Braselton, GA, July 30, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- The Bell Team takes questions in their latest “Ask the Expert” session. The home buying or selling process can become quite complicated, but with the right real estate partner it doesn’t have to be. Real estate advice is only as good as the knowledge behind it, and with guidance from The Bell Team, purchasing or selling a home affords clients trusted service and proven results.
One of the questions asked a lot is, “How familiar are you with the area?” The Bell Team is home to a number of agents who have lived, worked, and played in North Georgia for generations. They’re committed to continue serving the communities throughout Hall, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Jackson, and Barrow counties. And, they have recently expanded to the Boston, MA area too. Keep an eye out for The Bell Team Boston in Needham, Dedham, etc. officially launching in August.
Now, according to Co-Owner and Listing Specialist, Trey Bell, one of the questions he’s often asked is, “How many houses have you sold in our area?” Trey answers, “Last year we sold 140 residences, and another 138 so far this year. We’re on target to sell our goal of 225 homes in North Georgia, so let’s talk about how we can help you sell yours quickly and profitably, as we do for our other clients. We average less than 30 days to sell and at 98% or more of list price.”
Another frequently asked question Buyer Specialist, Korey Anderson, hears is, “Does it matter which lender I use?” He says, “Absolutely! But, it depends on the property you’re looking at. For example, if you’re looking at a traditional single family home you can choose from the plethora of banks, credit unions, and mortgage bankers around or one of our preferred lenders. But, if what you want is a specialty property, go with a specialty lender.” Korey goes on to provide examples, “Whether it’s an active horse farm, leisure horse ranch, land only, modular home, or whatnot, there’s going to be a specialty lender to help you buy what you want. And, we can help connect you to the right people.”
“I’m under contract, now what?” Yet, another question Buyer Specialist, Lauren Frullaney gets all too often and so does the rest of the team. She tells her clients, “Remember, we’re a full service real estate team, so we guide you through the complete process from inspection and repairs through the appraisal. We’ll be in constant communication to lead you through the whole home buying experience.”
Buyer Specialist, Sam Gustafson says his most frequently asked question is about the beginning of negotiating: “Do you think they’ll take a pretty reduced offer?” Sam explains, “Educating our clients is essential to The Bell Team, and it’s our priority to help them get the best deal on their new home.” He goes on to explain, “Depending on the price point, days on the market, condition of the home, etc. we advise our clients on where to start negotiating.”
Speaking of negotiations, Becky Smith, another Buyer Specialist with The Bell Team shares one of her commonly received questions, “How firm do you think the seller is on sticking to the list price?” While it’s a great question, the answer isn’t a catchall. Here’s Becky’s response educating clients through home purchase negotiation, “Our answer can be different depending on what’s going on in the market, which is our job...to know exactly what’s going on in the real estate market.” “Right now,” she continues, “homes are selling in our area for 96.6% of list price. That may not be the case 3 or 6 months from now though, which is why it’s always best to work with a knowledgeable agent to get the best deal.”
And last but certainly not least, this Q&A session brought forth the big one... “What differentiates The Bell Team from other real estate agencies?” According to Listing Specialist, Jake Moran, “We cover these details in our complimentary Listing Presentation. In fact, about a third of the information in the presentation goes over our marketing strategy.” Yes, there is a marketing strategy behind the sale of properties when they’re listed with The Bell Team. “The consultation will answer all of your big questions including how we get your house sold for top dollar quickly.”
About The Bell Team
A real estate team with Keller Williams, The Bell Team has been servicing homebuyers and sellers in Northeast Georgia and beyond for over 14 years. Clients turn to The Bell Team for their real estate expertise combined with their exemplary customer service. Residents looking to sell their home, purchase one, or both can also visit The Bell Team online at www.ringthebellteam.com.