A real estate transaction can be an exciting thing to experience, but it can also be nerve-wracking and stressful. Your experience will largely depend on the circumstances surrounding your transaction and, perhaps more importantly, the agent you’re working with.
A great agent will not only get you over the finish line to the best of their ability, but they can also change your life for the better. Here are eight ways:
1. They’ll show you they care
In today’s fast-paced world, it seems like everyone’s attention is in short supply. A great real estate agent will show you that’s not always the case, by listening and caring about you and your needs. Not only will being a good listener help an agent do their job, but it’ll also show you that even in business, there are still people out there who care.
2. They can save you a lot of money
There’s an old expression, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” Hiring a great agent can save you literally thousands of dollars, as the right agent will not only negotiate effectively, but also know what pitfalls to look for as the transaction moves along, saving you money in the process.
3. They can help you see things in a different way
One of the most overlooked aspects of hiring a great agent is just how much of an effect they can have on your perspective. For instance, you might think that you’re looking for something in particular, but a great agent can take what you asked for and find something that’s even better than anything you’ve ever considered. A great agent is like an expert matchmaker.
4. They’ll do more than help you buy or sell a home
A great real estate agent will go above and beyond for you. They’ll help you find contractors, give recommendations on design (if you’re open to them), and even help you navigate the restaurants in your new neighborhood. Great agents provide so much value because they want to be your go-to resource for anything to do with real estate.
5. They can find you something that no one else can
Great real estate agents aren’t necessarily miracle workers, but they’re close. A great agent will surprise you with something no one’s ever thought of before, whether it’s finding a property that you didn’t know about, or a solution to an otherwise complex problem. A great agent is proactive and instead of sitting around waiting, will make things happen for you.
6. They can take a lot of stress away
One of the best things about a great real estate agent is the peace of mind that comes from working with them. There are lots of things that can go wrong during a real estate transaction, and a great agent knows this and will not only anticipate issues ahead of time, but will shoulder the burden and solve problems for you, making it a low-stress experience.
7. They’ll go to battle for you when it counts
The right agent is like a general you can depend on when the going gets tough. From searching for the right property or buyer, to negotiating, to pushing the deal through despite all obstacles standing in the way… a great real estate agent won’t back down from adversity and will battle for your best interests at all times.
8. They can become a friend for life
Maybe your real estate agent is already your friend, but if not, with a great agent you might eventually become one. Real estate is much more about relationships than it is about individual transactions, and great agents know this. They also usually have the kind of infectious personality that you always want to be around. So don’t be afraid to form a lifelong friendship with your real estate agent, it could truly change your life.
I attended Fargo Public Schools from Kindergarten through High School as did my husband for most of his formative years. Had we stayed in the area and raised our two sons here, we would have been proud to have them do the same. Although we now live on the MN side of the river, we are proponents of strong public education everywhere. On March 7th, a “YES” from voters in Fargo will help that effort.
A former high school class mate posted this on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was such a great explanation of this important issue that it should be shard and she was gracious enough to invite anyone to do just that. The author, Meg Spielman Peldo has served on the Fargo School Board, which we all know is a really tough job and is very dedicated to keeping Fargo Public Schools great!
I hope all my friends, family and clients who live in Fargo will educate themselves and be ready to VOTE! You can find more information by following this link http://www.fargo.k12.nd.us/Page/1652
As a former School Board member, I’ve been asked frequently about the Fargo Public Schools vote to keep the mil levy at the current level of 127 and why we need to pass this by voting YES. This is an overly simplistic explanation because school funding has multiple sources, but property taxes are a major factor.
The State Legislature froze our school funding from property tax at the current DOLLAR amount, not the current mil levy. (Everyone knows how a frozen income forever would impact your personal finances)
What that means for FPS is when new businesses locate here or new homes or apartments are built and our city grows (and brings more students) the school district will never get $1 more in property taxes. (The City and Parks will get increases and are not frozen)
That makes it difficult to give any teachers raises without cutting something else, hard to pay increased utilities and maintenance costs without cutting something, no way to keep up with new technology without cutting something else.
A YES vote means that the mil levy will remain the same, but when the tax base of our city increases, we will get an increase in funding to keep our education system healthy.
Educating our youth is the most important thing we as a community can do for our future. I want educated and innovative people living, working and running Fargo into the future.
PLEASE VOTE YES Tuesday, March 7th, 2017!
Meg Spielman Peldo
This marvelous home is on a completely different level than most. It looks, feels and lives like it’s brand new, but it has less than $3,500 in Pending Specials! That’s amazing in today’s market! From the tastefully neutral interior color to the endless list of upgrades, improvements and updated amenities, you won’t be able to let this one go! The curb appeal is more than just pretty, it’s beautifully landscaped with custom concrete edging. The sprinkler system has a drip line for the perennials and 6 zones of 12 volt lighting for the perimeter of the home. The custom deck is maintenance free with metal railings and speakers connected to a Niles home audio system. The LED’s with ‘dusk to dawn’ sensors are just lovely! Utilies: City of WF: $45 per/mo CCE: $200 per/mo Xcel: $22 per/mo
The over-sized 3 stall garage has in-floor heat, a utility sink & floor drain, plumbing for compressed air, 240 V forced air system and high-speed ceiling fans…it’s a beautiful thing.
The sellers have replaced all carpet between 2013 and 2016 and added cork backed luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring in the lower level…no water worries! The kitchen has a new dishwasher (Bosch 44dB Silence Plus) microwave, InSinkerator, a deluxe RO system that services the wet bar downstairs as well and a delightful new backsplash. The SS appliances are upgraded models and the like-new cabinets have soft close doors & drawers.
The mechanicals are astounding with a new Fantech Heat Recovery Ventilator, Aprilaire 5000, all new top down/bottom up blinds (media room has room darkening shades), new ceiling fans and a new LG washer/dryer The home security system is being left in the home along with surround sound equipment.
Come see this one for yourself!
Take a moment to enjoy this beautiful tour of an incredible Barnesville home. Quality workmanship and meticulous 1 owner care makes this 2 story an absolute treasure.
Barnesville developments characterize individuality and this charming street is ideal for anyone looking for an elegant property to call their own.
Featuring an over-sized lot and four garage stalls, there’s not much you won’t have room for…toys, work space, hobbies, the list is endless.
Two GFA furnaces and two central air units with independent control of heating & cooling for the 1st & 2nd floors as well as off-peak electric & natural gas and floor heat in the basement were well thought-out additions.
Three bedrooms and two full baths on the upper floor allows the main level to be dedicated solely to “living area”.
So live the life you’ve dreamed of in a home built for enjoyment in the friendly rural community of Barnesville.
Call me with questions or to schedule an appointment to see it in person.
Take a tour of this splendid rambler with amenities meant to be enjoyed by one with fitness, rehab and relaxation in mind. From the front door to the backyard, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Contact your favorite Realtor for a personal tour.