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Real Help from Real Estate Professionals

by Melissa Shuten 10/06/2019

When looking to purchase real estate, you will have a lot of questions. That is where a real estate professional can help you out. Not only with the questions you currently have but with those things you did not even know to ask. At first, it may just be about the market in general. Is it time to buy? Is it time to sell? Or you may want to know about a new neighborhood or about buying raw land to build on. All those things need current and knowledgeable information: Information that your local real estate professional deals with daily. They know what the current market is doing, and they can get detailed information about specific neighborhoods so you can make educated decisions for you and your family. They can also provide you with county zoning requirements if you want to build or remodel. This information may change your mind about where you want to live.

Ask the locals

Real estate professionals are essential when looking to move into an area about which you have little or no knowledge. Not only do they provide information about the housing markets but most likely they are a member of the community and can provide you with everyday living information. They may be able to direct you to local farmer's markets, organic grocery stores or public dog parks. Professionals will also be able to point out to you what trends they see in the housing markets. Are there a lot of larger single-family units going on the market? Or are condominium developments grabbing most of the market sales in the area you want to live? They will know if home purchasers want RV-parking option or which homeowners associations do not allow it. They can also tell you what the area projections are for home values. 

You do not know what you do not know 

When it comes to the actual paperwork side of a real estate transaction, you will have peace of mind knowing that someone knows what all that legal jargon means and can explain it to you easily. They can also help you include any details in your offer or counteroffer that you may not have thought to add. When you work with a professional real estate agent, they can often have some insight into specific properties that can help you narrow your search. When you communicate in a personal and detailed way with them what you are looking for when buying or selling a property, your agent can serve you to the best of their ability.

Talk with a local real estate professional today to get a current market analysis of your home.

About the Author
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Melissa Shuten

Find Your Slice of Paradise! I've lived in the St Pete Beach area since 2003. I love everything about Pinellas County and the Beaches! I can help you find your piece of Paradise whether it is your permanent Home, Vacation Home or Investment Property! I specialize in Single Family Homes, Condos, and Townhomes. I began my career in Real Estate in 2012. In my years with Re/Max, I've won the Executive Club Award and 100% Club Award. Since I've been in Florida, I've lived in Gulfport, St Pete Beach, St. Petersburg and now South Pasadena, so I know all of these areas very well! I currently serve on the Board of Directors with the Island Place Condominiums (Harbourside in South Pasadena). I do a lot of volunteer work around the area, mostly with not for Profit Groups. My hobbies include Running and Group Fitness. I am a member of the St Pete Mad Dogs Triathlon Club. I was born and raised in NE Ohio, Alumni of The Ohio State University and lived in Dallas, Texas for many years before relocating to the Sunshine State! My favorite saying is "I Live Where You Vacation"! If you are searching for an agent that will work for YOU, whether you are Buying or Selling...Call me Today!