BUYING 2014: Why work with a Realtor?

RealtorIn 2001, 69% of homebuyers purchased their home through a real estate agent. In 2013, 93% of Minnesota homebuyers worked with a Realtor.

With access to more information than ever, one would think there is less need for a Realtor to be involved… while in reality there is even more need. Instead of being the gatekeepers of information as we were in the past, we are now guides through the morass of information and complexity of real estate transactions. We provide expertise in a number of areas…


From knowing the local market and what kinds of homes are available in different neighborhoods to finding neighborhoods to fit your lifestyle, the best Realtors are knowledgeable in this and more: local geography, businesses, attractions, architectural styles, appliances, furnishings, heating and cooling…


Most people only buy a few homes in a lifetime… real estate agents may be involved in multiple sales each month. Your Realtor can help you determine market price and help you get the right home at the right price.


In most cases, buying or selling a home requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage documents, insurance policies, deeds, and multi-page government-mandated settlement statements in addition to the sales contract… most purchase agreements are now 20-30 pages long and some even longer. A knowledgeable guide through this complexity can help you avoid delays or costly mistakes.


When buying a home you will be involved with many professionals in addition to an agent… mortgage lenders, home inspectors, contractors, stagers, insurance agents and more. Realtors have relationships with many other professionals and can help you connect with the people you need.

Sharlene Hensrud, RE/MAX Results Realtor – EmailTwin Cities Buyer's Agent


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I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

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