I help you make informed decisions
Q: Every agent has access to the MLS, what is the advantage of working with you?
A: Helping you buy a home is more than just finding one. My expertise in negotiating, following up from contract to closing and maybe most importantly is my working relationship with the title companies and other agents in the marketplace. You want to be working with someone who understands what it means to ‘play well with others’ yet has the ability to look out for your interests at the same time. I am a Buyer Specialist so, buyers are my specialty.
Q: What qualities do you offer as a realtor?
A: As you will see by my testimonials and reviews, my honesty, integrity, knowledge of the purchase process and responsiveness are the most valued qualities I have to offer my clients. A couple of those testimonials are results of my creative negotiating skills in order to make a successful home purchase.
Q: Why do you sell so many homes?
A: Due to my first 10 year’s dedication as a buyer’s residential specialist only and now limiting myself to only a handful of sellers, I have become proficient in my skills. Resale homes and builder homes for sale are all part of my portfolio. My testimonials and referrals gain me additional recognition to which new buyers and sellers become more familiar with me and my team. Every industry has people who, through their drive and passion, manage to excel. Add my experience, product knowledge, effective marketing, plus my skilled team and resources to get positive results.
Q: Why should I use a team vs. a single agent?
A: No single agent can be everywhere at the same time. We must be available to gather and organize available homes for sale, to show homes, to get feedback on showings, to negotiate contracts and inspection reports, attend signings, review all paperwork, and much more. Rarely do agents excel in having all skills demanded of them in today’s real estate marketplace. For that reason, our team scenario incorporates specialists who work as a team for every file. Buyer Agents are primarily focused on working with home buyers. Seller Agents zero in on sellers. You’re welcome to request any agent for any job, however, they may have already capped on their limit. We’ll talk about that in the next question. Another team member is our transaction coordinator who’s main focus is handling all details of each transaction. Additionally, we have a full-time Office Administrator in our Chandler office and another in our Casa Grande office. Our database and online systems connect all of us to your file. We provide a higher level of service to our clients than most agents can even conceive of providing. It took many years to develop and we continue improving systems as times change. I am so proud to have all of this to provide to you.
Q: If your commission’s based on a sale price, how can I be sure you will try to get me the best deal?
A: I am your agent and I must put your interests ahead of everyone else’s – including my own. That said, logically, I would never jeopardize my commission for the small portion I earn off the ‘negotiating room” on your purchase which would amount to only hundreds of dollars – not enough by any means for me to violate my duties to you and tarnish my reputation.
Q: What if I decide to go to your designated Seller Agent when I’m a buyer?
A: As previously mentioned, “You’re welcome to request any agent on the team for any job, however, they may have already capped on their limit.” If you’re a buyer and want to work with one of our Seller Agents you’re already familiar with, that agent may accept or decline if they’ve reached their limit of buyers. We value our limitations in that they allow us to focus in a way to provide you the very best service possible. You choose doctors and lawyers according to their specialty. Why not choose a realtor who specializes. A home for sale or home purchase is a big event in one’s life.
Q: What if after I’ve worked with you, I decide to look in another area?
A: Of course, all of our agents are qualified and willing to help you find a realtor to meet your needs should you eliminate our area of expertise. We have access to databases of realtor credentials and we have the experience to know what to look for when interviewing realtors to refer you to anywhere nationwide. This process can take as little as 24 hours up to usually no more than 72 hours. It depends on how many agents meet the criteria before the interview process begins. You may also choose an area of which we have already vetted an expert in which we would contact and make sure they are available to take on another client.
Q: Are all Keller Williams agents part of your team?
A: No! Each Keller Williams office is independently owned and operated.
Q: Shouldn’t I pick an “area specialist”?
A: It makes sense to work with an agent that not only shows homes for sale but, lives in the area you’re looking to buy a home in. A home is a part of the way you live your life. In my opinion, ONLY an area specialist can truly help you find a place to call home. Other important points in selecting an agent are experience, track record, and marketing skills. Computers, the Internet, and cell phones have helped home buyers find homes and get better ideas about most anything they want to know about different areas. Only a local specialist will be able to give you knowledge and experience of actually living there. Area specialists are more familiar with the history and current events that may affect your purchase. They are also familiar with local vendors and other contacts that may be helpful in making your decision to buy.
Q: I’m out of town. Can you handle the transaction for me or will I need to come back to town?
A: We take care of all the details from finding available homes for sale to signing your closing documentation and getting your keys without you needing to come to town. We have handled sales with clients living in other countries even. We have even sold homes without the buyer ever seeing them physically. Our video, still pics and other technology help you get the most virtual experience possible to make your decision easier.
Q: Will you be representing me or the seller?
A: All realtors represent the seller on any home for sale listed within their company. In the event that you become a buyer for a Keller Williams Legacy One Realty home for sale, it would fall in the category of “Dual Agency”. In that scenario, unless you have instructed us in writing otherwise, Keller Williams Legacy One Realty would represent both parties. Fortunately, your chances are slim at getting the same realtor that has already been representing the seller due to our structure of Buyer & Seller specialists. However, neither buyer or seller would be advised to the detriment of the other.
Q: What can I expect if I want to build a new home?
A: First of all, you’ll be buying from a professional seller, the builder, and not the person who ever called the property a home. This can lead to a different dynamic both in negotiating and throughout the entire building and transaction processes. Builders do not negotiate lower prices if you waive your right to a realtor nor do builders charge you extra for having a realtor so, why not have a realtor? You may want to check out the entire post I dedicated to elaborating on buying a home for sale by a builder.