Benefits of Working with the Top Real Estate Team in Greensboro

Published on August 20, 2021 by Smith Marketing

When it comes to buying or selling homes, you are probably already aware of the benefits of working with a real estate agent. Working with an agent helps you to sell your home faster and for a higher offer. When looking for a home, an agent can help you to find a home that meets your criteria in a shorter period of time. A real estate team can do all of that and more. Partner with the Top Real Estate Team, Smith Marketing of Greensboro, NC, and reap the benefits.

  • Smith Marketing has been helping people in Greensboro and the surrounding area to buy and sell homes for decades. The experience of the agents makes the process as easy and painless as possible. Your agent will help you prepare your current home for sale and make recommendations for the improvements that will result in the highest gains for you. In turn, your agent will help you find a new home that suits your needs and wants in your desired location. You benefit from your agent’s expertise.
  • Real estate agents, and especially Realtors®, must all complete training and testing and be licensed to do business. Realtors® belong to the National Association of Realtors® and adhere to a specific code of ethics that sets them apart from all other real estate agents. The agents at Smith Marketing have received the necessary training to do their job properly and ethically. Smith Marketing is also an Allen Tate Realtors® company, one of the largest  companies in the world. You can expect the best possible service from your Smith Marketing agent.
  • Access to more homes and homebuyers. Smith Marketing has access to the most homes for sale in Greensboro and the surrounding area. In turn, Smith Marketing agents also have the ability to get the home you are selling in front of as many homebuyers (the right homebuyers) as possible to ensure a fast sale for a good price. Smith Marketing listens to homebuyers and match people with homes that will satisfy their needs and offer years of enjoyment.
  • Advanced property search database. The online property search database on the Smith Marketing website offers the most advanced property search tool you will find. You can narrow down your search by 20+ criteria to eliminate homes that don’t match your search and show you the ones that do. Avoid wasting time searching home and after home only to find out it doesn’t have the important features you are looking for. Maximize your search time using this amazing tool.

Smith Marketing Real Estate in Greensboro, NC, Has the Experience You Need to Buy and Sell Homes

Whether you are the buyer or seller, you need the help of a top real estate team who has the experience necessary to get the job done and to get it done well. Any agent can sell a home, but can they get you the highest possible sale price? Any agent can show you homes, but can they find you your dream home in your dream location? Where the rubber meets the road, it comes down to experience. To get started buying or selling a home today, contact Smith Marketing in Greensboro, NC, today. (336) 215-7880.

5 Questions to Ask your Real Estate Agent Before Making an Offer

Published on August 1, 2021 by Smith Marketing

You’ve been looking at luxury homes in Greensboro for a while now and finally, you’ve found the right one: the house you can see yourself in for the foreseeable future. Now what? You want to make an offer, but you’re not sure how to go about it. You don’t want to make the wrong decision and you don’t want to offer too much or too little. This uncertainty is just one of the reasons it’s a good idea to work with a real estate agent during the home buying process. Your agent is there to help walk you through this process. Here are 5 questions you should ask your real estate agent before making an offer on a home.

What price have comparable homes sold for in the same neighborhood?

This is a good starting point when it comes to deciding what amount to offer. Don’t just base your offer on the asking price or you may end up paying more than you should. Your real estate agent should have access to this information to help you make an informed decision.

What contingencies should be included in the offer?

Contingencies refer to the stipulations or conditions your offer is based upon. You can make an offer contingent on the sale of your current home. You can make an offer that is contingent upon specific repairs or painting. Talk to your agent about your options for contingencies.

How long has the home been on the market?

This is important for a variety of reasons. If a home has been on the market a long time, it can raise a red flag with buyers. Ask your real estate agent how long the home has been on the market and why. Your agent may know or be able to find out. You want to make sure there is nothing wrong with the home, like structural issues or a bad location (such as sitting in the path of a future freeway plan).

What updates have been done on the home?

The most expensive home repairs are roof replacement and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system replacement. Before making an offer, find out how old the roof is and what condition it is in, as well as the HVAC unit. Ask about the age of other appliances that will be staying in the home such as the range, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator.

What are the average utility costs for the home?

The answer to this question is very valuable information. What is a typical monthly energy bill for the home? If it is unusually high, find out why. It could be that there is an electrical or other hidden issue in the home. You can also find out if the heat is natural gas, propane, or oil.

Find Luxury Homes in Greensboro through Smith Marketing and Allen Tate Realtors®

If you’re looking for new homes, working with a real estate agent is extremely helpful. Your agent will have information about homes that you may not be able to find out on your own. Before you make an offer on a home, ask your real estate agent these important questions and any others you have in mind. Call Smith Marketing and Allen Tate Realtors®: (336) 215-7880.