The Importance of Hiring a Real Estate Professional for All of Your Real Estate Transactions.
I know a big question for people has been “Why should I hire a Realtor when I can just use Zillow or other home search apps and sites?”
Well, I have an answer to that question here! There are many benefits to hiring a licensed Real Estate Professional
Realtors have the education, background, and experience to help your home buying or selling process run as smoothly as possible. We have been through training and real-life experience with different obstacles, or bumps in the process that the average person hasn’t dealt with. As Realtors we are trained on how to manage these situations and have the knowledge to help correct any issues that may arise.
Realtors also have access to databases to find listings that the average person doesn’t have. Realtors have access to MLS (multiple listing services) to find different listings and we know what to search for to help ensure our clients get their perfect home.
Most people don’t know all the potential issues to look for in homes, especially first-time home buyers. So, hiring a Realtor to help you through that process is always a plus. As previously mentioned, we have experienced many different scenarios and know what to look out for and how to properly address and correct those findings. We also know when to tell you to maybe just walk away from some properties due to the cost of repairs being higher than your budget allows.
We also have plenty of professionals we work with that we can refer for repairs, titles, mortgage, insurance, inspection, pest control and so much more. We know, have met, and previously worked with all of these people and can assure you that they are qualified for the job.
As Realtors we have experienced different markets and know-how to negotiate in those markets and get the best price and incentives for you. Real Estate agents have knowledge of trends, neighborhoods, schools, and more. Our job is to know all about the areas. We also have years of experience negotiating the prices and terms for your home whether you're a buyer or a seller.
Working with a Realtor we work for you and our goal is to make sure you have the best overall experience with your transaction. We handle the showings, appointments, and phone calls, and identify serious buyers versus people who are just browsing, ensuring the paperwork is all filled out properly and the closing is done smoothly.
As agents, we also know how to set your house up to sell. We stage the home to be the most aesthetically pleasing to the buyers. Even if you’re still currently living in the home we can set it up to look attractive to buyers. If you’re not living in the home we have vast resources to get furniture there for the appeal.