Its a strong Seller's market, Agent experience is huge! You need an Agent who is on top of the market, and knows whats coming down the pike! One who listens to what you want, and searches for it! Then once
you find a home of interest, then you need information. A top agent has the data that you can compare, if its houses those we call comparable sales, but it may be which neighborhood is "best" for appreciation?
So often it comes down to, what is the most I should pay for this house? A top agent will give you that confidence.
Top Buyer Agents know the numbers in all the 'hoods, or at least where to find them. Here are just a few of the tools at the fingertips of the top agents at the McDonald Group.
To the question, "If I wanted to know the top neighborhoods, by appreciation, do you have any comparisons, in my price range?" Do we ever. We can compare 4 zip codes, 4 neighborhoods, condos, in seconds
Also note, we could have chosen condominiums and townhouse, or looked at homes at different sizes with a click of the mouse, do you see that in the chart above? This is obviously not available in Zillow! :-)
But what about the neighborhood? "Can you tell me about the neighborhood? Are their young children there?" So Realtor's can't answer that question subjectively, but top agents provide data, like what you see below.
But what about commute times? Where do the people work? How do they get to work? We have that data too!
There is more housing data available than ever, think of a fireman's hose of water of info. Top agents help curate and interpret the data, synthesize data, and then put it in a form that makes sense to the clients.
The strong Sellers market creates competition for the very best houses, "What about an offer strategy? We are sure there are going to be multiple offers, how can I be sure we get the house? " Top Buyer Agents know how to craft a strategy to get the home.
Top Buyer Agents know how to buy new homes for maximum advantage, but even off market homes too.
Buyers ask this question almost daily, "What should this house (in particular) sell for?" or "What kind of offer strategy should we use?" It is up to us to explain your strategic options, the pros and cons of each, and listen to your take. The exact call is yours of course. That is the best reason to find a top Buyer Agent, when it comes down to the money, time to make an offer, you want someone in your corner and who is all business.
At the McDonald Group we strive to add value at every point, from the earliest discussions on neighborhoods, to searching beyond what's immediately available when needed, to securing the home at the best possible terms, and then guiding the closing process to a successful landing and closing. Our goal is for our Buyer clients to be happy the day they move in, but a year or three down the line as well. Confident in their choice or property, and a raving fan for their top McDonald Group Buyer Agent.
We help buyers and Sellers throughout our MLS region. The greater Charlotte area is not a terribly large one, and we have 3 main offices, one in the north, one at Southpark and one further south on the edge of Union County.
Happy House Hunting from the McDonald Group
Author:Connie Massetti Phone: 704-340-5967 Dated: November 12th 2015 Views: 425 About Connie: Licensed agent assistant who coordinates with McDonald Group clients and agents during all aspects o...
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The McDonald Group at Wilkinson ERA is a group of professionals, dedicated to helping our Clients win in real estate. Expert and honest advice, local area knowledge, and seriousness of purpose but with folks who don't take themselves too seriously. The founder Terry McDonald, was a builder for 20 years, and has been a broker for the last 13 years. Buying a home or selling, first home buyer or relocating to Charlotte,the McDonald Group is here to serve. Our client list includes first home buyers to luxury homes, professional athletes, business owners and physicians. From in town to South Charlotte, Lake Norman too, we know Charlotte.
The Group's core values are all about integrity and market expertise. We look out for their clients interest above all others. We are a learning organization, and big believers in training and lifetime learning. Sellers know us for our technological savvy, our aggressive marketing, and the ability to consistently beat the averages in Days on Market. Buyers love us, we never pressure anyone, yet were able to save our Buyer clients 44% off the market average in 2013- and now that the market has changed we win more than our fair share of multiple offer situations.
Reviews on Zillow
"It was a great pleasure to work with Terry McDonald. English is not my first language so forgive any mistakes. The first time we met Terry was 5 ... more "
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"I worked with Bobby on both buying and selling my home in Charlotte. He is so personal and cares about finding the perfect home for his clients! I ... more "
"Terry was exactly the agent we needed for our relocation from the New York area to Charlotte. We first explored a move to Charlotte a couple years ... more "
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"Here are our favorite things about Terry:
1) He lets you guide the process as much or as little as you want, but always offers helpful suggestions at the right time. He did not guide us to the most expensive house -- he was focused on getting us the *right* house.
2) He is a strong but reasonable negotiator.
3) He is extremely responsive.
4) He has good judgment. Terry will not hesitate to steer you away from a questionable purchase. For apartment-dwellers who have never dealt with houses, this is especially important.
5) He's fun to be around during a process that is inherently stressful. Don't underestimate the importance of a pleasant partner in this process.
I hope we never have to move again, but if we do, Terry will be our first call!"