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Why You Should Use a REALTOR«

Why You Should Use a REALTOR®

For most people, buying a home is the largest financial investment they will ever make. It is the one time you can say you went shopping and spent a quarter of a million dollars (or more).

So shouldn't you work with a Realtor® to get the best advice possible for that investment?

REALTORS® Facilitate the Process

A REALTOR® is a client advocate, the market expert and the negotiating tiger all wrapped up into one independent contractor. Because REALTORS® are usually solo practitioners, they wear many hats. They are sales people, but they are also marketing directors, social media managers and data analysts all in one.

A rising number of home buyers are using REALTORS®. About 88% of home buyers purchase their home through a real estate agent or broker--a share that has steadily increased from 69% in 2001, according to the National Association of REALTOR®'s 2013 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers.

Homeowners rely on REALTORS® to help them find the most qualified buyer and to navigate the home selling processes. Rules regarding home sales are always changing, and it is the REALTOR®'s job to stay on top of those market dynamics and pass along their expertise to their clients.

REALTORS® direct their home-buying clients to the best financing options for their situation, and they steer all their clients to make better decisions in preparation for the home buying or selling process.

For instance, a homeowner who wants to list their home might be advised to take a home equity line of credit (HELOC) before listing to make necessary repairs--because once the property is listed, a bank will not lend on that property. A buyer might be advised not to buy a car before starting or closing on a home purchase, because such a big ticket purchase would change their debt-to-income ratios and might disqualify them for a home loan.

REALTORS® Offer Great Resources

REALTORS® know the best contractors and can refer them easily to new homeowners and potential sellers. They are the link between all things real estate and the novice.

One of the REALTOR®'s most important roles is as the unbiased voice of reason. The REALTOR® is the objective set of eyes in the transaction. They help sellers see outside their personal connection to a property, and they help buyers stay level when faced with a multiple-bid situation.

A REALTOR® can help a buyer save money and help a seller to make the most money. Because they go through the home buying and selling process daily, they can warn clients of potential dangers and looming changes.

For instance, when Congress threatens to eliminate the mortgage-interest deduction, REALTORS® are at the forefront of the fight rallying to voice their support and save the measure. They are the link between housing policy and the consumer.

A REALTOR® maintains a customer-focused approach. Showing properties and writing offers is just a percentage of what happens in the course of the typical REALTOR®'s day: no two days are alike, and no two transactions are alike.

The REALTOR® is the only constant in the real estate transaction. Can you afford not to have that experience on your side?

Realtor« Sari Rochford Joins LUX Realty North Shore

Sari Rochford, a full-time Realtor® on the North Shore, has joined LUX Realty North Shore at their flagship office in Beverly Farms.

A well respected real estate professional, Sari's sales include all market segments, from moderately priced homes to luxury properties.

"Pricing a home correctly is always a key factor", says Sari, "when done appropriately, properties at all price points will sell".

"We are thrilled to have Sari on the Lux Realty team", says Henry Pizzo, owner and Realtor®, "Her success in sales is attributed to her thorough analysis and her knowledge of North Shore property values".

A resident of Magnolia, Sari is an avid runner and skier and regularly volunteers for the Gloucester and Rockport school systems. Sari also donates her time to breast cancer organizations including the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen and is big supporter of Imerman Angels.

Newly established, LUX Realty North Shore is a private real estate agency formed to provide client-based services to Cape Ann and the North Shore communities. Lux Realty is located at 30 West Street, Beverly Farms, MA 01915. 978.922.1000. www.LuxRealtyNorthShore.com

Realtor« Joy Munoz Joins LUX Realty North Shore

Joy Munoz, a full-time real estate salesperson on the North Shore, has joined LUX Realty North Shore at their flagship office in Beverly Farms.

A licensed Realtor® for over 10 years, Joy has a long history of successful sales to her credit. Her real estate experience include her Realtor® designations: AWHD (At Home with Diversity), ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative), SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist), and MRP (Military Relocation Professional).

"I am thrilled to be part of the Lux Realty team", says Joy, the Realtors® and staff are not only a great bunch of people to work with, but professionals who are truly committed to their craft". "Real estate is all about people and relationships", adds Joy, "I believe that clients are the most important aspect of any business, and I share the Lux mentality that client loyalty is built on trust".

A resident of Beverly, Joy is a long-time supporter of Beverly Bootstraps and is also an ESL teacher to adult learners of English.

Newly established, LUX Realty North Shore is a private real estate agency formed to provide client-based services to Cape Ann and the North Shore communities. Lux Realty is located at 30 West Street, Beverly Farms, MA 01915. 978.922.1000. www.LuxRealtyNorthShore.com

 

Realtor« Kristin Gynda Bedell Joins LUX Realty North Shore

Kristin Gynda Bedell, a full-time real estate salesperson on the North Shore, has joined LUX Realty North Shore at their flagship office in Beverly Farms.

A licensed real estate professional for 26+ years, Kristin has earned a reputation for providing the highest level of service to her clients. Kristin's attention to detail and persistence in negotiating enable her to exceed her client's expectations time after time.

"We are excited to have Kristin on board the Lux Team", says Henry Pizzo, owner and Realtor®, "Kristin is extremely loyal to her clients and always goes the extra mile to achieve positive results for both buyers and sellers alike".

