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Why Use a REALTOR®?
So, you’ve decided you want to buy a home. you feel like you might be able to handle this on your own. You know the mortgage specialist at the bank, researched what’s for sale in your neighbourhood. Who needs a REALTOR®?
Buying or selling your home is takes a lot more than just advertising it for sale, it is the biggest legal transaction you will probably have in your life.
A REALTOR® will bring their expertise and local knowledge to the process. They know the ins and outs of the marketplace you’re in, as well as the inner workings of how a real estate transaction should go. Not to mention the lingo and jargon that can be used. You trust your hair to a stylist, you should trust your real estate transactions to a REALTOR®.
The internet is a great resource for when you are tire kicking but when you get serious, let a REALTOR® and the MLS® System get to work for you. By choosing a local REALTOR® you will have access to the premier tools to promote your property for sale or find your dream property.
Negotiating is part of the home buying and selling process and when the offers start being thrown around you want to make sure experience is on your side. While you’re very good at your job, your REALTOR® is very good at negotiating. Let someone handle it with no emotional investment in the situation and who has the expertise needed to handle the business side of the deal.
Your REALTOR® is also connected. Everyone has that one friend that always “knows a guy or girl.” That’s your REALTOR®. Mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys, moving companies, home inspectors. They’re all in your REALTOR®’s Rolodex. Take advantage of years of their networking.
Your REALTOR® is a member of the local community. They know the market, the people, the trends, and they are experts in their field. They know what marketing tools work best in our community, and they know the neighbourhoods. Being furnished with regularly updated statistics and market research, REALTORS® bring a wealth of information to the table.
Every REALTOR® is a licensed real estate professional. A REALTOR® undergoes strict training, and upholds a very high code of ethics. When you’re going through this process, you want someone trained and accountable in your corner.
Buying or selling a home can be a very stressful experience. There are a lot of moving parts that will require a person to wear a number of hats. Let a REALTOR® handle that wardrobe and allow you to enjoy the process.