Now that it’s easier than ever to look at houses online, is hiring a realtor even worth it? (Spoiler alert: ABSOLUTELY YES.) Buying a house is typically the biggest financial transaction that a person will make in their life, so having an expert on your team can make all the difference. Here are seven reasons why using a realtor can make your home buying process smoother, faster, easier, and even save you money in the long run!
Realtors advocate and negotiate on your behalf.
By law, real estate agents are required to have your best interest in mind when trying to strike a deal. We can negotiate on your behalf to ask for the benefits you need most–whether that is lowering the price, negotiating details, or asking the seller to cover closing costs.
When tricky situations like bidding wars or contract contingencies pop up, we’ll navigate it with ease because YOU are our top priority. Doesn’t it feel good to know that we have your back?
Realtors give you search power.
Realtors have access to extensive resources, including lists of homes that haven’t yet come on the market. With the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and other “off-market” listings, we can find homes that match what you’re looking for before everyone else knows about them.
Think of us as an extra set of hands and eyes to do the research, analyze the findings, and coordinate showings so you don’t have to.
Experience, Training, & Education
An experienced real estate agent knows the market AND the process of home buying in and out. Realtors undergo rigorous training to do what we do, which means when you work with us, we pass that knowledge on to you. We can conduct research for you and offer data to help you make decisions. Additionally, we can advise you if a home you’re considering is priced way above or below market value.
Looking for experience? Look no further–we have over 25 years of experience between the two of us!
Do you like paperwork? We do!
If there’s one thing you can count on from the homebuying process, it’s paperwork! From getting preapproved for a mortgage to officially closing on your dream home (and everything in between) the paperwork trail never stops. Buying a home without a realtor means you alone are responsible for hiring a lawyer to review all the agreements to make sure they are legally binding and correct. If that freaks you out, you’re not alone. Let the professionals get your papers in order for you. We got this.
There are all kinds of professionals that you’ll need to interact with throughout the home buying process, from mortgage lenders to home inspectors and more. Because we’ve been in this biz for so long, we know the best and most reliable people to refer you to. Instead of spending all that time searching online for who to work with, we can refer you to the best of the best. We want you to have excellent service every step of the way.
Buying your first home is an important milestone, and having an expert realtor in your corner can save you so much time, stress, and money! As always, we’re here to answer any questions and help guide you through the home buying process. Contact us today! We can’t wait to work with you!