It's The Craziest Thing I Ever Heard, Are You Guilty Of This Too?
People say some of the craziest things.
I guarantee you have heard (and perhaps even uttered) one of these phrases that I have listed below.
And before we explore them one by one, I ask you to consider why the perception of value is so often clear in one case, and yet totally ambiguous in others?
Value Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
It's Black Friday today, and many people are out shopping.
Some will have done their homework, while others are buying simply due to a marketing-induced compulsion to get "a good deal."
Nevertheless, opinions of value versus cost will be uttered all day, and we'll hear such things as:
- There's no way I'm going to pay $8 for a beer
- I can't justify spending $200 on a pair of shoes
- We won't be going there for vacation, airline prices are too high
- I'll get the T-bone, the filet is way too pricey
- I'll wait to watch the movie when the price drops to $5
Most people seem to be pretty sensible on how they spend their money on daily purchases. Nobody likes to spend too much, even when it's not a financial concern, overspending is often an issue of pride.
The Value Of The Right Real Estate Professional
So if you're with me up to this point, let me hit you with the "craziest thing" that I referenced at the beginning of this post ... it's something that is heard by real estate agents across the Country all the time ... when talking to somebody looking to buy a home or sell a home. Here's what they say:
- I hired my friend, he has a real estate license
Seriously? We're not talking about an $8 beer or a $200 pair of shoes. We're not even talking about a $3000 vacation. We're talking about a decision that is likely going to cost the customer $9,000 or much, much more (as was demonstrated in this article here).
Why is it that people don't think ahead before they hire somebody to help them sell a home? Is there a difference between a highly trained and experienced negotiator versus somebody who works in an industry part-time? Is it worth your time to find out?
I cannot stress [strongly enough] the importance of interviewing multiple agents for the job of selling a home and for the job of helping you buy a home.
There are huge differences in service and capabilities that you can discover, all you need to do is a little research. Perhaps the same amount of research you would do to find the best deal on a family vacation.
So do yourself a favor and save some money when you buy or sell your next home. Talk to multiple agents and find the one that will ensure you get the best deal.
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Tallahassee, please drop me a note so we can schedule a time to show you how we will ensure you get the absolute best deal in the Tallahassee real estate market.
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