With so much information readily available online, we get asked all the time, “Why should we hire a real estate agent?” People wonder (and rightfully so) if they couldn’t buy or sell a home through the Internet without representation, without a real estate agent. Some do fine on their own, but many don’t. Here are some of the benefits to working with a Realtor®:
Realtors® are governed by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and must adhere to a high ethical standard. This involves providing professional and competent service with integrity and honesty to all members of the public.
Realtors® have access to and study the many factors which impact the local market such as: average price per square foot cost of similar homes, median and average sales prices, average days on market and ratios of list-to-sold prices.
Selling your home can be an emotional roller-coaster. Your Realtor® will help you feel confident and at ease throughout the process to ensure you make the best decision for you and your family.
Realtors® can provide local information on utilities, zoning, schools, and more information about a specific property. Realtors® will use that data to help you determine if the property has what you need.
Good Realtors® are not messengers simply delivering offers between Clients. They are professionals who are trained to present their Client's case in the best light and agree to hold Client information confidential from competing interests.
This is no longer the 1970s where purchasing a house involved one sheet of paper. A Realtor® will help you navigate the copious amounts of disclosures and agreements which are designed to protect you and your family from legal damages.
A Realtor® will keep you on schedule to ensure you are able to close on your home and not face easily avoidable delays.
If you’re thinking about buying and selling, and are looking for some guidance contact us today! We would love to discuss how a Realtor® will help you achieve your Real Estate Goals.
*Things Our Lawyers Require us to Say - Armstrong - Bentley & Associates is not a financial, tax, legal, insurance, or investment advisor, and this article is meant for informational purposes only.