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could greatly affect the value of the property; but a Realtor® who’s working in your interest can. Of course, many buyers aren’t ready for a relationship with a Realtor® right off the bat. When you’re just starting the process, you may want to get your feet wet by getting property listings and doing “drivebys” of homes that ® look interesting before interviewing Realtors . That’s understandable. That’s why many Realtors® offer their website’s Property Search and Daily Email Alert services to noncustomers for a 60-day trial membership. At the end of 60 days, however, noncustomers usually must schedule a buyer consultation or lose access to the service. This policy is not intended to be unhelpful, but we know that there’s a lot more to successfully buying a home than property listings. Simply providing housing information without interpreting it based on the buyer’s goals and timetable is not going to get a buyer their best deal. The following two stories show how Linda and her team can get a buyer the best deal. Linda and a team member, Aly, had a great experience with one of their buyers, Judy, who came in on the website. Aly truly helped Judy through her entire relocation process. Aly and Judy exchanged emails and planned a tour with a salesman at a new home community who took them to one of the neighborhoods Aly and Judy had narrowed it down to. On Judy’s second visit, Aly wrote up an offer in this new community. Judy got a great deal and Aly felt instrumental in getting her that deal. Also, Aly took Judy to the design center and helped her pick out the new tile for her house and got her 30 percent off! Aly also helped Judy find the best bid for tile installers and by the time the moving truck arrived, her new tile was installed. Linda felt like it was a textbook deal! One day Linda received a call from a customer, Bill, who had been using the website for quite awhile to keep 140

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A guide through the real estate purchasing process - co-authored by Linda DeVlieg and Ken Deshaies

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A guide through the real estate purchasing process - co-authored by Linda DeVlieg and Ken Deshaies

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