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Tips for using a REALTORĀ®

Posted by Kirby Cox on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 8:56pm.

Everyone knows that buying or selling a house is a big deal. It is most likely the most expensive purchase you will ever make, so you want to make sure it’s done right. Whether it is a condo, a townhouse or a single-family home, there are always hoops to jump through and tricks of the trade that will help make the process easier. This is where a REALTOR comes in. This professional knows the market well, understands the process of buying/selling and knows how to do it efficiently. Here are some of the top reasons you should use a REALTOR® to assist you in buying or selling a home.

Excess of Resources

A real estate agent is generally associated with a large realty company with countless resources and other professionals able to provide you with assistance. This can mean quickening the process, ensuring that things are done correctly and finding homes available on the market that are not actively being advertised.

Expert Advertising

Realtors are in the business of buying and selling homes efficiently – no surprise there. Because this is their full-time job, they understand exactly how to advertise it, when to post it and where it should be seen. Timing is key, and a REALTOR® will aim to post your home or make an offer on another, at the correct time to ensure that you are getting the best value for your money.

Skillful Negotiation

Now, this part of the process can be tricky, but it is essential to the sale. You want to know what is included in the price of the house regardless of which side of the sale you are on. Typical negotiated topics, such as move-in date, price, financing and house fixtures, can increase and decrease in value depending on how the negotiations proceed. Therefore, hiring a professional for this stage will allow the realtor to fairly assess the situation and proceed knowledgeably. 

Close Confidently

The closing of a sale, whether your house is coming or going, is crucial. The paperwork that needs to be completed, the money exchanging hands and the timing of it all can be extensive and complicated, to say the least. Therefore, having a real estate company who knows what they are doing handle it all can be a huge time-saver and stress-reliever during this transition period for you and your family.

If you’re still not sold on using a REALTOR® to buy or sell your Calgary home, just think of it this way. You wouldn’t go buy a $400,000 car on your own or spend $350,000 on a yacht without proper advice. Buying and selling a home is no different, except maybe more practical. Yes, people do it every day but with the help of professionals, the process is much easier to understand. Consider using Kirby Cox & Associates to assist you with your next Calgary home transaction. 

Kirby Cox

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