With the increased amount of information available online, some expect Realtors to become a thing of the past…like lamplighters or bowling alley pinsetters. However, last year 87% of buyers elected to use a Realtor and sellers used Realtors 89% of the time. That is unprecedented. Why are more people than ever enlisting the service of a Realtor? There are three specific reasons.
Recruiting a Realtor makes your life easier. They do this through their extensive knowledge of the market and of the home buying process. A Realtor can provide market analysis and marketing content, schedule specific showings and open houses, network with buyers and sellers, as well as connect with other professionals from loan officers to carpet cleaners. With today’s busy lifestyle, people don’t have time to work, run errands, take the kids to soccer practice and then facilitate a real estate transaction. Hiring a Realtor allows you to focus on the things that you do best AND that matter the most to you.
Anyone who has bought or sold a home knows the amount of documentation involved in a real estate transaction is extensive. The paperwork can seem a bit excessive and even redundant, but it is there for your protection. To be sure, you can cut out the Realtor and avoid many of the forms, but you run the risk of opening yourself up to a potential lawsuit. The reason those disclosures exist is that people have been taken advantage of in the past by unscrupulous buyers and sellers. Don’t let that happen to you! The cost of using a Realtor is minimal when compared to the cost of going to court.
The convenience and safety a Realtor brings to the table can be expressed in one word – value. There is VALUE in a home selling quickly and for top dollar. There is VALUE in a safely executed real estate transaction. There is VALUE spending time with your family on the weekend while your home is shown. If convenience, safety, and value are important to you, call a Realtor.
John Jennings, III is a licensed Realtor® who works for Mid State Realty in Coalinga, CA. For more articles like this one go to johnjenningsrealtor.com. John can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and (559) 970-4312.