Why to Consider Using a Realtor®
Why Choose A Realtor® To Help You With Your Home?
If you are considering selling your home perhaps you have been thinking about going through the sales process yourself instead of using a Realtor®. Here are a few things to consider before you make that decision. According to research conducted by the National Association of Realtors of sellers who listed their home as a “For Sale by Owner” in 2014 15% said getting the price right was the biggest challenge, 12% said it was difficult to sell their home within their desired timeline, and 9% found the paperwork to be a big obstacle. Additionally, homes sold using a real estate agent in 2014 sold for 13% more on average than homes listed without the help of an agent.
Here Are Some Reasons It Pays To Use A Realtor®
Realtors® are in the know when it comes to recent changes in zoning and development issues, disclosures, government agencies, fair housing laws financing options, regulatory issues, and more.
Realtors® spend millions every year investing in the latest high-tech tools to make the buying and selling process efficient and market your home effectively.
Pricing your property correctly is the most important part of selling real estate. There is a great value in a Realtor's® knowledge of the market and trends in the industry. Realtors® have access to the local MLS with data on recent home sales and other market information to help price your home at market value.
Professional Realtors® are committed to continuing their education. Many Realtors® make the commitment to obtain professional designations to further their knowledge of the complex real estate industry.
Buying or selling a home is an emotional process. A Realtor® can assist in the negotiation process to ensure that the transaction is handled in a professional manner. When you use a Realtor® you can feel confident with the decisions you make.
Realtor® take the spam out of your property showings and visits. Your agent can filter inquiries to help discern between those potential buyers who are “just looking” and those who are qualified to buy your home to help bring in a serious buyer.
Realtor® network with other professionals, many of whom provide services that you will need to buy or sell such as contractors, appraisers, etc.. Many Realtors® can give you a list of references with whom they have worked and provide background information to help you make a wise selection.
One-page deposit receipts were prevalent in the early 1970s. Today's purchase agreements run 10 pages or more. That does not include any other disclosure forms that may be required by law. Realtors® have access to all the approved forms that have been combed over by lawyers to protect all parties involved.
Realtors® work with other agents every day. In our office we have weekly sales meetings where all new listings are presented to every agent in the office, plus opportunities for other agents to tour your home and give their opinions on condition, price, and the overall impression of your home.