Real Estate Teams vs. Single Agents


Are you better off working with a team or a single agent?
The answer depends whether you’re a buyer or a seller.

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Whether you’re better off working with a single agent or a team depends on which side of the real estate transaction you’re on. If you’re a buyer, you might be perfectly happy working with just one agent—just don’t forget to ask them plenty of questions to make sure they’re a good fit. For example, are you comfortable with their level of experience in the areas you’re looking to buy? Are they available to show you properties in the time slots that you’re available to see them? If you want to go out and look at homes all day, is that something they can accommodate? If you’re a seller, that last point is exactly why you might be better off working with a team. Single agents might not always be available for a variety of reasons, and this can result in you losing a potential buyer. If your agent is out showing homes to another buyer for five, six, or seven days in a row, a lot of things might fall through the cracks. However, if that agent has a team behind them, there is always someone in their office available to help you and answer questions—your questions, questions from other agents about your property, and questions from buyers.

With a team, you get more experience.

With a team, you also get more experience. For example, my team has 70 years’ worth of experience selling real estate. We’re experienced, knowledgeable, highly skilled, and we get the job done. Teams can bring you a higher level of service, more availability, more accessibility, and greater opportunity to sell your home quickly and for top dollar

If you have questions about a team, always ask:

  • Who will I be dealing with?
  • Who are the other members on your team?
  • What are their roles?
  • How will I be communicating?
  • What benefits do you offer?

You’ll want to know up front what the structure of their team looks like, and these questions will give you a good idea.

As always, whether you’re thinking of buying or selling a home or you have any other questions about our market, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be glad to help you.

Key Tips to Help You Prepare for a Hurricane


To prepare for a hurricane, there are a few important tips you need to remember.

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To prepare for a hurricane, your first step should be to plan early. Are you staying or going? If you’re thinking of leaving, make sure you have an evacuation route. The gas tanks should be full in all of your vehicles, you should have your maps handy, your pets should be taken care of, and you should know exactly where you’re going and where you’re staying. Once you know a hurricane’s coming, you should also leave sooner rather than later so you don’t risk getting stuck in traffic or at the end of long lines for gasoline. If you plan on staying, make sure you stock up on supplies. There are a lot of things you’ll need during a hurricane that you’ll use the rest of the year anyway, such as water, dried goods, canned food, flashlights, batteries, a battery-powered radio, etc.


Once you know a hurricane’s coming,
you should leave sooner rather than later.

Whether you’re staying or going, you’ll want to make sure all the trees on your property are trimmed, your home’s windows and doors are secured, and that the home "in general" is able to withstand the impending storm.

Hopefully you won’t need this information, but if you’d like to know more about how to prepare for a hurricane, click here.

If you’re in need of a contractor, we can also share with you what we call our “golden Rolodex”—our exclusive list of responsible, reliable, and affordable contractors.

As always, if you have any other questions about this topic or you have any other real estate needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you.

Why Buyers and Sellers Should Enter Our Market Right Now


What makes our fall market so advantageous for buyers and sellers alike? Let’s find out.

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This year’s fall market is very busy. Buyer activity is high, while the inventory is very low. So, those looking to list in the near future will have a distinct advantage in our market as a result of these factors. In other words, now is the perfect time to sell.


Buyers and sellers need to act now
while current opportunities last.

And buyers, too, should make their move, as interest rates are set to rise twice more by the end of this year.

The bottom line is this: Buyers and sellers need to act now while current opportunities last.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.