Over the years the process of buying and selling a home has become complicated. However, the evolution of the process has become more beneficial for both the buyer and the seller. There is a lot of protection offered today for both buyers and sellers through the legal, financing and regulatory processes. Your realtor has the skills and expertise to guide you through the entire process with ease, despite the long process. Your realtor handles a heavy load of responsibilities beyond the home-showing phase to make sure that you have a successful transaction and this is what makes having a realtor so invaluable. There are seven main roles your agent takes on
1.Educates you about your market
Your realtor makes sure you understand everything you need and want to know about the real estate process and current market.
2. Analyzes your wants and needs
Your realtor needs to understand and visualize the home you are looking for. When it comes time to research and find homes, it is important that he/she has a clear understanding of what it is you are looking for.
3.Guides you to homes that fit your criteria
Your realtor researches neighborhoods and properties that fit your wants/needs.
4. Coordinates the work of other needed professionals
There are at least 37 people involved in a real estate transaction and your agent is responsible for managing all of them so you do not have to.
5. Negotiates on your behalf
Negotiations starts the moment you make an offer on a home and doesn’t stop until everything is settled. Your realtor pushes hard for the best deal for you.
6. Checks and double-checks paperwork and deadlines
This is a crucial step due to the complexity of a transaction. Your realtor is able to help avoid and solve any legal issues that may arise.
7.Solves any problems that arise
Your realtor is the expert in the transaction. It is very likely that they have experience solving any problem that may arise. Trust is key.
Keller, G., Jenks, D., & Papasan, J. (2008). Your first home: The proven path to home ownership. Austin, TX: Relleck Publishing Partners, Ltd.
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