Thinking of buying or selling a property? Thinking of doing it alone? Think again. While you can go solo on this venture, there are many reasons why you shouldn’t. Hiring a REALTOR® is the best decision you can make and here’s why.
1. Experience, experience, experience
This is their job. Day in and day out, it’s what they do. In addition to what they learn in the field, they also take many courses to further educate themselves. On top of that, there are dozens of forms, disclosures, contracts and other documents that are required for buying or selling a home. REALTORS® have the expertise to help you prepare these forms accurately to ensure you get the best deal.
2. Amazing Search Skills
By now, you’ve most likely looked online and think you have a pretty good grasp on what is available. But guess what? REALTORS® have even more access. A REALTOR® can find properties that you can’t and those that may be coming on the market soon. They also have access to see the history of all properties and documents that aren’t available to you.
3. Pricing It Right
A REALTOR® can provide you with a Comparable Market Analysis for a home that gives you a realistic price point. You may think you know exactly what your home is worth, but there are a lot of different moving pieces that can affect the value. A REALTOR® will provide you with the perfect price point to help your home sell quickly and for a fair amount.
Your REALTOR® knows when and where to market you property. Through research on the area and contacts in the industry, they can provide you with a level of marketing that cannot be achieved alone. In addition, they have access to the amazing search system mentioned above. This allows other REALTORS® to see your property and pass along to potential buyers. There is a huge market that cannot be reached without the help of a REALTOR®.
Negotiations. This is make or break it time and a very important part of the process. Your REALTOR® knows how to negotiate anything from the price to repairs to closing costs and more. They know when to push for more, how to word requests, and when to ask for something different. The main objective will always be to get you the best deal.
While there are many other reasons you should use a REALTOR®, these 5 alone will make a huge difference in your home buying or selling experience. If you’re interested in learning more, give us a call today and we’ll talk you through the process with no commitment.