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

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

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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.

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Buyer and seller real estate app, right at your fingertips.

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park

Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Arnolds Park

Having lived in Okoboji all my life, there are a wealth of memories of Arnolds Park. I, like many of the locals, miss the nostalgia of the old Roof Garden, the fun house, the water slide and much, much more. With time comes change, and the amusement park continues to reinvent itself. Currently with over 20 rides to choose from, the family is sure to have a good time. The main attraction, The Legend Roller Coaster, is the 7th oldest coaster in the United States and apparently the 13th oldest in the world. Reaching speeds of up to 50 mph, the roller coaster has undergone substantial renovations in the last year. In front of the amusement park on West Lake is the Queen II excursion boat, and Pirate Jacks Bar. The sunsets here are unparalleled. If you have a chance to visit, make sure to check out the tipsy house, the three sons, and all of the shops. Just to the east is the green space, which provides great entertainment and in 2013 OAR came to play, which is a pretty big name for Okoboji.

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