Seminar #3 - Why Work With A Realtor?
Realtor can be your most valued asset in the home buying process.
"But, I don't need a Realtor; can't I just look for houses
on the Internet, and when I find one that I like, I will just
call that listing agent or office!"
think about it for a second. You will be calling many listing
agents, the listing agents work for the sellers, unless you
agree to enter into a dual agency relationship. You
should choose a Realtor to represent you as a buyer’s
agent and go to work for you every day. A buyer's agent will
search for listings and provide you with a wealth of knowledge,
experience and advice.
that sounds simple! But the unfortunate thing with searching
for homes on the Internet is that most real estate websites
may not contain the latest listings. Websites such as
Realtor.com pull information from the local MLS (Multiple
Listing Service) and those listings can appear to be "available"
until they actually close. A home can show as available even
though it could be well into the contract process! Also, many
sites can be about a week behind current listings. So a new
listing could come up, but might not show on that website
until the following week.
buyers may also think "driving around looking for listing"
is the way to search for homes. A buyer would then call
the listing agent or office to inquire about the house
they are interested in. This may work, but for sale signs
remain in front of a home until the day it closes! Many
Realtors do not put up "under contract" signs,
leaving the for sale sign on the lawn without the particulars
will make the phone ring with possible potential buyers!
A Realtor can be your most valued
asset in the home buying process.
A Realtor can talk to you about exactly
what you are looking for and plug that criteria into the MLS
and search for homes. The MLS has the most up to date information.
MLS is the most powerful tool Realtors use to share listings!
Another reason to work with a Realtor is that they have the
tools, knowledge and experience to help you find a home, negotiate
a favorable terms and conditions for you, guide you through
the process and help you get to the closing table! A good
Realtor will take work with you step by step, for example
- assist you in scheduling inspections, find an attorney,
work with the seller’s agent, etc. etc
Why work with RE/MAX IN TOWN /
Joe D and Company –
RE/MAX IN TOWN, "Joe D. & Co" will provide you
with topnotch service and expertise.
you work with Joe D and Company you have a Realtor that
will go to bat for you! .
the way, as a buyer, you do not pay a commission!
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