Why you need a real estate professional

Given the proliferation of services that help home buyers and sellers complete their own transaction, you may have considered whether you should go it yourself instead of working with an agent. However, there is no substitute for an experienced professional, and taking on all the responsibility yourself could be costlier than an agent’s commission in the long run.

According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2017 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers, only 8% of home sales were accomplished as for sale by owner (FSBO), and of those, 40% knew their buyer personally. FSBO home sales had a median price of $190,000 in 2017, compared to the agent-assisted home sale median price of $250,000.

Beyond the price advantage of using an agent, homes listed by real estate professionals get more exposure and their sellers get more support. Here are some other considerations:

  • They’re trained and licensed professionals.
  • They have experience in your neighborhood and your market.
  • They have oversight from brokers and state licensing officials.
  • Their job is to advise you about the best way to reach your goals.
  • They know how to present your home and deal with buyers.
  • They know how and where to market properties effectively.
  • They know how to overcome typical snags that occur in real estate transactions and closings.
  • They understand state-required disclosures and look out for your best interests.
  • They understand personal safety and security for your belongings during showings.
  • They know the best resources to make transactions go more smoothly, from bankers to home-stagers to contractors.
  • They have access to the most accurate and comprehensive data – the MLS, the only data repository that has the most up-to-date listing and sales information.
  • They know how to negotiate.
  • Their job is making real estate transactions successful.
  • Their continuing education keeps them up-to-date on housing issues.

With a real estate professional in your corner, you’ll have a partner by your side to advocate for you and advise you through the entire home sale process.

Tara Hindman

Tara Hindman

Realtor & Property Manager

My motto is: “Treat my clients like family.”

I take pride in the customer service my team and I provide.
You will always be a priority to my team and I. Our main focus has been property management for the last five years but we have now expanded to be able to help with renting, buying, and selling.
My team specializes in relocating families from out of state, focusing on your needs whether you’re coming to us as new tenants or buyers. We know moving out of state is stressful, let us help take some of the work off your shoulders and handle everything you need to have done here.
I am fully committed to helping my clients meet their goals, whether it’s getting the best deal possible or giving honest advice that has their best interests at heart, I will ensure that your real estate transaction is both a success and memorable.
Not quite ready to buy yet? Let my property management office get you into a rental until you are. We can be here for you every step of the way.

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Liz Tuss-Hosbein

 Liz Tuss-Hosbein

Realtor G.R.I.

My motto is: “The West is My Lifestyle & Idaho is Where I Choose to Live.”

I started my real estate career in October of 2005 after moving here from Montana. I Love Montana & it will always be my home; but dang those winters are just too cold. Working outside in that bitter cold just got to be too much for the two of us.
Moving here was the best decision we could have made.
We still have our seasons & are able to continue with the outdoor lifestyle & freedoms that are important to us. I’ve now been in the business for 14 years and have never looked back.
I enjoy working with buyers and sellers helping them throughout the entire process with guidance / organization / knowledge / experience / trust and most importantly integrity.
I will always give you 100% because my reputation is everything to me.

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