Reasons Why You Should Always Use A Realtor
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Many people who are interested in buying, selling or investing may ask, why should I work with a Realtor? Can’t I do this on my own? The answer is yes, you could do it on your own, but you may find yourself upset, confused and in a lot of trouble at the end of the day. It is best to seek guidance from licensed professionals who have a lot of experience in the real estate industry. We went to school for this, and trust me, there is a lot to know when it comes to buying, selling or investing in real estate. Also, the main reason we do what we do is because we want to help YOU! We want to make the process as easy as possible for you, so that you feel good about the big decisions you are making.
1. A LOT of experience/expertise
Real estate has it’s own language, and many people do not always understand the terms and conditions. Realtors are trained to understand the lingo and be able to explain it to their clients in a clear and precise way. Also, buying or selling a home involves multiple different forms and technical documents that are confusing. Realtors triple check EVERYTHING and make sure nothing slips through the cracks.
2. We know what to look for on the Internet and other avenues
Realtors have access to a lot more information than the average person. Sometimes, properties are available, but not advertised anywhere. Not only do we have access to the MLS, we also know a lot of people with access to hidden gems you may not see online. Realtors also know the ins and outs of each neighborhood/area. We are equipped to thinking and acting on our toes, helping you find the perfect home that fits within your budget and ideal neighborhood standards.
3. Professional marketing platforms
Sometimes, For Sale signs in the front yard and making posts on Facebook reaching unqualified buyers just doesn’t cut it. We will market your home on multiple platforms including the MLS, Realtor.com, Zillow, Redfin, social media, our websites, etc. with a click of a button.
4. We know how to negotiate well
Negotiating can make people uneasy and uncomfortable. Realtors like the challenge. Any time you buy and sell a home, you will face negotiations – it is bound to happen. Let your Realtor do the negotiating for you, finding you the best deal. There is a lot of competition in real estate, and you want a professional negotiator on your side!
5. We provide security
When a property is marketed with an agent’s help, you do not have to allow random strangers into your home. Agents will get a good feel for certain individuals and accompany qualified prospects during scheduled showings.
6. Members of the National Association of Realtors
Only real estate agents who are members of the National Association of Realtors are called Realtors. Realtors live by a disciplined code of ethics and are expected to maintain a greater level of knowledge when representing individuals who are buying and selling.