It’s a slow Sunday morning. You’ve just brewed your morning coffee and popped open your laptop to check out the latest home listings before you hit the road for a day of open houses.
You’re tackling real estate on your own, and you think you’re doing pretty well—after all, any info you might need is at your fingertips online, right? That and your own sterling judgment. And of course, there are home buyers and sellers that can do it on their own. But you really, really shouldn’t. This is likely the biggest financial decision of your entire life, and you need a Realtor® if you want to do it right. Here are some great reasons why.
- First up is incredible searching power. It’s a slow Sunday morning. A Realtor will have access to some form of MLS or Multiple Listing Service. This is a supercharged up to the split second search engine for anything home and property related that only they can access. And maybe you think your online skills are high… Not like a good Realtor 🙂 Realtors have so many different ways to attack home searches from tax records to school zones, crime rates, average income, whether or not there’s an HOA and if it’s affordable, or if you’re looking at a home in the wrong neighborhood and you don’t see it.
- Realtors LOVE to negotiate. We take it upon ourselves to do whatever possible within the law as well as our code of ethics to get our clients what they want. Period. There’s something about fighting hard for your client and getting them not only what they want, but what they need. To play devil’s advocate, the world is full of great hagglers and barterers, but none of them can help you make well informed, pinpoint accurate decisions on the purchase or sale of a home like a Realtor.
- Realtor/Therapist/Best Fixer Ever! Realtors very often wear several hats, and boy can they swap them out quickly. Simply put, we’re there to answer the phone when any part of the process is confusing, frustrating or outright nightmarish. A great Realtor is a quick on their feet, ready to get it done professional who can find that one piece of paperwork the assessor lost, sweet talk your inspectors into doing work and waiting get paid at close of escrow, or driving to another state to talk a vicious elderly woman into signing a slip she was required to sign years ago, before you ever had your current client, yet the $200 she seems to be stuck on your client owing her is getting in the way… True story, but I digress. Realtors do the difficult, frustrating sometimes unbearable work. And in Nevada, if that Realtor represents you as a buyer, you don’t owe them any commission. (Sorry sellers, you’re stuck with paying all commissions during a sale) But make sure you discuss the possibility of a Brokerage Fee with your Realtor. Many brokers charge between $95-$1,000 to handle, store, insure and take legal responsibility for your property file.
Bottom line, call a Realtor. Even if you don’t put as much on your profit, you’ll save a ton in sleepless nights and insanely confusing contracts.
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