Today we’ve got a special guest who is going to discuss the market and the one piece of advice that could save you from a sour sale. Casey Angel, Director of Communications at the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors, has got high hopes for the real estate industry and is excited to see diversity spread in his community and throughout the country. He dives in and debunks common misconceptions about realtors and why neighborhoods flourish, and gives some quick resources that are just a click away. Listen in to hear Casey’s advice on when to pick an agent – and when you should let one go.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 01:50 – Casey’s work within the association
- 02:10 – The membership is diverse and cares about their community
- 03:23 – The diversity in South Florida and North Carolina
- 03:45 – It’s exciting to see diversity spread in the community and industries
- 04:30 – The things realtors unite on: The American Dream
- 04:56 – Private property rights, housing affordability, the idea that everyone should have a safe, flourishing place to live
- 06:05 – The economic study they performed in Raleigh
- 06:15 – They could see that the neighborhoods that were flourishing because of the communities and families in them
- 06:50 – The association used data to expel myths
- 07:30 – The myth that realtors are only in it for the money
- 08:00 – Realtors consistently have one of the highest rates of volunteerism; they are very active in their communities
- 08:30 – Consumers see that when they get more involved in their community
- 09:10 – Resources to get education on realtors
- 09:40 –The local Chambers of Commerce, municipal website, and public school
- 11:00 – The chamber has data on how long homebuyers stay in their home
- 11:45 – Casey’s one piece of advice for a buyer or seller of real estate when they pick an agent
- 12:20 – It’s important to sit down with someone and feel confident that they know what you want and where you want to go in the transaction
- 12:45 – It’s an emotional purchase; it’s important to have a professional realtor that you can be honest with
- 13:30 – Don’t sign paperwork with a realtor you don’t like – pick someone that suits you better; the NAR finds that over 70% of buyer/sellers use the first agent they find
- 15:30 – How to reach Casey or the Raleigh Association: www.rrar.com
3 Key Points
- Neighborhoods flourish because of the communities and families in them.
- Your local Chamber of Commerce holds data that can help you.
- Find an agent that understands you, your needs, and your goal in the transaction.