A North Shore resident, Kristin is an avid golfer and member of the Bass Rocks Golf Club, and is also a volunteer for the North Shore Arts Association. A big supporter of Cape Ann Animal Aid, Kristin has pledged to donate 5% of her gross earnings to their cause.

Newly established, LUX Realty North Shore is a private real estate agency formed to provide client-based services to Cape Ann and the North Shore communities. Lux Realty is located at 30 West Street, Beverly Farms, MA 01915. 978.922.1000. www.LuxRealtyNorthShore.com

Realtor« Brian Marvelley Joins LUX Realty North Shore

Brian Marvelley, a full-time real estate salesperson on the North Shore, has joined LUX Realty North Shore at their flagship office in Beverly Farms.

A native of England and naturalized American citizen, Brian was a former executive for a well-known Gloucester firm for more than 22 years until retiring. Choosing a career in real estate after retiring was a natural path for Brian, who believes that building relationships with clients is the key element to success.

"In sales the most important aspect is the client", says Brian, "they rely on you to provide honest, timely communication, and I feel it is my job to deliver each and every time".

"We are very happy to have Brian aboard the Lux Team", says Henry Pizzo, owner and Realtor®, "his professionalism and respect for his clients is spot-on with the Lux Realty vision".

Newly established, LUX Realty North Shore is a private real estate agency formed to provide client-based services to Cape Ann and the North Shore communities. Lux Realty is located at 30 West Street, Beverly Farms, MA 01915. 978.922.1000. www.LuxRealtyNorthShore.com

Realtor« Arthur Thompson Joins LUX Realty North Shore

Arthur Thompson, a full-time real estate salesperson on the North Shore, has joined LUX Realty North Shore at their flagship office in Beverly Farms.

A licensed real estate professional for 15 years, Arthur is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate. His portfolio of successful transactions include new construction, developments, land, single family homes, and condominium sales.

"I can truly say that I love my job", says Arthur, "helping clients achieve their real estate goals is the greatest reward".

"We are very excited to have an agent with Arthur's range of real estate knowledge on the Lux team", says Henry Pizzo, owner and Realtor®, "He is an invaluable resource to Lux Realty - and to his clients".

A Beverly native and resident, Arthur Thompson has first-hand knowledge of the North Shore, and is active in several community organizations including the First Parish Church of Beverly, the Beverly Historical Society, and Essex County Greenbelt.

Newly established, LUX Realty North Shore is a private real estate agency formed to provide client-based services to Cape Ann and the North Shore communities. Lux Realty is located at 30 West Street, Beverly Farms, MA 01915. 978.922.1000. www.LuxRealtyNorthShore.com

 

Henry Pizzo ranks in Boston's Top 20 agents for Dec 2014 Sales

Lux Realty North Shore president Henry Pizzo ranks in Boston's Top 20 agents on the North Shore for December 2014 sales of $2,172,500.

BostonTop20.com is sponsored by real estate industry affiliates so as to provide consumers with the additional benefit of a one-stop-shopping platform for their real estate endeavors.

Agents are listed and ranked on a monthly basis according to their total residential sales volume closed within the North Shore (Essex County), as reported by a third party. The rankings are based solely on monthly closed residential sales volume for the month listed on the Boston's Top 20 home page. Visit http://www.bostontop20.com/realtors/henry-pizzo  for more information.

Newly established, LUX Realty North Shore is a private real estate agency formed to provide client-based services to Cape Ann and North Shore communities. Lux Realty is located at 30 West Street, Beverly Farms, MA 01915. 978.922.1000. www.LuxRealtyNorthShore.com

Realtor« Jane Meterparel Joins LUX Realty North Shore

Jane Meterparel, a full-time real estate salesperson on the North Shore, has joined LUX Realty North Shore at their flagship office in Beverly Farms.

A Rockport resident for 27 years, Jane specializes in providing personalized, full-service for customers throughout the entire real estate process. "Quality of service is very important to Jane", says Henry Pizzo, owner and Realtor®, "she understands how overwhelming moving can be and strives to make each transaction a stress-free experience for each client".

Newly established, LUX Realty North Shore is a private agency formed to provide client-focused real estate services. The firm, which serves the North Shore and Cape Ann communities, is located at 30 West Street, Beverly Farms. Visit www.LuxRealtyNorthShore.com

Realtor« Andrea McCowan Joins LUX Realty North Shore

Andrea McCowan, a full-time real estate salesperson on the North Shore, has joined LUX Realty North Shore at their flagship office in Beverly Farms.

Andrea, a Danvers native and resident, enjoys helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. With a background of more than 18 years in the financial retirement industry, Andrea's communication skills and attention to detail are perfect attributes for a Realtor®.

"Andrea is an invaluable asset to the LUX Team" says Henry Pizzo, owner and Realtor®, "her knowledge of the Danvers real estate market and North Shore communities is a great asset to Lux Realty.

Newly established, LUX Realty North Shore is a private agency formed to provide client-focused real estate services. The firm, which serves the North Shore and Cape Ann communities, is located at 30 West Street, Beverly Farms. Visit www.LuxRealtyNorthShore.com