Considering the fact that there are over 230 possible actions that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction, it’s vital to have an agent that truly is the home concierge.
Your realtor should be the ultimate source of knowledge and information for all things home-related.
When selling your house, they should be able to tell you whether or not home renovations are worth the cost to add value to your home. They need a strong network to bring in the perfect buyer for your house. Not only should they know at what competitive price to list your house, but they should also be a rocking negotiator in order to guarantee maximum return on your house for you and your family. When it comes to marketing your listing, they should go above and beyond to get it sold, utilizing various marketing platforms – both print and digital. According to the National Association of REALTORS, “the typical for sale by owner home sold for $185,000 compared to $245,000 among agent-assisted home sales.”
Buying a home? Your realtor should be the showing expert who can find those needle in the haystack properties to fit your dreams, while also being realistic with expectations, and making sure your needs and wants align. They should be able to recognize any problems, as well as positive things, in every potential place you will call home. Again, their negotiation skills should be top notch to ensure you are not taken advantage of in any way. They should teach you and help you understand today’s real estate values when setting the price of a listing or placing an offer to purchase.
Dealing with a fixer upper, or just need some home repairs? Your agent should be the ultimate consultant to recommend the best types of renovations, and be able to refer you to the best-in-the-business repair and renovation service providers of all kinds. Wanting to invest? You need an agent who is knowledgeable about up and coming areas that are expected to grow, as well as popular areas to invest. Therefore, you can get the best return for your investment.
Do you know what’s really going on in the market? When dealing with today’s heavily regulated environment, they are there to advise you about all necessary disclosures, paperwork, property taxes, and refinancing options. They should be well-educated and equipped to deal with anything that is thrown their way throughout the entire sales process.
You wouldn’t replace the engine in your car without a trusted mechanic. Why would you make one of the most important financial decisions of your life without hiring a Real Estate Professional?
Written by Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Suzanne Fletcher