One of the most important decisions you make in the home selling or buying process is the agent or Realtor whom you hire. It is often hard to tell ahead of time how efficient or responsive an agent will be. Checking out an agent’s references can help make that decision easier. Hiring an agent who functions as a consultant and who is willing to put your needs first is essential.
The Tucson real estate market is very dynamic right now, with many opportunities for home buyers and investors. Due to the bottom dropping out of the market, prices are extremely low and represent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for home buyers. However, the market is not expected to increase dramatically anytime soon so consideration should be paid to how long you plan to own the home.
Home sellers are facing challenges like never before. Due to an influx in foreclosures and short sale opportunities sellers must price their homes extremely competitively. The majority of sellers who obtained a mortgage when purchasing a home within the last 5-7 years now owe more on their homes than the current market will bear. This has prompted many sellers to consider options such as a Short Sale or even walking away from their home.
The experts at Tucson Expert Agents take great pride in not only representing buyers and sellers in traditional transactions, but has obtained education and experience to represent those who will be participating in a short sale or foreclosure transaction. If you would like more information on working with us or would like to be contacted by one of our professional agents, please contact us and give us some basic information about your needs so we can direct you to the agent who will be best suited to assist you.
So what is involved with buying or selling in today’s real estate market?
It used to be that you had the complications of negotiating title policies, home warranty programs, inspections, repairs, and general legalities throughout the transaction. Those things are still part of the real estate transaction, but in today’s world you have to add bank approvals, waiting time for short sales, submitting a short sale package, obtaining accurate comparables, negotiating with banks on REOs (foreclosures), lack of property disclosure statements, and competing offers on the best deals, to name a few. These requirements make it all the more important to have an experienced and trustworthy agent to help you navigate the buying and selling waters.
If I consult a real estate agent, can I expect that he/she will recommend selling my home or buying right away?
NO absolutely not. A good agent will actually consult with you, consider your situation, and give you professional advice specific to meeting your needs and goals. If you talk to an agent who is acting like a salesperson instead of a consultant, keep looking. There are plenty of qualified agents right now who would be happy to help you meet YOUR needs, not theirs.
What can I expect from working with you, and how do I contact you?
You can expect professional, competent representation at all times. We are a team of experienced agents who are knowledgeable about current market conditions and the methods necessary to make your sale or purchase successful. We will not promise more than we can deliver and will be very transparent about the reality of today’s market. If you’d like to know what to expect from working with us or learn more about our individual agents, visit About Us. If you’re not quite ready to buy or sell, but you’d like to get to keep in touch until you are ready, you can Subscribe to the Tucson Expert Agents Monthly Newsletter. We always include Tucson’s stats for the month, so it is a great way to get a feel for the market for a few months before you buy or sell. If you’d like to talk now, please give us a call or click here to request that an agent contact you immediately and no later than the next business day. Our phone number is 520-777-1179.