By / 2nd May, 2017 / Property / Off

Top 6 Reasons To Use a Realtor

Shaking hands with a Realtor

There is a time and a place for DIY, but buying or selling your home is certainly not one of those!  For most, buying a home will be the biggest purchase of your lifetime.  Your realtor will save you time and money, all the while supporting you during a highly sensitive time.  The following is Premiere Suite’s top 6 reasons to use a Realor:

1) Negotiating

Negotiating skills are essential if you want the best deal.  Realtors are skilled negotiators because they are able to bring an objective voice to a very subjective situation.  They are able to remove themselves emotional aspects of the transaction, which enables them to negotiate professionally on your behalf.


2) Sourcing

Your realtor will have the inside track on properties before they even hit the market.  On top of MLS listings, they have access to every home on all market sources, including ones that may not be listed publicly.


3) Access to information

Agents have heaps of information that will come in handy when deciding on a property.  They can provide neighbourhood details such noise levels and quality of schools, home features and precautions, as well as market conditions such as how long the house has been on the market, square foot cost of similar homes, and other important criteria that will help guide you on your decision.


4) Understanding the fine print

Shopping for a home is the fun part, but navigating your way through complex contracts and legal arrangements can leave your head spinning. Today’s contracts are often 50 pages or more, with added riders and addendums on top of that.  Because real estate agents know the buying & selling process, they can navigate you through lengthy and confusing paperwork that goes with the transaction.


5) Emotional support

For most, property represents the biggest purchase you will ever make.  With that comes a rollercoaster of emotions that accompany the excitement and stress of the buying/selling process.  Having a concerned, yet objective 3rd party will keep you focused on the most important issues.  And when you reach that moment of buyer’s remorse, your realtor will offer professional, objective advice when you need it most!


6) Connections in the industry  

Your realtor has spent years, if not decades, building connections with industry professionals.  Utilize your realtor’s networking – they can recommend the best lawyers, mortgage brokers, bankers, inspectors, and even tradesmen for renovations.