Should you use a realtor to buy a home?

Most homeowners only buy or sell a home every 5-7 years.  There are so many reasons why you want to hire hire a trained expert to help you with this.  Here are 14 that are top of mind.

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Image of business partners handshaking over business objects on workplace

Should you use a realtor to buy a home?  Here why it makes sense.

  1. Most accurate and up-to-date market area comparables (sold and active properties).
  2. Most up-to-date and accurate evaluation of a home.
  3. Ability to “sell the house” to Realtors who are active in the area so they can bring their buyers.
  4. Quick exposure to thousands of agents who each can bring a buyer (better chances of getting a higher price). Quicker sale, higher price.
  5. Provide secure, day-long, easy access to the house.
  6. Ability to market – spend money up front on cards, letters and newspaper advertising.
  7. Extensive social networking marketing.
  8. Can lead to “multiple offers” situation resulting in an over asking selling price.
  9. Reviewing offers with the seller, analyzing the offer, proper (legal) sign backs without needing a lawyer.
  10. Proper and legal handling of deposit monies.
  11. Provide buyers a wide variety of homes to visit and transportation to buyers.
  12. Third-party (mediator) negotiations make it easier to reach a deal (but still working for your best interest).
  13. Assistance with mortgage financing, home inspections and assisting your lawyer until closing.
  14. Screening of potential frauds.

Realtors are working buy/sell deals every day.  They see and solve many of the issues/challenges that you may not anticipate.  They are your insurance on making sure your deal goes smoothly and that you have a successful real estate experience.

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