Buying (and selling) a home is one of the largest financial transactions you will undertake in your life. You want an expert to work with you to answer your questions, give you advice, and help you see both the latest listings to hit the market and (hopefully) see a few homes before anyone else. You also want to consider the amount of their attention they will be able to give you.
If you’re looking to sell your home, ask them how many current listings they have. If they have more than a few, make sure they have a team working for them that can handle the load. If they only have a few, it’s a good idea to make sure they’re full-time realtors.
The fact is that even though many people (upwards of 41,000 in Miami Dade County) have realtor licenses and are competent realtors, their time is divided by other priorities. Realtors that are full time have more availability to show you around and show your property and work around your schedule. Often, they have been able to create relationships in the community and are more knowledgeable in many real estate realms, since this is what they do all day, every day.
Your home buying and selling process is important to us. That’s why I pride myself on being a full-time realtor, with a reliable team to support my efforts; my only priority is your satisfaction. My listings are always shown when buyers are ready to look for a home, which means that there are no missed opportunities. Further, because I am full-time, I’ve been able to work a little bit of magic for my buyers by getting a home under contract even when my buyer doesn’t come in with the highest bid. This is a result of my dedication to my clients and my local professional connections. If a community realtor representing the seller knows me, he/she can be confident that I will work ceaselessly to make sure the deal gets done and the sale goes through.
In terms of real estate services for sellers, a full time realtor like me can show your house on your schedule – not mine – so you won’t miss out on any potential deals. It also means that when you’re looking to buy, I’ll let you know about homes that are about to come on the market and get you a first viewing before the crowds.
The fact is that as a full time realtor, I dedicate my days to giving you the best service, and there aren’t competing professional priorities restricting me from doing so!