The New England Patriot’s are back for another season! Like the Pat’s, you need a strong, reliable, healthy team to succeed, in football and real estate. One missing or weak team member can make the difference between a win and a loss, and you cannot rely on just one person to get you the win everytime.
So who should be on your winning team? Here are a few obvious and maybe not so obvious players for you to consider:
Respected Real Estate Broker (you!)
This may help clarify your role for clients.
Reputable Mortgage Lender
A knowledgeable professional who has longevity in the business , understands the loan process and regulations, communicates effectively with you and the borrower and can get the closing done on time.
Real Estate Attorney
MA law requires an attorney be present at real estate closings. A borrower is free to select their own, however, you or their lender may be better able to recommend someone reliable, who understands the process, and will get the paperwork done on time.
Professional Home Stager
This can be helpful for marketing photos and successful Open Houses.
For basic repairs, your sellers will be grateful you have someone to handle their “honey do” list!
Possible Home Inspection Pre-sale
Recommending this can be especially helpful when selling older homes-cuts down on the surprises!
To help with curb appeal and photos, similar to the Home Stager.
A thorough cleaning is a must, and often home owners cannot see, or smell, what you (and potential buyers) can.
Don’t let sellers leave pets behind during open houses. If they don’t have somewhere to take them, you can help.
While there are plenty of DIY tools and apps available, not everyone has a steady hand or a good eye (as this demonstrates!). In the era of everything online-it might be in your best interest to have a professional helping you showcase your properties.
Anyone we have left off the list? Let us know!