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Top 5 Reasons To Use A REALTOR®
Dated: June 4 2015
Hello again my friends! Summer is coming quickly, as are buyers, sellers, and relos looking for a place to call home. Hot weather brings hot properties and you'll need a hot Realtor (like myself) to help navigate the market! ;-) What are the benefits of using a Realtor versus negotiating a deal alone? Well there are quite a few reasons a Realtor can be beneficial, including the free tour of the city you receive when viewing homes. Yet some benefits make even the touring pale in comparison. Here are my top 5 benefits of using a Realtor:
Apathetic Negotiating- Your agent will handle all facets of your transaction in a professional manner with no personal feelings involved. Buying and selling a home requires many interactions with different people. This can become emotionally and mentally exhausting if done alone. Trust your Realtor to do the hard work while you relax.
Pricing Expertise- I provide my clients with all available data regarding recent home sales and market trends in their area so that the price is right. List your home too high and you scare potential buyers; too low and you lose out on profit. Buyers especially want to make a deal that protects their investment.
Code Expertise- Not sure if you can build a 7' gazebo I your backyard? Or will you be looking to sell merchandise from your garage? Your realtor should know local zoning codes so that you do not purchase a property that is wrong for how you intend to use it.
Specific Needs- Along with specifications about the cosmetics and structure of your home, a Realtor must be detail-oriented with an eye for fine print when drafting a contract. Specific needs pertaining to closing or before-closing-aspects must be stated in the contract.
Smooth Closings- Your agent can help you avoid pitfalls towards the end of your transaction so that your closing occurs quickly and without setbacks. Your Realtor should ensure that all parties involved in the transaction stay on task so you remain undisturbed.
Remember: Realtors do it better!
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