Friday, February 15, 2019

West Fargo Homes For Sale | Modern Market Realtors

Looking to buy or sell a home in West Fargo, ND?

Modern Market Realtors  
1306 24th Ave S, Moorhead, MN 56560
 Phone: (701) 205-5517

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

West Fargo Real Estate Update | Modern Market Realtors

As a home buyer, you don't pay any Realtor fees, at Modern Market Realtors our professional services to you are 100% FREE!

Not only are our professional services FREE to home buyers but you will never find any surprise, last minute "gotcha" fees similar to the ones that are being charged to buyers and sellers all over the Fargo Moorhead area.

They are calling these new fees "administrative fees". (We call it "paperwork"! And its not new... we've always had paperwork, there's no need for an additional fee to charge for it.

  If you're buying and selling a house, you will most likely get dinged TWICE and we guarantee, that will STING! 

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

West Fargo Real Estate | The Home Buyer Experience.

The majority of homebuyers want to save the most money possible when they buy a home. One way they often try to save money is by not hiring an agent. Since home sellers pay commission to both their listing agent and the buyer’s agent, some homebuyers go directly to the listing agent in an attempt to put the buyer agent’s commission back in their pocket.While at face value this tactic seems to make sense, it typically ends up costing the buyer a lot of money or prevents them from getting into the house they love. Below are three reasons why hiring a buyer’s agent first is the best move for a homebuyer.

Buyers are not market experts 

Most buyers who aren’t working with an agent present an offer that is either far too low or just a little bit high, expecting the seller to counter. Unfortunately for these buyers, current market conditions combined with new digital marketing channels often mean that many sellers are receiving multiple purchase offers. If you miss the exact right value coming in, then a better-informed buyer will get your home. Unguided, inexperienced buyers often lose their dream home to an individual working with an experienced buyer’s agent

In the end, the buyer winds up having to settle for a different home or ends up paying more than he or she planned.

Listing agents want to please the seller

Unless a homebuyer works in the real estate field daily, it is unlikely that they possess enough knowledge about local housing market trends and home values to make a sound offer.

Buyers should understand those listing agents have their sellers’ best interests in mind, meaning they work to maximize profits for the seller and ensure the seller receives the best terms possible in the transaction. Negotiables such as closing costs, home warranty fees or repair costs can work in the seller’s or buyer’s favor. And you already know for whose the listing agents are working.

To help sellers further, listing agents may imply to potential buyers that there is high demand for a home to drive up the offer price. Without a knowledgeable real estate agent, homebuyers usually have no way of knowing precise market demand for a particular house. So, they often end up overpaying due to fear of loss.

This overpayment undermines the buyer’s intent in forgoing a buyer’s agent in the first place. Since sellers won’t have to pay the buyer agent’s commission fees, homebuyers working without a real estate agent are hoping to have the seller lower their overall asking price. While some sellers might agree to this, the homebuyers may still overpay if the initial asking price is not representative of actual market value.

The purchase agreement is more flexible than it seems

Homebuyers aren’t experts in real estate contracts, and they will have to rely on the listing agent to craft the purchase agreement. Unfortunately, this leaves the homebuyer at a considerable disadvantage.

Knowledgeable buyer’s agents know exactly how to use the purchase agreement to reduce costs for their homebuyer. Similarly, listing agents are well versed in how to use the purchase agreement to maximize profits for their sellers. Listing agents love working with agentless buyers because it almost always helps to exceed the bottom line expectations for the seller.
It is possible to purchase a home without using a buyer’s agent, but it often costs homebuyers more money than they save. Before making any decisions about whether or not to use a real estate agent, take some time to interview home buying specialists in West Fargo ND and find out how they can save you money. You can always interview agents and still decide to do it alone.

Modern Market Realtors advice to you is to work with an agent who will use their knowledge of supply and demand in your specific niche of the housing market to help you understand the real market value of the home you wish to buy.

Have a great day Shannon Barnum and Jim Christl

Friday, January 18, 2019

West Fargo Real Estate | What are home interest rates looking like in 2019?

The outlook for real estate in the West Fargo-Fargo Moorhead area looks strong even with all the head winds we have had in 2018. Our thoughts at Modern Market Realtors are that rates will remain stable thru 2019, in spite of the tariffs and the govt shut down.  Chances look great for business as ususal in the Fargo Moorhead area.  But don't take our opinion here is what the big boys say.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Modern Market Realtors: Happy Holidays to Fargo Real Estate

Modern Market Realtors: Happy Holidays to Fargo Real Estate: Everyone at Modern Market Realtors would like to wish a Happy Holidays to All our home buyers and home sellers in Fargo, Moorhead and West...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Modern Market Realtors: What are special assessments in Fargo Moorhead?

Modern Market Realtors: What are special assessments in Fargo Moorhead?: Here at Modern Market Realtors we get asked a lot, what the heck are specials on property and why does no other area of the country have t...