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REAL ESTATE FAQS
HOW MANY HOMES SHOULD I LOOK AT BEFORE I MAKE A DECISION?
How many homes you look at before you purchase is a very personal thing and changes with every client I have had. Some of my client purchase the first home they look at and others look at a dozen first. What it truly comes down to is “does the home have what you need and/or want?”. Bottom line is you will always be able to find something “better” in another house, but if you like the previous one and it fits that mold of what your family needs, then that is the home for you. If you are a super shopper and want to look at all the option before you purchase, then just make sure you limit your searching to 5 per day and always keep solid notes so you can go back and create a pros and cons list.
HOW DO YOUR FEES WORK?
Our fees are concurrent with standard practices. When selling your home, we work solely on a percentage basis, we pay for the pictures, signage, flyer advertising and web advertising. Regardless of our expenditures, if the home does not sell then we do not get paid and/or recover hard costs.
When purchasing a home, YOU DO NOT pay us. The Seller pays entirely for our fees, thus removing that burden from you. Buying a home can be costly, so it helps knowing you have someone 100% in your corner that is not going to cost you anything.
HOW IS ON POINT HOMES & PROPERTIES DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS IN OUR FIELD?
We differ greatly from other brokerages in all facets. First, I believe that knowledge is king and having a Law Degree plus 11 years’ experience working in the Family Law arena gives me the knowledge to not only understand the contract, but understand WHY the language is in the contract. Additionally, when working in family law, I spent a considerable amount of time doing Mediations, where I negotiated support, custody and assets. My clients were ALWAYS at the worst place in their lives. Now that I work solely in Real Estate, my clients are happy, energetic and enthusiastic about the new adventure. The negotiating skills are still there, I’m just applying them in a much more positive venue.
Second, when purchasing a home, you are likely making the largest investment of your life; it is a big deal! Therefore, I do everything I can to explain the documents, walk you through the process and help you in accomplishing this goal, even if it means meeting you at Lowes at 9pm so you can use my military discount. Unlike other brokerages, I do not treat you like a number or a paycheck and your home most certainly is NOT a “unit”.
And last, my clients become friends.