Navigating The World Of Buying With A Realtor®
When you’re looking at the costs associated with buying and selling a house, cutting out the expense of working with a Realtor® can seem like a tempting way to save a few dollars. In reality, it will end up causing you a bigger headache.
Before you make your decision, let us fill you in on the many ways having a Realtor® on your side throughout the buying process can be beneficial.
1.Their Industry Expertise
There's a lot to know about buying real estate and when you’re in the middle of it all, you have way too much going on to teach yourself all the ins and outs.
An educated and experienced Realtor® comes with:
An understanding of the buying process from start to finish.
Up-to-date knowledge of laws and regulations.
Ability to avoid costly mistakes.
Skills to close a deal.
Awareness of real estate lingo.
Why not find someone who is both educated and experienced in the field to guide you through the process?
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2.They Provide Space Between You and Other Parties
Having an agent between you and the other parties involved will help to keep the relationship professional.
Your Realtor® serves as a buyer’s independent house-hunting tour guide who doesn’t get offended when buyers voice out loud their opinions on color and decor choices. Instead, the Realtor® will answer the buyer’s questions without bias; and will give them time to make their own decisions without pressure.
Later on in the process, the Realtor® will communicate with the seller or their Realtor® to come to an agreement on things like price, repairs, closing dates, and more.
3.They Have Knowledge of the Area
Realtor® know their area better than anyone. They have the inside scoop on all things local.
Not only does a Realtor® know the community, they know the houses in it. When you describe what you’re looking to buy, your Realtor® is able to select homes that fit your criteria based on their knowledge of the area.
4.They Have Expert Price Advice
An experienced Realtor® will have a good idea of what the current market looks like. Based on that knowledge they’ll be able to give you price advice (like whether the home you’re interested in buying is listed at its true value, if you can negotiate a lower price, or if you should offer more to secure a good deal).
This advice can help be really helpful and is certainly something you would miss out on with a realtor.
5. They’re Professional Networkers
Networking is everything today, especially in today’s real estate market. Working with a realtor to help you find a house gives you access to their entire professional network. Your realtor could potentially find your perfect house within their network.
6. They do All the Paperwork
It’s likely your Realtor® has been around the block a time or two. They’ve been through the hours of paperwork it takes to close a buy or sale of a home. They know how to handle the issues that inevitably arise throughout the process and how to avoid the tiny mistakes that can cost you time and money. If anything, hire a realtor just to avoid the mounds of paperwork.
If you’re considering working with an agent to purchase your next home, see our Buyer’s Guarantee. Redbud Group realtors know you’re making one of the biggest investments of your life when you purchase a home, let us help you do it the right way.