August 28, 2017 | Barb Huntley
While there are certainly people who are qualified to sell and buy their own homes, the process isn’t as simple as many people assume. When you get into a difficult situation, you will be thankful to have a professional on your side.

Contracts and Negotiations
Finding the right home is the fun part, but now the real work begins. When today’s contracts can be over 50 pages long, this is when you will be thankful you have a Realtor® to navigate through all those pages. Realtors® will decipher the contract, know what conditions should be used and come up with an offer that is best for your situation. When it comes to negations, it’s good to have your Realtor® there as an objective voice to a very subjective situation.

You already have a full time job so let the Realtor® do theirs. Finding a home, going through the contracts and offers can turn into a full time job. If you don’t have the time and energy to do that yourself, you may find yourself rushing through negations and settling just because you want the process over with. This is where your Realtor® steps in. They will will act as a liaison between buyers and sellers. They will have access to properties listed by other agents. They will spend their time learning about what type of home fits your needs and schedule tours of potential prospects.

Real Estate Regulations Are Tricky
Laws are changing every year and vary from state to state in the real estate world. Buying or selling home isn’t as simple as your everyday purchases. Having a trusted Realtor® will make the purchase and/or sales process easier because they are immersed in real estate, and they must stay current with all the updates in regulations, laws, contracts and practices.

Their Wage Depends On Your Happiness 
Making their clients happy is the number one goal of a Realtor®. Most of their business comes from referrals and repeat business, therefore customer satisfaction is a priority. This means doing what’s best for their clients. A Realtor® is invested in your happiness.


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