Agents either have extensive knowledge or have the tools to find the industry stats about your particular neighborhood. For example, you may know that a home down the street was on the market for $340,000, but an agent will know if it had upgrades and sold at $320,000 after 55 days on the market and after going under contract two times.
Real estate agents network with other professionals, those folks who provide services that you will need to buy or sell. (HVAC, appraisal, inspection, survey, septic, roof, structural, etc)
HANDLING VOLUMES OF PAPERWORK
One page deposit receipts were common in the early 1970s. However, today’s purchase agreements run about 10 pages or more. It’s best to have someone on your side that knows the paperwork well. It will simplify the process and save you time.
RELATIONSHIPS FOR FUTURE BUSINESS
The basis for an agent’s success and continued career in real estate is referrals. We want to provide the best, so you are willing to recommend the best.
MARKET CONDITIONS INFORMATION
Real estate agents can give you market conditions, which will help your buying or selling process. Many of these will determine your success.
ANSWER QUESTIONS AFTER CLOSING
Many questions can come about that could have been overlooked in the excitement of closing. Good agents are on standby and always ready.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
You don’t have to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does.
“When you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are.” – Henry Ford
NEGOTIATION SKILLS AND CONFIDENTIALITY
Top agents are negotiating ninjas. Unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotions of the transaction while still sincerely empathizing and acting with genuine care. This skill is part of their job description and saves a lot of time.
Counter to what some people believe, agents do not select prices for sellers or buyers. We simply educate and provide the necessary info for you to make the best pricing decision possible.
AGENTS ARE BUFFERS
Agents take the spam out of your property showings and visits. If you’re a buyer of new homes, your agent will draw their sword, but their armor on, and keep the builders agents at bay, preventing them from biting or nipping at your heels. Make sure you have some of your agent’s cards handy so you can say “yes” and give it to anyone who asks if an agent is representing you.
Author:Peter Kima- Phone: 919-443-0300 Dated: October 24th 2016 Views: 418 About Peter: When it comes to providing the utmost in personal service to his clients, Peter Kima is on the cutti...
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When it comes to providing the utmost in personal service to his clients, Peter Kima is on the cutting edge. This family man's demanding work ethic was passed on from his parents. His mother, a first generation German-American, forged a new life in a strange country. His father, who has not missed a day of work since 1972, led by example. Peter does not rest until he's done everything in his power to help you achieve your goals. As a husband and a father, his understanding of the importance of a family's home is reflected in his every move.
When Peter is not helping one of his clients, he can be found volunteering his time running a charity Lobster Bingo event, cooking burgers at the local Fire Station to benefit the children in the community, delivering dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in Wake County with his Kiwanis Club, collecting school supplies for the needy, or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. His favorite pastime, however, is spending time with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons, Cole (12) and Camden (9 going on 20!).
Peter has resided in Germany, California, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon and Vermont. Having lived in North Carolina for over 10 years, Peter refers to North Carolina as home. Don't underestimate the value of Peter's moving experience. He and his team understand the rigors involved in making a family move. Rely on that experience to help you.
I have been helping buyers in the Raleigh Real Estate market for over
"Your most memorable moment::
He was willing to take my phone calls and answer any questions that I had.
The moment you'd rather forget?::
I couldn't have done what needed to be done with the house without Chad....he took the all the burdens off of me that he could....for that ...I appreciated it very much...this was my first time to buy a house...I didn't know what to do...Chad walked with me step by step....thanks Chad"