A Roller Coaster Ride (April 28, 2018)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    by Brent Robinson, Managing Broker- Nebraska Home Sales

    Every summer, my family would take a short vacation to Kansas City.  This usually entailed a day at Worlds of Fun, an afternoon at Wet Willy’s Water Slide, and a few Royals games.  On a side note, I’m bummed that Wet Willy’s closed down.  We would love to take our boys there.

    At Worlds of Fun, my mother and I would go ride the Orient Express, which at the time was one of the top roller coasters in the country, over and over, while my father and brother would attend the dolphin show next door.  I love roller coasters; the ups and downs, twists and turns.  Although I’m slightly scared of heights, roller coasters don’t bother me.  I feel safe buckled in and after riding a few times, I know ahead of time what is going to happen next.

    Buying or selling a house can be a roller coaster ride.  On the buy side, there are high emotions of seeing multiple houses, not only negotiating with a seller but sometimes bidding against other buyers.  Then, you have the inspection and renegotiation of inspection terms, the loan, title, down payment, closing, and other twists and turns depending on the situation.

    On the sell side, there is the listing period, which can last minutes or months, depending on the home value and market.  Then, similarly with the buy side, you have the inspection and renegotiation, title, and closings.  To be honest, the whole thing can be nerve wrecking.

    It’s crazy to think of all the people who attempt this process without having a qualified real estate agent navigating them through the chaos.  Buying or selling without an agent is like riding a roller coaster blindfolded and without a harness…not safe.  Think of Nebraska Home Sales as a team of Agents who are not only your safety harness but also agents who will guide you through any drops or twists or turns.  They will minimize the ups and downs so your buying or selling experience is a smooth ride.  This way, we’ll leave the roller coasters to the amusement parks.

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