‘Buying or selling a home’ is the largest financial decision you will likely make. Having a great real estate agent that is your strong personal advocate, can pay you and your family huge personal and financial dividends. Thus its important to review the following Top Five Reasons you need a strong personal advocate.


Top Five Reasons You Need a Strong Agent

Settling for a home you don’t love or overpaying can have long term consequences, in terms of both finances and happiness. If you are selling your home, listing it too low can cost you money, and listing it too high can cost you precious time on the market. A devoted Realtor® seeks first to be a strong advocate for his or her clients to help them avoid these pitfalls. Here’s what you should expect from a strong Real Estate Advocate:

1 - Someone to Represent Your Best Interests

It’s important to have an agent who will represent YOU and YOUR interests, rather than the other party’s (or their own) interests. A good advocate will work for you in finding the right home and will fight for you to get it at the right price, as opposed to trying to close on a house as fast as possible without really looking out for you. Don’t settle for something you don’t absolutely love, a strong advocate would not expect you to!

2 – Someone Who Can Take Emotion Out of the Equation

As a buyer, your job is to fall in love with a house. The gorgeous kitchen, the huge bedrooms, all of that. Your agent, however, should look at the house without emotion. A good advocate will be looking for possible foundation issues or water damage, not just focus on the beautiful granite counter-tops and the landscaping. A good advocate will use their brain and not their heart.

3 – Someone Who Knows the Processes

It’s important to have someone representing you who knows the entire process, even those items which may come up that are outside of the ordinary. A good advocate will prepare you ahead of time for possible “road bumps” – and have a plan just in case. They will make sure you know when to do the home inspection and what to do after it. A good advocate will be your partner from the first time you meet all the way to the closing table (and after!)

4 – Someone Who Knows the Players

No real estate agent knows every detail about every subject. We must rely on experts in other fields, whether it is a lender, a home inspector, an electrician, etc. For instance, a good lender is worth more than just saving a quarter of a percent on interest, they can also spare you delays and lots of unnecessary stress. Foregoing a home inspection can cause many headaches and added costs down the road. A good advocate will be able to reach into their professional network to find you a list of experts based on actual client experiences!

5 – Someone Who Knows the Market

In real estate, every market is different and every market is changing. Whether it is new housing developments being built or new jobs coming to the area, a good advocate must stay on top of these items because they affect your home’s value. Does your agent know the absorption rate for your area? (Psst, you can find it here: Huntsville Market Absorption Rates) This can help determine how long your home may stay on the market. A good advocate doesn’t just tell you about your home’s value, they can SHOW you with demonstrable facts and data.

Considering Buying or Selling?

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in Madison or Huntsville, reach out to us today for someone who will really represent YOU!

 Adam and Amber Rohrer  (256) 813-4518


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