HOW REALTORS HELP
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Buying or selling your home can be a complicated process that is time-consuming and stressful. With an experienced Realtor working for you it doesn't have to be. Realtors have the knowledge, skills, and connections to help you through the process every step of the way.
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Realtors have up to date knowledge and training is marketing strategies, negotiations and have real world experience in the current real estate market. A Realtor will guide you through every step of the buying or selling process so you know what to expect and minimize surprises. They will analyze your goals and dreams and help create strategies to help you along the way and include specialized professionals where needed to help ensure you have the best plan possible.
Realtors have access to up to the minute real estate information and will have knowledge about
comparable properties. Having resources and knowledge including what comparables are listed for
and selling for helps create a negotiating strategy specific to you and your situation. When buying
this helps you get the best possible price and when selling it helps establish the best asking price to
attract the highest selling price. Price is the single most important factor for everyone buying and
selling, this is why using a top industry professional is the only way to go.
Realtors have access to professional marketing resources and use up to date technologies. This is great for sellers who want to sell quickly and for the highest price possible. Realtors often share information with other Realtors and create a buzz in the industry the minute a property is listed. Realtors can use this information to help buyers get access to new homes quickly which puts them ahead of everyone else. This is how homes sell in ONE day.
A Realtor will know the importance of a property’s first impression. They have first-hand experience, the impact on a potential buyer, of a property's “curb appeal” and how well the home has been staged. A Realtor will be able to offer you tips and information on how to get your home ready for listing, in order to sell your property quickly and for top dollar. Having this kind of insight can also help buyers, a Realtor can spot quick fixes and potential areas of concern that buyers may not spot. Having a Realtor on your side is always your best option.
access to qualified buyers:
Realtors have access to a pool of pre-screened and pre-qualified buyers who are serious about buying a home. Realtors work hard to develop this base of qualified buyers which will become an invaluable resource for you.
access to exclusive listings:
Realtors have access to exclusive listings and private sales that are not listed on MLS and that the general population will not know about. Not all homes on the market are listed on MLS or have a sign on the front lawn. In order to get access to these homes you need to have a Realtor.
Realtors are always working forward and often have listings that have not yet been listed. Some of these proeprties may be under renovation or the sellers may have situations that need to be organized before the house can be listed on the open market. Ask your Realtor what projects they are currently working on, you may find the home of your dreams before it ever has a chance to hit the MLS system.
The most important role of a Realtor is acting on your behalf as a negotiator. They work closely with you during the negotiating process to help you reach your goals. Realtors bring the knowledge and skills to draw up legally binding contracts, to assist in
negotiating offers and counter-offers, and to offer counsel and perspective as you buy or sell your home.
Not only do Realtors network with each other, they also network with various industry
professionals including lawyers, mortgage brokers, investors, investment specialists,
home inspectors, contractors and tradesmen. They know who is knowledgeable and
reliable in their respective fields and can help save you time and money by pointing you
in the right direction.