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Essential Real Estate Agent Questions

Essential Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent Whether you’re buying or selling a home, choosing the right real estate agent matters. If you don’t choose wisely, you could end up with someone not experienced in your type of property or simply not capable of delivering results. Before hiring any real estate agent, ask these essential questions. How much experience do you have as a real estate agent? Experience is necessary when it comes to buying or selling any property. If you choose an inexperienced real estate agent, you’re gambling on the type of results you’ll get. […]

Top Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent

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Top Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home   The majority of those shopping for a home in 2017 chose to hire a real estate agent. In fact, 87% of those buying a home, according to the 2017 Profile of Home Buyer and Sellers hired an agent. Home buyers were asked to list what they felt were the top benefits they gained from hiring a real estate agent. Here are some of the results. 60% of buyers believed the agent helped them understand the buying process better 56% said the agent pointed out unnoticed faults or […]

Top Real Estate Negotiation Tips

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Top Tips for Real Estate Negotiation The right negotiations make a huge difference when buying or selling a home. A small mistake could cost thousands of dollars, so you need to be prepared. The right real estate agent makes a huge difference, but you should still understand a few tips about negotiating when dealing with real estate. 1. Empathy and Listening You want to make sure you show empathy during negotiations, especially when buying. The seller may have a strong emotional attachment to their home and if you come off rude or like you don’t understand, they may decide to […]

Top Real Estate Lessons from the Wealthiest Zip Codes

Top Real Estate Lessons from Wealthiest U.S. Zip Codes Have you ever wondered what the wealthiest zip codes around the country are doing right? What makes a property more luxurious than another? You can learn much from the wealthiest US zip codes and how the elite want to spend their money. Many times the elite are actually so wealthy because of their investments in the real estate world, which begs to ask the question, what lessons can I learn on their successful investments? Take a look at the top lessons you can learn. Learn to make a passive income There […]

Hiring a Real Estate Agent for New Construction

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Should I Hire a Real Estate Agent for New Construction? When you’ve decided to buy a new construction home, you may be wondering if you really need to work with a real estate agent. New construction homes are a popular choice for those that prefer to buy something new, but the common misconception is that you don’t need to work with a realtor during this type of purchase. Despite buying new, you still need representation. Take a look at why you need to hire a real estate agent during this type of purchase. Why do people think they don’t need […]

Top Secrets Your Broker Won’t Tell You

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Top Secrets Your Real Estate Broker Won’t Tell You Do you ever feel like real estate brokers have something to hide? Your feeling isn’t wrong because many real estate professionals know secrets about the process that they choose not to share with you. For example, they know that you can technically do this process without them, but even so having an agent on your side is the smartest decision you can make when buying or selling. They also won’t tell you that their commission is negotiable and that they are the ones that want to have an open house. Take […]

Avoiding Realtor Mistakes – Part 1

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Avoiding Realtor Mistakes – Part 1 Choosing a realtor can be a difficult process, not knowing for sure if you’ve picked someone that will suit your family’s needs best. That’s why many are going with Elite Referral to take out the guesswork. This company is helping families from all over get paired up with the right agent for them from the start, rather than leaving families scouring the internet and wondering if they’ve made the right choice. Take a look at some of the common mistakes people make when choosing a realtor themselves. Working with a relative It’s common that […]

Avoiding Realtor Mistakes – Part 2

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Avoiding Realtor Mistakes – Part 2 Recently, you may have seen the first part of our post on mistakes made when choosing a realtor. We had to write a second part because there are so many common mistakes that end up costing people money and time. Here are a few more common mistakes you will want to avoid when it’s time to choose a realtor. Assuming all agents are the same While you may think they’re all the same because they had to pass the same tests to get to this point, this is very inaccurate. Agents are going to […]

The Right Luxury Real Estate Agent

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How to Make Sure You Choose the Right Luxury Real Estate Agent You may not have known that there is a bit of an art behind choosing the right real estate agent. Most people just use a referral from a friend or internet reviews to choose an agent that has a reputation for success. Is this really the best way to know if someone is a right fit for your family? You need someone that has worked with your budget, understands the area you’re moving into or out of, understands the current market, and has experience. Sometimes finding the right […]

The Right Luxury Real Estate Agent

by paulmcdonald
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How to Make Sure You Choose the Right Luxury Real Estate Agent You may not have known that there is a bit of an art behind choosing the right real estate agent. Most people just use a referral from a friend or internet reviews to choose an agent that has a reputation for success. Is this really the best way to know if someone is a right fit for your family? You need someone that has worked with your budget, understands the area you’re moving into or out of, understands the current market, and has experience. Sometimes finding the right […]