A licensed real estate professional provides much more than the service of helping you find your ideal home. Realtors are expert negotiators with other agents, seasoned financial advisors with customers and superb navigators around the local neighborhood.  THey are members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR)and must abide by a Code of Ethics and Standard of Practice enforced by the NAR.  A professional Realtor is your best resource when buying a home.

Let a Realtor Be Your Guide

  • A knowledgeable Realtor can save you endless amounts of time, money and frustration.
  • A knowledgeable Realtor knows the housing market inside and out and can help you avoid the "wild goose chase."
  • A knowedgeable Realtor can help you buy ANY home, even if it is listed elsewhere or if it is "For Sale By Owner", or if it is new construction or meeting with a builder.
  • A knowledgeable Realtor knows the best lenders in the area and can help you understand the importance of being preapproved for a mortgage.  He or she can also discuss down payments, closing costs and monthly payment options that suit you.
  • A knowledgeable Realtor is an excellent source for both general and specific information about the community such as schools, churches, shopping and transportation-plus tips on home inspections and pricing.
  • A knowledgeable Realtor is experienced at presenting your offer to the seller and can help you through the process of negotiating the best price.  By bringing objectivity to the buying transaction, he or she can point out the advantages and the disadvantages of a particular property.

And the best thing about your Realtor is that all this help normally won't cost you a cent. Generally speaking, the seller pays the commission to the Realtor.


Contact Information

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Sharon Harkness
Keller Williams
2441 Village Green Place
Champaign IL 61822
Office: 217-239-7144
Fax: Fax: 217-356-6116