Let’s dive right in. That’s how we do things at White Diamond.

  • Mad marketing skills. As real estate agents, we stay on top of upcoming trends and technologies. We market ourselves, our listings, loan programs, open houses, and all things real estate-related ad nauseam. You can do all of this yourself. Do you want to? No.

  • Buyers on hand. We have a file full of pre-qualified buyers who haven’t bought yet. Often when we preview your home, at least one of those folks comes to mind. If I don’t have someone, one of my office colleagues will. We cooperate with each other and want nothing more than to get your home sold, so believe me, we yell it from the rooftops!

  • Home insights. We know what features of your home to highlight, and which to lowlight, and we give unbiased advice on how to best position your property in a competitive market. We do this for a living! Put it this way: Can I change the brakes on my car? Yes, but it will take at least one whole afternoon, a broken nail, and a dozen swear words. Or I can take it to a professional.

  • Unbiased support. Emotions can very easily get the best of you when there’s a big decision at hand. After all, this is not the sale or purchase of a house, it’s the sale or purchase of your home. That’s personal. Your agent can help you better navigate all the decisions that can feel like hurdles along the way.

Why Should I Pay for a Smooth Process?

Getting a contract is the easy part. No matter which side of the table you’re on, however, the negotiations and hurdles don’t stop once the proverbial ink is dry. There are still inspections, appraisals, financing contingencies, and the possible unknown or two, like title issues.

But what if everything goes smoothly? There’s a contract within days and no hiccups along the way? Why should you pay for that?

Let me tell you one of my favorite stories: The landlord of an apartment building had several frantic calls during the dead of winter. The heat wasn’t working. Upon checking the boiler, he found he couldn’t figure out the problem, so he called a repair professional. The repairman showed up promptly, gave the boiler a thorough visual inspection, knocked on it here and there, and with a wrench gave it a hard, loud WHACK! It started right back up, which pleased the landlord beyond belief.

When he got the bill, he was shocked! He couldn’t believe the nerve of charging $1,000 for a 15-minute visit and a good whack. He called the company to demand an itemized bill that justified such an exorbitant charge. They did just that: Service Call, $75; Minimum One Hour, $100; Knowing Where to Whack the Boiler, $825.

The moral? Knowledge, efficiency, and experience are worth your investment for ease of mind, transition, and transaction.