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Part Three

home. But, simply having the integrity of the air ducts tested, and having them cleaned presents a point that can be explained in marketing materials. It becomes a more efficient and healthier system. It should be noted that the EcoBroker™ certification course is relatively new, so finding a certified EcoBroker™ will be impossible in most areas of the country at this writing. But, if you do find one, be sure that the added knowledge could enhance your agent’s ability to help you. You can go to the EcoBroker™ website at www.EcoBroker.com to see if there is an agent who is EcoBroker™ Certified near you.

Attitude We just cannot end this section without a discussion about attitude and disposition. We mentioned a good, winning attitude makes up for a lot, and it’s true. We’d much rather work with a newly licensed broker who really wants to help than some old curmudgeon who has been in the profession for years, thinks they know all the answers and will not listen to anything new. There are a lot of worn-out brokers who have “seen it all” still occupying desk space in offices across the land. Your initial interview with a prospective broker will tell you a lot about their approach to life. Work with an optimist, not a pessimist. Listen to their answers to your questions. Are they saying, “There’s nothing available in your price range.” Or are they instead saying, “It might be difficult to find exactly what you want in that price range, but let’s look at some properties so you have a better handle on this market.” It isn’t brain surgery to figure this out; look for a good, positive attitude as part of your evaluation process. Linda believes 100 percent that there is the perfect property at every price range. 68

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

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