Uncategorized January 25, 2018

Why You Need a Local Real Estate Professional

When it comes to buying homes for sale in Lynden, WA, or Whatcom County real estate in general, it is crucial to use a local area expert. So many folks feel that by handling the transaction themselves, they will save some money on that commission. What they don’t realize is that, not only could this be a huge financial mistake, but it could be a HUGE head ache trying to navigate an industry that is constantly changing laws, forms, standards and requires a state license to practice. In this market, more than ever, a local Lynden, WA real estate expert is crucial. Here is why!

Buying and selling homes for sale in Lynden, WA and Whatcom County requires guided navigation. There are so many aspects that need to be dealt with, whether you are a buyer or a seller. As a buyer, an agent goes through all the homes for sale in Lynden, WA to find that ones that match your wants, needs AND budget. A good Lynden, WA realtor is not going to show you Lynden, WA homes for sale that are BEYOND your budget and pre-approved loan amount. Once you pick the homes for sale in Whatcom County that you are interested in, they will organize showings to get you in the door asap. They will weigh in and offer guidance and support on every single property that you view. From the perks to the cons. When it comes down to making an offer, they will help you craft a competitive offer that works for you, but is also appealing to the seller. If you think their job stops there, you would be wrong. The escrow process brings about a whole new set of possible obstacles from the appraisal to the inspection to the negotiations that come along with each additional aspect. If the appraisal comes back short, they will help you with options. If the inspection comes back with some unsavory news, they will help you negotiate the next steps. They will take you from start to finish and then beyond.

As a seller, your Lynden, WA realtor will help prepare Lynden, WA homes for sale before they go on the market. They will help you pick an appropriate list price, execute all the various forms of marketing (and there is A LOT!) as well as help you with the listing paperwork. Once an offer comes in, they will help you with all the same steps a buyers agent helps their clients with.

One of the most important aspects of working with a Lynden, WA realtor is that we are skilled negotiators. Selling Lynden, WA real estate is not as simple and making/getting an offer and then sailing smoothly through escrow. This is a multi faceted process that needs expert attention to detail and the littlest oversight could not only result in the loss of thousands of dollars, but legal issues as well. If you are interesting in buying or selling in this market, let me know. I would be happy to help!