What to Expect from Your REALTOR®
REALTORS® help you get the most for your home and they remove stress
and confusion from the process. Here are just some of the advantages.
Your REALTOR® becomes your home’s champion
When you sign a “Listing Agreement” with your REALTOR®,
this is their promise that they will use their skills and resources to
get you the best deal for your home.
REALTORS® know how to attract the most potential buyers
Your REALTOR® is an expert home promoter, connected to a network
of other REALTORS® and their buyers. They know how to write compelling
ads for your home and only REALTORS® can place your home on the Multiple
REALTORS® will help you increase your homes “sale-ability”
You probably have an emotional attachment to your home and therefore
can’t view it objectively. Your REALTOR® will help you present
your home in the best possible light, so buyers will fall in love with
it more easily.
Legal know-how? They know how
A mishandled document can ruin a sale, or lead to legal action. Your
REALTOR® has the experience to recognize potential hurtles early and
the resources to help you find solutions and get the process back on track
Market Knowledge - To help you get the most for
REALTORS® are masters of reading the market and recommending the
best price for your home. A REALTORS® experience literally pays!
Negotiation Skills - To keep the deal on track
REALTORS® are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.
Tempers can flare and heels can dig on. Your REALTOR®
is an expert at smoothing things out.
How to describe a REALTOR®? Stellar!
Beginning in the early spring of 2006, my wife and I decided we would
like to expand and move into a larger home, just in around the time the
Edmonton housing market exploded.
Since then we have continued to receive links for listings, etc. For
the past 18 months, our REALTOR® has been extremely loyal and dedicated
to us while we waited out the market.
She has been so extremely professional, I cannot even fully express it.
The best adjective I would use is "STELLAR".
Lyle and Jenn
Demonstrating the value of a REALTOR®
“After trying unsuccessfully to sell on our own, (our REALTOR®)
took over and showed us the value of having a competent REALTOR® working
on our behalf. The service that we received from (her and her team)
Tim and Lois
REALTOR® sells home in 2 days for $50,000 more than private sale
In the spring we started to look at new homes for our primary residence.
Once we started to make offers we realized the market place had changed
in just a few short weeks. We thought we would list our primary residence
with a REALTOR®. The market was changing so fast, we couldn't keep
up. As it turned out, it was a great decision. I believe that if we
had sold privately we would have sold for about $50,000 less, as we would
have misjudged the asking price and people would expect a deal since we
weren’t paying a commission. Instead we received a written full price
offer the first day, and ultimately got $27, 500 above asking price, in
a multiple offer situation (12 offers) and $47,500 above what we would
have sold for privately. Our house was on the market for two days.
In this market it just doesn't pay to sell privately. People will get
much more by listing with a REALTOR® and having the added exposure
of the MLS® system. Some other benefits we found from using a REALTOR® are:
- Our REALTOR® noticed evidence a property we were interested in
had been previously flooded, and advised against buying it.
- Due to rapidly rising prices, we were encouraged to buy a new home
prior to selling our existing home. Had we sold first we would have sold
for less, bought later for more, and not had the benefit of taking the
time to find the location we were happy with.
- We were encouraged to “stage” our home to get maximum price.
- Our REALTOR® did a market analysis on the properties we were interested
in purchasing which prevented us from paying too much for a property.
Tracy and Dietmar
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