Whether you are buying or selling a home in Hampton Roads, it can be quite an adventurous journey. You need an experienced Real Estate Professional from Abrams Realty to lead you to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.
The 5 Reasons You NEED a Real Estate Professional in your corner haven’t changed, but have rather been strengthened due to the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to recover.
1. What do you do with all this paperwork?
Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly changing. A true Real Estate Professional is an expert in their market and can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make your dream a reality.
2. Ok, so you found your dream house, now what?
According to theOrlando Regional REALTOR Association, there areover 230 possible actionsthat need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Don’t you want someone who has been there before, someone who knows what these actions are, to make sure that you acquire your dream?
3. Are you a good negotiator?
So maybe you’re not convinced that you need an agent to sell your home. However, after looking at the list of parties that you need to be prepared to negotiate with, you’ll realize the value in selecting a Real Estate Professional. From the buyer (who wants the best deal possible) to the home inspection companies, to the appraiser, there areat least 11 different peoplethat you will have to be knowledgeable with and answer to, during the process.
4. What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth?
It is important for your home to bepriced correctlyfrom the start to attract the right buyers and shorten the time that it’s on the market. You need someone who is not emotionally connected to your home to give you the truth as to your home’s value. According to theNational Association of REALTORS, “the typical FSBO home sold for $208,700 compared to $235,000 among agent-assisted home sales.”
Get the most out of your transaction by hiring a professional.
5. Do you know what’s really going on in the market?
There is so much information out there on the news and the internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates; how do you know what’s going on specifically in your area? Who do you turn to in order to competitively price your home correctly at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a low-ball offer?
Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises:
“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”
Hiring an agent who has their finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying/selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.
You wouldn’t replace the engine in your car without a trusted mechanic. Why would you make one of the most important financial decisions of your life without hiring a Real Estate Professional from Abrams Realty?
Author:Liz Abrams Phone: 757-644-3800 Dated: March 15th 2017 Views: 133 About Liz: Liz Abrams is co-founder and CEO of Abrams Realty. She and her Husband, Jim, Abrams, own and manage ...
Abrams Realty is a full service real estate company for all of your real estate needs including Residential Real Estate and Commercial Real Estate. Abrams Realty provides Property Management services.
We service all of Hampton Roads. This includes Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton and Poquoson.
Our Mission Statment
“To approach every relationship with an optimistic attitude, ethical professionalism, steadfast belief in our talents, and a determined focus on serving every customer and client to the very best of our ability.”
Abrams Realty believes in providing exceptional service in all situations. We are Military Friendly Real Estate Agents, understand PCS moves and help our military move daily!
We believe service comes before sales and hope to develop a great relationship with each of our clients!
When homeowners are preparing to put their properties on the market, o
"I was very confident in her from the start. The owner Liz, has been an exceptional help during our process, she also goes above and beyond for her clients, and you really can't ask for more than that in a trusting company. I couldn't have picked a better Management for our property, definitely price friendly, and on top of everything. I'd go back and choose them again if I was in position to.
Thanks Abrams Reality for your professionalism and abilities to make what can be a stressful situation, smooth and as easy as can be."