The Benefits of Using a Realtor
The Value of a Realtor
For many, buying a home is one of the largest purchases that one will make in a lifetime. It’s not only the act of purchasing a place to live in, it’s an investment. When making an investment in a home, one should take advantage of the best possible resources out there, such as hiring a Realtor.
A Realtor is that individual who not only acts as a market expert, but also a client advocate. According to the National Association of Realtors, about 88% of home buyers purchase a home by using a real estate agent or broker. In 2001, the percentage of home buyers who used a real estate agent or broker to purchase a home was just 69%. The percentage has risen by 19% within the last 15 years because of the many advantages that come with hiring a Realtor.
Realtors can provide resources such as referrals for the best financing options for clients based off their individual needs. They can also offer other resources such as referrals for reliable home service providers like contractors, interior designers, landscape architects, and others. There are many ways a buyer can locate a real estate agent that can assist them with purchasing a home. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) designation which real estate agents can obtain. This accreditation helps agents offer excellent representation to their clients. To find a buyer representative through NAR, click here.
In today’s market, many homeowners look to their Realtors to help them find a qualified buyer when selling their home. Rules and regulations in the real estate field are constantly changing and it’s a Realtors job to stay informed of any changes in regards to laws and new regulations. Both homeowners and buyers can benefit from using the expertise of a Realtor during the sales transaction. They are the nonpartisan figure in the real estate process that can see transactions objectively and advise clients using their expertise. Often times Realtors help buyers save money and assist sellers to make the most money. Realtors go through the buying and selling process daily so they can see potential issues or impending changes before they happen. As a Realtor with over 20 years experience, I am confident I can assist you in your buying and selling needs.