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31 Reasons why your Real Estate Agent is worth their commission. REASON 9

5-14-2018

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REASON 9:

Direct access to all the answers.

Henry Fo0rd once said, “Let me remind you that I have a row of electric buttons in my office. All I have to do is press one of them to call the person who can answer any question on any subject I wish to know, relative to the business at hand.”

Real estate agents are surrounded with direct access to brokers, mentors and others who have expertise about any part of the transaction. If they don’t have the answers, it is likely that someone else in their inner circle does.

 

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http://brandfacerealestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/31-Reasons-BrandFace-2018.pdf#page=2&zoom=auto,-150,724

31 Reasons why your Real Estate Agent is worth their commission. REASON 8

5-10-2018

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REASON 8:

Knowing is half the battle.

We grew up hearing this statement in a popular cartoon (G.I. Joe), but the truth of it it timeless.

That’s why so many professionals hire career coaches, to teach them what they don’t know – or help them achieve their goals faster.

To give them the skills to avoid making common mistakes. Trust someone who has already been where you are and can help you get to where you want to be. It’s the best money you will every spend. And if your a buyer, it doesn’t cost you anything!

 

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http://brandfacerealestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/31-Reasons-BrandFace-2018.pdf#page=2&zoom=auto,-150,724

 

31 Reasons why your Real Estate Agent is worth their commission. REASON 7

5-07-2018

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REASON 7:
They belong to marketing co-ops.

Realtors belong to co-operative listing and marketing systems that exponentially improve your exposure to the market.

It broadens all of your possibilities because we are all working together to standardize the industry, weed out unethical participants and build positive reputations.

These are all direct positives to you.

 

Source:

http://brandfacerealestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/31-Reasons-BrandFace-2018.pdf#page=2&zoom=auto,-150,724

31 Reasons why your Real Estate Agent is worth their commission. REASON 6

5-03-2018

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REASON 6:
Full time agents are connected.

Agents are actively involved in their local community.

They know politics, politicians, municipal plans and even state and regional plans that can affect your pricing. They know developments and improvements in the community.

They know which incentives exist for all types of customers, from first time home buyers to commercial development funding.

They usually attend PTA meetings, town hall meetings, networking events, churches, synagogues, temples, tennis clubs and more. These connections are invaluable to you as a buyer or seller.

Source:
http://brandfacerealestate.com/…/31-Reasons-BrandFace-2018.…

 

31 Reasons why your Real Estate Agent is worth their commission. REASON 5

4-30-2018

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REASON 5:
Time is of the essence.

This point is so important, it is literally pre-printed in every purchase contract!

Most people are not aware of all the excuses and obstacles that can unnecessarily prolong a closing. But the best agents can see through 99% of those, and will know how to circumvent them or bypass them completely, saving you precious time, and often saving the deal altogether.

31 Reasons why your Real Estate Agent is worth their commission. REASON 4

4-26-2018

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REASON 4:
Known objections are not obstacles.

Your agent hears objections every day. What buyers and sellers often perceive are the absolutes and negatives of a situation. What an agent sees is flexible and fixable.

Great agents know the difference and can confidently navigate those treacherous waters because they have overcome different obstacles, many of which their clients don’t even know exist.

31 Reasons why your Real Estate agent is worth their commission. REASON 3

4-23-2018

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REASON 3:
You can’t beat the experience.

Full-time agents use their skills every day.

They meet with buyers and sellers every day who are looking for the right property or opportunity. That means they form acquaintances and relationships that also prove to be invaluable over time.

Many times, well-seasoned agents have a buyer in mind before they even attain the listing.


Source:

http://brandfacerealestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/31-Reasons-BrandFace-2018.pdf#page=2&zoom=auto,-150,724

31 Reasons why your Real Estate Agent is worth their commission. REASON 2

4-19-2018

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REASON 2:
You can’t beat a person at their own game.

