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Selecting a REALTOR friend

Posted By: Ute Appleby In: your local REALTOR
Date: Tue, Feb 28th 2017 4:48 pm

So, your friend is a REALTOR ?! Pretty awesome ! Ute_Appleby_REALTOR

A good REALTOR is sort of like your own personal Yoda—someone you can trust with your most pressing questions and biggest decisions, guiding you safely toward your destiny of a new home.

But how do you choose the right Realtor when there are literally hundreds of options in your area?

Here is some advice about what you should consider when mixing business with friendship: 

While your personal relationship might seem like an important qualification, if your Realtor doesn’t have the other key attributes you need, you’re not doing yourself any favors. Experience with and understanding of the area where you are hoping to move to, good reviews from previous clients, and the ability to assess your situation dispassionately are absolutely essential.

Real estate often brings out the worst in people. It’s very stressful. It is a big and expensive life decision. Be smart in your selection of your Realtor, may that be a neutral person or a friend.

It can be very beneficial to extend the offer to search for property to your "Friend-Realtor“.  Maybe your friend has tons of experience, is very familiar with all your favorite things, your interests, your desires and moods and your personalities meld perfectly.  That is when you can be 100% comfortable and enter a business relationship. 

A good friend who is an agent and also a good friend is going to work harder for you than any other agent you can hire.

Not only will they work hard, but they may be better able to understand your specific needs. For example, if they’ve seen the mess your children make, the space you need for your hobby or for your closet, your habits and wants, they probably won’t encourage you to temper with a half or just an "almost" fitting dream. And, since they know your preferences, they might spot an oddball house you wouldn’t have considered otherwise—which may turn out to be perfect.

Bottom line, a real friend wants to do right by you. 

Look me up on my website, all of you.....all of you friends of mine. I am happy to assist you to find the right home to buy or sell the house you just don't need or want any longer.  You know I work, early in the morning, all day and after hours, maybe except on Friday evening when I go dancing. 

My website is www.DefinitelyCharleston.com and if you don't find there what you are looking for, just text or call or email.  

Have an amazing day now ! 

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