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Buying A Home Without A Real Estate Professional

It’s funny to me how many different thoughts and assumptions there are in the world. Take for instance septic tanks. Some folks


assume they just somehow are pumped out like a normal sewer system. Well, septic tanks do need to be periodically pumped out,

system is, “well where does it go?”. When I say it basically is spread out a few feet under the yard, I get more like, “OMG!”.however they are not automated like a sewer system. The most reactions I get when people ask more questions about a septic

So I was talking to a potential client this weekend and we were discussing why I thought they should be working with a Buyers 

Huntsville-real-estateAgent, whether me or another agent (ME).

It was like pulling teeth to get an answer of why they had not started working with an agent yet. For the most part they would give the standard, “we have just begun looking”, to “we don’t want to waist someones time”, to We’ve bought a house before. These are all respectable answers, but I could just feel there was something we were really missing in the conversation. Then from out of nowhere we found it. NO not the house, however we would eventually. The answer as to why these folks were not utilizing a Real Estate Professional.

I mentioned, in passing, “you know, you don’t generally pay for a Buyer’s Agent to help locate and negotiate a new home, right”? Where to my surprise (wink wink) they were, “OMG, seriously”? I know right, but not the same OMG as the septic tank realization, I hope.

So yeah, there it is. I do not charge a fee, under normal circumstances, to help find and negotiate a new home for buyers. This is not to say some agents don’t or do. I can only speak for myself. So, if you are looking and don’t have an agent or you know someone who is and they don’t have an agent, give me a call. There isn’t really much to lose. I will take your call.

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Jim D Brown


North Alabama Realtor