Why Use a Realtor

Why would I want to pay a Realtor to sell my home?

 

Folks, you wouldn't be human if you didn't have this thought.  Everyone who has bought a home, invested in real estate, or sold a home has thought at least once, "this isn't so hard...I can do this."  However, there are more horror stories than sweet dreams when doing it on your own.  It kind of reminds you of those Holiday Inn Express commercials...you know the ones...the guy is performing surgery and exclaims "I'm not a doctor, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night!".  Well the same holds true for Real Estate.  Not only do you not receive the exposure and marketing, there are many legal pitfalls that consumers simply don't know about that could cost you huge dollars.  The ramifications of forgetting this or not doing that are huge, and you do not want that liability.  You definately want to leave it to the professionals.  If the liability weren't enough, the very best reason to use a Realtor is the exposure.  You will undoubtedly be able to get more $$ for your home because of the simple theory of supply and demand.  The more buyers you have to look at your home, the more you will be able to demand for your home.  So, if you are thinking about selling your home, and just want to talk about it, give me a call.  I'd be happy to discuss your options.

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Bridges Bay Resort

Bridges Bay Resort in East Lake Okoboji

Bridges Bay Resort is built on the land purchased a few years prior which used to be owned by the Nielsen family of Arnolds Park. This huge complex consists of a hotel, 3 condo buildings (a 4th is under construction), and over 100 vacation cabins. A popular part of the resort is the indoor waterpark that cabin and condo owners have access to, but also, so does the public for a fee. Braccos is a fantastic summertime restaurant and bar which is frequented by boat, by car, and by foot, especially from the owners of the condos and cabins. All of the units at Bridges Bay have an opportunity for a boat hoist, and it is an extremely popular destination for out of towners looking for a vacation spot in Okoboji. Because Bridges Bay is not within the city limits, many owners utilize property management companies to help them rent their units by the day, week, and month. I've personally sold and shown many condo and cabin units and would be delighted to help.

Real Estate and MLS Homes For Sale in East Lake Okoboji

Beware the (I'll get your home sold in a week) agent

Beware the (I'll get your home sold in a week) agent in The

I hear this one all the time from prospects looking to list their house. "Well, agent xyz told us that if we listed with her, she'd have it sold in a week." This would fall into the category of "If it sounds too good to be true, the probably is." The majority of agents are not going to make this claim, but rather will give you an honest market analysis, inform you as to how weak or strong the market is, especially the market in which your home resides, and present the objective facts. A good agent will then lay out an effective marketing plan, where the majority of the focus should be on "online marketing". Be careful to not get caught up in empty promises, reduced commissions, and being talked in to lowering your price below market value (unless you must have a quick sale). The key to choosing a good listing agent is to objectively determine who is going to provide you the best opportunity to sell your home. Will your listing agent also aggressively work to find buyers, or will they just list your home and wait for another agent to do the work.

The West Lake "Tie Up"

The West Lake

For most leisure boaters in the Iowa Great Lakes, there are 2 main hot spots to go throw an anchor, sit back, and just relax. Sometimes this will result in numerous boats tying up to one another (you may not even know your neighbor), and sometimes it results in a little more privacy where you can chill just by yourself. Every weekend, boaters make the trek across the deepest parts of West Lake to either Gull Point (North AND South side) and Miller's Bay. Thought there are many other great areas to throw an anchor, relax, and swim, these are the two hot spots. If you aren't sure where to go on a Saturday afternoon or wonder where your friends might be, these two spots would be a good start.

Real Estate and MLS Homes For Sale in West Lake Okoboji

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