Jeff  Ragsdale

Jeff Ragsdale

REALTOR®

Royal LePage Access Real Estate, Brokerage*

Mobile:
250-253-7991
Email Me
Jeff  Ragsdale

Jeff Ragsdale

REALTOR®

Royal LePage Access Real Estate, Brokerage*

Mobile:
250-253-7991
Email Me

Do it Alone, or Use a REALTOR?

Do it Alone, or Use a REALTOR®?

The fact is, most people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR® in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

Will you really “save” the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale ‘by the owner’, they see a bargain. They imagine the REALTORS® fee going into their pocket, not yours.

Are you familiar with real estate law?
Complicated and ever changing, real estate law governs nearly every phase of selling your home.
One wrong move and an entire deal can fall through, or worse, a lawsuit can ensue.

How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a “For Sale” sign. How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet, knowing that you’ll have no inside access to www.mls.ca and therefore will not be able to post your home on this service?

Do you have the time?
Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one. Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they’re qualified to buy your home?
Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?
Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price. Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

What about your selling skills?
If the personalities of prospective buyers rub you the wrong way, can you still deal with them effectively? What about your own defensiveness when you hear negative comments about your home? Best to keep it at arms length through a REALTOR®.

Do you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?
When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line. This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster. REALTORS® keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

 

Source:  OREA (Ontario Real Estate Association) www.howrealtorshelp.ca

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As a REALTOR with several years of experience and a Building Technology background, I understand the complexities of buying and selling real estate. I take pride in providing excellent customer service based on honesty and professionalism. My knowledge in design, construction and building inspection can make a significant difference for buyers who need insight and guidance finding the right Home in Salmon Arm or the Shuswap.   My technical skills and understanding of the real estate industry, combined with my commitment to hard work and customer service, have enabled me to exceed my client's expectations and consistently achieve successful outcomes. 
 
Royal LePage professionals understand that a house is only a home if the people who live there feel safe. I unanimously agree and proudly support by donating a part of my commission to helping individuals and families find safety from domestic abuse. Since its founding in 1998, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation has proudly grown to become the largest public foundation in Canada dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and domestic violence prevention. Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company with its own charitable foundation. 
 
 
My clients can trust that I will be honest with them about their home or the home they are considering buying and its current market value. I strive to create a realistic set of expectations through an open dialogue and always provide the resources and market intelligence needed to ensure my clients can make well-informed decisions.
 
My real estate services are focused in the market area surrounding the Shuswap Lake in British Columbia, including Salmon Arm, Blind Bay, Sorrento, the North Shuswap, Enderby, Armstrong and Sicamous, so if you're in the area and search for "Realtors near me" or Royal Lepage Salmon Arm and I'll definitely show up. However, if your needs fall outside the Shuswap region, I have access to a broad referral network and can help my clients wherever their needs are. My services cover various real estate types, from single-family residential, condos and townhouses to vacant land and mobile homes. Homeownership provides a haven for families to grow and prosper, symbolizes stability and achievement, and often represents the most significant single investment people will ever make. I am passionate about the real estate industry and the positive impact I can make on the lives of my clients, all the while being patient, open-minded, empathetic, and showing genuine concern for your needs. I am eager to share my knowledge and expertise and look forward to working with you!
 
Call, text or email me today and we'll get you moving in the right direction!
 
 


Specialty: Residential, Condo's, Vacant Land, First Time Home Buyers, Seniors, Downsizing, Recreational, Waterfront, Strata Properties

Awards: 2022 Director's Platinum Award

Area Covered: Adams Lake, Anglemont, Armstrong, Blind Bay, Celista, Chase, Eagle Bay, Enderby, Grindrod, Magna Bay, Mara Lake, Salmon Arm, Scotch Creek, Sicamous, Sorrento, Spallumcheen, Sunnybrae, Tappen

Languages Spoken: English



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