing contracts. Instead, we like to be an ongoing resource, not just through the sometimes tedious buying/selling process (these things take time, after all), but before you even know for certain if you actually want to buy or sell!
Seriously. We are happy to serve as a trusted resource in the months or years before you’re ready to take the plunge.
Why? Because your realtor should be good for more than just running comparable sales when it’s time to make a change. We’ve got a lot of experience that you can take advantage of, regardless of where you are in the planning, buying or selling process.
Here are some scenarios to consider:
Looking to make some big improvements? It’s important know how much, if at all, any major renovation or construction project will affect the value of your home. Spending $10,000 to renovate your kitchen doesn’t necessarily mean your home’s value will go up by $10,000. It may go up by less, more, or not at all depending on a number of factors that the average homeowner might not even think about.
From our knowledge of market caps, neighborhood trends or expectations, experience through countless appraisals – you name it – we can help you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to making sure investments made in your home will pay off down the road.
And speaking of renovations…
Need a contractor? We know more than a few. And we know who’s worth their weight and who might leave you underwhelmed by the final product in either aesthetics or functionality. Your friend that can recommend a good contractor usually comes from their singular experience using them. We recommend contractors whose work we have observed and experienced on many occasions, and know each one’s strengths and weaknesses.
Sure, there’s also Google or Angie’s List, but when it comes hiring a local pro, you want to make darn sure you are hiring the right person for the right project. So call us up, and we’ll give you our two cents!
Want to be in the know? Come on, who doesn’t?
When construction crews invade, buildings start coming down, or you see zoning signage pop up out of nowhere, we can be a resource to figure out what’s happening, where it’s happening, and just what that might mean for your community.
We don’t claim to know everything, but it’s our job to keep up on industry developments, so chances are we’ve at least heard whisperings of whatever it is that’s popping up or disappearing in your neighborhood.
Let us be your resource.
Sure, we’d love to help you buy or sell tomorrow if that’s what your goal is. But if not, we’re happy to remain a resource in other ways. The more you know, the more confident you will be when the time comes to make that next move, even if it’s a few years down the line.