7 Advantages To Using A REALTOR®
By Kurt Real Estate Nov 23, 2019
Buying and/or selling a home can be a lengthy and difficult process. If you’re selling your primary residence, this generally means that you are buying a new home so you are taking part in both end of the process. Many factors come into play when buying/selling a home: what price you should list your house at, what price you should offer for a new house, upgrades that may need to be made, contingencies…the list goes on. It’s important you know what you’re doing when making such a critical decision. Working with a certified realtor ensures that you won’t miss a beat and you truly are getting the most for your money. In the case that you do turn to a realtor, as most home buyers/sellers do, you will benefit from the following advantages.
1.Expert guidance. Buying/selling a home requires a multitude of forms and technical documents. A realtor will walk you through each of these explaining the fine tune details and ensuring you are getting the best deal possible and not missing the fine print.
2.Objective information. Realtors will provide you the straightforward information you should know regarding zoning, school districts, etc. Getting objective information from an industry professional rather than opinions from others can help you make a more educated decision.
3.Marketing power. A property doesn’t sell itself. Even a little advertising alone doesn’t get the job done. Working with a widely recognized brokerage and an established agent will help get your home seen. Not to mention, you aren’t having to interview strangers on your own. A realtor will prescreen every potential buyer and show them the property for you.
4.Negotiation skills. There are many factors up for negotiation when buying/selling. Not only should you be informed of these, but you also want to make sure that you are getting the most for your money.
5.Relevant experience. Unless you’re a realtor, you don’t buy and sell homes for a living. So just like you would hire a lawyer to handle a lawsuit, you want to hire a realtor to buy/sell your home. Realtors know the market, have industry knowledge, and, most importantly, know the laws and regulations. They will iron out all the details and prevent any altercations or potential lawsuits.
6.No emotional attachment. The buying/selling process can be an emotional rollercoaster, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer. It is one of the largest decisions and financial investments you’ll make in your lifetime. Some people will fall in love with a house and forget about everything else. Others will lose out to another offer and become discouraged and heartbroken. Whatever the situation, a realtor does not have that emotional tie and will assist you in making the rational decision.
7.Ethical treatment. Realtors are held to certain ethical standards. Doing business in violation of these standards can lead to serious consequences from license revocation to fines and imprisonment. By working with a realtor you can rest assured you’re working with someone that is acting in your best interest.
At the end of the day, you want to do what’s best for you (and your family). Buying/selling a home involves much more than just placing/accepting an offer. By using a realtor you gain the objective advice and knowledge of an industry professional that is acting on your behalf to get you your dream home and the best deal possible.
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