Today's Top 5: Why to Hire a REALTOR® When Buying or Selling

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.  Yes, you can sell your house or buy your next home without hiring a REALTOR®...but should you?  Here is Today's Top 5 reasons why hiring a REALTOR® protects your best interest.  Read and decide.

PAPERWORK

The world we live in today is a very litigious one indeed.  There are lawsuits being filed at every turn.  One may be filed against YOU if you do not have all your paperwork prepared correctly.  Sure, in New York State you will ultimately have a real estate attorney representing you once you have an accepted offer in place for the sale/purchase of the home…but there is paperwork that you are responsible for long before you get to that point.  When you hire a REALTOR®, you will get the guidance you need to steer clear of liability.

EXPERIENCE

Here in New York, just to get your real estate salesperson’s license you need up to 75 hours of education and you need 22.5 hours of NYS approved education every two years to maintain that license…and that’s the minimum.  Because changes come frequently in our heavily regulated world of real estate, the best REALTORs® educate themselves constantly through various networks, organizations and trade publications.  With education as a strong base, when you add-in day-to-day experience successfully navigating clients through a minefield of seemingly infinite challenges, you stand to benefit greatly from the services a REALTOR® provides.

NEGOTIATIONS

For most folks, their house is their single greatest asset; their home is the single greatest purchase of their lives.  Plus it is where so many of your greatest memories are made.  With such incredibly strong ties both financially and emotionally, your objectivity is bound to be affected during negotiations.  How could it not be?  While you will likely build a close connection with your REALTOR® during the course of your relationship, his/her objectivity will remain intact during negotiations, remaining true to his/her fiduciary obligations to you, the client.

PRICING

Objectivity also comes into play when it comes to pricing.  Whereas you might be drawn to price your house in accordance to your financial needs or base your purchase price on what you want to spend, a REALTOR® advises on priced based on his/her opinion of market value.  Being provided with this honest and accurate assessment of property value in today’s market will help you make an informed decision based on your needs and parameters…and will save you lots of time, stress and aggravation.

UNDERSTANDING OF CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS

With real estate continuing to be a hot topic in the news, it is easy to be a victim of TMI – Too Much Information!  There’s a difference between being well-informed and overwhelmed.  Your REALTOR® will act as an interpreter and will also let you know what is relevant here on Long Island.

Bottom Line:

During the big events in your life, you are better off not going it alone.  Selling a house or buying a home is a big event.  Find a REALTOR® you trust who will guide you through from the start.

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If you have a real estate need, the professionals at Exit Realty All Pro will fullfill it for you.  Whether buying, selling, renting or even if you just have a question, consider Exit Realty All Pro your best real estate resource.

 

 

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