Jan. 4, 2019

Column - November 2018

Why You Should Never Buy a Home Without a Realtor

Looking to buy a home?  Don’t mess it up, don’t overpay, and make the best deal possible – after all it is the biggest financial (and emotional) decision of your entire life!  You want to do it right?  Don’t work with someone who is not YOUR agent.  Get your own Realtor®.  Why?

Expertise.  Real Estate has its own language and she speaks that language:  fluently.  It requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents.  Her expertise will help You write a winning offer and dodge costly mistakes.

Her Exclusive Home Network.  You can find homes on the Internet.  But She has access to even more listings!  Like available quiet, upcoming and non-MLS homes.  SHE can help You find hidden gems!  She knows the neighborhoods, and can direct you toward a home in your price range that you may have overlooked.

She is a Negotiating Tiger!  Competition in our market is fierce!  There are more buyers than available homes, cutthroat tactics, all-cash offers, and multiple offers!  It can be stressful!  She is an experienced, professional negotiator whose only interest is getting You the best deal!  It's not just about how much you spend!  It’s also about inspections, contingencies, and Your particular needs.

Her People Network.  She knows everybody!  Mortgage lenders, attorneys, inspectors, stagers, repairmen, and on and on.

Ethics.  She is held to a higher ethical standard than licensed agents and must adhere to a Code of Ethics.  She works for YOU!

She’s a Multitasker!  Parent/market researcher/therapist—all rolled into one!  She does a lot to earn her commission, working long hours and every day of the week, all to make sure You're getting the best deal and a house that you love!

Get yourself a Realtor® today!

Gina M. Sohmer, is a veteran, a 2nd-Generation REALTOR®, a Graduate of the REALTOR® Institute, a Seller’s Representative Specialist, an Accredited Buyer’s Representative, and a member of the Phyllis Browning Company.  You can reach her at www.ginasohmerrealestate.com or (210) 608-0650.