In 12 years of real estate, here's what I have learned: selling real estate is easy.
I have been working in northern Monterey County real estate for all of those 12 years. I am the broker of a small company based on the Monterey Peninsula; my office is in downtown Monterey. Currently three other agents work under my license, and several office personnel. Besides selling real estate, my office also manages rentals.
Why do I say it's "easy?"
I say that because the part about "selling" real estate is more correctly "marketing" real estate, and that used to be difficult and expensive. Now, unless the property is for some reason a disaster, usually all an agent need do is put good pictures, a reasonable price and a description on the MLS and Zillow, and the buyers will find it. From a buyer's agent point of view, the clients find the property themselves, and tell you what they want to see.
EASY! Houses practically sell themselves.
What's not easy, though, is making the right decisions.You are the captain of your ship; you're in charge. But at times you need to hire skilled help, a harbor pilot. Real estate is a big deal for most people; it's expensive, and has the potential to cause you much grief. You need a good agent, someone who knows the local turf, knows construction, knows money, knows the law--knows when to speed up, and when to hit the lifeboats. And through all that, someone who thinks ahead, stays calm, and leaves you smiling at the end of a four-month, possibly intense relationship--NOT easy!
I am that kind of skilled, knowledgeable, experienced agent, and I'm looking for new clients, clients who want solid, intelligent representation to market their property, or to find them a good one at a price that works. If you are potentially such a client, please contact me.