Northern Virginia Realtors: July 2010

Want a good real estate agent? Do not hire my mother.

 


 

 

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I need a good real estate agent. Advice please.

 

Carmine: Is that your mother that you are exploiting in this pictureReston founder Bob Simon at Lake Anne?

 

Steve: She is not being exploited. We are escaping assisted living heading to the beauty shop.

The ladies there always comment on the pure whiteness of her hair.

Her reply is that she is happy to have any hair at all.

She is a retired assoc. prof of elementary education specializing in the teaching of reading…a very useful and worthwhile profession. 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't hire this sheep either

 

 

She is not, nor has she ever  been  a real estate agent thank God

She does love to talk about real estate, why people choose the homes they do, and what good real estate agents do to help folks buy and sell.

 

 

 

 

 

As we cruise around she always points out how many trees were left to screen the neighborhoods and the variety of styles. 

We grew up in small  town Pennsylvania where there was little choice in housing architecture…and she complains about the traffic.

 

 

 

Nice flowersCarmine: Anyway, back to my original question when I came to this blog.What do good Realtors do? What is a real short definition of a good real estate agent?

Steve: Someone who helps you get what you want, when you want it, in the way you want it.

Carmine: Has the role of a full service, professionally competent agent changed in the last few years?

 

 

 

ROLE CHANGE?

Steve: As possessor and distributor of all data relating to home information….that is years over for the realtor.  

 

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A good agent should be a subject matter specialist in the “real estate transaction process”.

...a co-coordinator of other specialist’s talents: home stager, photographer, contractors and handy people, graphic artists...

...loan officers, home inspectors, termite inspectors, title attorneys, and settlement companies…Put your tongue back in buddy


...the talents of all these people have to be managed and engaged for the benefit of the client.

An agent is a synthesizer and organizer of known information, a researcher of the unknown and manager of individual talent….all for your benefit and enjoyment, Carmine.

 

 

 

 

 

Bob: Did you come up with that definition yourself?

Steve: Yes…and if you decide to copy it…make sure you give me credit, a link back or a paid speaking engagement



 

Why pay more and get less when selling your home? Jan and Steve Bachman of RE/MAX Gateway still create full color brochures, an individual property website for your listing that goes out to 40+ public real estate search sites including Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow etc.

 

We also create a custom photo tour that is sent to other agents and prospective buyers.

 

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