Most of my 32 years in the real estate business in Denver I have represented as many buyers as I do sellers each year. This allows me to give buyers insights into the neighborhoods they are considering as well as what Sellers are thinking and how they are responding to offers so the buyer can make their offer stand out. To say the neighborhoods in Denver are diverse is a bit of an understatement. The buyer can find this kind of intel extremely useful (never about a specific house or seller they are considering). And I can share with the Sellers what the buyers are thinking as they walk through homes they are considering as well as what is being offered in the competing neighborhoods. The home seller is counting on me to be candid and straight forward in my assessment of their home. But on to the topic…
Some buyers think that finding the right home is the critical part of the buying process and that is how they determine which agent to use. While it is important, there may be a broader skill set to consider when selecting your real estate professional.
The most recent NAR Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers indicate that 52% of buyers do want help in finding the right home to purchase. There was a time when the public did not have access to all the homes on the market, but the Internet has changed that.
Helping to negotiate the price and terms of sale were identified by almost 25% of the buyers. No one wants to pay more than is necessary and the terms of the sale can be as important as the price.
The next largest area of assistance that buyers value has to do with financing and the paperwork. Even if a buyer has been through the process before, it very likely could have been several years and things have probably changed.
Since the cost of housing is dependent on the price paid for the home and the financing, a real estate professional skilled in these specialized areas can be very valuable in finding the “right” home. An agent’s experience and connections to allied professionals and service providers is equally important.
Ask the agent representing you to specifically list the tools and talent they have available to address these areas.
Then contact Pete to see what he can offer.