Long Grove Realtor- How to choose the one for you?
You have come to that time in your life when you will be packing your bags and then moving. Part of this process will be picking a great Real Estate agent to work with. As you are aware, if you are buying or selling real estate in Long Grove, there are many excellent realtors to choose from. Here are 5 Tips to help you find the one best suited for you!
1 Choose a Long Grove Realtor you can trust
There are certain professions where trust is of the utmost importance and included in this list is realtors. A good realtor is someone who you know will do his or her best for you.
No -brainer! The high level of integrity and complete honesty bred into me enable you to put your trust in me to help YOU with your next real estate purchase. I will provide you a list of my past clients in order for them to give you a good idea of how I operate. A great percentage of my business is referral based.
2 Choose a full- time Long Grove Realtor
These days, it seems that almost everyone is or knows a realtor. Some realtors do it as a hobby, and some do it as a full time job. I do it almost 24/7- ask my family. By hiring a full time local Long Grove realtor, you help assure that their search for your new home is full time as well. During your search for the perfect home, a realtor will be looking for the home on the multiple listing service that meets all of your criteria.
I go beyond that. Many times when I have a buyer in a specific price range and they can’t find a home that they are truly in love with, I always go the extra step. I started a Facebook page which includes 250 top Local Realtors to discuss and share knowledge about homes before they go on the market.
3. Choose a Long Grove Realtor that understands what you are looking for.
Will your realtor listen to your needs and wants and understand that during this process your needs and wants will change.
It took me 2 years to find my dream home, so I completely understand! I work hard to ensure each move and home purchase/sale is as smooth and pleasant as it can be. Buying a home can be stressful, so my goal is to take some of that stress away.
4. Choose a local Realtor.
It is important to choose a realtor who knows the area like the back of her hand. Your realtor should be completely versed in the schools, subdivisions,school districts, boundary lines, commuting, type of water the home uses, conservancy laws, etc .
Let me give you an example. Suppose a school district changed boundaries within the last few years. Many listing realtors are relying on old school information, and submitting incorrect schools or incorrect spelling of schools on the MLS sheets. This is happening more frequently today, especially with the influx of foreclosures and bank owned property on the market. The seller’s bank hires the Realtor and this realtor may live and work hours from the property. If a buyer’s realtor does not know the area, they will incorrectly rely on the listing agents mistakes.
When you are negotiating on behalf of your client, it is always better to be the one who is more knowledgeable about the area. If you are representing the buyer and the seller won’t budge on the price, you always have the advantage if you have seen the inside of the comparables and the reason that they sold for the price they did. A local realtor has the upper hand in the negotiations.
I have lived in Long Grove for 22 years. I am a broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and our office just moved to the Groves Strip Mall next to Sunset Foods in Long Grove.
5. Choose a Long Grove Realtor who is Internet Savvy.
Whether you are selling or buying a home, a Realtor who can navigate through the internet will become very helpful in the process.
I am actually an internet geek- so that when I list homes, my websites featuring their properties can be found on the first page of Google!
So give me a call or text me at 847-602-5435 to help you with your next Long Grove real estate transaction. My name is Judy Greenberg and my website is www.buffalogroveareahomes.com .