Buying or selling a home may be one of the biggest and unnerving transactions of your life. With that in mind, would you rather receive assistance and guidance from an experienced professional or an untested, new realtor? In a situation like this one—experience is invaluable. Why? An experienced realtor knows:
- How to handle the perils and pitfalls in the process
- The various players in the process and how to deal with them
- The local market conditions and history
- Resources to smooth your transition
Let’s look a little closer . . .
Knowing how to handle the perils and pitfalls in the process
An experienced realtor has done many transactions—it’s their career and they have seen it all. An experienced realtor knows to advise you in advance of what to avoid and be prepared for. They can explain what to do in the moment if an issue arises and can often trouble shoot problems on the fly. Finally, experienced realtors can also shield you from the common rough spots.
Knowing the players and how to deal with them
An experienced realtor knows all the people involved in the home buying and selling process. They usually know the other broker/agent, mortgage brokers, bankers, attorneys, inspectors, and more. An experienced realtor can navigate, smooth, and simplify dealing with all of these various parties. They know timelines, expectations, questions, and issues to expect throughout the process. Remember, it is sometimes a long process and their experience can more easily guide you along.
Knowing the local market conditions and history
An experienced realtor knows the local market well. They know trends, inventory, pricing, and history because they have worked through the ups and downs of a market. Experience has taught these realtors how to advise you no matter what the market conditions are at any given moment. This knowledge is part of the added value that an experienced realtor brings to the table on your behalf.
Knowing the resources to smooth your transition
Sometimes when buying or selling a home, you might not look beyond the transaction. An experienced realtor can be a valuable resource to you. They have a long history in the community and know the resources that can smooth your transition before, during, and after the purchase or sale of your home. What types of resources? Contractors such as plumbers, electricians, painters, and other contractors. They can connect you with reliable movers and home staging companies. An experienced realtor can point you to good local services like restaurants, stores, doctors, and more. Don’t forget community services such as clubs and organizations.
In closing, an experienced realtor is more than a sales agent—they are a valuable resource to you both now, and in the future.
About Susan Fazio
With twenty years of real estate sales experience and an award-winning career as a top local realtor, Susan’s expertise has led her to be named a top agent in all of Somerset County. Susan covers Somerset and Morris counties in Central New Jersey, specializing in the Basking Ridge/Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Bedminster, Warren Township, Peapack-Gladstone, Far Hills, Mendham, Harding Township, and Bridgewater communities. She lists and sells in all price ranges from condos to luxury homes and is available to you 24/7 to answer questions and assist in accomplishing your real estate goals.
Susan Fazio can be reached at:
Mobile Phone: (908) 625-8603
Work Phone: (908) 766-0085 ext. 1030
Fax Number: (908) 766-2254