By Tina Hill
I have had the opportunity to live and work in several parts of the country and fell in love with Western North Carolina and the Asheville area almost 20 years ago, and made the decision to call it home for the last seven. These mountains are the perfect back drop for the activities I enjoy; Hiking with my dogs, kayaking, river rafting, photography and writing.
From the variety of local music venues to the amazing restaurants and abundant selection of local craft beer, by any standard life is good here in Asheville.
As your local market expert all I ask is for the opportunity to earn your business by earning your trust. I am happy to interview for the privilege of being your chosen Real Estate Adviser.
I understand that buying a home is the largest, most important investment you will make and it is truly serious business but it should also be exciting, fun and peaceful.
I will personally hold your hand and walk you through every step of your home buying journey from Hello to the closing table. My diligence, negotiating skills and market expertise will secure your most valued personal investment.....the Zen experience comes standard.
Asheville's Dream Team's Mission is to lead the industry in exceeding the expectations of those we serve in our communities. We do it with enthusiasm, integrity and honesty because we have a passion for helping people, and the independent entrepreneurial spirit that makes Asheville's local business community thrive.
As a team, we are committed to continuous improvement, and, in the ordinary course of business and extra-curricular activities we have noticed a recurring theme and want to start an open dialogue to help us understand how to serve the people of Asheville and the surrounding Counties of Western NC.
And, as real estate professionals, we wonder why so much of the population, who are interested in the buying and/or selling of real estate, spend so much of their own valuable time trying to navigate these processes on their own, despite the staggering amount of evidence pointing to the fact that a reliable professional armed with local market expertise will get the job done better, faster, and without the unnecessary stress, fear, doubt, and waste of time and money.
A couple of the most common myths that I am thankful to be able to dispel are:
· I can save money by calling the listing agent every time I see a property I think I might be interested in.
In reality the amount of commission paid to the Realtor comes from the seller and is negotiated at the time the property is listed.
This amount does not ordinarily change because a buyer not represented by their own agent will normally pay more for the house because the listing agent represents the seller and that agent will have to do the work of two agents which means they will get the pay of two agents instead of the commission being split between the buyer's agent and the sellers agent.
· I don't need an agent to help me find properties because I use websites like Trulia and Zillow.
In reality, those websites will help you scratch the surface in terms of what is happening in your local market, but, if you go through the different pages and look at the fine print, you will see the verbiage directing you to a local professional Realtor.
You will also see the charts that explain the margin of error that occurs in each community where the website is attempting to gather data by pulling information from local tax records and compiling an average market value without taking into consideration unique features, updates etc. In addition, these websites are not updated as regularly as the MLS systems and often do not reflect that the property is already under contract or possibly even sold.
· We would love an opportunity to earn your business!
· Call us and we will set up a convenient time for you to interview us for the position of your trusted Real Estate Consultant.
· We will provide you with a professional resume and references.
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