Columbus Ohio Real Estate Experts

What to Look for in a Real Estate Team

"Real estate team", this term hasn't been around for very long and I'm not necessarily talking about a group of real estate agents working together to sell a property or help you buy one. I'm talking about the group of individuals that help you get the home you want or sell on time and that includes escrow people, title officers, lenders, and any other parties involved in the real estate purchase. It literally takes a small army to effectively facilitate a transaction whether you're buying or selling.

Financial expert Dave Ramsey says, "when getting help with money, whether it's insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with a heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman."

Even though that's pretty much what we are, salespeople, we want to be informative as well. We don't want to just sell someone a property because that's what we do; we want to guide them to the best possible decision for themselves. That's a heart of a teacher, not a salesman. Everyone sells something, but in real estate, we're selling ourselves, and the more we teach and inform people, the less "salesman-y" we sound.

In our world where just about every answer is a Google search away, people still want that personal touch, knowing that they can come to you for the answers and not fill embarrassed by asking the question. I think an entire real estate team needs to have this personification; whether it's a lender, agent, or title and escrow officer. Nobody wants to feel embarrassed for asking a question nor made to feel like an idiot because they don't know the process.

I think agents need to focus on the individual rather than the transaction. The house is just a byproduct of the transaction even though it is the main focus of the purchase and sale agreement. Agents are selling themselves and buyers and sellers want to know that they are taking care of, that they are informed, and their priorities are number one.

So the bottom line is to look for a team that works for your good, not the industries good. That's when you'll find a great team that helps you accomplish your goals whether you're buying or selling real estate. - Originally posted on Linked in - Join me!

columbus, lewis center and gahanna real estate

Columbus Ohio real estate - Vision RealtyAs a certified Realtor® for the top-rated Columbus Realty Firm - Vision Realty, with 32 years of dedicated real estate experience, I can help buyers, sellers, investors, short sale sellers and more find, sell or invest in the right property, at the right price, at the right time. Contact me anytime for updates and information on the Columbus OH Real Estate market.

 

Donald Payne - Vision Realty, Inc.
4608 North High Street

Columbus, OH 43214

Toll-free: (866) 510-2223

Cell: (614) 323-4348
DonaldPayne@VisionRealty.com
Follow Me on Pinterest

LinkedIn Donald Payne Twitter Vision Realty - Donald Payne Vision Realty on Facebook Vision Realty YouTube Listings Vision Realty Columbus OH real estate search
Comment balloon 3 commentsDonald Payne • April 05 2018 03:13PM
What to Look for in a Real Estate Team
share
"Real estate team", this term hasn't been around for very long and I'm not necessarily talking about a group of real estate agents working together to sell a property or help you buy one. I'm talking about the group of individuals that… more
Don't Agree With Your Property Value?
share
Home values in Franklin County have been a huge issue over the last couple of years, primarily due to inconsistent and inaccurate valuations made by tax assessors. Because of this, homeowners have sought out options to contest the valuations. The… more
Big Risks with Open Houses
share
Many homeowners feel that an open house is essential to getting the house sold, but that's just not the case. Most open houses are either to appease the seller or market new buyers. It really rarely actually sells the house. Open houses are… more
5 Questions Sellers Should be Able to Answer
share
Planning on selling your home? Before running out and finding a listing agent there are five questions you should be able to answer about listing, marketing, and selling your home. #1. Why? You should be able to give a good answer as to why you're… more
Don't Look Past the First Offer
share
I'm sure you've experienced this with buyers in that you look at two dozen homes but they sometimes come back to the very first one you've looked at. The same could be true for the very first offer a seller receives. Sometimes sellers get a little… more
The Back and Forth Tennis Match of a Real Estate Deal
share
Whose court is it in now? Isn't that the way it seems with real estate transactions? Back and forth, almost like a tennis match. Keep the ball in the air, don't drop the ball, and make sure it's not getting stalled on your side of the court. But… more
A Use for Humor in Real Estate
share
Research has shown that one of the best ways to improve your customer relationships is to get them to laugh. Laughter is a common language, one we can all understand and relate to. Did you know that customers are more likely to work with a real… more
Columbus Holiday Events 2017 - My Favorite Things
share
Well, Thanksgiving 2017 is officially behind us and now we look toward the Christmas holiday. There's so much going on around the Columbus Ohio area this December that I'm sure you're bound to do at least one or two of these events. Are some of my… more
Do You Provide Data or a Story?
share
People remember a story, they don't remember data. Do you walk into a listing presentation with tons of data, projections, and what you can do for them? Maybe, but you also must have a story. Anyone can spew numbers and data out, not everyone can… more
5 Myths Many Buyers Believe About the Inspection Process
share
Most homes have an inspection when they undergo a typical real estate transaction. Everyone usually has some preconceived ideas about the home inspection and these five myths are no exception. #1. The home inspection is to identify problems so that… more