Why You Need A Realtor®

By Liz Spielman posted 04-12-2021 03:13 PM


Why You Need A Realtor®Buying or selling a home can be complicated, stressful, and overwhelming. No wonder it’s got a permanent spot on the list of Top Major Life Events! That’s why it’s important to have an experienced Realtor® guide you.


From start to finish, Realtors® help make a daunting process easy. Highly trained in the nuances of real estate, they’re prepared to clear obstacles and resolve issues quickly, efficiently, and professionally. Whether you’re just starting out and looking for an affordable first home, or downsizing your empty nest, Realtors® have the knowledge, experience, and skill to help you achieve the best possible outcome.


So, whether it’s your first home or your fifth, here’s why you need a Realtor®:


Paperwork is Complex

The typical real estate transaction has enough paperwork to fill a filing cabinet or break the toughest hard drive. Dense with arcane legal language, these forms and contracts can be difficult to understand - and just one mistake can be costly. Fortunately, your Realtor® is an expert paper tamer, who can explain what you need to know, and breeze through those stacks of forms. With your Realtor’s® professional insight, these forms become the foundation of a successful purchase or sale.


Realtors Know Their Communities and are Expert Negotiators

Realtors® are deeply involved with their communities. They live there, play there, and make it their business to know everything about them. Want to know which neighborhoods are close to the bike trails? Ask a Realtor®. Relocating and need to get your bearings on everything from local playgrounds to plumbers? Ask a Realtor®. And of course, because they know the neighborhoods, understand the local markets, and are highly skilled negotiators, your Realtor® crafts the best deal for your purchase or sale.


Did you know?  There is a special designation for Realtors® trained in the art of negotiation. It’s called the Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE). It’s just one of many specialized trainings and certifications that Realtors® can obtain.


Getting the Most for Your Home

There’s a whole lot more to real estate than planting a lawn sign and holding an open house. Realtors® use a wide array of tools to market your home, so it’s positioned to sell. From staging and photography to targeted digital advertising, your Realtor® connects you with highly motivated buyers, negotiates the best price, and keeps the transaction running smoothly right through closing. And, of course, your Realtor® is there to guide you every step of the way on the purchase of your next home.


Did you know? A For Sale by Owner (FSBO) home typically sells for less than one sold by a Realtor®.