Finding the Right Real Estate Agent is Much More than Choosing a Friend

Posted by Paige Rose on Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at 9:25am

(Hint: the answer is Charter One Realty!)

I do not see any difference between a stock portfolio management and the expectations on maximizing the revenue of your home. After all, for most of us, our home is one of the most important assets in our lives. If you are choosing a financial analyst partner, you search to find the most competent person in the industry. It has to be somebody you trust with your money, and his/her advice can be critical in growing your money. Why should it be any different with your real estate partner?

If you follow my logic, the last thing you would do is just choose a friend to represent you on your home sale or purchase. There is a significant difference between a “so-so” agent and a professional well-trained Realtor. One of the major differences between Charter One Realty and the rest of the pack is the amount of “in-house” and exterior training on everything from rules, regulations, and real estate law to agent behavior.

I will also tell you I have known all of the owners of Charter One Realty for many years and their integrity/honesty is more important than any one listing or home purchase.

Choosing the right agent can result in significantly improved terms and price on the sale of a home and on a purchase, a professional will help you navigate the waters, assist in negotiating your terms, and navigate the waters of hidden issues.

Let me give you a real-life example! Moss Creek has a complicated Certificate Fee that is often $23,000 collected by Moss Creek at closing by the buyer or seller. It is traditionally paid for by the seller but I have seen situations where an inexperienced Realtor ignores the fee, and a buyer or seller has a big surprise before Moss Creek will confirm the closing.

In summary, Charter One continues to earn a very high market share in the Lowcountry based on company performance in supporting buyers and sellers. It is a fact that there is a one in four chance a Charter One Agent will represent a buyer or sell a property.

It’s all about expertise, experience, and appropriate expectations.

Blog by George Cobb of The Cobb Group at Charter One Realty

George Cobb

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