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The Future of the real Estate Agent Part 1

April 7th, 2014

With so many people using technology to find their dream home does the Real Estate Sales Agent add any value?

Though technology has given greater visibility to the consumer there are still many unknowns once you’ve targeted the property you want.

A Real Estate Sales Agent can add value in many ways, below are just a few:

1. Relationships – Your local agent may have a relationship and experience in working with the seller’s broker and sellers’s sales agent, there are advantages to this. How about the escrow company, title company, inspection company, other professionals such as plumbers, electricians, roofers, painters, geologists, engineers, pest control companies, designers, architects, mortgage lenders and movers, an experienced sales agent can be your resource to all of these services providing important insight and recommendations.

2. The inside track – The sales agent can offer the inside track information on the targeted community and possibly other property coming on the market not yet visible on the MLS’s. Are you curious about the vacant lot next to the property you are considering, how about that boarded up house or construction site around the corner? These items may impact the value of the property you are considering.

3. Expertise – So you find a property you want and now what? The Real Estate market offers all types of property sales, some of them are Trust sales, Short sales, Probate sales, Bankruptcy sales, there is court confirmation required, properties subject to overbid, online auction, the property is in REAP, the list goes on. Your agent can help in maneuvering through the myriad of different properties sale types and processes.

4. Customer Service – There are so many players in just one Real Estate transaction, you have the agents, escrow company, title company, inspection companies, insurance providers, deadlines to meet on top of your already busy schedule. Your agent can bring all the pieces of the puzzle together, trouble shoot and smooth out any issues that may arise while keeping the line of communication open with your best interest and experience in mind.

For more information and to discuss your property needs and objectives call me 310-498-4942 or e-mail