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Below is a list of realtors we link with who are familiar with our services. If you are in need of a highly qualified and helpful realtor we encourage you to contact them.

                            

 


Yianna Kaplanidis

Corcoran

(561) 267-9898
Servicing from Deerfield Beach to Jupiter.

 


Bill Jabour and Joe Borzillieri
Corcoran Group Real Estate
340 Royal Poincina Plaza, Suite 302
Palm Beach, FL 33480
(561) 801-2284

 

Bettyann Cordero

Bettyann Cordero (561) 324-7614

 

 

 

 

 




 

GET PROFESSIONAL HELP

This article contains my opinions. Some material in this article may be affected by

changes in law. I am not engaged in the rendering of investment, accounting, or legal services.

If these services are required, I urge the reader to obtain them from a competent professional.

Much of what follows may sound as though I am also trying to talk you into using a real estate

professional. I confess, I am. For most home owners, selling is a rare event. Selling without

the assistance of an experienced real estate professional is like representing yourself in court.

As they say, you will be sure to have a fool for a client. Aside from the skills required, selling a

home is a lot of work . Add up all the hours real estate professionals spend selling a home then

subtract their numerous out-of-pocket expenses and you’ll find they end up earning less per

hour than any other comparable professional. In short, they’re a bargain.

Real estate agents provide countless services such as:

· Implementing suggestions in this book.

· Representing you and protecting your interests.

· Providing up-to-date market information of recent sales and competing listings.

· Reviewing your disclosure statement.

· Acquiring school and crime statistics.

· Putting up a sign in your yard.

· Advertising your home.

· Complying with fair housing laws.

· Placing your home in the Multiple Listing Service.

· Creating and dispersing flyers.

· Prospect matching.

· Placing your home on various web-sites.

· Caravanning (touring other agents through your home)

· Marketing to other agents by word-of-mouth.

· Alerting out of state transferees and corporate relocation services.

· Screening prospects to protect you from “unwelcome sightseers.”

· Holding an open house.

· Showing your house whether you’re home or not.

· Responding to telephone inquiries about your home.

· Pre-qualifying prospects.

· Answering questions which prospects are reluctant to ask homeowners.

· Analyzing offers.

· Negotiating.

· Opening and managing the escrow.

· Writing and presenting counter offers.

· Consulting with attorneys.

· Acting as a buffer to keep the deal from getting too personal.

· Providing all the numerous required documents and forms.

· Handling inspectors and appraisers.

· Getting the Use & Occupancy permit.

· Resolving disputes.

· Acquiring estimates and bids.

· Arranging for repairs.

· Changing utilities.

· Clearing title.

· Preparing settlement documents.

· Taking the final walk-thru with the buyer.

· Attending and assisting you at the closing.

Remember, For-Sale-by-Owner signs and ads often attract lowball offers from deal hunters

expecting you to give them the commission in the form of a price reduction. This costs

you three ways:

1. You lose the commission savings anyway.

2. You suffer the costs normally absorbed by the real estate professional.

3. You don’t get all the services the real estate professional normally provides.