Today’s digital era makes finding a home pretty easy. Sites like Realtor.com, Zillow, and Trulia produce hundreds of comprehensive listings based on your specific wants and needs. You find a property that catches your eye, fill out a contact form or call the number on the listing and the journey begins. What lies ahead on your home buying journey, though, is anybody’s guess…
You’ll be connected with the listing agent and tour the property—but what if the home doesn’t come close to what you envisioned based on the pictures and specs? What if the realtor you’re working with isn’t a good fit or doesn’t have your best interests in mind?
Finding and hiring the right real estate agent doesn’t cost much. Conversely, if you end up with an agent who isn’t right for you, the cost can be significant in terms of time, money, and peace of mind.
The Right Realtor Makes All the Difference
Buying a home is likely the most important investment you’ll ever make. Likewise, selling your home is an opportunity to capitalize on that investment and maximize your equity. With high financial stakes, you shouldn’t leave such an important life event to chance. Many think they can save money by taking on the home buying/selling process themselves—not true. Commission money is always built into the price of the home, so you’ll be paying the commission regardless.
So why not enlist a professional to do all the heavy lifting and ensure you’re represented by an expert?
Market expertise, process knowledge, and a deep understanding of the local area are part and parcel with obtaining the services of a good real estate agent. Beyond just working on your behalf to make sure your every need is met—managing all involved parties, negotiating, drawing up agreements and contracts, etc.—they also have the connections to ease your burden from start to finish. Mortgage lenders, home inspectors, and maintenance/repair contractors are all key players for every buyer and seller, and the right realtor comes with a full network of trusted and reliable partners.
While going without a real estate agent can be the wrong choice for many, it can be just as bad if you hire someone who isn’t the right fit for you.
The Value of Meaningful Realtor-Client Relationships
Park Avenue Properties of Colorado Springs is all about creating lasting relationships with their clients. Owner and managing broker, Tanya Stevenson, values personal connections with the buyers and sellers she serves above all else, saying “I always believe our clients’ needs and concerns are my number one priority. My goal is to be available to my clients and to work with their best interest in mind, all the time.”
In fact, it’s always been Tanya’s care and compassion that has set her apart, providing comfort, stress relief, and the same care, advice, and attention to her clients that she would her own family.
It’s Miller Time
Take the Millers, for example. Barbara and Curtiss Miller are longtime friends of Park Avenue Properties of Colorado Springs’ marketing and events manager, Ellie Bishop. When the Millers put their home in Flying Horse on the market in 2019, they didn’t anticipate the difficulty they would soon encounter in getting it sold. After sitting on the market for over a year, and frustrated with the lack of activity, they decided to switch agents.
Naturally, Ellie told her friends about Tanya and her accomplished track record of satisfied clients. The rest, as they say, is history.
Not only did Tanya make sweeping adjustments to the listing, marketing, and staging of the home which led to its sale in less than three months, but the Millers have since enlisted Tanya’s help in purchasing and building their dream “forever home…”
With small grandkids and a desire to soon have their daughter and son-in-law move nearby, the Millers decided to have a new Oakwood Home built in eastern Colorado Springs’ vibrant Banning Lewis Ranch community. When taking on such a monumental project, many homebuyers would simply use the realtor representing the builder to streamline the process. Not the Millers, they knew what Tanya brought to the table, and wanted her to represent and advocate for them through this critical build/buy/move-in process.
As the inevitable issues arose, Tanya worked directly with the builder to quickly resolve them. She went to all the walkthroughs, was front-and-center for every milestone of the building process, and had the Millers’ backs every step of the way. The Millers even insisted Tanya be present at the closing despite resistance from the builder amid COVID-19 concerns.
In the end, Tanya helped them with every facet of the process. Needless to say, the Millers recommend Tanya and Park Avenue Properties of Colorado Springs to all of their friends with real estate needs.
This is a shining example of a symbiotic realtor-client relationship that transcends a transaction. It’s rewarding for all involved on many levels. And it’s deeply personal—commensurate to what a home buying experience should be.
Are You Ready to Start Your Journey with the Right Real Estate Agent?
The importance of finding a realtor who is a good fit for you can’t be overstated. Buying or selling your house is a big deal. As we’ve established, it has major financial implications, it’s personal, and it always involves unique lifestyles and specific dreams.
Every home buyer and seller has their own distinct story. Working with a real estate agent who truly understands your story will help make sure you achieve your ‘happily ever after.’
When you’re ready to buy or sell, start your journey with Park Avenue Properties by contacting Tanya Stevenson at (719) 548-9900 or ParkAvenuePropertiesCO.com. It just might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.