TdD Premier Real Estate was established in 2004 with the concept of bringing more than just real estate transactional knowledge to assist a client in the purchase or sale of their home. The enhanced value brought by Ted Disabato and his staff provides attorney-style negotiation techniques, lending and title insurance advice as well as utilization of the latest technology to market your property for sale or ensure you don’t miss a great deal on your dream home. Most real estate offices won’t give you information on how to choose a real estate agent and cannot provide such a broad spectrum of advice due to the necessary knowledge base and number of licenses required.
Considerations When Choosing A Real Estate Agent:
Selling or buying your home or investment property, which for many individuals is their largest asset, generally involves a significant investment. Many St. Louis real estate agents work part-time and have other jobs that in no way related to real estate — you wouldn’t choose your doctor, attorney or accountant who didn’t practice in their profession full time, why would you choose a real estate agent in St. Louis who was not dedicated to the real estate profession?
Error And Omission Insurance
Does your real estate agent carry a sufficient errors and omissions or malpractice insurance policy? It seems like a matter that should be automatic, but there are many St. Louis real estate agents that do not carry an E&O or malpractice insurance policy. That policy ultimately protects the client. Without an E&O policy in place, you may be VERY limited in what you recover from the real estate agent if you suffer a loss.
It is very important for sellers to make sure your real estate agent is utilizing the latest technology to market your home for sale. Most St. Louis buyers search for suitable homes on the internet. One key to marketing your home for sale is to ensure that your home appears high in the search lists on the websites that receive the most search traffic in your area. Placing your home on the real estate agent’s website does almost nothing to market the property. Marketing your home properly is often a significant investment on the part of the real estate office — be careful of St. Louis real estate agents who spend a significant amount marketing to ATTRACT CLIENTS, because they won’t have much left in their budget to market YOUR property.
Nationally Recognized Real Estate Companies
What many home sellers and buyers don’t realize is that almost all real estate agents in St. Louis are independent contractors. In other words, they are running their own company. Just because each of those individual real estate agents pays a fee to use the nationally recognized company name, does not mean they receive great training or have achieved a measure of success. You can find a very professional real estate agent working under a big company name, but you can also find a second-grade teacher who is a real estate agent on the side.
Experience is good, complacency and repetition are not. The way people buy and sell real estate has changed drastically over the last 10 years. If someone has been a real estate agent for 30 years, make sure they are not operating the same way they did 30 years ago, 15 years ago or even three years ago.