It’s the Real Estate Broker, not the Company

This is a follow up to an earlier post titled

Is it the Agent or the Company you are hiring?

Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, the REALTOR you chose is very important.  Picking the right person to represent you can make all the difference in your transaction.  Here are my answers to the 5 questions you should ask:

  1. How long have you been in the business?

I received my license late in 2003 and have been a full time Broker ever since.  In 2011, I was asked to become Broker in Charge of Express Real Estate, supervising 9 other Realtors in my office

2. What geographic areas and types of properties do you handle?

I cover all of Buncombe and Madison County although I have been known to branch out a bit.  I have lived in North and West Asheville, Eastern Buncombe County, Weaverville and now the Beech Glenn Community in Madison County.  Living in these areas has given me an appreciation for the uniqueness of each. I sell residential homes and land including lots, farms, large acreage tracts and developments. I have handled commercial property on occasion but only with certain understandings with the clients.

3. How will you communicate with me?

What method suites you best?  I’m flexible.  I have clients that only communicate through phone and fax.  Others prefer email and texting.  I use the online service Docusign for signing contracts when my clients are out of town.  It’s up to you and what you are most comfortable with!

4. Can you share references?

Of course!  Just ask!

5. What will it cost me to sell this property?

When I meet with you about selling your home, I will provide you with a cost estimate sheet that will show you the expected cost of selling your home at different price points.  When we receive an offer on your home, I will update that cost estimate sheet so that you can see your bottom line.  That will help us decide how to frame a counter offer.  I do this for my buyers as well so that they can see what to expect on their closing costs outside of their lender fees.

Any other questions?  I’m happy to answer them!




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