|Real Estate Agent||
|Realtor, SFR - Archdale/Trinity NC Real Estate|
|location_on Trinity, NC — Ed Price & Associates|
|web Pamela Carter's (pamrealtor) Blog|
My approach in life and business is straight-forward and honest communications coupled with hard work. One of the most meaningful quotes I've held on to for many years is one by Shakespeare from Hamlet, "This above all: to thine ownself be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
I've always held "helping others" type positions in my previous careers (retail, travel agent, office manager) so I truly enjoy being able to help people better their lives by helping them find the perfect home.
I know it might sound like corny salesman rhetoric, but I really believe in the power of teamwork - so I draw on a huge circle of close family, great friends, and incredible business associates for their professional expertise and support.
Buyers & Sellers
Do I need to hire a real estate agent?
The answer is no, you do not NEED an agent. Not many people need an agent, although there are some out there that do. You can do anything yourself. Well, almost anything. I doubt there will ever be a day that we could operate on ourselves. But that's a whole different story.
What are the benefits to the buyer? First, you will have representation during the process. Second, you will have someone that has an expanded well of knowledge about the area. Third, they will work to get your needs met and get you the best possible outcome. Fourth, they will help you meet all the commitments and deadlines. And lastly, you will have someone to answer questions or concerns for you.
So although you may not NEED an agent, an agent can help you through the whole home buying process. If you are a first time buyer, it is easy to get lost in the paperwork and legalities. An agent can assist you, give you tips, give you opinions, and give you ideas about value, the market, and about price. If you have a dictionary in front of you and you can't remember how to spell a word, are you going to keep trying yourself? Or are you going to use the book that contains the knowledge? The right agent can make your life simpler. Make sure you take the time to find an agent that works the best with you and for you.
To use and agent or go alone?
It's been on your mind for awhile. You've considered every available option and went over every detail. After some time, you come to the decision to sell your home. Now that you've made the decision, what happens next. Do you buy a for sale by owner sign and begin to market your home yourself? Or do you enlist the help of a real estate professional to market your home?
There is no clear cut answer that is right for everyone. Some people do well selling their homes on their own. Others, however, are not as lucky. The same goes for using a real estate professional. However, your chances increase when you decide to list with a real estate agent.
Why? Experience, Exposure, and Knowledge. A real estate agent has helped many people sell their homes and have gained more knowledge each time. A great real estate agent will give your home the most exposure possible. Multiple websites and the MLS are only the beginning. There are so many new ways to get your home out there to millions and millions of people. The more people that see your home, the more likely your home is to sell.
How? With online blogging emerging as a new tool, an agent can blog about your home, add pictures, and links to get your home out there to more people. Online forums either for agents or consumers is another great tool. Agents can market your home to other agents and even consumers. You never know who has or will have a client looking in your area. If can be as simple as adding your home to the agents website, putting the link in a profile, and just posting quality information.
Who? With so many agents out there, how can you possibly decide who to choose. Simple, you need to ask the right questions. You need to find someone that is very ambitious, energetic, and trying new ideas. You want someone that will get your home out there as much as possible. Basically, you want someone that will work for you in every way available.
A real estate professional who dedicates herself in helping buyers and sellers in Randolph, Guilford, Davidson counties and beyond for all of their real estate needs.