You wouldn’t run in heels, would you? Or work out in a suit? Or certainly not leave your house without your fully charged device with the perfect playlist, would you?
These would all be ridiculous choices… just like trying to buy or sell a house without a professional real estate agent. Don’t get me wrong; I think that “can do” attitude is great (especially when it comes to running hills)! But when it comes to the world of real estate, do you really want to “try and see” if you can get the best offer in the shortest amount of time? If you were at all wondering, the answer is NO! Let me tell you just a few amazing things your real estate agent will do for you:
There is a lot of paperwork! And paying attention to the details is key. One omission or slight mistake could have you losing out on your dream home or losing your escrow money, to name a couple.
We have access to the MLS (aka Multiple Listing Service). And… it’s the most up-to-date database of all homes for sale. Want to see comparable sales in a neighborhood? We can do that. Looking for a particular style of house, with a view, master on the first floor AND built in the last 5 years? If it’s out there, we will find it and set up a time for you to tour the house. Just sit back and let us take care of the details.
Marketing is our middle name. You can’t sell your house/condo/land etc. if no one knows about it. It needs to be advertised! Professional photos will showcase your home and they will be seen far and wide.
Guidance, guidance and more guidance. There are contracts, escrow accounts, inspections, title searches, home appraisals – to name a few. It can seem overwhelming, but when we take you through step by step, you’ll wonder why you were stressing in the first place.
So put on your proper running shoes and find yourself a good real estate agent who will run the extra mile for you!