Carol Jacobs
Keller Williams Realty Huntsville

For Buyers and Sellers…why do you need an agent?

If you look around, we are bombarded by real estate information: Newspapers, real estate websites, emails, flyers, postcards and by word of mouth through friends and family.

One area in which people engage on their own for real estate are real estate websites such as Zillow, Trulia,, Yahoo Real Estate, etc. These sites can be great for information, but often they can give too much information that won’t necessarily be specific on your needs. Also they won’t interpret the data, leaving an incomplete picture. This is where local representation with an agent comes in. And you don’t necessarily want the the first agent you see on the website who more often than not, paid to have their picture there. Do you know their qualifications, will they have the experience, will they service you?

With the information these real estate websites provide, they can create an impression that the public can do it themselves or use any agent (as many real estate search websites see agents as interchangeable).

So why do you need an experienced agent? Just a few of the many items…

  • To help in a seamless transaction process
  • To help in negotiations
  • To help interpret information/data
  • To help when unexpected situations arise with the contract or inspections

In the process of choosing an agent, there is nothing wrong with asking questions, doing research, and interviewing the agent. Its worth the time and effort to find a professional experienced agent to represent you with such a large financial investment.

In saying all of the above, I would be honored to be your agent in this process. I would love to put my 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you.


Carol Jacobs
Associate Broker, Compliance Director
Keller Williams Realty - Huntsville/Madison
Platinum Club, REALTOR, ABR, CRB, MRP
Multi-Million Dollar Producer, Hall of Fame
MLS Diamond Summit Award

Keller Williams Realty
809 Shoney Drive, Ste 108
Huntsville, AL 35801