Interview with Liz Koster, Real Estate Broker
The Free Press caught up with real estate broker Liz Koster, who is having one of the busiest winter seasons in memory. "It is a balanced market right now, with more or less equal numbers of buyers and sellers."Since she was licensed in 2003, Liz has helped hundreds of clients buy and sell their main residences and seasonal cottages around here.Much of her business is repeat business, or referrals from satisfied former clients.
She serves not only Dunnville but everywhere within an hour's drive from here, including Cayuga, Hamilton, Grimsby, Smithville, Welland and Port Colborne. Her motto is "Helping people on the move," although she has helped even some not inclined to move, including an octogenarian couple who were selling their home for the first time. Liz waxes enthusiastic when I ask about the services and advice that she offers. Her website, http://www.lizkoster.com/, provides a great deal of current data about properties available in Dunnville and area right now, as well as advice on how to prepare your home for selling and what to look for in a prospective purchase. But general information is not enough, she insists. Nothing can replace the services of an agent on the spot in helping the buyer or seller assess what needs to be done, finding reliable local contractors, negotiating and closing the deal, and helping you through what for most people is the largest and most complicated purchases in their life.