Why work with a Realtor®
That is a question that gets asked often, along with the “it’s easy anyone can do it”. The truth of the matter is that anyone can do it, just not well. Like any profession there are good and bad, and this applies to realtors as well, so choosing to work with a realtor® makes sense, and here is why.
Market Assessment! Realtors know the market, they will give you a comprehensive Market Assessment which will show you what Fair Market Value for your home is. Their ability to assess what relative properties have been listed and sold for is an asset when negotiations start for both buying and selling. They take the negotiations out of your hands and can clearly negotiate with the facts and numbers to back up the offer that you put forward. Realtors are less invested emotionally in the property and can step back and see things with a clearer head. They have been through the negotiation process time and time again
Lawyers! When buying or selling your home there is always a trip to the Lawyers office. A good Realtor® ensures you are prepared when it’s time to see the lawyers. You don’t have to call and make an appointment because we collect that information from you and have your lawyer call you when it’s time to sign paperwork. We make sure you have your up to date Real Property Report so there is NO money being held back by the lawyers office because you might have forgot.
Title! When buying or selling a house a good Realtor® will always pull title. By doing this we can see that the house isn’t in for closure, find out if Dower applies and see if there are any restricted covenants etc.
Paperwork! The amount of paperwork that needs to be completed when a real estate transaction is made is daunting. From the contract to amendments, condition waivers, title, real property reports, condo docs and on and on. Your realtor® will be responsible for all of this, they will ensure your paperwork is correct and the sensitive timelines are met to keep the contract from expiring.
Realtors also filter out all the garbage that comes through, they handle the appointments, the no shows, the last minute calls, the low ball offers etc. and let’s not forget the tire kickers so Selling or buying a property doesn’t become your full time job.
Realtors have existing networks of clients. They have the ability to tap this network to bring buyers to you and/or bring properties to you that are about to hit the market that you would be interested in.
Reagan Yablonski is a licensed Realtor® with RE/MAX First in Calgary, Alberta. You can get more information about the services she offers by visiting www.reaganyablonski.com, or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/reaganyablonskirealty
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