Thursday, February 25, 2016

Why Use a Realtor?


In today’s world, all the information you could ever need (and more), is at your fingertips.  When you decide that you are ready to buy or sell a property, there is so much information online, that you may feel you don’t need a Realtor.  Think again!!  Buying and selling a home is a major transaction, don’t you want to know that you have ALL the information needed to make informed decisions?  According to Realtor.com, here are 6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent:

Realtors have loads of expertise: 

      There are tons of required forms, disclosures and other technical documents.  Do you really want to risk delaying the purchase of your dream home or possibly losing it?

         Realtors have access to more listing information than you:  
      
      You may think you have seen every house there is to see from you internet searches.  However, Realtors have access to all the listings that are available online, as well as those that are not advertised online.  Realtors are also well informed of the neighborhoods that you may not even know exist.

          Negotiating Skills:

      Realtors work for you.  They will negotiate a deal that will be in your best interests.  There is a lot of competition in the housing market right now.  A Realtor will help you get what you want at the best terms possible.  They also will make sure the purchase agreement allows enough time for inspections, contingencies, etc.

          Realtors are connected to everyone:

      Realtors have a network that include mortgage brokers, home inspectors, home stagers, real estate attorneys and more. 

         They are required to follow a strict Code of Ethics: 

      A Realtor is a licensed real estate agent who belongs to the National Association of Realtors®.  Realtors are held to a higher ethical standard than licensed real estate agents, because they must follow the Code of Ethics.


         Realtors wear many hats:

      They work ‘round the clock trying to get you what you want!  They spend their own money marketing your home.  They spend countless hours driving around trying to find your perfect home!  


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