Are you thinking of buying or selling a home this year, or know someone who is? Whether it's your first time dipping your toe in the real estate world or your fifth, it's important to have an agent you trust by your side to help you through the process and serve you after the sale! Below are just a few (9 to be exact) ways I can help you buy or sell a home!
1. I represent YOU
When you buy a home, you may be tempted to work with the seller's agent, but that agent is loyal to their client- the seller or builder. A buyer's agent will keep your best interests in mind. They'll explain the process, negotiate with the seller or builder and help you purchase the home of your dreams. Likewise, if you're selling, make sure you're working with a trustworthy agent who can expertly represent you with the buyer's agent. Remember, I represent YOU!
2. I will guide you through the process
Since I have been dealing with the buying and selling process every day for the past 22 years, I understand its nuances. I often explain complicated contractual anguage, handle requests from the other side and spot potential issues before they become problems.
3. I know what to look for
I will see things you may not know to look for, such as wear and tear, structural issues or the condition of the roof or wiring. If you're buying a home, I'll help you assess the state of a home you're viewing. If you're selling a home, I'll help you decide what updates to make, if any, before you list it.
4. I will be objective
If you're selling your home, I can offer advice about how to position your home in the local market to attract the right buyers. If you're buying a home, I can offer objective insight into the homes you're viewing and help you find the one that's right for you.
5. I'm an expert of Louisville
I've lived in Louisville since 1980. If you're moving to Louisville, I can give you the scoop on the best schools and neighborhoods, as well as warn you about areas that are prone to flooding, located near busy roads or are future hot spots for city re-development plans. Similarly, I understand the Louisville market and can give you tips to help your home stand out and sell quickly.
6. The advice I offer is based off of my experience
I rely on my experience to give you tips in regards to inspections, price reductions and other issues that may arise during the course of the transaction.
7. I work on your behalf
Whether it's negotiating the sale, handling challenges or objections that may arise, or acting as a liaison, I use my expertise and skills to communicate your best interests with the other party.
8. Our relationship goes long past the closing date
Sometimes issues arise in the first year following a home purchase. I will be there to help you resolve these issues and connect you with reputable tradespeople in other networks. Even If no problems arise, I will make sure you feel safe and secure in your new home.
9. Going it alone may end up costing you
Sellers often make a big mistake when trying to sell their own home by pricing it too high. A home that's not priced right will sit on the market for weeks. I will help you price your home to sell so that it piques the attention of the right buyers.
While these 9 things are mostly transaction related issues or events, I want you to know, you are MORE than a transaction. You are MORE than a number. I will be your advocate and protector, and do what I can for you to make the real estate process and what comes after everything you dream!
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The largest collection of Victorian homes in the United States and the 3rd largest historically preserved district in the United States is located in Old Louisville.