When it comes to buying a home in the Berkshires does it make sense to seek help from a expert Realtor®? The simple answer is YES.
Purchasing Williamstown real estate using an expert real estate agent can save you anywhere from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands of dollars or more. What is the best way to save money on your Williamstown real estate purchase? Choose and work with an expert Realtor®. Tom Hopkins a real estate expert who has trained many new and master Realtors® has some good advice for buyers. Tom created and shares with buyers and sellers the 3 stages of Realtor® competency. Wise advice for a buyer to consider if saving money is your goal.
3 Stages of Berkshire County Realtor® competency
- Unconscious competency- novice or beginner Realtor® with a new license in hand and little experience in sales- usually less than 25 Berkshire County property sales
- Conscious incompetence- usually after several years in the business the seasoned Realtor® realizes how many skills are required to master the art of the deal and getting all parties to the closing table. This is when many Realtors® choose to obtain additional education and certification. Usually more than 25 Berkshire sales but less than 150 closed sales. Reaching 250 closed sales indicates professional competence.
- Conscious Competence- more than 15 years in the business of selling Berkshire County Real estate, more than 500 sales, advanced trainings and certifications, multiple testimonials from previous clients, a professional business manner which projects competence, a dedicated office environment in which to meet and greet potential buyers and sellers, an outstanding Internet Web Site which ranks at the top of the Google search results (today 90% of home buyers start their search online)
Educational hours required to obtain a real estate license in Massachusetts are minimal. A Berkshire County Realtor® can hang out a shingle and begin practice with only 40 hours (5 days) training and education. A nail technician can be required to obtain 1200 hours of education. Cosmetologists require 1800 hours of education. Your Realtor® will be assisting you with the largest purchase of your life. Confirm competence before you hire your Realtor® and you will save thousands of dollars on the transaction by benefitting from a master real estate agent's conscious competence.