Many real estate agents work hard to facilitate transactions between sellers and buyers. And while this is certainly the main function of a Realtor, the best real estate agents in California and elsewhere go out of their way to do more for their clients.
If you’re buying or selling a home in the Tri-Valley area, don’t just settle for the first Realtor that comes along. If you want a truly satisfying experience, find an agent who offers concierge services.
What is real estate concierge service?
When one talks of a concierge, the first thing that comes to mind is the service provided by hotels to help guests find the things they need outside of their establishments. These include tickets to a play, taxi service, grooming services, passes to an attraction, and more.
The top real estate agents who offer concierge services make sure you achieve your goals and have an experience that’s as enjoyable and as stress-free as possible. They understand the apprehension that often overwhelms home buyers and sellers, and they take pains to ease that apprehension with clear and constant communication, their availability whenever they’re needed, and service that goes beyond closing.
What to expect from a real estate concierge service
A skilled and trusted Realtor will help you find the home that best matches your preferences, create a customized marketing plan for your property, negotiate hard on your behalf, and help you with the paperwork that comes with the transaction.
A Real Estate Concierge does all these – and then some. They add value to their services through various means, including:
- Giving you accessto areliable network of home building and home improvement contractors and professionals
- Home inspectors
- Interior designers
- Home stagers
- Outdoor kitchen installers
- Roofing and flooring experts
- Helping you get familiar with your new neighborhood and lifestyle
- Assisting you with your financing and insurance needs
- Home assessors
- Mortgage brokers and lenders
- Insurance agents
- Escrow agent
As a home seller, you will likely need to undertake repairs and renovations to make your property more attractive to potential buyers. A Real Estate Concierge will go through the property with you and identify these areas for improvements. They will then connect you with the needed suppliers, contractors, and professionals that they have personally vetted. They’ll help you negotiate fees and costs, and assist in overseeing your home improvement projects.
As a home buyer, one of the most stressful things you have to handle is moving. Not only will you need to sort, pack, and transport your belongings, you also have to prepare your new home for move-in. A Real Estate Concierge can help you find the necessary contractors and professionals to facilitate moving.
A Concierge Realtor’s network typically includes:
It’s not easy to move into a new place where you barely know anyone, or where to go for your basic needs and recreation. A Concierge Realtor can not only provide you with information on where the best restaurants or the closest groceries are, they will also take the time to show you around. If you need help in becoming a member of a nearby golf club or getting tickets to an upcoming concert, you can count on your Concierge Realtor to assist you with those, as well.
Financing is one of the most important aspects of home buying and selling. Your Realtor can not only give you much of the information you need to make sound financial decisions, they can also refer you to trusted and experienced professionals, including:
The benefits to the Realtor
You might ask, what does a Realtor gain from going the extra mile to provide these services while keeping their fees competitive?
Primarily, the Realtor gains your trust and confidence. As you may well be aware of, you tend to keep using the service or product that you’re satisfied with. In the future, when you decide to move and sell your home again, perhaps you’ll consider working with the same Concierge Realtor because you know you can count on them to help you with all your needs.
Referrals are another benefit to the Realtor. If you’re a satisfied client, you’re likely to refer the Realtor to someone you know, or perhaps leave a good review on an online site.
Many of our clients at the McDowell Real Estate Group have become lifelong friends. We consider it a pleasure to help them whenever we can long after the sale is closed. If you want to know more about what we can do for you, we’ll be happy to see you or hear from you.Give us a call at 925.209.0343 (Peter) or 925.596.8731 (Mari), or leave us a note here.