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When a client needs limited real estate services, or wants answers to specific questions, an hourly or flat fee is often appropriate. Almost any real estate issue or question can be addressed for a cost effective fee.

This service was added in 1998 and is a growing part of our business that typically saves clients more than it costs.


Greater Boston Home Team members have consulted with private and corporate clients on a wide range of real estate topics including, but not limited to:

                                           - Home Buyer Consultation
                                           - Home Seller Consultation
                                           - Condominium Conversions
                                           - Condominium Reserve Funds
                                           - Property Tax Valuations
                                           - Property Values
                                           - Appraisal Review and Valuation
                                           - Highest and Best Use Issues
                                           - Lender Escrow Issues
                                           - Feasibility Studies
                                           - Zoning Issues
                                           - Financing

Our Principal Broker, Sam Schneiderman, has earned the C-CREC (Consumer Certified Real Estate Consultant) designation and has served as an appraisal, valuation and marketing consultant to many of the nation's top lenders and financial institutions including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Chase Home Mortgage, Key Bank, Wainright Bank, Fleet and many others.

If you would like to find out if consulting is a good option for you, feel free to contact us today for a free, no obligation initial phone consultation.

Buyers:
Consulting for a buyer is a surprisingly cost effective arrangement which can occur when a buyer has already located a property For Sale By Owner or by other means and wants professional advice regarding the home's true value, condition, marketability, financing, negotiating, offer preparation or choosing the most qualified and effective "buying partners".

Buyers that are already working with other agents have also hired us as consultants to give them second opinions about a home's value or advise them about agency issues, contingencies and other issues that are beyond the scope of their current agent's experience or expertise.

It is important to note that Buyer-Clients that have chosen full service buyer brokerage can automatically receive all of these services as part their package at no additional cost to their home's purchase price.

Sellers:
Consulting for a seller works well when the seller can devote the time, money and energy required to market their home, but needs additional expertise in the areas of pricing, marketing or preparing the home for the market. Sellers that already have agents have hired us as consultants to advise them about values, contracts or other issues that are beyond the scope of their current agent's experience or expertise.

It is important to note that Seller-Clients that have chosen full service seller brokerage can automatically receive all of these services as part of their full service marketing and listing package.

Lenders:
Consulting for lenders is often provided regarding pre or post foreclosure questions about a property's value, repair costs and marketability. Often, this requires providing several values for the same property: as-is, as repaired, quick sale and normal marketing time. Estimates of repair costs and an analysis of which repairs would yield the greatest rewards at sale can also be a part of consulting assignments for lenders.

Developers:
Consulting for a developer or homeowner considering condo conversion can be utilized to estimate profits and cash flow, build development teams, create timelines, validate projections of sale price and marketing time and project absorption rates for larger developments. Design review, for the purpose of maximizing value and marketability can also be a critical part of the consulting process.

Homeowners:
Homeowners consult regarding zoning issues, the feasibility of additions or renovations, feasibility of refinancing, and design implications among other considerations.

To find out if consulting is a good option for you, feel free to contact us today for a free, initial phone consultation.


 
 
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