Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Why You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent


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It’s a slow Sunday morning. You’ve just brewed your Nespresso and popped open your laptop to check out the latest home listings before you hit the road for a day of open houses.

You’re DIYing this real estate thing, and you think you’re doing pretty well—after all, any info you might need is at your fingertips online, right? That and your own sterling judgment.

Oh, dear home buyer (or seller!)—we know you can do it on your own. But you really, really shouldn’t. This is likely the biggest financial decision of your entire life, and you need a Realtor® if you want to do it right. Here’s why.
  • They have loads of expertise
  • They have turbocharged searching power
  • They have bullish negotiating chops
  • They’re connected to everyone
  • They adhere to a strict code of ethics
  • They’re your sage parent/data analyst/therapist—all rolled into one

And, of course, they’re working for you at nearly all hours of the day and night—whether you need more info on a home or just someone to talk to in order to feel at ease with the offer you just put in. This is the biggest financial (and possibly emotional) decision of your life, and guiding you through it isn’t a responsibility Realtors take lightly.