6 Myths About Roswell Real Estate Agents That You Need To Know!

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about real estate agents. But the fact is that agents are professionals, and if they don’t take care of clients, they won’t be in business long. Agents really are looking out for their clients’ best interests and put themselves second in the equation – even if they ultimately make less money. So let’s clear things up a bit. Check out these 6 myths about Roswell real estate agents that you need to know.

1. Paying Less Commission = Making More Money

This is a myth about Roswell real estate agents kept alive by some of the shadier discount brokers who claim to save sellers money by charging lower commissions. But as in any profession, the top producers, the cream of the crop, usually charge a little more. That’s because top agents get better results for clients – offering more services and usually getting a better sale price. Would you choose your surgeon for a major procedure on the basis of price?

2. Always Late for Appointments

As with anything, there are always a few bad apples, but most of the apples in real estate are good. The vast majority of real estate agents conduct themselves in a professional manner. And that means they understand that clients deserve respect, which means being courteous and punctual. Again, agents who are habitually tardy and discourteous just don’t last long because they don’t establish long-term relationships critical for success in this arena.

3. Will Say Anything to Make a Sale

And here’s another bad-apple myth about [market-city] real estate agents. Top-producing agents reached that level and achieved their reputation by being honest and truthful. In fact, agents have to adhere to a rigorous ethical code to remain in business. Reputation and word-of-mouth referrals are critical for an agent’s continued success.

4. Inspector Bias in Favor of Agent

You may have also heard it said that an agent’s inspector will always favor the agent. But that just ain’t so. Good real estate agents always work for what is best for clients, as well as doing everything they can to avoid ethical violations and lawsuits. Most agents are committed to full disclosure, material facts, and clients’ best interests.

5. Must Provide Information About Crime, Schools, and Ethnics

Although Roswell real estate agents are committed to facts, disclosure, and truth, there are some things they cannot legally do or say. One of these things, under the Federal Fair Housing Laws, is to do anything that discriminates against protected classes of people. And this typically means that agents can’t disclose a neighborhood’s crime rates, school statistics, or ethnic make-up. Your agent can, however, tell you where you can find such information.

6. One Agent as Good as Another

Real estate agents all get pretty much the same training and have to pass the same certification exams, so one is as good as another, right? Wrong. This is a myth about Roswell real estate agents that could not only cost you money or a sale but could land you in legal hot water. Agents are not all the same.

A qualified, experienced local agent can make all the difference in the world. An agent who has lived and worked in the area – with a solid track record of sales close to asking price – will know exactly how to approach your target market to help get a better price and a faster sale. This kind of agent will also have inside knowledge, deep relationships with other agents and professionals, and a roster of potential buyers that can’t be accessed elsewhere. We have the Roswell real estate agents you need.

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Tania Gardere MacLeod

Roswell’s Perfect Spot Top Producing Real Estate Agent & Lacrosse Mama IT'S THE PERFECT SPOT Hi, I’m Tania (pronounced Tan - like a SUN-TANya, not TONya). Not to digress, but I get this question all the time. My husband Doug & I have lived here in Roswell since 2002 and we have 1 son and 3 girls. All of them play lacrosse, so when I’m not out showing and selling houses, doing walk throughs, attending closing celebrations, taking continuing education classes, attending seminars, watching HGTV or jogging with my dogs, you’ll find me on the side lines of a lacrosse field cheering for my kids and their teams! I’ve been in Real Estate right here in Roswell since 2007. Currently, I average about 95%+ of my business comes from referral, so it’s critical that I connect with my clients from the beginning and spend some time discussing what their goals are, so we can create a plan that makes sense for them. I’ve been able to sell homes for more money and in less time than the average agent in Atlanta. That means your house is on the market for less time, so you can move on to your next phase of life... and have more money too! Being in the top 10% of all real estate agents in Atlanta, means I’m doing more business so I deal with the majority of bumps that can come up during a transaction so that we are better prepared how to handle anything that comes our way. This is the biggest investment for most of us, and I want this to be a great experience for you too! I’m not a transactional real estate agent, I’m a FULL - SERVICE RELATIONAL REALTOR®. I am here to help you and your family (including your family pets! ) through the entire process, well before it’s time to put your house on the market to sell or time to buy a new house, and well after we’ve close on your new perfect spot to call home. Sometimes we need to come up with a plan to save up for that dream house for a year or two or even work with my lenders to craft a credit repair or improvement plan so you qualify for a better loan option and rate. Often times, my buyers have to sell first, but they don’t want to put their house on the market before they find the perfect spot to call home and buy. So we have a vicious cycle of not enough homes (or the right homes) on the market when you need to buy. Don’t worry, this is where my networking skills really help you out. I keep a secret list of homes not on the market. And many times, you can tell me a specific neighborhood you want to live in, and I can FIND someone who might consider selling to you. I go the extra mile to make sure we find or sell your perfect spot to call home. I’m your life time real estate advisor! Many referred to me as the high energy Roswell Real Estate Expert. It's where I live, work and play!

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