Why Home Buyers benefit from using a REALTOR - Buying a home is probably the biggest single investment you’ll ever make. When purchasing a home, it’s a good idea to surround yourself with knowledgeable people within the real estate industry, including a true professional local REALTOR.
REALTORS helps a buyer determine how much home they can actually afford. Often REALTORS can suggest additional ways to accrue the down payment and explain alternative financing methods.
REALTORS have access to thousands of listings and can evaluate those listings in terms of affordability and suitability – size, style, features, location, etc. A REALTOR will not waste time showing homes that do not meet their needs.
REALTORS supply information on real estate values, taxes, utility costs, municipal services and facilities, and may be aware of proposed zoning changes that could affect a consumer’s decision to buy.
REALTORS can often suggest changes within an available home that could make it more suitable to a buyer’s needs.
REALTORS has no emotional ties to available homes therefore he/she can point out advantages and disadvantages in an objective manner.
When a REALTOR is acting as a buyer’s agent, he/she will negotiate the most favorable price and terms on behalf of the buyer.
REALTORS usually know the local money market and can tell a buyer about financing options.
REALTORS explain the closing process in advance and tell a buyer if local law requires an attorney to be present. A REALTOR can provide the buyer with a list of qualified attorneys if the buyer doesn’t have one.
REALTORS work for home buyers and sellers - Let your broker work for you. A qualified real estate professional can answer questions on price, terms, possession, etc., and maintain objectivity in resolving to buyer objections. REALTORS bring buyers and seller together to negotiate an agreement satisfactory to both parties. Before the first showing and beyond the final sale, you’ll get the know-how and service you deserve when employing the services of a REALTOR.