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Jan
25

Why You Need A Realtor When Buying A Home

When buying a home some wonder if they need a realtor or if the handle the task on their own? Just watch a real estate show on TV, research buying a home on your own, and you will find this is one of those times you don’t want to do it yourself! 

A Realtor Knows The Area Market

Buying and searching for a new home takes someone who knows what to look for and the steps to take. A realtor understands the current asking price and has the experience to negotiate for you using their knowledge of current real estate marketing trends and area values. An experienced real estate agent goes beyond understanding the marketing, they have spent years listening to what a client is looking for. This allows them to look through available homes in search of your  “dream home.”

In addition a good agent is well connected in the real estate field to real estate inspectors, mortgage companies and closing attorneys. 

Negotiating~ It Takes Skill 

Negotiating the right price in a marketing that could favor those selling their home is invaluable! A skilled negotiator can save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands. To become skilled you need experience. Every step of the way – from the initial offer to the possible renegotiation after a home inspection, to the possible cancellation of the deal based on a bad appraisal – you need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.

Understand that when an agent is negotiating their commission with you, they are negotiating their own salary; the salary that keeps a roof over their family’s head and puts food on their table. So be cautious if they are quick to take less when negotiating for themselves and their families, what makes you think they will not act the same way when negotiating for you and your family?

You Get What You Pay For

Famous sayings become famous because they are true. You get what you pay for. Just like a good accountant or a good attorney, a good agent will save you money…not cost you money.

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