Step 6. Find a Realtor
It is in your best interest to work with a real estate agent who represents you throughout the buying process. Most importantly, if you are purchasing a home that has been listed for sale by a realtor, the seller has an agent representing their interests, you should have one too.
What we do
As a buyer’s agent, we organize and streamline the whole process. We do the leg work that most buyers don’t have time or don’t realize they should do. Your agent can spend a lot of time searching for a home that suits your needs and set up appointments for you to tour. We check for open permits, flood elevation, and property history before you make an offer. We help you decide on an offer strategy and write up the contract. We serve as a buffer during price negotiations. Once a house is under contract, your agent will handle repair estimates and negotiations, facilitate paperwork between the lender and the title company, make sure deadlines are met, facilitate the appraisal and set up the survey. We guide you to the closing table and take a load of work off your hands.
REALTOR® vs. agent
What is the difference between a REALTOR® and a real estate agent?
REALTORS® are agents who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® and have agreed to abide by the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. This professional standard binds REALTORS® to work together to serve the customer’s interests. For more information, you can view the Code of Ethics.
Why Choose Us
What makes us different? As a locally owned boutique firm, Fletcher Realty Services focuses on customer service rather than sales volume. We know that each customer’s needs are unique to their situation and we provide each client with the individual attention they require.
Your agent will manage your transaction from beginning to end; you will not be passed off to an assistant after the contract is signed. We are responsive, accessible and focused on your transaction. You will always be able to get hold of your agent; we answer our phones, return emails and respond to messages. Most importantly, we listen to your ideas and priorities.
Our agents offer in depth knowledge of the area and years of collective experience in real estate, as well as construction, renovation, engineering & survey, photography & design, marketing & advertising and pride ourselves in working together to provide you with the best service around.
Should you choose to select our firm to represent you, be assured that we will take care to manage every detail. We strive to make your real estate transaction a positive one.
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As you read through the guide, remember that I can refer you to mortgage professionals and real estate attorneys who can help you along the way. I would be happy to talk to you about any questions you may have. Please take a few minutes to tell me about your situation. I am here to help, because your home matters.
Tracy Shubin, REALTOR®
Fletcher Realty Services, Inc.