We live in the information age. Virtually every bit of information is available to us, at our fingertips, at a moment’s notice. Even the process of buying or selling a home has gone digital. When dealing with what is likely the greatest financial decision of your life, don’t leave it to an app. You should always work with a licensed real estate agent, and here’s why.
Really, when it comes to everything buying and selling, we’re experts. Real Estate has its own language and if you’re feeling bogged down by dozens of acronyms, take comfort in the fact that we’ve studied for years to speak this second language. We know what to look for to score you the best deal possible, without missing a beat when the paperwork stacks up.
We know where to look.
Real estate websites are a dime-a-dozen, so you may feel that by being able to search Zillow and Redfin and Trulia that you’ve seen everything there is to see. Nope. Realtors have access to listing websites that you don’t even know exist as well as internal statistic about specific neighborhoods, cities, and houses.
We’ll fight for you.
Regardless of whether or not the market favors the seller or the buyer, you WILL come upon negotiations. Even the most confident person can be shaken by selling tactics– but not a realtor. You want a savvy professional navigating the murky waters of negotiations. This goes beyond dollars and cents, too. When paperwork is overwhelming, a realtor will draw up forms that allow appropriate times for inspections, contingencies, and things you might never even think of.
We’re well connected.
We don’t pick a home inspector or mortgage lender from a random google search- we use people we know, people we have worked with before, people we trust. And we pass those contacts onto you, the buyer. Utilize the fact that we know everyone and have your best interests at heart.
Thinking of going it alone? Don’t! Work with a licensed real estate agent to buy or sell your home. You won’t regret it!