In most aspects of life, there is a professional we can turn to for consultation, advice, and to guide us to the best possible decision for the most successful outcome.
When selling your home, one of your most valuable assets, it’s important to consult with a professional who can guide you through the process. Without a realtor, you’ll have to learn everything they have been educated on as well as having to navigate an intense and complex process without any advice. When selling your home, a realtor has access to their database, MLS services, professional liaisons, and much more to ensure that you have a seamless process. Without one, you are left doing this on your own.
A real estate professional is trained in negotiations, legal documents, legal real estate processes, and representation of their client. It is their duty to represent you in the purchase or sale of a property, using their expertise to ensure that, as a seller, you receive the highest dollar value in the shortest period of time, and, as a buyer, you purchase your dream home at the best value in the current market. Without a realtor guiding you through this process, you could be undervaluing your home, having it on the market for an extended period of time, or purchasing a home for more than it is worth.
If there is an issue with your health, you consult a health practitioner; if you want advice on education, you consult an education professional; if you need legal advice, you consult a lawyer. So shouldn’t it be the same if you want to purchase or sell a home? Make sure you consult a realtor!