Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent

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They are experts in their industry

You can buy a home yourself but agents have loads of expertise. Real estate has its own language, full of acronyms and industry verbiage. A Realtor is trained to speak that language fluently.

Also, when buying or selling a home their are dozens of forms, reports, disclosures and other documents that you need deal with as well as understanding technical documents.

Realtors have the expertise to help you prepare with the knowledge to obtain a killer deal, all while avoiding delays or costly mistakes that can seriously mess up the process.

The have access to more homes for sale

Not only that, realtors have a turbocharged searching power. Consumers can find almost anything on the internet. With online real estate listing sites, you can find up-to-date home listings on your own, from the comfort of your home online and any time. But guess what? Realtors have access to even more listings. Listings you won't even find online. Sometimes properties are available but not actively advertised on the internet.

A Realtor can help you find those hidden gems. Plus, a good local Realtor is going to know the area way better than you ever could. It's pretty much mandatory that they know what's going on in the community that your searching for, which can avoid purchasing a home or property in a flaud area. What if you purchase a home and then later find out a new smelling dump is planned right down the street. An agent or broker will know this and they are obliged to inform you of such situations in the neighborhood.

Have you eye on a particular neighborhood, but it's just out of your price range? A Realtor is equipped to know the ins and outs of every neighborhood, so she can direct you toward a home in your price range that you may have overlooked.

They are better at negotiating the best deal for you

They have bullish negotiating methods. Any time you buy or sell a home, you're going to encounter negotiations, and as today's housing market heats up, those negotiations are more likely than ever to get a little heated. You may whined up with a lot of competition, cutthroat tactics, all-cash offers, as well as bidding wars. You'll most likely benefit by having an experienced and savvy professional negotiator on your side to seal the best deal for you?

And it's not just about how much money you end up spending or saving. Your Realtor will help draw up a purchase agreement which will allow enough time for inspections, contingencies, and anything else that's important.

They have a network of associates to help

Realtors might not know everything, but they make it their mission to know just about everyone who can possibly help in the process of buying or selling a home. Mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys, home inspectors, home staggers, interior designers. These are professionals that are in your Realtor's network that you can utilize when purchasing a home or property.

They adhere to a strick code of ethics

These professionals adhere to a strict code of ethics. Not every real estate agent is a Realtor, who is a licensed real estate salesperson who belongs to the National Association of Realtors®, the largest trade group in the country. The differences are that Realtors are held to a higher ethical standard than licensed agents and they must adhere to a Code of Ethics.

They're your data analyst andtherapist, all rolled into one

They are your data analyst. Realtors: wear a lot of different hats. No only are they salespeople, but they actually do a lot more to earn their commission. They're constantly driving around, checking out listings for you. They spend their own money on marketing your home (if you're selling). They're researching  to make sure you're getting the best deal. And, they work for you at nearly all hours of the day and night, whether you need more info on a home or just someone to talk to-to feel at ease with the offer you just put in. Purchasing a home is most likely the biggest financial (and possibly emotional) decision of your life, and guiding you through is one of a Realtors passion.