Frequently Asked Questions
WHY? WHAT? WHERE? HOW? WHEN? WHO?
This section is continually expanding. As I receive questions that might be of interest to others I will include my responses here.
Wouldn't a "big name" real estate company be more successful at selling my home?
Brokerages don’t sell property, individual agents do. Effective marketing is not dictated by company prestige. To be totally candid, a large brokerage’s primary function is supplying its agents with a work environment, and providing oversight to monitor and manage the agents’ work activities, not property sales per se. The oversight of a large brokerage can be valuable to the consumer considering using a fledgling agent, who lacks experience, but otherwise is of no particular advantage.
Do I need to have loan pre-approval before you'll take me out to look at a property?
Not necessarily. I understand that sometimes prospective buyers need to actually go looking at property a couple of times — to become confident that they might actually be able to find something that they’d like— before having the motivation to complete a loan application.