When it comes to buying or selling a home, the right ingredients need to be used at the right time to create the best possible outcome. Client satisfaction can be achieved for both the seller and the buyer through outstanding service provided by an experienced real estate agent, according to Jeanne Sommer, owner and managing broker at Century 21® Alliance Group.
A seller can get the data they need to determine how much to ask for their residential property and how to complete the sale, according to Sommer. Likewise, for a buyer, with the help of an experienced real estate agent, a buyer can begin searching for their dream home with the confidence that they will find a great neighborhood for their family and at a great price.
“Whether you are a buyer or seller, it is important to work with a realtor who has YOUR best interest in mind,” Sommer said. “Your home is one of the biggest investments that you will have and the decision to purchase or sell a home should not be taken lightly. Regardless if it is a seller’s market or a buyer’s market, you need someone with experience who knows all of the aspects of the whole process.”
“Regarding financing, if you are a buyer, you will need advice on the details in the purchase agreement,” Sommer added. “If you are a seller, pricing a home is one of the most important aspects of the listing. It will determine whether your home will remain on the market which hurts the value or if you will have several buyers interested."
In any case, either buying or selling, connecting with a skilled, highly trained real estate agent is key. With more than a decade of experience, Century 21 Alliance agents understand that continuing education is a part of providing that exceptional outcome and meeting expectations on both sides.
“Gaining knowledge and keeping up with this evolving industry is essential to business so that we can help both buyers and sellers,” Sommer said. “In our office, we stress that it is all about the client and giving them the best possible service that we can.”
Backing up that service and production pledge is the fact that the Valparaiso office has consistently earned the Presidential Award for production and Century 21’s Quality Service Award.
“Our office has consistently won the highest production award from Century 21, but most importantly, we have consistently won the Quality Service Award that is bestowed upon companies with the highest rating of service,” Sommer said.
The right real estate agent can bring the right connections to the seller that can make a difference in their outcome.
“As a seller, getting your listing out in front of everyone is important,” Sommer said. “When more people view your listing, the better your chances of selling your home for top dollar. 99% of buyers start their search on the internet, so it is important to have your listing on every website.
As soon as we input a listing into the Century 21 system, it automatically shows the listing on hundreds of websites to provide maximum exposure.”
“Buyers make their choices based on information that they receive from their agent,” Sommer added. “They want an agent who knows the nuances of each neighborhood, an agent who has sold homes in the area and are experienced.”
Not only are the real estate professionals of Century 21 Alliance Group constantly learning about their communities, but they invest in their neighborhoods and believe in giving back.
“We have participated in several charity events and have been instrumental in helping to launch Lakeshore PAWS, a rescue society for dogs in the Northwest Indiana area,” Sommer said.
Visit Lakeshore PAWS’ website for more information at lakeshorepaws.org.
Century 21 Alliance Group is centrally located at 450 W Lincolnway, in Valparaiso, Indiana. The company lists and sells homes throughout Northwest Indiana, including Porter, Lake and La Porte counties. Sellers and buyers in Northwest Indiana benefit from the group's extensive network of real estate connections. The firm's real estate brokers work with the communities of Beverly Shores, Chesterton, Crown Point, Dyer, Griffith, Hebron, Hobart, Kouts, LaPorte, Lowell, Merrillville, Michigan City, Munster, Portage, Schererville, St. John, Valparaiso, Wanatah and Westville. For more information, visit 21alliance.com.