18 Reasons to Work With a Realtor®

There are many benefits to using a Realtor® when trying to sell your home or a buy a new one. Many people think it is easier to sell by owner, but they do not realize how tricky things can get. Realtors® are licensed and highly knowledgeable about the real estate industry, with hands-on experience that is hard to match. Here are 18 reasons why you should work with a Realtor®.

 

  • SHOWINGS

Your Realtor® is able to prepare showing protocols and implement safety precautions for when they are giving potential buyers a tour of your home.

  • CURATE

Your Realtor® is like your event planner! They assist in curating lists of available homes and also schedules viewing appointments – both virtual and physical

  • MLS

Your home can only be listed in the MLS, as well as in numerous other listing portals and online publications, by listing with a licensed Realtor® with access to said platforms.

  • ACCESS

When it comes to moving on to the next place to call “home”, your Realtor® coordinates & provides access to homes with all of the features you want.

  • MARKETING

Included when you list with a Realtor®, either they or their firm provides a strategic plan for marketing your property. This can be through social media, video, networking and pitch sessions with other Realtors®

  • NEGOTIATE

It truly is beneficial to have someone with experience negotiating terms of sale or purchase, including repairs or concessions.

  • GUIDANCE

Nobody has market knowledge like someone who works in the industry, and Realtors® are the most skilled at giving guidance on how to accurately price your home.

  • RESEARCH

Your Realtor® can provides market research on neighborhoods, local amenities and applicable HOA or CDD governance structures.

  • CLOSINGS

Coordinating closings with a lender, title company, customer and all parties in a transaction can be overwhelming unless you are using a Realtor®.

  • PRE-QUALIFY

Your Realtor® acts as a filter by pre-qualifying prospects for safety and to protect your time and personal property.

  • RECOMMENDATIONS

Anything from property preparation to which mortgage lender or title company to use… your Realtor® will have recommendations for everything you need.

  • ANALYZE COMPS

Analyzing comparable home sales and assisting you in making an offer on your new home is something Realtors® do best.

  • OPEN HOUSES

Your Realtor® is the best person to conduct virtual and in-person open houses to get your home sold.

  • INSPECTIONS

Coordinating all the requested inspections at the property and providing access for the appraiser and others as needed can be a daunting task, one of many that come with ease when using a Realtor®.

  • CONTRACT

Contrasts and legal jargon can make your head spin. Realtors® are skilled in this area and will assist, coordinate and deliver contract to seller/buyer.

  • WALK-THROUGH

Your Realtor® accompanies the new buyer of your home to the final walk-through so you don’t have to.

  • SUPPORT

Selling a home can be extremely heavy, both mentally & physically. Your Realtor® is here to offer support before, during, and after the closing.

  • CODE OF ETHICS

Sometimes doing one thing makes the process quicker or easier, but it does not necessarily mean it is the right thing to do. Realtors® are well-versed in and adhere to a strict code of ethics.

Information courtesy of Florida Realtors®.

 

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