Do You Ever Really Need…?

Do you ever really need a real estate agent? At the risk of offending my peers, I ask this question because I think the answer is, “no”. Not because real estate professionals aren’t valuable. I say “no” because real estate transactions can be done without a licensed agent. Agents are not needed. (Hold the phone…read on. You might agree.)

No one needs a drill bit. I have more than a dozen and I’ve never needed one. I have wanted a hole in something many times, and in my shop there are several tools more or less capable of making a hole. When I want a hole to be clean, precise in depth and diameter, in wood, metal, or concrete, the correct drill bit is what I need. If precision isn’t necessary, I can probably get the hole with a nail and a hammer, or a chisel.

I made this blog to share skills with REALTORS and to give people a look into my perspective of real estate transactions. I believe people who see the world in similar ways are likely to work well together to achieve favorable outcomes. What do you think? If this blog looks like something you want to follow, please do. You’re welcome to share this blog with people like yourself. If this isn’t your thing, that’s cool. Thank you for taking a look.

Author: Tom Meyer, Owner-Broker, Essential Real Estate, LLC Madison, WI

The real estate transaction, disclosure, and confidentiality are the business of a Wisconsin licensee. It's in the transaction where the skill of the licensee, and their commitment to the law where the public is protected or placed at risk. What you see REALTORS do to brand themselves and their firms, promote their service, advertise, and process paper do not require a license. I believe negotiations to create and honor a real estate purchase agreement is where the agent has the greatest value in a transaction. Paying professional fee rates for the administrative services is a choice consumers deserve. Old business model driven commission rates are taxing the home equity of American home sellers. Essential Real Estate was created to put more money in the hands of the consumer by eliminating expenses for the firm and charging a fair price for the real real estate service.

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