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You have started your home search; either looking for a new home, or looking for market information in order to make a decision about buying. Even if you just started yesterday, you know that there is an overwhelming amount of information out there, and a million gimmicks to get your attention. If I may make one recommendation, it would be to find a website with the resources you need, in a format you like, and stick with it. There are thousands of real estate websites, all offering essentially the same thing; your best bet is to find one that works well (really, all link to the MLS and contain the same listings) and avoid losing yourself in the maze that is real estate on the web.
In the paragraph above I make the assumption that you will search for a home on the internet. You will find that my levels of service, and my business, are state of the art. I am convinced that the internet will (if it has not already) become the hub for the real estate business in the 21st century. In light of this, my business is built around using the web as the primary tool in marketing the homes that I sell; and in providing the services that you, my customers, need to find the perfect home, understand the market place, and get the best deal possible.
I offer my services to Home buyers and Sellers in the Olympia, Lacey, and Yelm areas. Although I have not really specialized in any one area, I work a great deal with Soldiers and Airmen serving at Fort Lewis and McChord AFB, others relocating to the area, and investors. Having retired from the Army myself, and having been an investor in Thurston County real estate for over 10 years, I am uniquely qualified to serve both groups.
If you hire me to represent you know that I only make a living if you are happy with the service received. My record shows that I am skilled at what I do, that I am a skilled negotiator, and that I have many satisfied clients. Providing buyer representation to you means more than driving around looking at houses; I do that, but in the changing real estate industry, as is true with life in general now-a-days, what you need is a subject matter expert able to deal with the technology, bureaucracy, and pitfalls of a modern business transaction. Most buyers don’t need or want me to drive them around looking at dozens of homes, many identify the home they want or at least a short list…..my work really begins after you find your new home, and need me to close the deal.
Buyers Services Available Here:
• MLS search in just about any format you can imagine; detailed information, Street map and neighborhood searches, and even search on satellite photos.
• Email listing alerts; 24/7 emails alert you to new listings that match your needs as soon as they are entered into the MLS, you will see new listings before the majority of realtors.
• Comprehensive buyer educational information to include:
The Offer/Negotiations o Inspections o Financing
Title and Escrow, how it works and what it costs
Owner builder information (I have built 5 homes, 4 in Yelm and one in Olympia in 2007)
• Unlimited MLS access at PhilSharpOnline.com (Ask for your login and password if you have not received one)
• Solicitation of unlisted sellers in your desired area
• Email alerts of new listings that fit your needs
• Internet Buyer advertising, reverse prospecting
Satisfied clients have made me successful, and the repeat business and referrals that I receive from them (and you) are truly appreciated. I am a real estate professional, and as such I am available to answer your questions and provide any information that I can, even if you are not my client. I sincerely hope, of course, that you will find that I can and will live up to your expectations and that if you do need an agent in the future you will think of me.
Phil and his team are happy to assist with your home buying and relocation needs.