Achieving measurable results
I love reading articles about buying and selling homes, it gives me an insight to what others are seeing about homes. It helps me understand what some of our clients thoughts through the process, and what they might expect. These short articles don’t always give a fair picture of the situation (like this one).
To categorize agents or inspectors in one group is wrong and dangerous. While reading the articles we can certainly agree with some of the generalizations but others are very deceiving. For example I have never heard a Realtor tell a client if a wall is load bearing or not. Most Realtors(in my experience) want you to have the facts and will tell you to have the information verified. I think with the internet and lawsuits getting a Realtor make comments about the demographics of neighborhood is unlikely, you should do your own research.
Figuring the cost of anything about remodeling your home can drastically vary, most agents will not comment on it. Some will give you an idea, after all they have had many clients do what you want to do. There are still some agents that have experience with remodeling and can give really accurate estimates.
With For-sale-buy-owner it can get messy, I have seen it personally. The best part about an agent, they are there to negotiate for you and keep you and the other parties informed. Buying/selling a home can be very emotional, doing it on your own without experience is an emotional roller coaster, which can leave you with doubt or regrets for years.
When hiring a Realtor or inspector it is best to do research as well as when buying or selling a home. A professional will not only be helpful and make it less stressful but will help you get the most out of the deal. Not everything on the internet is accurate