Consumers List the Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Real Estate News, Silver Creek Real Estate Group | Posted on Monday, February 21, 2011

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Why Silver Creek Real Estate Group Should be at the Top of YOUR List!

Navigating the uncertain waters of the real estate market alone can be a daunting task for any home buyer or home seller. At no time does that statement ring truer than right NOW when faced with an ever-changing housing market resulting from a slowly recovering economy. Between finding a fair price, securing financing, negotiating terms, drawing up contracts, juggling counter-offers, and successfully arriving at the closing table – a real estate professional is most adept at getting their clients from point A to point B as quickly and painlessly as possible.  In a recent study performed by a leading developer of real estate information systems, consumers indicated that they are well-aware of the benefits of using a real estate agent or broker in the sale or purchase of their home. In a survey of 300 homebuyers and sellers in the Eastern United States, a whopping 95% indicated that it is important to work with a real estate professional – 53% of whom feel it is even more important now than it was a few years ago. The study also showed that real estate professionals are most valued for their trustworthiness (no small feat when considering the fact that your home is such a major investment), experience, willingness to look out for their clients’ best interests, responsiveness to their clients’ needs, familiarity with real estate contracts and legal documents, and knowledge of the local community.

The top 5 reasons sellers gave for putting their home in the hands of a real estate professional included:
1. Setting the right price
2.  Effectively marketing their property
3. Understanding their needs and wants
4. Negotiating the best price
5. Knowledge of closing procedures

The top 5 reasons homebuyers gave for relying on the expertise of a real estate professional included:
1. Knowledge of closing procedures
2. Negotiating the best price
3. Understanding their needs and wants
4. Knowledge of the community
5. Responsive to their emails and calls

“We are delighted, but not at all surprised by these results,” explains Jochen Lucke, owner of Silver Creek Real Estate Group in Cashiers, NC. “As a brokerage firm comprised of real estate professionals offering so many years of experience in this industry, we’ve honed our skills and continually fine tune them in order to give our clients the very best that Western North Carolina has to offer. Our clientele may enter our offices as customers, but by the time we’re sitting down at the closing table – I can honestly say they consider us friends and will recommend us to others.”  Silver Creek brokers are with you from the initial phone call to the final handshake over the closing table, and every step in between.

If you are considering buying or selling a home in Highlands, Cashiers, Sapphire, Cullowhee, Lake Glenville or Lake Toxaway in Western North Carolina, don’t go it alone – contact the talented team of brokers at Silver Creek Real Estate Group TODAY. They will listen carefully to your wants and needs, then skillfully design a customized plan to set the wheels in motion. Silver Creek brokers are eager to hear from you and can be reached by phone at 828-743-1999, by e-mail at info@ncliving.com, or by dropping by our offices in the Shoppes at CreekSide – just West of the Cashiers Crossroads.  If you’d like to fill out our convenient online contact form, one of our brokers will be in touch with you shortly. To learn more about Silver Creek Real Estate Group, we invite you to visit us online at www.ncliving.com.

Source: “Keeping it Real: This is no time to go it alone – the value of a REALTOR has never been greater.” Metropolitan Regional Information Systems
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