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Sold! Above Market

Geoff Grist Author of Sold! Above Market, “Geoff Grist is the real estate agent selling for motivated vendors with high standards in the Mosman Neutral Bay area of Sydney Australia and Iis known for achieving results by having homes SOLD above market.”

What is the number one question that you get asked about buying a home?

What’s my home worth and have you got any buyers?

In Sold Above Market you mention ‘real estate agent speak’. What has been your experience with this lingo?

Real estate agents are notorious for using industry abbreviations and process names that may not be well known to sellers which fuels the mystery around selling so my book is designed to help educate sellers to make the process more transparent.

Do you think it’s important to find a real estate agent, or do you think this is something people can do on their own?

People will either have an agent in mind, often the one who sold them the home, or they won’t have a clue who to call so they need all the help they can get in finding the right agent not just the first agent they meet.

What was your inspiration for writing a book about the home buying process?

I find that the better educated sellers are about the process the smoother the whole transaction runs so my goal is to try and answer sellers questions before they even start which means they can make an informed decision about the right agent to sell for them.

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Selling real estate is extremely rewarding and to ensure you enjoy the very best real estate experience I have developed a six step process to sell your home in under 30 days. This is the very process I use to make my customers smile. – Geoff Grist

Sold Above Market

Sold Above Market4 StarsSold Above Market is an excellent introduction to the necessity of having a good real estate agent when you’re ready for the home-buying process. The book details not only why you need a real estate agent, but why you need a real estate agent that works for you. Geoff Grist walks you through every detail you need to know about real estate agents and how they work.

The book explains how real estate agents are compensated and how they work. For someone trying to buy a home, this information is really valuable because it provides insight on which kind of real estate agent will work for them. Should you work with an independent agent or with a team? Should you work with a local agent (or agency) or one outside of the area? There are pros and cons to working with both types. These kind of minor details are things that homeowners overlook in the chaos of the real estate process. Sold Above Market repeatedly points out (and I’m glad that the book does) that real estate agents are not all the same.

Another helpful area of the book is the author’s breakdown of “real estate agent speak” with a distinction between what a good agent will say and what an average agent will say. This section really highlights the insider knowledge this book provides. Working with a real estate agent involves working with the forms, but it also means working with a different language. When an agent tells you “We don’t have any more buyers”, this books tells you whether that’s a good sign or a not-so-good sign.

The book did come with two surprises that don’t really take away from the book, but are worth mentioning. The book is written for the Australian market (although not exclusively), yet I had no trouble understanding it from an American perspective. The second is that the book featured no website or online resources in the book itself, which is kind of odd for a book in 2015.

The rest of the book covers the process that you should walk through when choosing an agent. The book focuses first on the need to break down what you want to achieve in buying and selling a house. Then you can find the agent or agency that will help you reach that goal or goals. The book then provides details on the paperwork, meetings, and questions you need to ask before and during the home-buying process. Along the way, Sold Above Market provides details; like the downsides of multi-listing or going with the first agent that knocks on your door.

The book was an excellent introduction to the field of real estate from a seller’s (or even a buyer’s) perspective. Often when we are ready to buy or sell, we have a bunch of things going on (both good and bad) and need some help in figuring out what to do. This book’s comprehensive approach and jargon-free language are essential to helping you in a time like that. If you’re in any part of the home-buying process, make sure to take this book with you!Buy Now From

Pages: 192 | ISBN: 0994256035

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