Buying or Selling Without An Agent?

Going It Alone?

Buying and selling properties can be quite a difficult challenge. Even the most seasoned professionals are up against changing markets, constantly evolving real estate laws, and the difficulty of navigating a complex real estate landscape.

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5 Reasons Why You Need A Real Estate Professional

However, today’s buyer and seller are presented with more information than ever before.  With the accessibility of information on the internet, you may wonder why you should turn to a real estate professional for help.  We present to you the 5 Reasons Why You Need A Real Estate Professional.

 

1. Stacks And Stacks Of Never-ending Paperwork

Navigating the many forms, contracts, and all the paperwork involved in a real estate transaction is a full-time job. The regulations and contracts required for real estate transactions are constantly evolving and a real estate professional is knowledgeable in navigating the ever-changing process. A real estate expert will be able to guide you through the paperwork required  to fulfill your real estate goals.

2. You Found Your Home, Now What?

There are more than 230 possible actions that must take place to successfully close a real estate transaction. With so much at stake and such a complex process, why wouldn’t you turn to a professional who understands the process.

3. Negotiations: Need I say more. 

Selling a home is a full-time job. Between the marketing, open houses, and listings appointments you may be prepared to put in the many hours required to sell a home. However, you need to ask yourself, and be honest, “Do I have the negotiation skills necessary to negotiate the best contract?”

4. What is the home that you’re buying or selling really worth?

A home should be priced correctly. However, establishing a price or estimating the value of a home can be a difficult process. A correctly priced or valued home can be attracting buyers or landing the contract. With this much on the line, you need someone who is able to stay objective and really knows the market. According to recent research by the National Association of REALTORS, “the typical FSBO home sold for $208,700 compared to $235,000 among agent-assisted home sales.”

5. Expertise In The Market Is Necessary 

Sure, you could look online but what you are seeing is not the WHOLE picture. Home sale value estimators and listings online are not always accurate representations of the true face of your area’s market. With so much conflicting and inaccurate information, how do you not what is real? Turning to a real estate professional will give you a more clear and concise view of your area’s actual real estate market. Real estate professionals live real estate transactions day-in-and-day-out and possess a much clearer understanding of the local real estate market.

 


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