Question your realtor’s knowledge

I recently came across a part-time realtor claiming to be full time and presented their buyers offer. It was accepted and after five (5) days, had not begun the due diligence needed and clearly required, to protect their buyer’s interest.  Sometimes I feel like I’m doing their work and protecting my seller’s interest.

Many inexperienced listing agents are only interested in getting the listing, promise all sorts of strategies yet poorly market the property. I’ve found helping my clients accomplish their goals, is much more rewarding.  Surprises come up that are sometimes good and some bad. The negative to this? It may delay a closing or stall or abort negotiations during the process. More importantly the process to start over becomes a troubling problem! The history of the listing becomes clouded and may divert potential buyers from even viewing the home. “The subject of doubt becomes surreal!”   

I have also encountered agents that do not understand addendums, the different types of contracts, an FHA, VA, USDA, and conventional. Each has its own merits and potential roadblocks. These elements and timing of each step in the loan process are critical and may affect a successful closing.

I’m a full-time realtor, not part-time and I make it my priority to stay up with changes in the North East Florida Associations contract that I find more favorable than the Florida Association Realtors contact.  Also known as the FARBAR contract.

When you consider the selling process of your home, please give me a call! My marketing skills and strategies are second to none. I also have a program that buyers agents must follow when writing an offer that helps both sides accomplish our ultimate goal. We want a safe, stress-free, closing for all parties.

Did I mention that I hosted foreign exchange students from 1992 through 2008?  Young ladies and gentlemen from 37 countries I have an extensive network of foreign national investors and buyers.

Wishing you all the best during the Holidays.

Author: danswingblog

Dan has celebrated over 19 years as a full-time Realtor. Successfully listed and sold Luxury homes, diversified real estate portfolios, Advises and assists clients with challenging liquidations and purchases. Not uncommon to be working with foreign nationals, buyers that leverage the Sterling, Euro, and similar currency. Dan welcomes the Global community, with friends in many Nations. He brings a reputation for Integrity, Expertise, and Focus. Our customers deserve the best. Currently provides Residential and Commercial B.P.O.'s, Broker Price Opinions, B.O.V's, Broker Opinion of Value to many lenders. Manage and Sells R.E.O., Real Estate Owned properties, distressed properties! Evaluate and negotiate solutions for sellers and lenders. Developed, operated and sold a Florida "AWARD WINNING" Ad Agency! 2010 & 11 Commercial Agent of the year. RE/MAX Paramount Properties. Relocated to Tampa in 2012, enjoyed retirement for 6 months. Saw unethical practices by some Realtors and choose to reverberate our profession in the Tampa area. In four years built his business to as many as four (4) transactions monthly. Mortgage brokers were calling Dan a Superstar in Real Estate. Dan and his wife relocated to North East Florida, to the community of Nocatee. Currently focusing on 55 and older communities and Luxury Real Estate. Successfully closed on many extremely challenging foreclosures, and Short Sale. Coached and participated in Commercial and Multi-Income Family REO's in the past six years. Elected to the Auburndale City Commission in 1986-88. Created and served as 1st Redevelopment Chair in 1988 & 89 personally put in place all the elements for the Auburndale CRA. 1990 City Commission refused to give a full vote of confidence. After a 5 year journey to personally raise funding, extensive research and study for the CRA district perimeters, and stunned with the Commissions doubt. Positioned himself to run for office again, was re-elected to Auburndale Commission, to serve 1991-93 to full fill the CRA master plan! Active with the Central Florida Development Council from conception in 1985 and sat on the board periodically for the past 25 years representing municipalities and private investors. The positions Dan held from 1986 through 1993 enabled him to have a complete workable understanding of the State of Florida Comprehensive Plan for Future Land Use, and the benefits of intergovernmental agreements, utility franchise expansions, and public/private partnerships! Specialties: Assets recovery & receivership, Real Estate Portfolio's, REO & Short Sale of Residential and Commercial negotiations, marketing consultant, public relations, and Broker Price Opinions for residential and commercial lenders.

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