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Putting The Numbers Together

The following are key points that will help consumers understand the importance of putting the right numbers together for buying and selling. A preliminary numbers analysis will pave the way for the chosen real estate agent to work well with the client’s objectives. Kathleen Chiras, CEO of the Colorado-based Buyer Agent Search Service shared how having a specific money analysis of a specific home buying and selling scenario will help achieve a successful transaction.

Ideas and comments presented here are from the 8:00 am show that aired on June 1, 2019. The Barry and Larry Consumer Real Estate show air weekly at 8 and 11 am on KHOW630 in Colorado.

Matching Consumers with the Best Agent

Chiras received an inquiry from a buyer who wanted to downsize and be closer to the VA hospital. He plans to sell his current home in Moab, UT first to buy in all cash in Fruita, Colorado. This move is motivated by a desire to downsize and be closer to the VA hospital. He thinks his current home is worth $365,000, but Zillow shows a tax value last year of closer to $206,000. His home has about $28,000 left on the mortgage. Chiras was able to match him up with both top-notch buyer and seller agents in each location with all the information given by the consumer to help him refine his number analysis.

Another prospective buyer who is wanting to move from Vermont to Colorado Springs also called. The consumer has very specific ideas of what he wants. He wants an agent with a military background. The consumer is VA loan qualified. He is hoping to get into a house worth $275,000, with a $50,000 down payment. His current home is on the market now and wants help with looking at the numbers. He is looking into the probable proceeds from selling and then buying in another state. This buyer obviously did all the research and checked his capabilities to narrow down his home search. Chiras also gave him an excellent buyer agent for his home search who will help him locate that perfect $275,000 home in Colorado Springs if it exists.

What do I do when I want to downsize and relocate?

Contact a top-rate buyers agent who can guide you throughout the process. The buyers’ agent will help you find the right property that would make those numbers work for a downsizing situation. He will also help you weigh the decision on whether to buy or sell at all or just stay where you are currently in.

With a strong seller’s market still existing in many parts of the country, downsizers are now understanding how critical it is to do the analysis of this number. The buyer checked the total equity left in his home after selling and compared that with the total costs to get into a new home in Colorado. Some downsizers are shocked to see how much, if any, money is leftover. They may need to change some expectations to match the reality of the math. This man’s buyer and seller agents helped him check and compare those numbers to determine whether they add up to meet the objectives for both him and his wife.

PUtting the right numbers

“I help consumers match up to their wants and needs with several buyer or seller agents to select from–usually 2 or 3 top agents.” She added.

Chiras has been giving a recommendation of top agents for 20+ years. She has a wide network of highly-experienced brokers all over the United States, Costa Rica, and Canada.

Buyer Agent Search Process:

  1. Reach out to consumers for a personal consultation. This is important to identify the consumers’ specific wants and needs. It also helps to set high, but reasonable, expectations of their chosen buyer or seller agent.
  2. Provide a list of excellent buyer or seller agents for the area that are hand-picked as good matches. The service sends an email that contains in-depth profiles of the agents. You’ll find helpful details such as their years of experience, designations, and the services they offer.
  3. Include a set of good interview questions along with the agent recommendation. These are sent along with the agents’ profiles. Consumers are encouraged to add their own questions to the list of 10 provided by the service.

The recommended agents are continuously reviewed and rated. This is why Chiras has a high confidence level with their services.

Host: Having a skilled agent is important because he/she will protect consumers and will negotiate for their interests. What do you see as the current trends across the US (given that most locations are still strong seller markets.)

“Consumers are feeling more confident about buying homes and finding buyer agents. They are more concerned with having good service and what their situation will be.” Chiras explained.

Find the Right Agent Now!

Buyer Agent Search provides top-rate fiduciary buyers agents who can ease you through the complicated process of home buying. Take advantage of the free consultations anywhere in the United States, Costa Rica, or Canada. Simply communicate your needs by filling out the online form. Most results are immediate. To make sure you got the recommendations you were expecting, the Skyfor team will contact you back in no time. Get access to top buyer agents whose expertise can protect your best interests in the process of home buying. Call 800-383-7188, Mondays through Sundays, and talk with any of the staff or Kathleen Chiras herself. And if you could, you may also check out home-buying videos available on our YouTube channel. See you there!

Kathleen Chiras

Kathleen Chiras is the associations manager for the National Buyers Agents Association. She has a heart for helping home buyers, and has been doing this for over 25 years!

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