Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest deals many people will make. There are so many steps to the process of buying and selling a home that many people don’t know exist. Not only are there many steps to the process, but the wide array of emotions we don’t expect to have and all the tiny details that we might not have thought about come into play during the process. Choosing to work with a trusted REALTOR® will help you maneuver through the steps of buying or selling a home, and they will also walk you through and explain all the tiny details. Read more reasons on why to choose to work with a REALTOR® below:
1.) You Need an Expert. When it comes to buying a home, there are normally many forms, disclosures, and other documents that are required for the process. Using a REALTOR® can help you avoid costly mistakes and delays in the process. Plus, REALTORS® understand the jargon and language that comes along with a real estate transaction.
2.) REALTORS® Know the Local Market. A REALTOR® knows past sales, what is currently on the market, and what price you should be able to buy or sell for. They have access to the MLS to be able to provide you with the most up to date Comparables and Listing competition.
3.) REALTORS® Know the Area. A REALTOR® can inform you about local information like utilities, schools, restaurants, and even major city projects occurring in the future. Your REALTOR® knows what you are searching for, and they know the area and neighborhoods. Using that information, they can find you your dream home!
4.) REALTORS® Know Where to Search. There are instances where a property is available but is not being advertised. REALTORS® may know about these properties, and they can help you steer clear of out-of-date listings that look like they are available but actually aren’t.
5.) They Know How to Negotiate. There are many aspects that need to be discussed in a real estate deal. A REALTOR® will examine every part of the deal from your perspective
If you want more information on this topic, visit 6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent from Realtor.com.
Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published in January, 2018 and has been updated.