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Fall In Love With Your REALTOR®
Platonically speaking - how many of you can say you love (or loved) your Realtor? If the answer is "meh" or "no" - you are a victim of a bland or even worse - BAD - real estate transaction.
A house is one of the biggest and most personal purchases of your life! It is your home....it is the place of safety, possibility, new chapters, memories... it is your kingdom! You don't want the Jester to sell your house, do you? You need people - trusted advisers if you will - in your corner to help buy or sell your kingdom! It is not a decision to be made lightly.
I overheard a story today (because as soon as someone says something about real estate, my ears cannot help themselves) about a lovely couple who wanted to buy a newly built house as their first ever home purchase. They were going to use the agent who they were paying their rent to at the time because of the familiarity. They found the perfect house to build, but got very cold feet when their agent didn't put in the time to go over the contract with them or visit them on their second visit to the model home. The agent signed off on the contract for the commission and let the buyer's figure the rest out on their own. The buyers were so disheartened, confused, and felt afraid to sign off when it came to it because they weren't sure if they were making the right decision with their Realtor...and therefore the house! They ended up renting another year...and long story short, now I hope to be their Realtor this year!
The lesson of this story is: before you fall in love with your house, fall in love with your Realtor (and Lender)! These people should only be thinking of your best interests and building your trust from the very beginning. They should be experienced problem solvers and know/ask the important questions up front so that everything goes as smoothly as possible. And with all of this, you should actually really like the people who are going to be helping you with your biggest asset! It makes the entire process WAY more fun and less stressful!
Written by Kat Royer
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Kat Royer is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and minor in Real Estate. She worked for 7 years in operations and sales for a major internat....
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