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The Benefits Of Hiring A Realtor

Benefits for Sellers

Selling your house can be surprisingly time-consuming and emotionally challenging.  It is an intense process. You’ll have to go through a lot of process and preparations; you’ll have to have to deal with a lot of paperwork that needs to be signed before you can already put a sign in the front yard and it can be daunting. But if you hire a Realtor, they can guide you through the process, allowing your home to be listed sooner and can lessen your anxiety. But how exactly does a Realtor make the processes easier?

Determining Your Home’s Value

For starters, a Realtor can help you determine a realistic price for your house which is a big help. When a typical homeowner is too emotionally invested in a property to have a subjective view of a property and determine a fair market value. This results in a much higher opinion of the value, resulting in an overpriced property that can be hard to sell.

Realtors gather data’s about the trends in the neighbor, homes that have been already sold, and other market trends to create a Comparative Market Analysis. This ensures that your home gets the proper price and sells on the market quickly, instead of sitting on the market for long periods of time. A study has shown that those who use a Realtor statistically get more money for their home.

Advance Marketing Plan

Secondly, once your house is listed, how do people know that it’s for sale? If you have a Realtor, they already have a marketing plan in place. They have access to marketing tools that not everyone has.  Most Realtors have an extensive database in their possession.

Showing Your Property

Realtors often opt to host open houses and caravans. Realtors field calls about your property, ensuring that you don’t have to talk to a hundred strangers asking questions you might now know the answer to. And if a potential buyer wishes to see your house, our Realtor takes control and meets the person at your house and gives them a tour.

Negotiating The Sale

Once you receive an offer, there is still a work to be done. Luckily, if you’ve hired a Realtor, they know the process. From negotiations to contracts, inspections to closing, they can guide you every step of the way and make the process simple. Enabling your real estate agent to represent you reduces the stress of negotiating because they can handle the critical comments about your home.

 

Benefits For Buyers

Once you’ve made your decision to purchase a house, then what’s next? Should you begin calling to ask for available homes and visit them? Then what if you already love it, should you put in an offer? How exactly does one submit an offer? What are your financing options? If you’ve hired a Realtor, then you’ll never have to worry about these questions. A Realtor knows the buying process because they’ve done it many times.

Property Search Tools

A Realtor has direct access to listings which are on the market and under contract. Realtors have access to houses that are not actively listed yet, whether through contracts or other acquaintances in the real estate industry. It does save time, money and headache by putting the search process in the hands of an expert.

Knowledge Of The Local Market

A Realtor knows the neighborhoods, the trends. They know if your dream home is overpriced and what amount is an appropriate number to offer. A Realtor has the needed knowledge to let you know if a house is a good buy, if the construction materials are of good quality, or if you should let it go.

A Guide Through The Process

Finally, when it’s time to submit an offer, you can rely on your Realtor because he/she can guide you through the process, explain the terminology, and show you where to sign. They know exactly what is supposed to happen and when, from the inspection to the closing, and they can negotiate with the terms which are in your favor. This can make you feel much more comfortable knowing that there is someone who has gone through this same complicated process many and will guide you every step of the way.

 

Sources:

http://www.metroatlantahome.com/blog/benefits-of-hiring-a-realtor.html