Buying or selling a home today can definitely be an adventure. The best way to survive the tripis with the help of a real estate professional. In an age of instant gratification, so many are turning to For Sale by Owner or FSBO thinking they can handle the entire sale by themselves. However, professional realtors offer you these five crucial reasons you should consider hiring a pro whether you are buying or selling a home.
1. SoMuch Paperwork
Every state has its own set of rules and regulations regarding the amount of paperwork and the contracts needed to close on your next home successfully. To make matters worse, the regulations continually change. A professional realtor keeps up to date on these changes and is an expert in his field. They can guide through every step of the paperwork ensuring all the “I”s are dotted, and the “T”s are crossed.
2. After You Find Your Dream House What’s Next?
Did you know there are up to 180 different steps you have to go through in order to complete a real estate traction fully? Wouldn’t it be better if you had someone at your side who knows the entire process from start to finish? That’s exactly what a real estate professional is there for and why you should never close on a house without one.
3. How Are Your Negotiating Skills?
Still not convinced you need the help of a real estate agent to sell your house? Have you looked at the list of people and entities you need to be ready to negotiate with? Once you do, you are likely to realize why it is so important for you to have an expert in your corner. They work with the buyers, the home inspectors, the appraisers, and the many others you have to deal with. In all, there can be over a dozen people you have to deal with if you choose to go it alone.
4.. Do You Know What the House You Are Buying or Selling Is Worth?
If you want your home to sell, it must be priced right for the market in order to attract the right buyers. Pricing your property right at the outset is the best way to ensure it stays on the market for a little time as possible. The last thing you want is to price your own home; you have far too much of an emotional tie to it. A real estate pro has no such attachment and knows the market. They can help you set the price of your home based on reality, not emotional attachment, ensuring you get the highest possible prices.
5. How Much Do You About What’s Going on in the Market?
Do you really know what’s going on in the real estate market? With so much information on the web, what your local prices are like, what about mortgage rates? What do you know about your local market prices? A real estate pro has their finger on the pulse of all this and more and can make your entire buying or selling experience better for you.