Benefits of a REALTOR®

best-deals-in-punta-gorda-real-estateBuying or selling a home can be a stressful task for anyone, especially when it is your first home. However, it’s a process that you do not have to go through alone. This is where a REALTOR® come in and earns their weight in gold! When homebuyers and sellers work with an agent, it seems as if the entire process just runs smoother and removes stress. Your REALTOR® knows the market statistics. In 2015 it was reported that only 8% of homes were sold by owners, making that year the lowest For Sale by Owner sales recorded since 1981. The proof is definitely in the pudding. Homes listed by REALTORS® will sell for an average 18% more than if the owner sold it on their own.

If you happen to be in a sticky situation and are looking for a house while you are still in your current home, then it is even more critical to work with a REALTORS®. Not only will this person list and market your current property, but will also help you find a new home. This in turn will greatly reduce the stress of a dual transaction at your end.

REALTORS® also know more about communities and neighborhoods than anyone could possibly discover on their own, including information about active listings, previously sold homes, prices, etc. If you have an interest in new construction, your REALTOR® can help with that too. REALTORS® know the builders in the area. Having a REALTOR® who is knowledgeable in your desired neighborhood and who knows the history and the state of the market is critical and beneficial to both the buyer and the seller.

Buying or selling a home is not easy task and should not be taken lightly by any means. Find a REALTOR® that you trust and use his/hers knowledge and skills to the maximum advantage. Let that REALTOR® be your liaison. In the end, you will save time and eliminate unwanted frustration throughout the entire buying and selling process.   

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