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2013-11-03 08:47:19
Use a Local Tooele Agent to Buy your Next Home

How many times have you heard us say, use a local Realtor when buying or selling a Tooele home. Well were going to say it again.  At least Chris is. Via last weeks post!

Chris and Berna are the owners of the Group1 Real Estate office in Tooele and they are continually suggesting that you should use a local Realtor when you are buying or selling a Tooele home. They have a lot of Real Estate experience to offer home buyers and home owners wanting to list their houses or condominiums. Most of it right there in Tooele Utah. I would bet that if there is a home that has been listed on the MLS in Tooele City, Erda, Stansbury Park, Lake Point, Stockton or Grantsville Utah, in the last 15 years,  Berna has been in it, knows the history, and has an informed  opinion about value and potential problems.

Isn’t that why you use a local Realtor when you buy or sell a Tooele home?

Last week Chris posted again about the buying or selling your home in Tooele,and why it pays to use a local REALTOR.


Here is what he thinks about the subject of local representation.

Buying  Tooele Homes use a Local Agent

When Buying Tooele Homes use a Local Agent. Or if you are selling your home in Tooele, Stansbury Park, Erda, Lakepoint, or Grantsville Utah get local help.

Why do you need to hire a Local Tooele Realtor?  Where do I start?

I was just going over an article I had written last year for the Transcript Bulletin on the advantages to listing your home with a local Realtor,  and it occurred to me that I need to have the same conversation with my home buyers. ( and home sellers)

I wrote. while talking to a potential client last week out in Stansbury Park, I was asked a very good question. With 80% of buyers these days searching for their new home on the internet, how important is an actual agent?  Well, to me the answer is an obvious VERY IMPORTANT! The INTERNET has both simplified and complicated the house searching process. On the one hand, it’s now easy to see all of the properties that would fit you from the comfort of your own home. On the other hand, if you search the MLS for 3 bed 2 bath homes in Tooele County right now, you’ll find 59 homes that match that criteria. The selections of 3 Bedroom ramblers in Stansbury Park or 2 Story w/ acreage in Grantsville UT would find someone driving all over the area.

In a market where great homes, or more specifically GREAT BUYS are selling fast, you need help managing your time. You need someone that knows the area, knows what is likely to be available soon, and knows where the greatest chance is that you can find what you are looking for. That almost always is a knowledgeable, Experienced, local Real Estate Agent. A Tooele REALTOR.

Looking at so many overpriced homes is a waste of time,  you’ll find that your dream home, priced right by a very motivated seller may be just around the corner, but it may be gone before you have a chance to go see it if you are not buying Tooele homes using a local agent.

We have been helping a client the last couple of weeks who likes to drive around and look at the homes for sale based on signs. She’s probably found a dozen homes for sale in Stansbury Park that she liked the looks of. Most of them have already gone under contract by the time she was ready to make an offer.  On the other hand, when she called us and told us what her needs in a new house were, Berna knew about one that would be perfect for her, and she now has it under contract.

A local agent will know his market much better than most buyers.

You might then ask, ‘Well, why not just call the agent on the sign?’ In fact, you can. But, here is one of my major pet peeves. If you do that, and they show it to you and you fall in love with it, who will represent you in the purchase? The listing agent will. But, he will actually be representing both parties. Not the ideal situation for either of you, although it can be a great deal for the agent!

You are entitled to have someone who is absolutely on your side in the deal, someone looking out for ONLY your interests. You may buy as many as 4 or 5 homes in your life. Your agent will probably have done it hundreds of times in his career. So why not have an experienced pro in your corner. Especially (here’s the best part) when it costs you nothing! It’s true!  Most of the time, it’s the seller that pays those commissions, not you! I can’t think of a good reason not to use a Realtor to help you find your home, can you? By the way, that 80% number I talked about earlier only tells half the story. Of that 80%, 86% of them still use their own Realtor!

If you would like to see whats available, give me a call @ 435-840-5029, or stop by my website, click on Tooele Homes and check out the inventory available in Stansbury Park, Tooele Grantsville or any where else in Tooele County you have an Interest.

When you call, I will surely tell you, you may not want to use us, but when Buying Tooele Homes use a Local Agent.

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If you are in the market as either a home buyer or seller call Berna @ 435-940-5029 she will be more than happy to give you other reasons to use a local REALTOR when buying or selling a Tooele home.

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