If you are moving to Atlanta, moving to East Cobb or nearby areas such as Marietta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Dunwoody or Alpharetta it’s critical you don’t just choose any agent just because you saw a house they had listed or worse yet get assigned one by a relocation company. Whether you are moving yourself or part of a corporate relocation, moving to Atlanta will entail many more details than the usual move across town. Set yourself up for success and lower stress by selecting a professional relocation agent, like Tom Schroth.
You have the right to choose your agent!
Did you know you are settling when you let a relocation company assign you an agent to work with? A successful, full time, professional real estate agent is busy and in demand. They are spending their time on marketing listings and negotiating sales. They simply don’t have time to be part of the staff roster of relocation companies. Relocation companies have a pool of agents they pull from, the realtors that have identified themselves as needing clients to work with. That doesn’t sound like a disadvantage to you the buyer or seller until you consider that the average relocation company assigned agent is giving a 30 – 35% referral fee to the relocation company. After they pay their brokerage and their expenses there is not much profit left but in many cases this is the only way they can get business. In our industry, staff assigned relocation agents are usually just getting into the business or on their way out. Do you want to trust your move to or move from Atlanta to a part-time agent or one that is busy successful and in demand?
Insist on a professional
You have the right to choose and you deserve to have control over the resources that are going to sell your house. This is especially important if your are moving out of Atlanta and will be moving before the house is sold. You need someone you can trust to take care of all the details so you can concentrate on your new city. If you are moving to Atlanta, you need an agent that knows the area and is a leader in this market. One that knows the areas and will be able to coordinate the purchase for you and handle things like the contract, inspections, repairs and renovations before you get here.
Does Schroth Realty Group work with Relocation companies?
We work with ALL major relocation companies and as relocation specialist in Atlanta we meet the qualifications of all relocation companies and pay their fees. Contact us for details or put us in touch with your company’s relocation department. So why does it make sense for us to take on clients and pay a relocation company fee? Its a matter of providing service for our community and doing good business. Because we are busy and have a steady flow of clients and transactions we don’t have to recover a portion of the fixed overhead from relocation sales like less busy and part-time agents. The cost of acquiring any new client is about 20 – 30% of the sale so we gladly accept relocation clients, pay the relocation company fees and are able to give them the full service we give to every client.
The truth about relocation companies
When you are moving to Atlanta and get assigned to a relocation company by your employer, you are not getting access to a specialized Atlanta relocation team that has special skills and resources to help you have a better experience moving to Atlanta. These companies act as a referral service ONLY, existing primarily to get between the employer and the realtor, lender, closing attorney, moving company and collect a fee for connecting them to relocating buyers and sellers. They provide very few services outside of this for buyers moving to Atlanta. Any good real estate professional will be able to provide all the resources you need to complete your relocation to Atlanta. In fact, when you let a realtor of your choosing select the team for your purchase or sale of real estate, you will be getting real estate professionals recommended for their ability to get the job done, not just their willingness to pay the relocation company’s fees.
As a professional you understand the value of good service and knowledgeable providers. Trust is paramount to reducing the stress of a corporate relocation and the last thing you need is a part-time, rookie or retiring relocation real estate agent (or worse). Demand professional representation on the purchase or sale of your home. The relocation company does not care how much you get for your sale or how much you pay (overpay), just as long as a transaction takes place they get paid. We, at the Schroth Realty Group on the other hand has a vested interest in the maximize profit on your sale and getting you the best price and terms on your purchase because we want to make you a client for life!