Why Use a Realtor
As a member of the National Association of Realtors, agents must complete additional continuing education courses, including Realtor Ethics and maintain a higher standard of practice than non Realtor agents. They are subject to discplinary actions, including fines, when found to have conducted themselves in an unethical manner. Realtors also receive up to date legal information related to real estate transactions. As a result, they offer you honest, legal and fair real estate representation.
The real estate business is constantly changing and you could be caught in some financial traps if given incorrect advice. Using a realtor protects you. They will help make your real estate transaction go as smoothly as possible.
Real Estate Advice
An experienced real estate agent is a great benefit to you in your real estate transactions. An experienced agent has seen hundreds of homes, in various conditions and prices. They know their market, what homes sell for, what increases the value of a home, when to sell, when to buy, etc. A realtor can give you an accurate evaluation of your home and recommend the best price to list your home and when would be the best time to sell.
An agent can be extremely helpful in choosing a new home and location. They can help determine the best price to offer, negotiate with the seller throught sales price, inspection issues and financing.
Real Estate Partners
An experienced agent has worked with many real estate partners, such as Title Officers, Escrow companies, inspectors, appraisers and more. The agent will have worked through many issues in past transactions with the various partners. They know what will work and who is the best person for the job. These partner connections are extremely important in your real estate transactions. It sometimes takes a good amount of work to ensure a successful closing.