Buying or selling a home is not for the faint of heart! Here are 10 great reasons to get help from the professionals.
1. Education & Expertise
Even if you’ve sold a home before, laws, regulations, and market conditions change. Realtors know how to negotiate the complicated real estate process while keeping your best interests at heart.
2. Agents are Buffers
Agents can screen potential buyers to keep out undesireable and unqualified people who can waste your time or worse.
3. Neighborhood Knowledge
Agents either possess intimate knowledge or they know where to find the industry buzz about your neighborhood.
Realtors have access to resources that put your property in front of every other agent in the area.
5. Market Conditions
An agent knows the market in your area, has access to data about recent sales, and can help you price your home accordingly.
Real estate agents network with other professionals – mortgage brokers, attorneys, home inspectors, home stagers, interior designers, etc.
7. Negotiation Skills
Selling or buying a home can be an emotional ordeal. Having a concerned, but objective, third party helps you stay focused on the issues most important to you.
8. Handling Volumes of Paperwork
Real estate transactions usually require dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. Realtors know how to help you prepare a great deal—while avoiding delays or costly mistakes.
9. Answer Questions After Closing
Many questions can pop up that were overlooked in the excitement of closing. Good agents stand by ready to assist.
10. Strict Code of Ethics
Realtors are held to a high ethical standard based on professionalism and protection of the public. You can expect honest and ethical advice from your Realtor.