Market disruptions are occurring in every business sector, and especially in Real Estate. There are flat fee listing companies that offer “more money in your pocket.” Zillow, Offerpad and others will buy your home for cash and put it on the market to sell for a profit. And of course, you can always sell your house yourself.
Actual commission rates nationwide are not necessarily what consumers assume. It’s all negotiable, right? However, full-service agents may not be willing — or need — to accept a discounted commission. And they very well may be worth every dollar they earn.
A seller should get very specific about their goal. What is the desired outcome? Do you want a FAST sale, a WORRY-FREE sale, or the BEST & HIGHEST sale? If you want all of the above then a full-service real estate adviser is your answer. Do you want a professional that you can trust? Do you want an adviser that will respect your time and your house? Do you need a specialist in the field of luxury homes, senior relocation, or water-front homes? Do you want an administrator for the paperwork and managing all of the 43 people that you may have to deal with during the transaction?
A trusted real estate adviser is worth every dollar they earn. Only a full-service Realtor will provide the secure feeling of confidence that your transaction will be handled with concern and a focus for the best outcome for all involved. I appreciate and understand that every sales associate in every sector does more than it appears. Certainly Realtors do more than drive buyers around in cars or put up a sign and then cash the checks.
So, how do you find that trusted adviser? Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network brokerages and agents know that for a buyer or seller to get to the point of finding an agent they trust, they lean on the reputation of the company first. According to the J.D. Power 2018 Home Buyer/Home Seller Study, nearly half (44 percent) of first-time sellers and 39 percent of first-time buyers look for a good company reputation, with the majority (66 percent of sellers and 69 percent of buyers) having visited the company’s website prior to contacting an agent. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices has been a repeat winner of the JD Power’s award for home buyer/seller satisfaction award. Gino Blefari, the President and CEO of BHHS says “A forever real estate agent understands that the concept of home is predicated on the many changes life can bring and it doesn’t start—or end—with the transaction. That’s what we want consumers to associate with every single sales professional who carries our Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices name.”
I’m proud and excited to be with a brokerage with the focus on future trends and “forever” customers.” Being “the family Realtor,” “the calmest person in the room,” and “a trusted adviser” is my goal. Bring me your real estate problem and I will bring you a solution.