Real estate will likely be one of the biggest investments you'll undertake at some point or another in your life. Buying and selling in this market can be very stressful, with plenty of competing listings to bidding wars that happen with in demand properties. Though it is possible to buy and sell on your own, here's a couple points to consider.
They have connections
Realtors have connections to a host of people that may help you along your journey to sell or buy a home. From real estate attorneys to stagers and contractors, they can put you in touch with people who can help you along every step of the way. They have knowledge about the reputations of each professional, which takes the guesswork out of your hiring process.
They have expertise
Real estate has a lot of industry jargon that can be daunting for someone without expertise to learn on the go. A seasoned realtor knows the ins and outs of the lingo and processes and can relay that information back to you with ease.
Realtors also spend the time getting to know the area you're interested in so they understand what the demand and going price for specific neighbourhoods. If you need suggestions for areas you might not have considered, a realtor can fill you in on the details.
Realtors are experts when it comes to negotiation and they try their best to get you the best deal possible. Handling paperwork is also a job they're equipped for; the paperwork that comes with buying and selling homes is extensive and complicated. You'll want someone who understands what's on the paperwork and how to avoid costly mistakes when filing it.
They act as a gateway of information
Realtors are privy to listings that aren't as widely advertised on the MLS database, so they can show you some hidden gems that you otherwise wouldn't have known about. They also field calls and arrange showings that you would have to sift through to get to serious buyers, saving you precious time.
Alternatively, if there's a handful of properties you're thinking about checking out, they can arrange showings with the listing agent for you or let you know if there any issues you should know about beforehand. Dealing with sellers in person can be stressful, so negotiating through an agent can help keep tensions down as they are an impartial third party.
If you're looking for a reliable Realtor that can help you buy or sell, contact me today to learn how I have achieved results for past clients.
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Toronto Real Estate Board - IDX Last Updated: 11/15/2018 1:14:59 PM