WARREN, R.I., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Judging by The Link Agency's office it's readily apparent that this is no ordinary real estate firm. Instead of the typical high-visibility, street level location favored by most Realtors®, The Link Agency's second-floor loft is at the back of Warren's Handkerchief Factory at 569 Main Street. "I wanted to provide clients with a degree of privacy," explains Tracy LeRoux, the firm's founder and principal broker, about her choice of location.
That privacy is reflective of the types of transactions the firm specializes in handling. In addition to conventional buying and selling of residential and commercial properties, The Link Agency performs such sophisticated transactions as short sales (when a seller owes more on his or her property than what it is worth) or REO (bank-owned properties). A growing number of buyers and sellers of all types are also discovering the advantages of the firm's Private Brokerage service.
Private Brokerage—exclusive but not just for the wealthy
As its name implies, Private Brokerage is a more personalized approach to buying or selling real estate. "Almost anyone with a busy life or is interested in saving time or money might benefit from it," says private brokerage specialist Scott Bean, one of the firm's sales associates. "Potential sellers just make us aware that they may be interested in selling their property at a certain price should we locate a pre-qualified buyer. Conversely, prospective buyers let us know what criteria they're looking for in a home; should we find a property that matches their needs, we make them aware of the opportunity." In either case, Private Brokerage simply provides options for people, but there is never an obligation to act upon them.
Benefits available to all
Sellers are attracted to Private Brokerage for many reasons. This approach directs qualified prospective buyers right to their doors. Best of all, by privately brokering a home, sellers can cut real estate commissions owed at closing about in half, which can save them thousands of dollars. Buyers can profit from the approach, as well, because they will have more possibilities from which to choose. Augmenting what is currently on the market, buyers can choose from exclusive offerings found only on The Link Agency's Private Brokerage Registry—a list of homes that might be available. Still not enough options? If there's a home that you have your eye on, Private Brokerage will approach current owners to determine their level of interest in selling.
LeRoux adds that whenever an extra measure of discretion is preferred, Private Brokerage is often a good choice. Working directly with real estate investors and developers, she has successfully paired sellers of homes that need updating with individuals ready and able to take on projects.
The most common characteristic about Private Brokerage, though is its emphasis on meeting people's individual needs. According to Randi Giles, sales associate at The Link Agency, "I only take on a few clients at a time. This ensures greater personal attention, more robust marketing strategies and better results."
Free and easy to get started
It may sound expensive, but signing up for Private Brokerage at The Link Agency is free and easy. As a potential buyer, all you need to do is to provide The Link Agency with a general idea of what you're looking for (location, number of bedrooms, baths and price range). Potential sellers can arrange to place their homes on the Private Brokerage Registry within minutes. Besides your signature, all that's required is an address and a price range that might motivate you. There's no commitment to buy or sell, so you have nothing to lose.
To find out if Private Brokerage or any of The Link Agency's specialty real estate services is right for you, just give them a call at 401-289-2600. Whether interested in buying or selling, arranging for a private conversation within the privacy of their office could be your best real estate move yet.