Do I Need A REALTOR® To Buy A Home?
Are you planning on buying a house in the near future? Having a real estate agent assist you in your search for your dream home ensures you are getting the best in the market.
It is easy to overlook the benefits of having a real estate firm on your side in your search. There is a misconception that having a real estate agent to help is an unnecessary cost. However, buying a property without an expert can mean missing out on valuable information such as pricing and the home's overall condition.
Now, I know that there's so much information about this topic, but we are going to break it down for you and show you the top 5 reasons why using a REALTOR® is the best decision you can make.
Remember that an excellent real estate agent is an asset and will not add to the confusion and complexity of purchasing a house. They are there to help you with the stress and load, not add to it.
Having an expert on your side
The first benefit to having a real estate agent is having someone on your side who knows the ins and outs of the real estate industry. The best agents are knowledgeable in all aspects of the local real estate market. They will listen to your wishlist for a home and send you listings that match your criteria. Quality agents can also give you the best deals for your budget.
Time and energy saver
The second benefit on the list, which I consider one of the most important, is that using a REALTOR® saves you time and energy. A good REALTOR® will do their best to make sure that the home buying process is as seamless as possible. Yes, you may still encounter small bumps in the road, but having an agent by your side can help make the process comfortable and more manageable.
Access to the best houses
The third benefit would be access to the best houses, both active and coming soon. When looking for a property, it helps to know all the properties that are available, and a realtor can be a great help. REALTORS® have access to the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) where they can view all properties and search the MLS using the criteria you provided.
Guide to each property's cost
The fourth benefit would be having a guide to each property's cost. Knowing whether a property is reasonably priced or not is subjective. You need to know the actual value of the property. Yes, it may look impressive, but emotions can obscure your judgment causing you to overestimate the house's value or, worse, fail to see obvious flaws. An experienced REALTOR® can quickly determine the possible value of a property by conducting a CMA.
REALTORS® also have a list of preferred vendors like home inspectors, appraisers, and lenders.
Assistance with legal documentation
And lastly, the fifth benefit is having someone to assist you with legal documentation. Purchases involving a ton of money usually mean paperwork, lots and lots of paperwork.
A good REALTOR® will ensure you go through each document without feeling rushed and overwhelmed and thoroughly explain any documents you don’t understand. Since they are experts in handling such documents, they know what is required from you and can assist you properly—unburdening you with the legal aspects of purchasing a house that can be confusing.
Considering everything, the benefits of hiring a REALTOR® outweigh the doubts about getting one. Just make sure you choose a quality and trusted REALTOR® in your area.
As always, if we can help you move in, move out, move up or move on, let us know. Anchor Real Estate is here to help!