Whether it’s helping a seller determine the value of their home prior to sale or working with a buyer to determine the right offer price on their dream home, the agent needs to have relevant information at the ready.
I use a lot of resources as an agent including my MLS, which is a database created by cooperating brokers to cooperate and share information on area listings. I also work with tax records and perform more detailed research on properties when needed. I am also a huge fan of analytic products like SmartCharts Pro for Agents because they allow me to do complex analysis easily and to convey information in visual form to my client which makes it much easier for them to understand. You will see many of those charts used here on this blog.
There are all kinds of reports, graphs, charts, and detailed analysis methods I can do for you to help you determine your next step. Much of this can be done without obligation…so just ask!
For example a few months ago I was approached by a friend who has a condo he rents out. We discussed probable selling price, net amounts of money he would walk away with after costs, and reviewed the current market in detail. We looked at neighborhood information, zip code information, school scores, and learned where the demand in housing was. I also reviewed his current monthly rental income and determined he was in line with current going rate. With this information this particular client decided it was NOT the time to sell his home. Armed with all the appropriate information is crucial in taking any steps.
This was the best scenario for the client and we used multiple sources of reference to help paint the best picture of his housing situation so he could make the best decision for him.