I have worked with many real estate agents during my years as a licensed Realtor® and I have found that this field is home to all types of agents and personalities. Did you know that approximately 1 out of every 220 adults in the US is a licensed agent (or was at some point in time). Yet despite the high number of real estate agents, I find that I can count on one hand the other agents that I would love to do business with again.
Yes, you read that correctly. I recently successfully negotiated a short sale on behalf of one of my clients and he walked away from settlement with a larger check than I did.
I’ve been seeing it more and more lately. FULL PRICE CASH OFFERS…and I’m not talking about investor offers on properties in disrepair. I’m talking about offers by owner occupants on newly renovated houses and well-maintained homes.
Have you ever hired a Realtor and regretted your decision? You are not alone. Not everyone loves their agent and the underlying reason is that some real estate agents are just better than others. The fact is 20% of the real estate agents do 80% of the business.
I am a real estate investor – fix & flip, buy & hold and wholesale houses – and a licensed PA Realtor®, soon to be licensed in NJ too. I live and breathe real estate! If you ask my husband, I probably talk about this stuff way too much. So here is an outlet for me to talk about real estate without talking his ear off.
So, why do I love real estate?
Slipping toward foreclosure can lead to feelings of anxiety, depression and loss of self-esteem, but there are options available to help millions of homeowners rescue themselves from the brink. It is crucial to act before a foreclosure takes place, so moving quickly and working with an expert in the field is critical.
A homeowner is “short” when they owe an amount on the property that, when combined with closing costs and commissions, is higher than the current market value. A short sale occurs when a negotiation is entered with the homeowner’s mortgage company or companies to accept less than the full balance of the loan at closing. A buyer closes on the property and the property is sold “short”.