Oh, dear home buyer (or seller!)
I know that you can do it on your own. But you really, really shouldn't. After all, this is the biggest financial decision of your entire life, and you need a Realtor®. Here's Why!
Realtors are Professionals
Realtors have the expertise to help you prepare a killer deal—while avoiding delays or costly mistakes that can be made when completing dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents.
A Realtor can help you find those hidden gems!
Sure you could scavenge the internet for hours on your own but Realtors have access to properties that are not actively advertised. Have your eye on a particular neighborhood, but it's just over of your price range? Your 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.
Competition, cutthroat tactics, all-cash offers, and bidding wars, Oh my!
Don't you want a savvy and professional negotiator on your side to seal the best deal for you?
Realtors know just about everyone! (or strive to)
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, home inspectors, contractors, home stagers, interior designers—the list goes on—and they're all in your Realtor's network. Use them.
Realtors are working 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 in order to feel at ease with the offer you just put in. They're constantly driving around, checking out listings for you or marketing your home (if you're selling), and of course: researching comps to make sure you're getting the best deal. Realtors actually do a whole heck of a lot to earn their commission.