10 Steps to Home Ownership!


2. Find a REALTOR®


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With more than 2 million people in the United States having earned real estate licenses, real estate is a tough business with a steep dropout rate, and the result is that only a small percentage of those with licenses actively help home buyers and home sellers.

The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) includes 1 million brokers and salespeople, individuals bound together with a strong Code of Ethics, extensive training opportunities and a wealth of community information. NAR members are routinely active in PTAs, local government committees and a variety of neighborhood organizations. Being actively involved in community affairs provides REALTORS® with a better understanding of the area in which they are selling.

Buying and selling real estate in the Lafayette, Louisiana or surrounding Acadiana area ( Abbeville, Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Carencro, Crowley, Duson, Eunice, Kaplan, Lafayette, New Iberia, Opelousas, Rayne, Scott, Youngsville) is a complex matter. At first it might seem that by checking local picture books or online sites you could quickly find the right home at the right price.

But a basic rule in real estate is that all properties are unique. No two properties -- even two identical models on the same street -- are precisely and exactly alike. Homes differ and so do contract terms, financing options, inspection requirements and closing costs. Also, no two transactions are alike.

In this maze of forms, financing, inspections, marketing, pricing and negotiating, it makes sense to work with professionals like Kevin Rose who know the community and much more. I am a professional local  REALTOR® who is ready and excited to serve all your home buying and selling needs.

How do you choose?
In the Lafayette, Louisiana or surrounding Acadiana area there are a number of realty brokerages. In order to stay ahead of the competition, Kevin Rose is constantley improving and introducing new and innovative ideas to the local market. Kevin created the concept and trademarked, "Buy a home with me I'll List yours for FREE!". They are also one of the few realtors in the market that will not only allow you to sell your home for sale by owner, but have a neatly packaged program that will help! With the willingness and ability to bring affordable home buying and selling solutions to the market place, the question of how you choose a realtor now seems kind of silly. Kevin Rose is the answer to all of your home buying and selling questions! 

What should you expect? (Working with  a REALTOR® Like Kevin Rose)
Once you have selected Kevin Rose as your REALTOR® you will want to establish a proper business relationship. Kevin Rose will explain the options available, describe how they typically work with individuals and provide you with complete agency disclosures (the ins and outs of your relationship with the agent) as required by law.

As your professional REALTOR® Kevin Rose will provide you with information detailing current market conditions, financing options and negotiating issues that might apply to a given situation. Remember: Because market conditions can change and the strategies that apply in one negotiation may be inappropriate in another, this information should not be set in stone. During your time in the marketplace  Kevin Rose will keep you updated and alert you to each step in the transaction process.

For more information:

  • What your REALTOR® Can Do for You
  • Why Use a REALTOR®?
  • What Is a REALTOR®?
  • How to Choose a REALTOR®
  • Find a REALTOR®

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