The benefits of working with a realtor

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If you’re looking to sell your home or are interested in finding a new one, there are many benefits to working with realtors in your area. While you can certainly do your due diligence and research on your own through local MLS listings, it’s still a good idea to interview realtors who can help you find the property of your dreams.

The benefits of working with a realtor

Pricing –

When looking at a property, there are two factors, the properties listing price and then the property’s value. It’s hard for you to know the market, as well as a realtor, will which mean it can be hard for you to understand if the asking price is reasonable. Realtors will help you determine what the best offer is and what price you should accept on a home.

Repairs –

After you’ve seen a home, you need to have the home inspected before you complete the process. This inspection process can unravel underlined issues with the property that will cost you money as soon as you sign on the dotted line.

Instead, you should discuss these with your realtor, and they can help you negotiate the cost of repairs into the purchase price, or at least get a discount on the property so you have enough money to pay for them.

Off-market homes –

While it’s not as common, sometimes there are homes that become available that are not currently on the market. When this happens, many realtors know about the property, but consumers do not. This can be an advantage to you because you have a chance to view the property before anyone else – which means you can make an offer before anyone as well.

Paperwork –

Let’s face it, there’s a lot of paperwork involved when purchasing a home, and for good reason. You want to make sure everything is signed over to you from the previous owners and/or developer, so you fully own the property, it’s land, and have the taxes in your name.

If you don’t understand the full paperwork process, a realtor can help make this simple for you. The last thing you’d want is to purchase a home without completing all paperwork and realize later on that you don’t actually own the home you occupy.

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