Selecting a real estate agent can be a daunting task. There are a variety of opinions on what you should be looking for and what skills are more desirable than others. This series explores everything from myths about real estate agents, to experienced vs. new agents, area specialists to generalists. We hope that our thoughtful approach will help you discern who would be the best agent to meet your housing needs.

Buying a new construction home can be an exciting experience. From being the very first owner, to customizing your home’s features, there are a lot of benefits. But navigating the complexities of buying a home that’s under construction can also be a bit overwhelming. This is where a skilled real estate agent can make all the difference.

An article from The Mortgage Reports sums it up like this:

“Your Realtor or real estate agent will be key to helping you navigate this process. . . . they can guide you through construction and help anticipate and solve for any possible snags along the way.”

Here’s how your agent is an invaluable resource in your search to find and buy your new home.

Agents Know the Local Area and Market

Your agent is…

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There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the role of real estate agents which sometimes lead to some costly misconceptions. Here are some of the most common ones:

"Real estate agents only benefit the seller."

  • While it's true that real estate agents typically represent the seller in a transaction, they can also be an invaluable resource for buyers. A good real estate agent will have a deep understanding of the local market, access to a wide range of properties, and expertise in negotiating the best deal for their clients. Not to mention that a Buyer’s Agent in Colorado has a fiduciary relationship with their buyer and will apply their expertise to greatly help the buyer make a wise decision. 

"You don't need a real…

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With higher mortgage rates and moderating buyer demand, conditions in the housing market are different today. And if you’re thinking of selling your house, it’s important to understand how the market has changed and what that means for you. The best way to make sure you’re in the know is to work with a trusted housing market expert.

Here are five reasons working with a professional can ensure you’ll get the most out of your sale.

1. A Real Estate Advisor Is an Expert on Market Trends

Leslie Rouda Smith, 2022 President of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), explains:

"During challenging and changing market conditions, one thing that's calming and constant is the assurance that comes from a Realtor® being in your corner through every…

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If you’re a homeowner or are planning to become one soon, you’re probably looking for clear information about today’s housing market. And if you’ve turned to the news or even just read headlines recently, you might feel like you’re left with more questions than answers. The best way to make sure you get what you need is to work with an expert.

Why You Want To Lean on a Trusted Professional

With any big milestone in life, it’s wise to seek advice from people who are experts in their field.  While you likely want that advice to be perfect, perfect simply isn’t possible. But professionals have the knowledge and experience to be able to provide you with the best advice for your situation.

For example, let’s say you need an attorney, so you…

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 Working with a Neighborhood Specialist

When it comes to selling your home, “Who do you call?” Ghostbusters! You could, but we’d recommend reaching out to your neighbor, your local Realtor.  Not just any neighborhood Realtor, but one you have seen their life, their family, have known their character, and can favorably recommend them. 

Here are five reasons why you should work with a neighborhood specialist:

  1. They know the economic trends in your neighborhood.  First off, realize that the housing market does have national, state, and city trends. But there are also hyper-local trends. One neighborhood may be hot and another is not. One may see increases in values, the other not. Your local specialist will know your “hood”. They’ll know the median price of sold homes, the average…

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Why use a Realtor to buy a home

The world has changed! Not only can we circumvent it in hours by a plane and minutes in space, but we also can instantly access our world via the internet! So, why revert to buying a home the traditional way? Why use a real person to help me when I have Zillow, Google, and probably a hundred other websites with fun names at my fingertips?  There is bound to be a DIY book or YouTube video on FSBO’s somewhere!  I can do this on my own!  

Yes, you can. No argument there. Anyone can buy or sell their own home.  But do you really want to? And should you? Can you really replace someone that spends hours studying the mechanics of buying a home, is aware of pitfalls and dangers, knows the local market, and has been trained in the home buying process? Below…

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