With an excess of real estate information at our fingertips (Zillow, Redfin, Trulia, etc.), some home buyers and sellers are under the impression that hiring a real estate agent is no longer necessary. Stein Posner is here to explain how partnering with a real estate professional can benefit you.
Not Just an Agent, A Real Estate Professional
Becoming a real estate agent is a very popular career choice; in fact, you probably know an agent yourself. However, when it comes time to buy or sell a home, it's important to choose a real estate professional— not just an agent.
Here are a few of the qualifications that we feel set a real estate professional apart from an agent.
1. They stay on top of real estate market fluctuations and trends, daily.
2. They make themselves readily available to you.
3. They treat you like family, and every decision is made in YOUR best interest.
4. They are self-motivated, and make real estate their business and career, not just a hobby or
5. Aside from prospective buyers and sellers, they have a network of connections and contacts
within the industry: appraisers, home inspectors, mortgage loan officers, movers and more.
We have heard countless stories from friends, family, and colleagues that have either worked with or know someone that has worked with an inexperienced family member or another part-time agent because they felt obligated. While understandable, it's never a good idea to hire the first agent you have heard of or personally know. Instead, do your own research, and take the time to properly vet which professional is right for you based on your specific needs and goals.
Stein Posner real estate professionals have been trained in all areas of the industry and understand the complexities of the real estate transaction processes. Equipped with the best skills, our experts are able to anticipate problems and create a plan of action that leads to a smooth and successful outcome. In addition to industry and negotiation expertise, we provide you with the comfort that you are in the best hands.
What a Real Estate Professional Can Offer You
Now that you know what qualifies a real estate professional, it's important to understand why you should partner with one.
Emotional Support: The moving process is among the top four most stressful events in life; along with divorce, the death of a loved one, job loss, and a major illness. All of these other situations require support and advice, so why would a major financial decision like selling or buying a home be any different?
Stein Posner professionals make it a priority to get to know you and to gain a thorough understanding of what you are looking for, what you can spend, and what you and your family need from your agent! We are your advocate, buffer, and confidant every step of the way.
Insider Market Knowledge: For us, it's important to have a deep knowledge of the real estate market, so that we can properly guide you in making the best decisions. Stein Posner specialists extensively study the South Florida market in order to stay on top of the latest trends, such as closed sales, total active listings, and average sale prices of homes in your area. If you are interested in learning more about recent market shifts, check out our latest Market Update.
Transactional Expertise: The reason buyers and sellers decide to use a real estate professional is because they aren't experts themselves. Our job is to educate you and to make a seamless transaction possible, so that you won’t have to spend time worrying about what your next steps should be. Our agency’s professionals have years of experience facilitating transactional processes, ensuring that you are protected from hidden costs or troublesome legalities in any documents you sign.
When it comes time to buy or sell a home, choosing the right guide can seem overwhelming. If we can offer you one piece of advice, make sure you go with an expert professional who does more than just get the job done. When you work with a Stein Posner real estate professional, he/she will be there for you throughout the entire process, guiding you to make the best decisions while achieving the outcomes you desire.
If you would like to find out more about what Stein Posner’s first-rate agents can offer you, or if you have any questions, call us today and schedule a consultation.