At some point in your life you’re likely to find yourself either buying or selling a home. When that time comes, you might want to ask yourself some questions.
Can I figure like an accountant? Can I measure like a surveyor? Do I understand “legalese” like an attorney? Can I spot defects like an inspector? Can I speak like an auctioneer? Do I understand zoning, building codes and taxes like a city or county employee? Do I understand human motivation like a psychologist?
Chances are you’ll be hard pressed to answer all those questions with a “Yes,” unless you’re a real estate professional. Why, you ask, would an agent be different? It has to do with “rubbing elbows.”
The daily routine of an active, highly committed real estate broker or agent is an exhausting one. During any 24 hour period, such a professional will likely have contact with loan officers, lawyers, tax collectors, land surveyors, insurance company representatives, mortgage lending officers, accountants, auctioneers, courthouse personnel, local businessmen and – most importantly – buyers and sellers.
Working at least six days a week, can you imagine how many individual contacts would be made in a year’s time? Such an active individual can mean the difference between winning or losing at real estate. After all, it’s who you know, and now you know the benefits of representation.
Bennington VT, Buying, Selling, First Time Buyers