Charlie’s Blog – June 22

What you, the buying and selling public, look for when choosing an agent:

Recently, the national Association of Realtors accomplished a survey among those buying a home and those selling nationally.

Nearly three out of ten cited honesty and trustworthiness as the most important factor in choosing an agent! More than two out of ten said the reputation of an agent was an important factor. Together, these two factors of honesty/truthfulness and reputation were considered most important for half of home buyers and sellers.

The percentage of distribution charts also shows that honesty and integrity of an agent are very important by the greatest number – 97%. Knowledge of the purchase/sale process, responsiveness, and overall knowledge of the real estate market were the other three qualities that were considered very important by more than 90% of the home buyers.

IMPORTANCE OF REAL ESTATE AGENT SKILLS AND QUALITIES

(Percentage Distribution)

Factors

Very

Important

Somewhat

Important

Not

Important

Honesty and Integrity

97%

2%

*

Knowledge of purchase process

94

5

1

Responsiveness

93

7

*

Knowledge of real estate market

92

7

1

Communication skills

84

16

*

Negotiation skills

83

15

1

People skills

79

20

1

Knowledge of local area

78

20

2

Skills with technology

37

51

12

Our boutique real estate agency of veteran professionals, having an average of 18 years experience each, has been selling real estate in the consistently progressing Chattanooga and North Georgia market for 81 years. The present mood and feel of the economy is upbeat, positive and progressive. Supply in homes and condominiums is exceptional and demand remains strong. Chattanooga feels good about itself and it shows all over town. Because of our reasonable average sales prices ($141,000 entire MLS metro area), the incredible beauty of this mountain/valley/river location, low property taxes and lack of state income taxes, the market for those out-of-the-area buyers remains alright as well as there being good local demand. We are in a growing economy in which Volkswagen is building a major new facility and a major new chemical production plant is locating in the area. The French plant Alston is relocating 350 nuclear engineers to its downtown Chattanooga plant.

We at Herman Walldorf and Company have it all for you. I invite your call so I can put you in touch with one of our professionals. We are internationally connected, being longtime members of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and luxury home specialists who can even have properties shown to you in another city. We can also sell your property, therefore, in any market across the world for you -call and we’ll explain that, too. See our website at d28.59e.myftpupload.com.

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