Real estate is complicated and many realtors are…not teachers. Have you ever noticed that when you need IT to help you fix something at work, they often “just do it” and you’re still confused about what went wrong in the first place? That’s how I often felt when dealing with buying and selling properties- realtors I’ve encountered “just do it,” or; just tell me, “sign it,” with no explanation.
In the past 5 years I’ve bought my first condo, served on the board of my HOA (and learned a whole lot about HOA’s,) rented my condo, put my fiancé’s house up for sale fsbo, sold my condo, went under contract, into bidding wars, into negotiations with no realtor, fired two realtors, bought a fixer-upper,…and the list goes on. I also started working toward my own license because I have been so frustrated in all my experiences, never finding professionals that seemed really there for me as the client, instead of just the bottom line.
I am a teacher by trade but I am also someone that, if I’m going to participate in something (like buying or selling houses) wants to become an expert at it. And, because I am a teacher, I believe I can explain a lot of the ins and outs and help others self-advocate and self-educate through their own transactions.
Class will be 1 hour and 30 minutes and will cover:
rent vs. own
condo, townhome, single family- what’s the difference?
resources online to help guide your finances
communication between you and your realtor if you choose to have one
selling or buying without a realtor
researching comps and homes