KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!
It's really that simple. Would you like to make an informed decision, or act blindly and hope for the best? Mistakes in the real estate are usually costly.
Yes, you can "find" a property all by yourself - with so much information readily available online, it's easy.
It's not the "finding" part you need me for, though.
What you actually need me for is:
I can and I will provide you with wealth of information - from market research and comparative analysis (so you don't end up overpaying for the house), to detailed info about the house itself - for example, how many owners this house has had so far, how many times it was sold in the past, and a whole lot of other - often cruical - information buyer don’t usually have access to. Data such as the average per square foot cost of similar homes, median and average sales prices, average days on market, and ratios of list-to-sold prices, among other criteria, will have a huge bearing on what you ultimately decide to do.
2. Education & Experience
Isn’t it logical for the most expensive purchase in your life to have a professional representing you? I possess the knowledge and experience needed to successfully guide you through the whole process of buying a home.
The best part - it's FREE for you!
3. Realtors are Buffers
As a Realtor, I'll take the spam out of your property search. I'll browse through the many properties out there, saving you valuable time and energy, and I'll show you homes that fit your budget, requirements and expectations. I'll save you lots of bitter disappointments, and in most cases - thousands of dollars.
Even if you are buying from a private seller (AND ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE BUYING FROM A PRIVATE SELLER), you'll need my help. In my experience, private sellers always overprice their home, and tend to omit important information regarding the condition of the home, or stigmas related to it.
4. Neighbourhood Knowledge
I can provide you with priceless market information, which will govern your buying process. Many factors will determine your choice and how you will proceed. I can provide you with facts and valuable info about your chosen neighbourhood. I will warn you if there are any potential ecological or other known problems in the area.
5. Price Guidance
Contrary to what some people believe, Realtors do not select prices for sellers or buyers. However, I will help you to make the right, informed choice, based on market supply, demand and conditions, and I will advise you on a negotiation strategy.
6. Professional Networking
I network with other professionals, many of whom provide services that you will need in the process – mortgage professionals, home inspectors, contractors, movers, etc). I will only recommend professionals who have a reputation for efficiency, competency and competitive pricing.
7. Negotiation Skills
I bring to the table excellent negotiating skils, and I am adept at finding solutions to various problems. I’ll negotiate on more than price. Terms, conditions and inclusions can and will be negotiated on your behalf, having your best interest in mind.
8. Handling Volumes of Paperwork and coordinate activities
I will take care of all neccessary documents related to the purchase and I will handle various matters concerning any conditions, home inspections or complications. I will be in constant contact with your mortgage agent and your lawyer, to ensure smooth closing.
9. Answer Questions After Closing
Even the smoothest transactions that close without complications (and in my experience the closings are not always smooth and uncomplicated) can come back to haunt. Many questions can pop up that were overlooked in the excitement of closing. I always stand by ready to assist.
10. Develop Relationships for Future Business
I understand and acknowledge that the basis for my success and continued career in real estate is REFERRALS. This gives me strong incentives to make certain my clients are happy and satisfied. It also means that I will be there for you when you need me again.
It's not surprising that the majority of the homebuyers hire a Realtor.
From finding a home and matching you with adequate financing, to negotiating the contract and closing the deal, my numerous duties and responsibilities reflect the ever-changing nature of home buying.
Ultimately, you can expect me as your representative to guide and assist you through your home-buying adventure. I will help you avoid potential pitfalls, and in the end, I will help you find the perfect home for you.