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WHY USE A REALTOR®?


Buying or Selling a Home is one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed well over $100,000.  If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney?

Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider buying or selling a home without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®.  But if you're still not convinced of the value of a REALTOR®, here are a few more reasons to use one:

Resources
 
Sometimes the property you are seeking is available but not actively advertised in the market, and it will take some investigation by your agent to find all available properties.
 
Objective Information
 
Agents who are REALTORS® have access to a variety of informational resources. REALTORS® can provide local community information on utilities, zoning. schools, etc. There are two things you'll want to know. First, will the property provide the environment I want for a home or investment? Second, will the property have resale value when I am ready to sell?
 
Strict Code of Ethics

As a member of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, every REALTOR® adheres to a strict code of ethics that embodies honesty, integrity and commitment. This long-standing symbol of pride and distinction ensures REALTOR® live this promise to protect buyers and sellers.

 
Negotiation Skills
 
There are many negotiating factors, including but not limited to price, financing, terms, date of possession and often the inclusion or exclusion of repairs and furnishings or equipment. The contract should provide a period of time for you to complete appropriate inspections and investigations of the property before you are bound to complete the purchase. Your agent can advise you as to which investigations and inspections are recommended or required. 

Professional Advice and Representation

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, a REALTOR® helps you navigate the transaction properly and safely. Count on a REALTOR® to guide you through what seems like a complicated process, especially in a heated real estate market. Now more than ever it is vital that you have a REALTOR® who is looking out for YOUR interest.  If you are a buyer, the agent you called on that sign works to protect THE seller’s interests, not yours.  Hiring a REALTOR® ensures you and your rights are protected.

 
Why Hire ME as your REALTOR?

Buyer’s Advantage


30+ years Knowledge of your local market:
 
A REALTOR® who understands your property and location needs can help you the most. REALTORS reach out to their network to gather first-hand information on upcoming homes for sale. Clearly, working with a REALTOR® can give you an advantage — as the buyer positioned to make an effective offer on a home.  When working with me as your agent, you also get the advantage of a Raleigh NATIVE that knows the local market and can help you find the best area to fit YOUR family's personality/needs.
 
When you hire me as your REALTOR® when purchasing your next home, FULL SERVICE Buyer’s Representation is offered at NO cost to you.  The seller pays the commission to the firm.  We will sit down together to determine your wish list and then I go to WORK.  We will look at homes that meet your criteria, and then all you have to do is sit back and relax.  I handle the process and walk you through every step from the moment you decide this home is “the one” until I am able to hand you the key to your new home at closing!! 
 
Seller’s Advantage
 
My Marketing Expertise:

It’s comforting to know that REALTORS have a handle on the market — house-by-house, street-by-street — with access to up-to-date information that the Internet cannot match. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends, family and personal contacts.   I put my network to WORK to get the word out in the local community about your home.
 
I also know how to effectively market your property.  My background in marketing allows me to get creative when selling your home.   My experience in the industry also affords me the relationships with other REALTORS to get the word out about your home. 
 


MOST Importantly...Getting you to Closing
 

Questions may arise between the initial sales agreement and closing. For example, unexpected repairs are required to obtain financing or a cloud in the title is discovered. The required paperwork alone is overwhelming for sellers and buyer alike . Your REALTOR® is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing.  

I am there to make the process as stress free as possible.  I feel it is one of the MOST important aspects of my job.

It’s wise to seek a REALTOR’s guidance and experience to sell your home. Going it alone is a huge undertaking, especially when it comes to accurately pricing your home and bringing in qualified buyers. 


My commitment to  you:

Whether you are a buyer or a seller; TRUST me to handle your home sale or purchase as if it were my very own.  As a REALTOR® with years of experience, helping hundreds of families just like yours, I understand the importance of handling every single part of the process with both attention to detail and professionalism.

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions you and your family will make.  I am honored when a family trusts me to help them through the process.
I look forward to helping you.  Please don’t hesitate to call me!