Recently while at a family gathering, you told an aunt you and your husband were thinking about buying a house in Spring Texas. Your aunt’s response was “You need to call your cousin, Joe. He’s a Realtor®”. Cousin Joe’s a Realtor? When did this happen? Last you heard he was working at Home Depot. Your aunt’s response was “Yes, Joe does still work at Home Depot. That’s his full-time job but he sells real estate part-time”.
1) Will Joe be able to show you homes when it fits into your schedule? Or will you lose the house of your dreams to another buyer because you have to schedule around Joe’s full-time job?
2) How much real estate experience does Joe have? How much of a disadvantage does his real estate experience put you at? Is his real estate experience equivalent to 50%, 33%, or 25% of a full-time Realtor®?
3) As a part-time Realtor®, is Joe aware of the latest rezoning of Klein schools and of new construction projects? Things that can and do impact the future resale value of your Spring Texas home.
4) Is Joe up to date on the recent changes made to the residential real estate contract? If not, you are in a weaker negotiating position.
When deciding upon which Spring Texas Realtor to hire, ask yourself who is going to do the best job at helping you with your largest financial purchase? Is that person someone who practices his craft on a daily basis and does it for a living? Or is it someone who sells real estate for supplemental income?
Jill Wente is an incredible realtor! We lived in the area for about 3 years before taking the house-hunting plunge... read moreJill Wente is an incredible realtor! We lived in the area for about 3 years before taking the house-hunting plunge and truly could not have chosen a better realtor to work with. Jill is professional and patient, she is an incredible resource who is 100% there for her clients at all times. We had a lot of questions and didn't want to pay any closing costs or prepaid costs out of pocket - Jill is a Master Certified Negotiation Expert and it SHOWS. We got exactly what we wanted at the price we wanted AND had several bonuses thrown in, including appliances and gutters. She was there for inspections/walk-throughs and kept in contact with our builder's salesperson as well. If you want a strong realtor who is also pleasant to work with (which I've learned is rare), then Jill is the realtor for you!! read less