For most people, real estate transactions are one of the biggest financial investments made in their lifetime. Considering the small cost and the large risk, it would be foolish to consider a deal in real estate without the professional assistance of a full service real estate agent, or Realtor®.
But if you're still not convinced of the value of a Realtor®, here are several more reasons to use one:
- Without a Realtor®, when you’re not home:
With a full-service Realtor®, your property can be shown whenever a buyer is available and when it is okay with you to show your home.
Without a Realtor® there is no real way to qualify buyers before allowing them to come through your house. Full-service Realtors® will pre-qualify buyers before they show them homes.
Without a Realtor® you may seem eager or even desperate when following up with prospects. A full-service Realtor© can follow up on every showing.
Without a Realtor® buyers aren’t likely to give you honest feedback because they don’t want to be rude. With a full-service Realtor® most of our feedback will come from agents who will tell us what their buyers thought and how your house compares to all the other homes they’ve shown to their buyers.
Without a Realtor, lack of experience and expertise in writing and negotiating a legally binding residential contract may mean the prospective buyer can get out with no consequences. Realtors© write many contracts each month. Agents work closely with brokers and often attorneys, as well.
Without a Realtor® you may be exposed to legal liability (have you adequately disclosed everything? Could someone accuse you of discrimination under EEO guidelines? Lawsuits are not always brought for legitimate causes. A full-service Realtor® has experience and the availability of corporate counsel to help you sleep easier.
Without a Realtor®, your family’s safety and security of your home and possessions could be at risk. With a full-service Realtor®, no buyer will ever be in your home without an agent. Our lockbox registers the time, date, and agent’s name and company when they access your home. Lockboxes can be on timed access so there can be no late entry at night.
Without a Realtor® relocating buyers, perhaps the best buyers, would rarely see your home. With a full-service Realtor® your home is listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) database and other Realtors©, including those working with motivated buyers from out-of-town, will have access to information about your property.
- Your property can’t be shown and
- People can’t get information