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West Columbia/Lexington Real Estate: Why Would You Go It Alone?

In Exit Agape Real Estate Services, West Columbia Real Estate on December 22, 2009 at 3:35 pm

There are a lot of things in life that should not be left to chance. I learned early on as a homeowner what my limitations were when it came to repairing broken plumbing. I stink at repairing anything to do with plumbing. I do not mind admitting that, because I have failed in just about every attempt I have made in the last 30 years. The point is, I know this now and take the appropriate steps in hiring a trained plumber to fix the problems. Plumbing is a minor issue when you compare it with something as important as buying a house.

I have been preaching the following advice to anyone that will listen for the last six years: It almost never makes sense to purchase real estate without having an agent represent you. A buyer’s agent can provide a valuable service to you, and a good buyer’s agent can provide an extraordinarily valuable service to you. Why would anyone want to navigate through the maze of financing, contracts, property values, inspections, negotiations, attorneys, appraisers, and closings on their own?

Real estate agents deal with all of the above on a daily basis. A good agent has the expertise to make sure you are getting the property for the best possible price. He/she is going to ensure the proper inspections are completed and any repairs addressed. He/she is going to make sure the mortgage lender and the closing attorney are on the same page and that everyone has the proper documentation to allow the transaction to move to closing. A typical real estate transaction can have hundreds of details that need to be addressed on a timely basis. You need someone in your court looking out for you.

Here is the best news about the process: There is no out-of-pocket expense to a purchaser for all of the above services. When a seller lists his/her property with a real estate company, he/she agrees to compensate the selling side (Purchaser Agent) a certain percentage of the listing commission. In essence, the seller is paying for your representation.

Exit Agape Real Estate Services has one of the best buyer agents in the West Columbia/Lexington areas. Catherine Thornton is an accredited buyer’s representative. Catherine, in addition to earning her buyer representative accreditation, has also completed one of the most prestigious accreditations in the industry, the GRI (Graduate Real Estate Institute). Catherine’s ongoing dedication to continuing education, coupled with her involvement with the local real estate association, gives her a real edge when it comes to helping clients realize the dream of owning real estate.

If you are a first-time buyer, or are looking to purchase a step-up property, do not leave the results to chance.Put Catherine to work for you and make sure you get the results for which you are hoping.

Joe Nester - Exit Broker in Charge West Columbia South Carolina.West Columbia SC Real Estate, Columbia SCJoe Nester Realtor. EXIT Agape Real Estate Services is ready to serve your real estate needs in Lexington, West Columbia, Irmo, Forest Acres, and Columbia South Carolina. Our experienced agents have all the right tools to properly market your listing or to search for your perfect new home. We strive to exceed your expectations on every transaction. (803) 730-7269 or (803) 454-3504.

West Columbia SC Real Estate for Sale – Properties for Sale in West Columbia South Carolina. We also provide you with Advanced Market Segments such as West Columbia Startup Homes, West Columbia Median Homes, West Columbia Upscale Homes, West Columbia Luxury Homes, and West Columbia Homesites and Land for Sale in West Columbia SC. Surrounding Towns included are West Columbia, Irmo, Columbia, Lexington, Lexington County, Cayce, Gaston, Swansea as well as niche communities: Agape Village, Charwood, Churchill Heights, Edenwood, Forest Acres, Moss Creek, Quail Hollow, Saluda Gardens, Saluda River Club, Saluda Terrace, Shadblow, The Avenues, and Westover Acres. Exit Agapé Real Estate Services is your West Columbia SC and South Carolina Senior Real Estate Specialists. (803) 454-3504

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