This is a great article about what to look for in a REALTOR when buying or selling a property.
The top skill or quality that all buyers considered "very important" when picking a real estate agent is "honesty and Integrity" - more than all other skills and qualities - 98% of recent buyers found honesty and integrity very important.
More than 9 in 10 buyers also place high importance on an agents's responsiveness, knowledge of the purchase process, and knowledge of the real estate market.
www.realtor.org/topics/homebuyers_sellers_profile has more information on the Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers
What do you look for in your REALTOR? What is important to you?
If you are thinking about buying a foreclosure in this market - I'd say it can be a great investment, but you do want to educate yourself before jumping in. The link above brings some great information to you if you are at the beginning of the process, and even if you have put in an offer and are not completely understanding what is going on or familiar with some of the terms people are talking about - the article can help to clarify.
Buying a home that has been foreclosed on can be a great investment! It can also be a money pit too. If you have questions on any property or real estate transaction or would like to become an investor in real estate or are looking to buy a property for you and your family, don't hesitate to contact me and I'll help you navigate the process from beginning to end.
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Happy New Year! I have resolved to be more interactive online in 2012 and help you be more informed as to the market in real estate, mortgage information, how the market can effect your choices and directions in real estate.
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And as always, if you have any questions feel free to contact me.
I hope to help you in 2012. Who do you know is next to move? Have them contact me today!
I hope you and your resolutions are successful too in 2012!
Liz Lewis Sandwick grew up in Duluth, is married to her husband Robb, has three kids: Caroline (5) Cooper (3), and Max (1) and would love to help you find your next home!