Finding a real estate agent is an integral part of buying or selling a home. When people find someone they really like and trust, the question that follows is whether or not it is possible to use one agent for selling as well as buying. In most cases it is, but at Pure Equity Group we believe there are a few things every buyer and seller needs to consider before making that decision.
Geographic Location. Outside of confidence and trust in your agent, this is the single most important factor when answering this question. Agents are usually only licensed in one state and often specialize in a particular area or region. If you plan to buy and sell within a particular community, then working with one agent may turn out to be ideal. However, if the locations are very far apart or in separate states, then you may need two. Agents often know colleagues in other communities, so start your search by asking for a referral.
Costs. Using the same real estate agent may present some savings on commission, although this varies agent by agent and situation by situation. Keep in mind that your agent is shouldering a double workload as both buyer and seller. While this can be very advantageous in terms of timing and communication, it requires a great deal of attention to detail and the same amount of work if there were two people. However, your agent may offer other savings such as helping with some of the advertising and staging costs. It’s worth discussing.
Timing. Buying and selling a home requires the ability to carefully balance the timing of both closing costs and procedures and financing for a new home. Having one agent brings a certain efficiency and flexibility to the situation that can work to your advantage. A single agent can manage both ends of the deal with your best interests in mind while avoiding any unnecessary delays.
Communication. Using a single agent also means that there is only one person to contact with questions or concerns. There is no need for multiple messages and phone calls to different realtors. Perhaps most importantly, it also means communicating your vision for the whole process only once. Working closely with one person who understands your motivation for selling and what it is you hope to find in a new home can remove some of the stress and challenge of buying and selling.
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Columbus, Ohio Real Estate Agent
Taylor Kolon’s years of experience helping people sell or find the right home taught him that his work is about more just land and buildings. It’s about hopes, dreams, and a secure future. It’s about helping individuals and families turn a challenging situation into an opportunity, and to that end Taylor listens carefully to his clients as he guides them to their goal.
A jump from corporate sales in the Ohio metals industry to real estate was only natural for this outgoing guy. As a result, Taylor brings a sharp eye for detail and well-honed negotiation skills to work for every client every time. Taylor earned his degree from Central Michigan University where he also played on the men’s volleyball team. The fast pace and the teamwork as well as the physical and mental challenge he found on the court are some of what he loves best about his work. He also understands the value of continued training and education to keep his game in top shape. Every time he hands over the keys to an ecstatic new homeowner feels like a win.
Taylor believes in the importance of community and making sure he’s giving back what he can to Columbus through various volunteer activities and membership in the Clintonville Chamber of Commerce. However, there is no denying, that his favorite way to spend his free time is with his wife, Mandy, and their daughter, Elena.
Contact Taylor today.