Buying a home can be both an exciting and overwhelming experience, especially if it's your first time. Whether you've bought and sold a bunch of times or this is your first go-around we're going to be diving into some good stuff that you should come to expect from your realtor.
A good realtor is more than just a salesperson - they're your partner in finding the perfect home for you and your family. In this article, we'll be discussing seven ways that realtors ought to be helping you when you're buying a home -all upfront and no charge required.
So, let's dive in and make your home-buying experience as smooth and stress-free as possible!
1. Access to the latest listings
Realtors have access to a wide range of listings, including those that are not available to the general public. They have access to multiple listing services (MLS) that provide up-to-date information on available properties. As a buyer, this gives you an advantage as you get to see the latest listings and find the best properties that meet your specific requirements.
2. Automatic High Custom Property Searches
Spending an hour a day on realtor.ca looking for properties that work - looking through each one to see if it meets your criteria? Stop (unless you love doing that). But if you enjoy efficiency, and not missing out on new and highly suitable housing options, just do what 94% of all buyers do... have them automatically sent right to your email the minute they come on the MLS! No search required. Just view ideal properties in your inbox before they even hit realtor.ca.
3. Booking all your showings and appointments
It's a ton of work if you're not working with a buying agent to get a hold of the all the different agents who are listing all the properties you're interested in seeing. Half of them might not be available to talk the moment you call, you can't effectively arrange multiple showings in sequence and rescheduling and getting access is more complicated than you'll know. Working with a buyers agent is a simple as texting them 4 addresses you'd like to see and a window of time that works for you and boom, appointments all effectively set for a nice property tour.
4. Expert knowledge of the local real estate market
Realtors are experts in the local real estate market. They have in-depth knowledge of the neighbourhoods, housing trends, and property values in the area. They can provide you with valuable information that will help you make an informed decision about the property you want to purchase. This knowledge can help you find the best property at the right price.
5. Assistance with Strategy & Negotiations
Negotiating the price of a property can be a challenging and stressful process. Realtors have extensive experience in negotiating the best deals for their clients. They can help you to secure a better deal by negotiating the price, terms, and conditions of the sale. They have excellent communication and negotiation skills and can represent your best interests during the negotiation process.
6. Help with paperwork
The process of purchasing a property involves a lot of paperwork. A realtor can help you with the necessary paperwork, including contracts, disclosures, and other legal documents. They can ensure that everything is in order and that all the necessary documents are completed accurately and on time.
7. Assistance with finding other professionals
Realtors have an extensive network of professionals, including mortgage brokers, home inspectors, and real estate lawyers. They can help you find the right professionals to help you through the process of buying a property. This can save you time and money, as they have experience working with these professionals and can recommend those who are trustworthy and reputable.
And they're FREE!
Bonus, all the perks above come at the low cost of zero dollars. That's right, buyers don't pay a cent for their agents (most of the time). Realtors are paid by the sellers commission, so don't slog it out trying to save a buck as it doesn't work that way and it's just a royal pain that will cost you more in the end anyways.
Buying a property is a complex process that requires expertise and knowledge. A realtor can help you navigate the process and make informed decisions about the property you want to purchase. They can provide you with the latest listings, expert knowledge of the local real estate market, assistance with negotiations, help with paperwork, and assistance with finding other professionals. If you are looking to buy a property, consider working with a reputable and experienced realtor to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.