There are a couple of ways to look at the difference between the way you might approach a typical Gulfport home sale and the way your real estate agent does. One is positive, the other, less so—but considering both reveals something important about what value we Realtors® add to the process.
Most Gulfport homeowners do decide to enlist the services of an experienced Gulfport real estate agent, but sometimes it’s only after trying to avoid it. The reason is nearly always because, although the percentage of the standard agent commission is only 6%, when the sale amount is hundreds of thousands of dollars, it can seem like an awful lot of money for hardly any work at all.
The reality is otherwise—and in fact, since it’s a competitive business, those commissions would certainly be lowered here and there if it were commercially feasible to do so. But supporting the ongoing office and networks involved make that unrealistic. And then there is the other factor, dealing with background noise by making it as nonintrusive as possible. Part of a good agent’s accomplishment is to quietly assume most of the tedious tasks of the buying and selling process so that the client can concentrate on only those issues necessarily theirs to perform. Good agents don’t burden their clients with all those details—and certainly don’t complain about them! An unfortunate but unavoidable consequence of being a great agent is that they make the job seems far simpler than it actually is.
And in fact, the principal reason that most buyers and sellers do rely on Gulfport real estate agents is because it’s the nearly universally accepted common practice. For a transaction as important as buying and selling a home, most people safely assume that it’s not prudent to make it a DIY project.
There is another good reason people count on their Gulfport real estate agent, as well: it has to do with the perspective we add. When a client is house hunting, the overriding goal is to find the Gulfport home that offers the most pleasing combination of features that fits their budget. When an experienced agent is part of the scouting team, another dimension is present: a sounding board for how properties stack up against the wider Gulfport market in terms of competitive value. If a home is a perfect fit with a client’s gotta-have-it features list—but is nonetheless overpriced—an experienced agent is there to supply that perspective. When the later time comes to sell and reclaim value, that input can prove to have been all-important.
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Author:Nicole Sanchez Phone: 228-243-1222 Dated: February 10th 2017 Views: 158 About Nicole: Nicole Sanchez began her real estate career with Keller Williams Realty, where she was named Rookie ...
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"We first contacted Nicole in August 2019. She spent 3 days acquainting us with what eventually became our new community. While our house, 600 miles away was for sale; it took awhile to sell. In July 2020 our house suddenly sold. We contacted Nicole again and she was immediately back on the hunt for a house for us. We looked at 3 houses on a Thursday morning and happened upon the 4th that we loved! Nicole conducted the transaction flawlessly! We had nothing to worry about except getting our belongings moved to our new address.
Nicole is unmistakably the best realtor we have ever worked with through some 12 different real estate transactions."