Celina TX Homes For Sale
Updated: Sep 25, 2022
Celina TX homes for sale is one of the most researched terms on Google by people who are considering moving to Celina, Texas. In fact, you are likely one of those people and now you are reading this article because of your search. Read until the end and you will get what you are looking for, I promise.
The problem you're facing isn't so much finding that home you want, but rather muddling through the myriad of Realtors and agents that want your business. In one of my recent projects, I came across a bit of data that showed one agent per eight residents in North Texas. That's a lot of agents and plenty of room for variable skill and talent. Like similar professions, there are real estate agents that can perform the basic functions of the job, but couldn't get you into a better position in the market if their life depended on it. Then there are the "average" agents. These real estate agents do an ok job. They aren't skilled enough to set any records, but without knowing the difference between the skill level of agents, you'll walk away happy enough, never knowing what you could have achieved. Finally, of course, there's real estate pros who can amaze you.
The good news is that MOST agents and Realtors fall into the "average" category. They usually can get the paperwork done, they know how to stay out of trouble by not missing deadlines etc. -but the one thing they DON'T usually do well is truly negotiate on your behalf. You see, negotiating is "conflict" and by our very own human nature, we go out of our way to avoid conflict. However, if you are going to search "Celina TX homes for sale" then you are clearly researching a market where competition is strong and you need an agent or Realtor who doesn't mind conflict. In fact, if you truly want to find (then land) the best deal on a perfect home in Celina, you need someone representing you that actually ENJOYS negotiations and doesn't fear conflict at all.
An ideal personality would be a former police officer turned real estate pro. (I happen to know one if you need their information.) A person with this sort of personality is very familiar and even comfortable with conflict so that when you find either a homebuilder or private homeowner who is selling what you want, you go in fully set to win. You can not expect to get the same results from all agents. It's just not possible.
When you searched for Celina homes for sale, you probably discovered a dozen of the newest "trend" options such as OpenDoor, Zillow, Realtor.com, Redfin and others. In fact, they take up a large portion of the first page of search results on Google. This is because they are HUGE and list many properties for sale in Celina, Texas. The problem with them is that the information doesn't usually get updated fast enough to be current. Other times, a website such as Zillow will provide what is called an AVM (essentially an automated value determined by an algorithm) on a home that may be much higher or even much lower than the realistic value of a home for sale. This can very easily improperly redirect your path to success.
Here's an example: you decide to look in Celina, TX for homes for sale, so you go to Google, search "Celina TX homes for sale" and boom, up pops Zillow with a list of homes for sale in Celina. The first problem is that the list will likely be inaccurate enough to get your hopes up on homes that have already sold -they show as currently listed but, in fact, they sold long ago. The second problem is that you will see homes for sale in Celina TX with incorrect AVM pricing. If the pricing is too low on some homes for sale, you'll likely get your hopes up, only to find out that the homes for sale in Celina are really much more expensive. Of course, the opposite is true as well. If you discover homes for sale on a trendy website with an AVM incorrectly showing too high, you may never come to Celina, Texas to search for homes for sale at all.
So what's the solution? Think of it like any other service that you might want. For example, if you were considering getting in shape, you wouldn't want just any fitness trainer, you'd want the best. Not only would you WANT the best, but to get amazing results, you NEED the best. Certainly you can grab some trendy piece of equipment online or buy into some MLM scheme and have their "coaches" guide you, but there is no chance that either are going to come close to the results of a trainer who has mastered their profession and know EXACTLY what to do in order to get you the results you want. It's the same with real estate agents and Realtors. Just because they have a license doesn't mean that they have mastered their profession.
The latest trend with real estate agents and Realtors is to try to stand out by doing something outrageous to get your attention. I've seen everything from wrapped RV's (that's a nice advertising write off) to agents that will practically do a stand up routine in front of you. Of course, we've all seen the agents who interject the words "I'm a Realtor" into every conversation, at every opportunity -just in case you forgot within the last three minutes!<