Do you need to hire a Realtor? Is working with a real estate professional really a necessity in today’s fast-paced world?
There are millions of answers just a Google click away, and some may wonder, what are the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them with selling a property and home search needs. The truth is, with so much information online, comes more confusion and wrong information. There are dozens of shows on HGTV like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper and Flip or Flop that have given most people a false sense of what it’s like to buy and sell a home. Those are all scripted and make a real estate transaction seems easy as pie, so here is the truth.
Buying and/or selling a home is definitely not something you want to DIY. Now more than ever, you need an expert on your side who is going to guide you toward your dreams and not let anything get in the way of achieving them. Here are just some of the reasons you need a real estate professional and expert in your corner:
There’s more to real estate than looking at houses you like on Zillow and Realtor.com, there is an abundant of steps that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction, having someone there has been through a real estate transaction before, someone who knows what these actions are, will ensure you achieve your dream. What is the home you’re selling or buying worth in today’s market?
There is so much information out there in the media about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates; do you know what’s going on specifically in your local market area? Where to begin your offer on your dream home without paying too much, or insulting the seller with a lowball offer? What is the best way to correctly price your home at the beginning of the selling process? How will you competitively sell your home for maximum exposure?
You Need a Skilled Negotiator. Hiring a talented negotiator could save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars, in today’s market. Each step of the way; from how to handle multiple offers, your original offer, to the possible renegotiation of that offer after a home inspection, to the possible termination of the deal based on a low appraisal – you need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.
Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises:
“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”
The percentage of sellers and buyers who have hired real estate agents to sell their homes has increased steadily over the last 20 years. Meet with a professional in your local market to see the difference that he or she can make in easing the process for you. Having a professional who’s been there before to guide you through the process is a simple step that will give you a huge advantage! You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.
Jocelyn Russo, Your Realtor Jocelyn Russo Group of Coldwell Banker