Why you Need a Professional Realtor®!
When you hire a REALTOR® you are not just gaining the support of a professional, but an individual who has hands on experience with today’s Real Estate Market. REALTORS® are trained and regulated Sales Representatives who must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and will guide you through every step of the home buying process.
Still not convinced? Then let’s talk about what you need to do to ensure that you get the best value for your home, whether you are buying or selling.
TIME – One of the biggest challenges is there is never enough time in the day. A REALTOR® will take the time to speak with you personally to determine your goals, search the market, assess your buying and/or selling power, arrange advertising and most importantly screen potential buyers that inquire about your home. This is starting to sound like a full time job already!
EXPERIENCE – Is also knowledge and your REALTOR® is mandated to ensure that they are continually educated each year. They do their research and are abreast of the marketplace so they know what the price of the home should be whether you are buying or selling. They provide due diligence during the evaluation of your home and they advise you based on this experience. This means, you are not going to pay too much for your home or deter potential buyers with an inflated selling price.
RESOURCES – It’s not just about hanging a sign on your lawn and advertising in the local paper or on the internet. REALTORS® have a professional network of people that have access to their own buyers and sellers, many of which are not even actively listed or searching. REALTORS® are viewing properties every day and can provide objective information about your home or the homes you are considering to buy. They are willing to spend the time and money to ensure that your home sells for the best price on your conditions or find you a new home that meets all of your needs!
SKILLS – The power of negotiation is a formidable tool and a real professional will manage this with ease. The purchasing of a home is not only in the price, there are a myriad of negotiating factors that come into play – the most important one being emotion. REALTORS® keep it professional. They ensure that whoever they are representing, whether it be the buyer or the seller, everyone’s best interest are taken into consideration.
Questions you should ask when looking for a REALTOR®
1. How long have you been in the business?
2. What is your average list-to-sales-price ratio?
3. How will your marketing plan meet my needs?
4. Will you provide references?
5. What separates you from your competition?
6. May I review documents that I will be asked to sign?
7. Can you help me find other professionals?
8. How much do you charge?
9. What if I am unhappy with the service?
10. What haven’t I asked you that I need to know?
When it comes down to it, do we really have the time in our busy schedules to successfully
Use a Professional REALTOR®.
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