10 VERY IMPORTANT REASONS
WHY YOU SHOULD HIRE A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL
HIRE A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL
Buying or selling a home is probably THE most important financial transaction you will make during your lifetime. Having a experienced professional realtor who has the expertise is the logical and smart choice. After all, who would you consult if you had a heart condition… a cardiologist of course, because you want best there is … an experienced professional with the knowledge and expertise in this field. What if your child had a serious illness, you would of course seek out the best paediatrician. It’s no different when buying or selling a home.. leave it in the capable hands of the experienced and trained professionals.
WHY HIRE A PROFESSIONAL?
Clients sometimes ask me why they need to hire a real estate agent when so much information is available on-line… Some do, it is true, but many don’t, and the ones that do often end up in bad situations because of their lack of knowledge and expertise. One tiny mistake in the wording of the contract could land you in court or cost you thousands of dollars.
Here are 10 important reasons why you should hire a professional Real Estate Agent to represent you and your interests.
1. Education and Experience
It is true in these busy times and with our busy lives, we are all looking for more of that precious commodity … time, which seems to be becoming more precious. Hiring the professionals gives us that time. If you hire a real estate professional who does, it will relieve the stress. Henry Ford once said that when you hire people who are more knowledgeable that you are, it proves you are smarter than they are.
3. Agents act as Buffers
If you are selling your home, a real estate professional can pre-qualify a buyer before showing them your home, so only qualified buyers are viewing your home. If you are buying a home, the real estate professional who is a member of the real estate board, has access to all up to date listings of homes on the MLS service and can quickly narrow down properties to show you that meet your specific requirements.
3. Knowledge of the Neighbourhood
Real Estate agents have access to a diverse data bank of knowledge pertaining to any specific neighbourhood, i.e. schools, shopping, transportation, places of worship, and other demographics. They either possess that knowledge from working in the area, or know where to find it for you.. They can identify comparable sales and provide these facts to you prior to submitting an offer to ensure you are paying fair market value, and not paying more than you should for a home.
4. Guidance with Pricing
Contrary to the beliefs of some, it is not the agent who sets pricing for sellers or buyers, it is the current market conditions that dictates pricing. An agent can, however, provide information to the Seller to use as a benchmark or guideline to assist them in selecting a price range to offer their home for sale, based on similar homes in their neighbourhood that sold recently. In addition to location, the condition of the home plays a major factor in obtaining the highest sale amount.
5. Market Conditions
Real Estate Agents have access to current market conditions which they can share with you. This will help govern your selling or buying process. It will also assist you in moving forward with the information you need to make an informed decision. Market conditions are ever-changing. Generally the market is a little quieter than normal around Christmas, or during the months of July and August. The busiest months start in late January to the of April/May. There are many factors involved to determine how you should proceed and a trained real estate professional can help guide you through this process.
6. Professional Networking
Real Estate Agents network with many other professional who can provide you with services you will need to buy or sell your home, such as a qualified, certified home inspector, a mortgage agent, or a real estate lawyer. Real Estate agents can provide you with a list of these professionals who have a reputation for efficiency, competency and competitive pricing and you can then choose which professional you want to hire.
7. Confidentiality and Negotiating Skills
Real Estate Agents negotiate well because we can remove ourselves from the emotional aspect of the transaction. We can remain objective and professional, and because we are skilled at what we do. Its part of our job. We are professionals who are trained to present our client’s case in the best possible light, while maintaining complete confidentiality from competing interests.
8. Processing Paperwork
A few years ago, real estate transactions required little paperwork, In today’s world Agreements of Purchase and Sale can often run 5, 6 or 7 pages, depending on the number of clauses or conditions. . There may also be waivers to remove conditions, and sometimes Amendments to the Agreement.
9. Identification Form
The Federal Government implemented a mandatory statute in June, 2008. Each agent to see a form of photo identification from each client. Along with the Identification form a Receipt of Fund document is completed to record when the deposit was received and in what form.
10. Education and Experience
In most scenarios, closings run very smoothly but if problems arise your Real Estate Agent is there to assist you, or point you in the right direction to get matters resolved. Sometimes questions arise after closing, and an honest, Real Estate Agent will be there for you. They will be there to answer any questions you may have..
11. Develop Relationship for Future Business
Providing a high level of service to clients gives real estate agents incentive to ensure their clients are happy and satisfied. This often leads to referrals, which is the livelihood for many agents. It also means that an agent who stays in the business will be there for you when you need one in the future.
I live and work in STREETSVILLE. Are you considering buying or selling, or know someone who is? Call me for a complimentary evaluation of your home in today’s ever -changing market. (416) 717-6331 I love referrals! firstname.lastname@example.org
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