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A Realtor’s Role: Setting Your Expectations

I have been in the real estate business for 10 years, and today I read some statistics that I found to be troubling, at best. It doesn’t surprise me when I hear a renter lament about the troubles of renting versus owning, but yesterday’s article in CNBC “Almost half of Americans have buyer’s remorse about their house” highlights some serious issues in today’s approach to real estate.

According to a recent survey by Trulia, 44% of Americans have regrets about their current home or the process they went through when choosing it, and of those surveyed, 33% wish they bought a bigger home and 9% wish they bought a smaller home. 41% of renters surveyed wish they would have bought instead.

Sometimes, buyers’ desires in a perfect home don’t align perfectly with what the market has available. This is understandable, however, this high percentage of regret in home buyers tells me expectations aren’t lining up with reality for a lot of buyers. As a realtor, I believe it is part of my job to make sure your expectations, both of your future home, and the home-buying process, line up with reality.

Read the full article: “Almost half of Americans have buyer’s remorse about their house” CNBC July 17, 2017

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About Timothy Schutte
Timothy has been in the real estate business since 2007. Starting in the business as the market went through the mortgage market has taught him a lot about the business. He has grown the business every year even as the market slowed. His team is a top selling real estate broker in the Des Moines Metro area. Having achieved the EXIT Realty International Gold awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and the Bronze award in his first six months of joining EXIT Realty’s system. As an entrepreneur, Timothy opened his own real estate brokerage in November 2013 as he continued to build his real estate sales team and invest in what he believes, Real Estate. An active member in the Real Estate community, he served on the Board of Directors for the Des Moines Area Association of Realtors (DMAAR).

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Bought a Single Family home in 2019 in West Des Moines, IA. Tim helped my wife and I find our first home back in 2009. He got to know us and figured out what we were looking for, and he found the perfect house for us. Over the next few years he helped us buy an apartment building and two other houses, and last year when we decided to sell one of the houses  he made the selling process easy and fast. The things I like best about working with Tim are his deep understanding of both the local hou…