I’m in a mood today.
A mood, to play a game of “what if.” What if I could live anywhere I wanted. What if I could live in a house like THIS:
Hellooooo Brentwood, CA… DROOL, DROOL…
I found these wonderful homes for sale (and many like them) on a site called Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage & Acquisitions. Super nice site, chick full of real estate eye candy. The house above are just a sampling of all their amazing Brentwood Homes .
Pretty pictures and hot listings aside, hubs and I are eye-ball deep in selling a home right now so I can completely vouch for how critical it is to have a solid real estate company on your side, and one that you can trust.
I found this on Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage & Acquisitions “Our Story” page
We begin with a commodity that is hard-earned and easily lost: TRUST.
Without the daily demonstration and commitment to uphold principles, a company’s mission statement is simply words on a page and nothing more. Partners Trust has adopted a mission statement that each Associate and staff member must sign to in order to participate with the Company, which articulates the core philosophy and culture of the Company.
Buying a home is a big deal so here’s my thoughts on Important Things to Keep In Mind Buying/Selling Real Estate (cuz honey, I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum):
1. Pick a reputable company.
2. Pick an agent that comes highly recommended. Many agents have their own trusted network of companies they use to guide buyer/sellers through the process (mortgage companies, title companies, home stagers, appraisers). A highly respected agent will expect the same from those whom he affiliates himself/herself with.
3. Communication is key. Having a realtor who is skilled at keeping the lines of communications open with their client is the difference between a great experience and a complete nightmare.
4. Know what you can spend. Pre-approval is usually not a bad idea.
5. Find the home that is uniquely YOU. Don’t settle. Fall in love with your new home.
**This is a sponsored post for The Partners Trust, however, all the points
and views are my own.