Negotiations in real estate can often times encompass a complex mixture of emotions, personalities, temperaments, psychologies, intentions and goals. Some negotiations can be quite simple; with each parties expectations being in balance. Other times they can prove to be quite challenging, become bottlenecked and can even turn downright nasty.
“Elizabeth Webb, Broker Associate with Elevation Real Estate Company has recently completed the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designation. The designation focuses the Realtor on representing the Buyer’s needs in a real estate transaction. It is earned by completing 32 hours of class room education, passing the exams, along with completion of 5 Buyer represented transactions.
With so much information readily available online, clients sometimes ask me, “Why should we hire a real estate agent?” They wonder, and rightfully so, if they couldn’t buy or sell a home through the Internet or through regular marketing and advertising channels without representation, without a a real estate agent. Some do OK, many don’t. So if you’ve wondered the same thing, here are 10 reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional real estate agent.
I just finished reading an excellent article by David Fisher in the current edition of Open Fences Magazine on reducing your tax exposure when selling real estate. David talks about the smart use of Deferred Sales Trusts in conjunction with the four main ways to receive the proceeds from a real estate sale. Those being: cash out, 1031 exchange, owner financing and an installment sale.