Never Underestimate the Power of Good Representation

Engel Lansburgh Team  |  April 22, 2024

Never Underestimate the Power of Good Representation

In light of the National Association of Realtors' (NAR) agreement to a settlement regarding broker commissions, we wanted to highlight why it's critical for buyers to have the same quality representation as sellers. Commissions remain negotiable, and have always been negotiable, but your representative should be able to clearly explain the services that he or she provides.

Although there are more online resources now available to buyers, interpreting the nuances in the Aspen market requires seasoned historical knowledge, and the hard work often begins after placing a property under contract. Our buyers and sellers have commented on how seamless we can make the purchase and sale of a property, especially when complications arise. 

Following is a short list of services you can expect from our personalized, team approach:

  • Neighborhood Education: Do you know the variety of neighborhoods not just in Aspen, but in Snowmass Village, Woody Creek, Basalt, Carbondale & Missouri Heights? We have in-depth knowledge of these markets and can educate you on the options, including sales history, pros & cons, current opportunities, and local code and zoning requirements.
  • Contract Writing and Explanation: Delivering an expertly written contract may make the difference in securing a property in high demand. We can explain the nuances and provide options for timelines and important clauses.
  • Escrow & Title Process: We are your point person for communication with the title company handling escrow & closing, and can walk you through the process from earnest money deposit, to title insurance commitment details, to Closing.
  • Negotiation: With over fifty-five combined years in the Aspen market, we have excellent relationships with our fellow brokers and our sellers, and can offer creative solutions to give your offer the edge you may need. Additional negotiations may be required during the inspection period.
  • Communication & Off-Market Opportunities: A good portion of our business occurs off-market, through our stellar relationships in the local brokerage community as well as the wider Douglas Elliman network. Because we often know about listings before they hit the open market, we can give our clients an unparalleled advantage.
  • Connection to Subcontractors & Service Providers: From recommending the proper general inspectors & best subcontractors, to connecting you with attorneys, land planners, well & septic testers, builders, architects, designers, property managers & beyond, we are here to help refer you.
  • Follow-up After the Sale: Often there are outstanding items to handle after Closing. We remain a loyal and trusted advisor and your go to source for assistance. 

For us, trust and reputation are everything in this competitive real estate market and we will continue to serve our clients with transparency, acountability and caring attention while providing honest insights and unsurpassed market knowledge. Check out more information here

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