Real Estate in West Orange
Marsha Bowen Washington

Purple Brick and Traditional Real Estate Agents

As always, another business model has emerged that down plays the role of a real estate agent and their commissions.   It’s funny how a company can claim that real estate agents don’t deserve commissions when agents can spend countless hours and sometimes several months and years working with buyers and sellers.  In addition, the end result can be no sale in which agents will not get paid.   The false perception that real estate agents do not deserve their commission should not be claimed as not all agents are the same, just like not all brokerages are the same.   With over 92% of buyers starting their home search online, now more than ever buyers should hire a real estate agent.    The reason why is because there is an over abundance of information online for consumers, some true and some is fake news.  Every week I have to educate buyer’s on property information because of misinformation online.  There is a difference between a real estate agent and a Realtor.  There are certifications and designations that matter and make a difference.   Real estate agents incur costs that are not passed on to their sellers or buyers.  To conclude, buyers and sellers have to read the fine print and manage expectations.  Besides you cannot expect premium service and have high expectations for a low price premium paid up front.   Sellers and buyers are advised to research agents services online.  As always, you do get what you pay for most of the time.



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About Marsha Bowen Washington

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Marsha Bowen Washington

Realtor/Sales Associate

973-510-0014973-510-0014 main

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

2 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039



Marsha was highly professional and knowledgeable about the real estate market. She made me feel very confident that I was in good hands. When I began to feel nervous and stressed, she stepped in and assisted with following up with my lender and attorney to... (more)

5Yetta Armstrong

Marsha Bowen Washington is the real deal! She's knowledgeable, friendly, patient, committed, and caring. My real estate venture was very challenging and Marsha stuck with me throughout the whole process even though I extended my search outside of her... (more)


if Marsha had anyother skills besides real estate, my husband and I would use her in those areas as well. She has such calmness that the worst clamity, seems nothing when she is dealing with things. It was the most effortless journey and a pleasure working... (more)

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