Use a Realtor®?
Whether you're buying
or selling a home, your Realtor® can help make your
real estate transaction a successful one. They are with
you every step of the way throughout the transaction from
start to finish.
BUYING a home, a Realtor®...
- Has the most information
in one place about what is on the market,including homes
listed by other Realtors®. You won't waste time looking
at unsuitable homes.
- Helps you determine
how much home you can afford, how you can acquire the
down payment and what financing options may be open to
- Can help you find
the home best suited to your needs- size, style, features,
location, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping,
- Can supply information
on real estate values, taxes, utility costs, municipal
services and facilities.
- Can suggest simple
changes that could make a prospective home more suitable
for you and improve its utility and value.
- Has no emotional
ties to a home, can be objective about it and can point
out its advantages and disadvantages.
as an agent between you and the seller to present offers
and counter-offers until an agreement is reached.
bound by a Code of Ethics and pledges to protect and
promote the interest of the buyer by providing fair
treatment for all parties involved in the transaction.
When SELLING a home, a Realtor®...
- Is bound by a Code
of Ethics and pledges to protect and promote the interests
of the seller by providing fair treatment for all parties
involved in the transaction.
- Is knowledgeable
of the market and gives you the quickest exposure to the
maximum number of buyers.
- Qualifies prospects
as to their affordable price range and housing needs.
- Knows current real
estate values and can help you set a realistic, competitive
price. This skilled professional knows how to merchandise
your home effectively.
- Is familiar with
the local home-loan market and can help you determine
whether seller-assisted financing may expedite your sale.
- Can figure the net
proceeds from your sale, taking into account your outstanding
loan balance, closing costs and possible owner financing.
- Can tap an even larger
market through referrals and marketing techniques.
- Frees you from the
problems associated with showing our home. The Realtor®
handles phone inquiries, appointments, showings and negotiations
of the contract.
- Maintains objectivity
in presenting offers and counter-offers.
- Can familiarize you
with the closing procedures by explaining them all in
Shouldn't you be using a Realtor®?