Real Estate Broker = Trusted Advisor

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Most home owners and home buyers use a real estate broker when looking to buy or sell a home. The function of a real estate broker is more than just helping you find or sell a home. Your real estate broker is your trusted advisor during every step of the process. From start to finish you should be able trust your broker to advise you, with your best interests in mind with the following:

When purchasing a home, your real estate broker will advise you about:

  • The best neighborhoods in the area in which you are looking
  • Help narrow down your wants and needs
  • Communicate with your mortgage professional to make sure you are prepared
  • Select homes within your budget and parameters
  • Walk through selected properties with you, discussing potential pros and cons
  • Advise you when it is time to write an offer
  • Discuss with you how best to present an offer to get it accepted
  • Negotiate on your behalf
  • Work to achieve mutual acceptance
  • Work with you as you navigate the appraisal and inspection processes
  • Negotiate additional terms after an inspection
  • Coordinate all aspects of your transaction to help ensure smooth closing
  • Continue to be present with you in your transaction through closing and beyond

When selling your home, your real estate broker will advise you about:

  • The trends in your area and neighborhood
  • Present you with the current market value of your home
  • Discuss with you how best to price your home to meet your goals
  • Help stage your home to ensure it looks attractive to buyers
  • Have your home photographed professionally to make a great first impression to buyers
  • Create and implement a strong print and digital marketing strategy
  • Handle all contact with home showings
  • Handle all contact with buyers’ agents
  • Review, present and discuss all offers
  • Discuss and advise you regarding accepting the best offer for you
  • Negotiate on your behalf
  • Review and go over sales contracts with you
  • Arrange appraisals and inspections with the buyer’s agent
  • Negotiate additional terms after an inspection
  • Coordinate all aspects of your transaction to help ensure smooth closing
  • Continue to be present with you in your transaction through closing and beyond.

The lists above offer some key points in which you should rely on the advice of your broker. However, there are a variety of additional scenarios for which you should also rely on the advice of your trusted broker. Keep in mind; your real estate broker, acting as your trusted advisor, will always work to ensure you have a successful transaction.

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