Realtors are truly experts when it comes to the housing market in your area. They have a pulse on the market daily. Do you know every step of the home buying process? The paper work that is involved? Realtors eat and breath the home buying process dozens of times a year. Without their expert knowledge you could be leaving a lot of money on the table or making some costly mistakes.
Searching & Marketing Power
A Licensed Realtor has access to the MLS, or Multiple Listing Service. This is the most up to date and inclusive home resource. With this powerful tool Realtors can search for homes with your specific requirements, run numbers on comparable property prices, and market your home to the thousands of agents and hundreds of home search engines on the web. Realtors also have the know how on reaching out beyond the MLS to market or find you a property.
Realtors adhere to a strict code of ethics from the National Association of Realtors. They are trained and retrained on the law, and how to be the strongest advocate for their client. Realtors know the legalities of contracts, the proper way to handle disputes and how to protect their client.
With the combined knowledge of a Realtor’s expertise, searching power, and ethics, a professional Realtor is a five star negotiator. From the initial offer price, to the fine details of the contract and the results of the inspection report, a Realtor will have your best interest at heart. Taking into consideration all facts with your unique property at hand, a Realtor will negotiate in your best interest to get you the best deal.
Some homeowners are under the misconception that selling their home themselves saves them money. When undertaking such a task, research has shown that homeowners walk away with a significant deduction in the price of their home, they often fall victim to scams, and the liability that can ensue for misrepresentation of their property can be astronomical. Remember to always do your own research when deciding what route is best for you.