There have been many debates as to whether “hiring a Realtor is worth it”. One thought is that if you don’t hire a Realtor, you can save on Realtor fees. Although that may potentially be true, not hiring a professional leaves ample room for mistakes, which in the end could very well cost you much more than just the Realtor fees.
1) Education & Experience
Learning everything about buying & selling Real Estate in order to sell your own home is a lot of unnecessary work, not to mention it is an acquired skill that takes lots of time. Let the professionals take that load of your shoulders, & hire them to do what they have studied to do, & practice day in and day out.
2) Buffer Zone & Free Time
Having people in and out of your home throughout the day for showings can be an extremely time consuming task. Hiring a Realtor frees up your time throughout the week days and weekends allowing you to concentrate on what really matters like your career & your time spent with friends & family.
3) Extensive Neighbourhood Knowledge
Realtor’s, especially those with 25+ years experience such as “Mr Action”, possess knowledge of each and every neighbourhood. They are well aware of every pro & con of every community of interest, and are there to help you find the neighbourhood most suited to your wants and needs.
4) The Price is Right
One of the most difficult parts of attempting a Sale by Owner listing is not knowing exactly what to price your home at. Price it too high, & your listing will sit on the market and go stale. List it too low, and you may have lost out on a large chunk of change that was rightfully yours. Realtor’s set the price of a home depending on the current market value, information that can be hard to come by for the public. Always hire a Realtor!
5) Market Conditions
As briefly touched on in the prior reason, Realtors disclose the conditions of the market to all buyers and sellers, making the process much easier to determine when is the right time to buy or sell, and for how much.
6) Professional Networks
Realtor’s have a vast connection of professionals readily available to them at all times. Having these connections, anyone from other Realtor’s whose clients may have great interest in your property, to a fantastic mortgage broker that can meet your precise needs, makes all the difference in the world when it comes to buying or selling real estate.
7) Negotiation Skills
Negotiating can be a tricky skill to achieve, and from time to time can get messy, (we’ve all seen the movie “Hostage” with Bruce Willis). Hiring a Realtor to handle all of the negotiating on your behalf with your best interest in mind is the best way to have a clean and healthy transaction.
8) Paperwork Headache
With any large purchase, there typically comes a boat load of paperwork. A standard real estate transaction agreement contains about 10+ pages that must be carefully filled out and signed – Don’t stress the paper stacks, let your Realtor handle it all for you.
9) Post Closing Questions
Once you’ve reached what seems like it should be the end of the transaction, there are usually some additional things that need to be tended to prior to moving date. Having a Realtor to ask questions to is a major bonus for these stressful situations.
10) Life Long Friend & Business Relationship
One of the most important, and special reasons why hiring a Realtor is the best route to take, is that not only are all of the above steps covered for you by a professional, but you also make a life long friend out of the deal, & somebody you know you can always rely on for future transactions to come. Whether it’s you getting ready to sell your house again, buy a home as a rental property, or your friend or family member looking to buy or sell, you now have someone you can rely on for all of these needs.
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