Whether you’re home buying or home selling, using a realtor is a smart move. Why, in 2012, about 89% of home buyers used realtors, while 88% of sellers did, too, and for plenty of good reasons. Here are just a few.
Someone’s Looking Out For You. – Realtors have your best interest in mind. When you work with one of these experts, they’re contractually obligated to do everything they possibly can to protect your financial interests. The National Association of Realtors has a strict code of ethics, which ensures that any and all clients are well served, and well protected.
Someone’s Helping You Navigate the Dizzying Real Estate Industry. – Real estate is not an easy industry. It’s highly competitive, fast moving, and constantly shifting. When you go to buy, you need to know everything these is about the property, otherwise you may wind up with a bad investment. However, if you take too long deciding on a sale, someone else may swoop in and take it. Having a realtor help you out gives you the advantage of having an expert on your side with the experience you need to do well. They can catch a potential fire hazard, spot serious issues that need repair, and other details indicating a bad investment that you may miss.
Someone’s Negotiating For You. – Contracts are never fun, nor easy. Excluding addendums and riders, contracts can be as long as 50 pages of complicated material. Having a realtor there to help you go through the documents, and create an attractive offer takes a lot of weight off of your shoulders. Plus, they’ll be able to get you the best deal you possibly can on a property.
Choosing to work with local realtors is one of the smartest decisions home buyers can make. Whether you need help finding that perfect little place amidst all those other homes for sale, or you can’t seem to sell your property at all, trust a realtor. You’ll be glad you did.
If you have any questions about how realtors can help you, feel free to share in the comments.