Whether you are searching for your first home, looking to downsize, or are interested in moving to a different neighbourhood, buying a new home is an exciting experience. Are you unsure as to whether or not you need to work with a RealtorⓇ? There are many benefits and skills that a RealtorⓇ can bring to the table to aid you in your search for your dream property. In our opinion, here are the top five benefits of working with a RealtorⓇ:
1) Insider knowledge
A RealtorⓇ’s expert knowledge of the real estate industry, including housing market conditions and comparable prices, can be invaluable. Additionally, their intimate knowledge of the local housing market, such as the popular and up-and-coming neighbourhoods to watch out for can be extremely helpful if you aren’t sure which area you want buy in.
2) Better access
Even though most homes are listed somewhere online, not all of them are. A RealtorⓇ is familiar with the local market and may have exclusive access to homes potentially not on the market, or homes that are just about to come on the market. A RealtorⓇ also has professional software to view available homes, as well as what other homes in the area have just sold for.
3) Negotiation skills
There could be some instances during the purchasing or selling of a home that you may need to negotiate terms. For example, the home in question may require some repairs. Your RealtorⓇ will be able to help you negotiate a lower price to cover restoration or renovation, or may even be able to have the seller repair the problem as part of the agreement. Your RealtorⓇ can act as a neutral negotiator with your best interests in mind, without getting emotional.
4) Guidance and support
Searching for a home is certainly exciting, but it can also be tiring and overwhelming, especially if you have been looking for a long time. Your RealtorⓇ is there to offer you guidance and support when you may be suffering from ‘buyer fatigue’. As you build a relationship with your RealtorⓇ, they will gain a good grasp of exactly what you are looking for in a home. They will be by your side every step of the way and can help explain why certain homes may not work for your family’s needs, and why others may be a better fit.
Purchasing a home comes with a lot of paperwork! This can include the deed, written offer, transfer tax declarations, bill of sale, affidavit of title, and more. As a real estate professional, your RealtorⓇ will be able to help you complete all the required paperwork without error. As a bonus, your RealtorⓇ will keep all your paperwork on file. So if you were every to lose anything, you could retrieve the information with just a phone call!
Are you ready to start searching for a home and are looking for an experienced RealtorⓇ to guide you on your journey? Search our database of talented Royal LePage Performance Realty agents and brokers today to find your perfect match!