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Services

 

We specialize in all kinds of Real Estate from residential to commercial; here is some information on what we do:

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Sellers

Listing Homes for Sale

When homeowners decide they want to sell their homes, the vast majority will call a real estate brokerage to work with an agent to have their homes listed on the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This database is shared among all local brokerage members, who then work to bring in a buyer for the home. In listing a home, the real estate agent will perform the following duties and activities:

    • Determine the home's value in the current market for a listing price.

    • Advise the homeowner in readying the home for listing and showings.

    • Enter the home into the MLS database.

    • Market the home to other agents and brokerage members of the MLS.

    • Market the home in print and other traditional media, as well as on the Internet.

    • Supervise and/or schedule home showings.

    • Report to the seller any interest and feedback from buyers who have seen the home.

    • When a buyer makes an offer, help the seller to try to obtain the price they want and a signed purchase agreement.

    • Coordinate the process from signing the contract to closing the deal, including scheduling inspections, preparing documents and other items necessary to close.


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Commercial Properties

 

From an investment point of view, commercial real estate encompasses any kind of property, including land, that brings or has the potential to bring income. From a business point of view, commercial real estate is any offering of office, retail, industrial, medical, hospitality, and other commercial space that can be leased (and sometimes bought) for the use of the business.

Commercial properties can be classified into six main categories: office, retail, industrial, multi-family, land, and a miscellaneous catch-all category that includes everything else.

 

Office Properties

Commercial real estate office properties include single-tenant buildings, small professional buildings, skyscrapers, and everything in between. Buildings are classified into three categories: Class A, Class B, or Class C.

Class A buildings are the best of the best. They are often newer buildings with state-of-the-art infrastructure, but may be old buildings that have been extensively renovated. Class A buildings are usually in prime locations with good access, and are professionally managed.

Class B buildings are often targeted by investors, because while they may be older, they have the potential for a high return on investment through renovation and improvements. These buildings are usually well-maintained and well-managed, but infrastructure may need some capital investment.

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Buyers

The same brokerage and agent listing a home is seldom the one who will also work with a buyer. The MLS allows any other brokerage or agent to bring a buyer who makes an offer. So, an agent, athough being allowed to work with both sides in a transaction, usually only works with the seller or the buyer. Let's look at some of the duties and activities of an agent working with buyers:

    • Help the buyers to locate and view homes that meet their requirements.

    • Help them with securing a mortgage.

    • Advise them on the area, market conditions, and if they believe that their homes of interest are priced right or not.

    • Work with them to craft the initial offer in a purchase agreement.

    • Work with them through negotiations and counter-offers with the seller(s).

    • After a purchase contract is executed, coordinate the transaction process on the buyer side.

    • Coordinate/schedule appraisals, inspections, and other activities related to the transaction.

    • Deliver and explain all documents, title insurance, deeds, etc.

    • Work with them through the closing and getting their keys.

While real estate agents are often compared to travel agents when discussing the changes brought about by the Internet, they do add value to the transaction process. They may be less valuable in the location of homes because of the Internet, but helping buyers and sellers get value and get through the process is a valuable service.

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