June 18, 2021 at 11:06am | Julia Taylor
If you're considering selling or buying this year or a few years down the road, here are some reasons why you should work with a Realtor for the sale or purchase.
Here's how you can cover all your bases with a Realtor:

  1. Make More Money- Are you considering going "FSBO"-aka "for sale by owner"- to list your home? Understandably, you want to get as much money for your home as possible, and eliminating realtors' commission seems like an obvious solution. But studies show FSBOs fetched about 30% less than agent-listed properties. Plus, you're probably going to have to pay a commission anyway if an agent represents your buyer. So, not only can a realtor save you money through the negotiation process, but we will net you more money with the marketing that we do through specific targeting of people that would like to buy your home.
  1. Attention to Detail- You may find yourself out of your element when it comes to reviewing and understanding the multiple documents involved in a real estate deal. Real estate deals can be risky, so you must have a thorough understanding of the paperwork you're signing. Plus, there's title research, home inspections, property appraisals, and financial contingencies. Luckily, our team is very familiar with all the paperwork and due diligence required to sell or purchase your home and keep you from incurring costly mistakes and legal liabilities.
  1. Duty of Loyalty- As your agent, we'll have your back when selling or buying a home. As Realtors, we have a "fiduciary" responsibility to our clients, which means we're legally obligated to put your best interests first. This duty also includes a very high standard for confidentiality. In a time of rampant identity theft, it's essential to know your intimate financial details are in trusted hands.
  1. Superior Negotiating- Remember the fiduciary responsibility mentioned earlier? That means it's also our job to get you the best possible price for your home or get you the best deal on the property you want to buy. Not only are we trained to negotiate well, but we also have the experience to know what works and what does not, along with a toolbox full of tried-and-true techniques.
In baseball, winning takes a team effort, and the same goes for a successful real estate transaction. And our team is here to guide you through the process. If you have any questions about selling or buying a home or anything else related to real estate, don't hesitate to give us a call or send an email.

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