You be the judge.
RReal estate transactions involve one of the biggest financial investments most people experience in their lifetime. Transactions today usually exceed $100,000. If you had a $100,000 income tax problem, would you attempt to deal with it without the help of a CPA? If you had a $100,000 legal question, would you deal with it without the help of an attorney? Considering the small upside cost and the large downside risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a REALTOR®!
- Realtors® are educated, licensed, trained, experienced, and insured for your protection.
- Their expertise in an extremely complex industry increases the odds of making profitable decisions.
- Our continuing education never ends and with every challenge we learn more to spare you the pains of what others have endured.
The real estate industry is one of the most heavily regulated industries in Oregon. A major part of a real estate broker’s responsibility is to help reduce your risk, keep you well informed, and guide you through the buying process so that all that happens is proper. Our greatest asset to you is not when things go well, but when things go wrong or obstacles are faced, or when uncommon issues arise.
Protection from Lawsuits
Oregon is not a ‘buyer beware’ state. It is a full disclosure state. Sellers who do not disclose all that they know about their property risk a lawsuit for withholding material facts. This can result in financial loss and in some cases nullify the sale.
But we don’t want buyers to ever be put into that miserable situation. We will do everything we can to prevent such a surprise. This means you the buyer must seek to know as much about the property before closing. While we are prohibited from performing your due-diligence, we will guide you in yours. We will also keep our trained eyes open for issues. A good home inspector is indispensable and your curious and suspicious mind will also assist you in preempting issues that could later result in a lawsuit.
For professional-grade advice, the best resources, better protection, and wisdom, use the services of someone who works his or her craft every day. Our philosophy of business is to give you access to the best information, the best guidance for your due-diligence, to watch over all aspects of the search and transaction, and to apply our negotiation skills and problem-solving skills for your best interest.
Published on: Dec 10, 2012