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To Get The Right Answer, You Must Ask The Right Questions
Isn't the internet great? Put in a zip code and get a list of homes for sale. Enter you home address and get an instant quote of your home's market price.
One of my father's favorite sayings was "Agree in haste, repent at leisure." He was a pretty smart guy. And taking those internet values and lists can lead you down a path paved with regrets.
That internet list for buyers turns out to be a list of homes, often without any filter to weed out the properties already sold or under contract. Some aren't even on the market at sites like Zillow where some values are a "make me move" price that some owner's put in without any research. I once put a make me move price on a Fort Worth home I owned at TWICE the maket value. I got five calls from agents the next day.
The instant offer or price estimates are even more suspect. It's an agorithm based on recent sales but many states don't even require that the actual sales price be reported. How can they determine you home's worth with just an address?
If the source of the information didn't ask questions to determine what you had or what you want, how can they possibly give you the answer you need? The answer that helps you make a great real estate decision.
Here are links to my Buyer's and Seller's Questionnaires.
If you are buying a home in Fort Worth, Keller, Watauga, Roanoke, Saginaw, Haslet, Haltom City or North Richland Hills, take just a few minutes and fill it out.
Those questionnaires ask the questions that will get you the right answers if you're interested in buying or selling a home. Chances are, if I give you the right answers, we'll work together to make great things happen.
Yes, the internet is great. An eXp has taken the strength of the internet and added individual, personalized service. Our business may be in the cloud. But our approach is down to earth. You're always welcome on my cloud.
Michael Dryden has helped North Tarrant County families buy and sell homes using the skills developed over more than fifty years of work experience and over 25 years in North Tarrant County. Michael....
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