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Do You Know Why Realtors Are Important?

Feb 10, 2008
When choosing to buy or sell a home, there are so many options that can easily confuse the buyer or seller. One of these should not be to sell privately, or to go it alone on the house hunt. If there is one choice that you should not think twice about, it's hiring a realtor.

When selling your home, a realtor can tell you what other houses in the neighborhood are being priced at, when is the best time to sell, and other activity taking place in the market, such as whether it is a buyer's market or a seller's market. A realtor can also help someone selling their home by advertising to not only the public but also to other real estate agencies. This is invaluable as the more people that are aware of the property you are selling, the better chance you have of selling it quickly.

A realtor can also be a huge help when it comes to knowing how to sell your home. A realtor will take a thorough examination of every part of the property to be sold and make suggestions that will help to sell it quickly. While you may be aware of the major repairs that are needed, a realtor will also be to make such suggestions that may not be as obvious.

Realtors are an important resource for homebuyers as well. Deciding to search for a dream home yourself will involve countless hours online and searching through newspapers to find one that you might like. Realtors will not only do a lot of this work for you but they will also have access to other forms of advertising that are not available to the general public therefore, they will be able to provide you with more options.

A realtor also brings a point of objectivity to the home-buying process. You may see a home that is in the exact location that you want and because of this, you are willing to ignore the fact that there is a mould issue that will need to be addressed. Not only will the realtor be an objective party but they will also help find professional contractors such as home inspectors to determine what issues will need to be taken care of.

And lastly, for both buyers and sellers, a realtor is essential when negotiating final sale contracts. They will work in the best interest of their clients to help with closing costs, inclusions, and of course, price.
About the Author
Paige Martin is award winning Houston realtor with Martha Turner Properties. View best practice Houston Home buying tips. Paige is a member of the Houston, Texas, and National Assoc of Realtors. Paige Martin, Martha Turner Properties.
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