The holiday season is a great time to reflect on what you’re thankful for. As we approach Thanksgiving and the end of 2020, many of us are thinking about our homes and how appreciative we are to have a safe place to live. If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in the near future, you may be wondering whether or not you should use a realtor. While there are some people who choose to go the FSBO (For Sale By Owner) route, there are several reasons why having a well-known realtor in your corner can help when navigating the home buying or selling process – especially in today’s market.
Here are a few things to consider as you make your decision:
- Location, location, location – A realtor will have their finger on the pulse of the market in the area where you’re looking to buy or sell. They will know which neighborhoods are up-and-coming, what recent home sales have looked like, and they’ll be able to give you an accurate estimate of your home’s value.
- Negotiating power – One of the most important roles your realtor will play is acting as your advocate during negotiations. They will be able to help you get the best possible price – whether you’re buying or selling.
- Access to resources – A good realtor will have a Rolodex full of resources that can save you time and money during the home buying or selling process. From contractors and inspectors to loan officers and stagers, your realtor will be able to connect you with the people who can help make your transaction go as smoothly as possible.
- Objective guidance – It’s no secret that emotions can run high when buying or selling a home. A realtor can provide objective guidance and support throughout the process so that you can stay focused on your goals and avoid making decisions based on emotions alone.
Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the near future, using a realtor can be a smart decision. Realtors bring valuable experience and resources to the table that can save you time and money – not to mention help you avoid costly mistakes. If you’re ready to take the next step in your homeownership journey, reach out to one of our experienced professionals at ABC Realty today!