Why You Should Always Use a Realtor®

 In Advice for Home Buyers, Advice For Home Sellers, First Time Home Buyer

Gone are the days where we house-shop solely through circulars picked up from the magazine rack at the grocery store or by driving around looking for for-sale signs in our favorite neighborhoods. Technology is where it’s at.

With apps and websites aplenty, the process of buying or selling a home has gone digital. It might seem appealing to try and go at it alone. Here are a few reasons why you should always work with a licensed Real Estate Broker to buy or sell a home.

We’re educated.

When it comes to all things buying and selling, we’re trained. Real Estate has a language all its own and it’s almost solely acronyms. We’ve studied for years to speak this second language. When you start to feel overwhelmed by paperwork, forms, e-mails, jargon, and where (or where not to!) sign, that’s where we come in.

We’ve got the in.

Real Estate websites are everywhere. Don’t be fooled into thinking you’ve seen every house on the market simply because it’s posted online. Realtors® have access to listing websites that you don’t even know exist and can pull comparable listings to ensure you’re getting a good deal. Pocket listings are homes that are for sale, but not yet listed in the multiple listings or other online listings. These homes are a well kept secret, but we can get you in!

We’re on your side.

No matter the state of the market, negotiations happen. Even the most confident person can be shaken by selling tactics– but not a Realtor®. You want a savvy professional navigating the murky waters of negotiations. We also know whether to ask for certain things like whether an appliance conveys, if there is a contingency, or requesting certain closing dates.

We network like crazy.

Our rolodexes are STUFFED. Need a home inspector? Mortgage Lender? Appraiser? We form relationships with professionals and are able to recommend only the best in their field. Utilize this service or you could end up paying the price in the long run.

Thinking of going it alone? Don’t! Work with a licensed Realtor® to buy or sell your home. You won’t regret it!

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