Reasons to Use a Realtor When Buying a Home | Real Estate One

Why Use a Realtor When Buying a Home | Matthew Dejanovich, Realtor

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll likely make in your life. Using a realtor puts someone in your corner throughout the process to ensure you get the home you want at a price you can afford. Their expertise and professional connections not only make searching for the perfect home more effective, their extensive experience also helps ensure the entire transaction goes smoothly through negotiations, signing a contract and the all-important closing.

Take Advantage of Local Expertise

Using a realtor means you get first-hand knowledge about the real estate market in your area. They can tell you what you can expect to pay for the type of home you’re seeking, whether you’re likely be competing against other offers and what it will take to be the top bidder on the property you desire. Your realtor can counsel you on these and other topics because they know the local market intimately.

Get Private Access to Homes

When you're not using a realtor, gaining access to a home for a private viewing is more difficult. Sellers allow buyers’ agents to have the code to their lock boxes to show their homes at times convenient for potential buyers.

However, they’re not going to allow any stranger free access to their home. This could require you to view homes during open houses alongside other buyers, which means more competition or scheduling appointment when the sellers’ agents are available, which could make it harder for you to find convenient times for one-on-one viewings.

When you tour a home with your realtor, you not only get private access, you also have an advocate whose primary duty is to look out for your best interests and keep your emotions in check.

Help Where You Need It

Using a realtor provides you with an experienced negotiator who works to get you the best deal possible. Your realtor also completes all the required paperwork for you. This includes a comparative market analysis to ensure the home you’re buying is priced at fair market value and a purchase agreement that includes all the contingencies you need to ensure you can get out of the deal, if all your requirements aren’t met. Your realtor writes your offer to include the best possible terms, while also ensuring your offer is accepted. Then, they help you through closing, so you get the keys to your new home sooner and with less stress.

Using a realtor is important in a multitude of ways and finding a good realtor is just as important. Ultimately, you want an experienced agent who is knowledgeable, will work hard to match you with the perfect home quickly and is capable of taking care of all the tough negotiations and paperwork requirements for you.


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