Are you a Bathroom expert? Do you know your bathrooms? You may see all sorts of numbers used to describe a bath such as a full bath, a three quarter bath, a half bath but how about a one quarter bath? You may see them written like 1.0 bath, 1.5 baths, 1.75 baths but how about 1.25 baths?
Whether it is in MLS, online or a newspaper, if the reader does not know what 7/3/1.5 means your ad is a waste of space.
Now comes the infamous 1/4 bath and Mrs. Buyer agent who knows everything. A FSBO (known as For Sale by Owner) posted an ad for their home for sale and it has 4 baths, a half bath on the first floor, a full bath in the hall, a 3/4 bath off the master bedroom and a 1/4 bath added on the 3rd level of this colonial era home. We all should know a full bath is a tub with a shower, sink and toilet. The 3/4 bath is a toilet, sink and stand up shower. A half bath is a toilet and sink and the 1/4 bath is just a toiet with no sink. The sink was actually added outside the bathroom because of the tight quarters of this old home.
The Home Seller had enough, selling their own house was not going to be as easy as they thought. It was not easy fielding calls from both buyers and buyer agents, They could not figure out who was qualified and who was not. They could not keep leaving work to show the home to people who are not ready to buy. They learned that every buyer broker asked them to pay their fee, but no one was helping them as the seller. Then Mrs, Seller was forwarded my blog by a co-worker. A call to me to take over their listing and as they said “Get it done.”
When it comes to a quarter bath, Yes i have heard of it, yes a 1/4 bath does exist and yes it is a toilet without a sink when it comes to it’s definition here in NH. The key is the focus needs to be on the house, on if the buyers like it and getting the buyers to make an offer. A GOOD listing agent separates emotion from the duty of listing ad selling a home. It does not matter what Mrs. buyer Agent wants to cal it, it does not matter if she always has to be right, but if the buyer likes it, let them call it what ever they want and lets get to selling the home.
In the end “The MORAL to this story” is that a great agent can bring great results.
Everyone should know that All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST, not just the biggest Real Estate Agent or Broker.
By using a philosophy, which is simple, to provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process, I can help you find your dream home .
THE TOP TIPS TO FIND A “GREAT” REAL ESTATE AGENT
1. LEARN THIS ONE FACT: One should know that All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest Agent or Company. It is important to Hire the BEST Agent. In NH that could be me.
2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT AGENT: As a Buyer OR Seller in this market you need every advantage you can to get your home sold. It starts with choosing the right agent. a. Ask for a Full time agent whose sole job is to sell homes. b. Ask for a Full service agent who will guide you through each step of the selling process. Discount brokers often equal discount services. c. Ask for a Local agent who knows your neighborhood and is readily available when you need them is a must. Out of town agents can leave you high and dry in your time of need. d. Ask for a well experienced Listing Agent can give you the advantages you need when selling your home. Not all agents are created equal. Choose only the best.
3. HOME BUYERS SHOULD START BY: Getting a FREE PRE-QUALIFICATION with a local and trusted lender. They will look at your credit and financial picture and let you know what type of mortgage you may qualify for and what your interest rate and monthly payment may be.
4. HOME SELLERS SHOULD START BY: Getting a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS. Learn what your property is worth in today’s market along with how ling it may take to sell. If you are ready to sell now, learn what you should ask for it. How much offers may come in at and what the approximate selling price should be. NH Home owners should contact me now.
IN SUMMARY the key to having a successful purchase or sale can increase simply choosing a better agent. The secret is that All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the BEST not just the biggest. I leave you with now infamous philosophy, which is simple, to provide more personal and professional service to guide my clients through each step of the buying or selling process.
WE STRIVE TO PROVIDE THE BEST POSSIBLE SERVICE THROUGH OUT EACH STEP OF THE LISTING AND SELLING PROCESS!!!
If you are thinking of buying a Home please contact us. We offer you assistance to get a free pre-qualification for a mortgage,along with some of the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE through each step of the Buying Process.