Thinking of buying a home, selling or investing in real estate?
Too often people make property decisions without having the right adviser on their side. An experienced real estate consultant will ensure a smooth and profitable transaction that delivers on your needs and budget.
It’s important the adviser has a balance of enthusiasm and experience. After all, it takes hours of hard work, dedication, expertise and connections to bring about a successful deal.
Here in North Texas, every city has offices of major real estate agencies, and everyone knows three or four agents. So, how do you choose which one is best for you? And most importantly why should you consider hiring me to help you with your real estate needs.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when making a final decision
1.Focus on customer service.
Ask a real estate adviser how often he communicates with buyers and sellers. Is he willing to keep you in the loop in the way you prefer – text, email or phone? Does he handle small details and go the extra mile to resolve issues?
Your consultant should inform you about how he’ll deal with your transaction from start to finish. He won’t pass you off to an assistant and will be in constant communication. Not only that, he’ll be at every meeting and walk-through, even ones with North Texas homebuilders.
I take care of customers 24/7. No question is too small to ask. I handle every detail, from staging and marketing to market analysis and negotiation.
2.Hire someone ethical and honest.
It goes without saying your real estate adviser should always have your best interests in mind. It is important to ensure that the agent promotes his clients’ interests while treating all parties honestly.
Be sure to check each agent’s credentials and reputation. You want an adviser you can trust to be truthful and upfront throughout the entire sales or purchase process, even if the outcome isn’t what you want to hear.
I believe in transparency and want to be viewed as a trusted business adviser in the marketplace. There’s no excuse for not being extremely trustworthy and straightforward, traits that are profoundly valuable. Clients have referred to me as “honest and truthful,” and I value those recommendations highly.
3.Review an adviser’s marketing.
A real estate adviser should do more than just list a property. It’s critical that a consultant must be tech savvy. Look for the tools he uses, and ID his digital presence. Can he create a virtual tour? Explore his skills at promoting his properties and evaluate the degree of impact.
I do all this and more including staging a home, providing professional photography and holding an open house. My technology and marketing experience put me ahead of other realtors in promoting listed houses online.
4.Look for investment experience.
A real estate consultant with investment experience has an additional level of knowledge. In addition to in-depth knowledge of the geographic and demographic marketplace, this adviser knows to look at potential economic growth factors within the local area. He can direct buyers to areas where home values are likely to increase.
This agent is more likely to have a broad set of connections who can direct potential local and international buyers his way. He also has a need to be familiar with alternate financing options some other agents might ignore.
A global property expert and investor myself, I have an understanding of investment concepts, as well as a range of international connections to rely on. I know how to analyze deals, bring buyers together with sellers, and be innovative with transactions.
Take the time to ask a real estate consultant questions. Find out how he communicates, markets properties handles issues, negotiates, and spends his work time. Ask for the hard facts, sale prices, time on market, etc. Request references.
6.Hear what clients say.
Ask for references and check the testimonials on an adviser’s website and Zillow. It’s important to find out if the consultant is competent, and the best way to do that is to listen to past clients. Also, ask for references to the agent’s most recent home sale clients.
Here’s what my clients say about me.
7.Look for a subject matter expert.
A professional real estate advisor is a jack-of-all-trades: technology guru, financial analyst, investment expert, and marketing specialist. Check to see that the person you’re choosing is skilled at all of those.
With a master’s degree in computer science and an MBA in marketing and ?nance, I’ve worked for major consulting ?rms. Long before I became a real estate adviser, I learned complicated business development tactics and negotiation strategies. I leverage these skills every day as a consultant to bring my customers the best possible purchasing or sales experience.
8.Find a local area specialist.
Each area of the DFW metroplex is different. Each has unique housing, schools, and community amenities. A realtor who knows one area doesn’t necessarily know the others. Look for an adviser who has knowledge of the area where you specifically want to live.
The advisor should be able to give you a thorough snapshot of the market in your area and surrounding neighborhoods. He should know about schools, transportation, demographics and the type of buyers looking for homes in the area.
I’ve lived in North Texas since 1998 and have an in-depth knowledge of the North Texas business, economic and housing climate. An active member of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce, I keep my finger on the pulse of business development in the area. I also volunteer with the school district’s entrepreneurship program and have joined the board of the Coppell Economic Development Committee.
Through my real estate consulting service, I’ve handled all types of homes in DFW and have a strong history of sales in your price range. This experience gives me a leg up in negotiations so I can give you the best result.
I’m here to answer your questions. Call me today (469) 451-6330 or email [email protected]