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The Business of Real Estate

Advice for first-time home buyers


I view my relationship with my clients as primarily consultative.  I provide information about neighborhoods, commuting considerations, schools, potential property-related issues before and after inspections, etc.  Good third-party advice is always valuable, though, and these articles from US News and World Report are good:

2010 First-Time Home Buyers’ Guide

10 Rookie Home Buyer Mistakes to Avoid

The second piece includes an article describing what sounds like truly horrible service from a real estate agent, and this is an important decision that all first-time buyers need to make.  Personal recommendations from friends and family are usually the best way to narrow the list.  Beyond that, experience, education, advanced certifications, and intangibles like “like and trust” are vital.  Almost all of my business is with repeat clients and their referred friends and family, and I know from experience that it works for all concerned.

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About Bill Morris, Realtor

More than thirty years of business experience (high tech, client service, business organization and start-up, including many years in real estate) tell me that service is the key to success and I look forward to serving you. I represent both buyers and sellers throughout the Austin metropolitan area, which means first-hand market knowledge is brought to bear on serving your needs: -- Seller Representation is a comprehensive process that begins with thorough market analysis and consultation, continues with properly staging the home to achieve the highest price possible in a reasonable time on market, a complete program of marketing and promotion, ongoing updates and communication, closing coordination, and follow-up throughout (and after) the sale. -- Buyer Representation is also full service: shopping, previewing, price and market consultation, contracting, negotiating, coordination of inspections, appraisals, repairs, and closing details, and follow-up beyond the closing of your purchase to ensure your lasting satisfaction. Because the real estate industry is becoming more sophisticated and challenging every day, you need a professional that understands the industry and is positioned to stay ahead of the game. I go the extra mile to help you achieve your goals. That's why I constantly research the market and property values so your home is priced effectively from day one. I also make sure the public knows your home is for sale by using innovative advertising and marketing techniques to attract potential buyers.

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