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The real estate agent you choose is critical!

submitted by Kathleen Layton, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox Roach Realtors Newtown Office

Real estate seems to be top of mind these days, as everyone seems to have a story to tell about the barrage of showings, lines at open houses, bidding wars, multiple offers resulting in sale prices far over the asking price, and heartbroken buyers who can’t seem to catch a break.

Many of those stories are actually true!

While difficult for buyers, this market also has its challenges for sellers, which is why the agent you choose to represent you is critical. This is not a market for the novice or part-time agent! A proper pricing strategy, the ability to analyze competing offers, vetting buyer qualifications, negotiating inspection issues and appraisal shortfalls, and dealing with highly charged emotions are but a few of the pitfalls that can occur from contract to close. Having an experienced agent familiar with the local market and who can navigate the inevitable roadblocks could be the difference between a successful sale and one that makes your hair stand on end.

I’ve been helping the people of Northampton Township buy and sell homes for longer than I’ll ever admit to. And I’ve done it in both good and challenging markets. If you’re considering a move, lets talk about how to make this market work for you. Don’t make a move without me!

PHOTO CAP: Kathleen Layton

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