There are a lot of Dallas Real Estate Agents and Dallas REALTORS® out there! About 25,000 work in the Dallas/DFW Metroplex. I have said time and time again that they are not all created equal. I am one of the Top REALTORS® in Dallas and I am very proud of that. I have only become one by having amazing clients and a work ethic to do everything in my power to give you the best real estate service possible. One thing that is important to keep in mind is there are a lot of people that go to Real Estate School with the dream of hitting it big..some pass the exam and some don't. Most real estate transactions require that only a REALTOR® handles the process, but there are a lot of home builders that don't want a licensed REALTOR® working in one of their model homes. Even For Sale By Owners will negotiate their own terms benefitting them and not the buyer. The difference is that I am here for your best interests. I went to real estate school, studied hard, passed my exam, am a part or the REALTORS® Association, and have lots of experience with the TREC laws and guidlines. If you have been out in the home buying "battle field", you will see you have to be armed with a professional by your side. You will love working with an experienced Real Estate Agent.
Buying and selling real estate is most likely one of the biggest decisions you will make! Thats exciting! The average home price in Dallas in $150,000. That's a fair amount of money. With that said, it would be foolish to consider negotiating a real estate deal without the help of a licensed professional.
Here is a list of why to use a REALTOR® and why not try to sell your own home or buy one from a For Sale By Owner. God forbid use someone who is the friend of a friend that use to be licensed, has violations against their license, and decides to try and negotiate a contract for you...Trust me I have seen it all:
1. As your Dallas REALTOR® I can help you determine your buying power. A lot of times clients call me to buy a home and they don't know how much home they can afford. They may have a budget in mind, but by getting pre-approved by a lender is one of the first steps. Too many times have I seen someone wanting to look at homes for $500,000, and after being pre-approved we later find out that they can only afford to buy a home for $350,000...That's a big difference. I have many relationships with lenders all over Dallas and can help you find the most competetive rates so we can start the process of home buying.
2. A Dallas REALTOR® has many resources to assist you in your home search. Many people think they can go look at a home on their own. In todays world most homes are listed on the MLS. Unless it is a For Sale By Owner. Only a licensed professional like myself is able to access a home. Also, in todays high tech real estate market most people use websites like REALTOR.com or Zillow.com to look for a home. Keep in mind that this info a lot of times is out date and not always accurate. Only the MLS that a REALTOR® has access to is updated in real time and is updated by the actual agent for that particular home.