Consider this- you could pull your own bad tooth with a pair of pliers, but the dentist has all the right tools. The dentist went to school to learn and practice the skills. The dentist knows the next step and pulls teeth every day, but rarely their own! Interview at least 3 real estate agents before you make a decision, but put your well-being in trusted hands.

You can’t beat the agent at the real estate game because they do it every day, all day!

Additionally, they not only have your data, they have everyone else’s data, and it’s the volume of this data that is invaluable in order to make fully informed decisions.

 

Source:

http://brandfacerealestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/31-Reasons-BrandFace-2018.pdf#page=2&zoom=auto,-150,724

31 Reasons why your Real Estate Agent is worth their commission: REASON 1

4-16-2018

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REASON 1:

Statistics from the National Association of Realtors prove that homes listed with a licensed full-time agent sell for approximately 26% more than those sold ‘For Sale by Owner’ even after the commission.
WHY?
Mainly because active agents know the market and what a home will bring–and though homeowners know what they want to receive when their home sells, those numbers are rarely the same. A case in point would be Zillow Zestimates, which are not accurate representation of home values (in fact, they are statistical off by 10-15% in most situations), but most people aren’t aware of this fact. An agent will be able to assess your situation properly and position your home to sell at maximum value.

 

Source:

http://brandfacerealestate.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/31-Reasons-BrandFace-2018.pdf#page=2&zoom=auto,-150,724

6 Secrets to Getting Approved for a Home Loan

4/09/2018

Even if you are a strong loan candidate on paper – you have good credit and lots of savings – this still might not lead to an approval. Sometimes, it may be as simple as timing that is not right, or you could be working with the wrong lender. Don’t seek out a home loan without reading these six industry secrets to boost your chances of approval.

Your loan officer doesn’t approve your loan

Although the banker is the one you meet with face-to-face and give all your documents to, he or she is not the one who makes the final decision on whether or not you get approved for a loan. That’s the job of the underwriter. However, you still want to impress the banker so he or she will vouch for you with the underwriter. Having a good relationship with your lender means that person ought to fight harder for you.

Find a lender who is persistent 

You want a lender who won’t give up if the underwriter comes back with a no. If that is the case, the lender should be asking whether there are a few simple changes you can make that will get you approved. Maybe if you pay off a credit card or improve your FICO score, it will make you a better loan candidate. The long and short of this is that your lender shouldn’t assume his or her job is over just because the underwriter rejected you.

Who is the lender recommended by agents? 

In order to find a lender who is persistent and informed, you should do a little research to find out which lender is recommended by some of the top real estate agents in your area. It’s more common than not that these people will give you a name of a lender with a reputation for getting clients approved for a loan.

Make sure the lender actually gives loans for the type of property you’re interested in

Also included in your research should be whether or not a lender even gives out the type of loan you need. That means checking that the property type, location and condition qualify you for a loan with a certain lender. Some lenders don’t lend for properties that are fixer-uppers, or they may give loans only for commercial property.

Play the waiting game

Part of being savvy when it comes to securing a home loan is knowing when to hold off. It may be necessary to wait for the right financial climate to secure a good mortgage loan. If interest rates are high or you haven’t put enough money away in your savings, your best bet might be to hold tight. Although this is frustrating, it’s all part of the approval process strategy.

Ask for a second opinion 

If you’re not feeling the warm and fuzzies from the lender you chose, there is nothing stopping you from working with someone different. If you don’t think that lender is invested enough in you or will help you put together a stellar loan application, it’s best to part ways. You could even go to another lender if you got rejected after working with someone else. However, if you get rejected again, especially if it’s for the same reasons, this may be an indicator that there is something in your profile that you need to fix – like a high-interest credit card or student loans.

Pro tip: If you get rejected, ask follow-up questions. This way, you know what you need to work on to get approved next time.

Think you’re ready to take the plunge? Contact me today for more information about what you need to do to get approved for a home loan.