There is no denying, we are a Do-It-Yourself society. The astronomical success of HGTV, DIY Network, and Pinterest can attest that many humans like to attempt to create something on their own. The DIY approach is fabulous when it comes to decorating and crafts, but not such a wise idea when it comes to selling a home.
Here are 3 top reasons why using a real estate professional in addition to a digital search is key:
- There’s More to Real Estate Than Finding a Home Online. It’s a lonely and complicated trek around the web if you don’t have a real estate professional to also help you through the 230 possible steps you’ll face as you navigate through a real estate transaction. That’s a pretty staggering number! Determining your price, submitting an offer, and successful negotiation are just a few of these key steps in the sequence. You’ll definitely want someone who has been there before to help you through it.
- You Need a Skilled Negotiator. In today’s market, hiring a talented negotiator could save you thousands, maybe even tens of thousands of dollars. From the original offer to the appraisal and the inspection, many of the intricate steps can get complicated and confusing. You need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.
- It Is Crucial to Make a Competitive and Compelling Offer. There is so much information out there in the news and on the Internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates. How do you know what’s specifically going on in your area? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much or offending the seller with a low-ball offer?
Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises:
“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”
Hiring a real estate professional who has his or her finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying experience an informed and educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.
Once a home is listed with a realtor, a home is exposed to their entire pool of buyers. Their training and expertise markets the home to an extensive network of realtors and buyers to get the home sold quickly and for a fair price.
Realtors at USA Real Estate and Property Management are experts at selling homes. If you are curious what your home is worth, what other homes in your neighborhood have sold for, or have questions on the selling process, give USA Realty a call at (928) 775-0400.