Having your own Realtor. What's the big deal? Most people don’t think much about it, but “representation” has some major benefits,
A good Realtor will make the home buying and selling process feel, for the most part, easy. Some people don’t know how well a Realtor represents them because it’s all being taken care of for them. I don’t talk to my clients about everything I do behind the scenes because, frankly, it’s a bit boring. I do a lot of researching, coordinating, communicating, and planning. The point is, it’s not about me. It’s about my clients. 100%.
Here are the four major benefits to having your own Realtor:
- Your agent will advocate for you
Being “represented” by a realtor means that you have an advocate. We ask questions and get to know you so that we understand how to best help you, support you and promote your wants and wishes. Your goals can get clouded by the emotion of the negotiation process. We are there to support your choices and remind you of what was important to you.
- Your agent will protect you
Being “represented” means that your interests are being protected. If you tell your realtor that you want a house within a certain price range, they’ll make sure to keep you grounded if you start to venture off looking at higher priced homes. They will also remind you of your main home search criteria points if you start to get distracted by less practical homes. In the midst of negotiations, we will protect your information and only communicate details to other parties as you direct them. We will step in anytime there is a problem and resolve it as you advise, protecting you from direct conflict.
- Your agent will share insider knowledge
Being “represented” means that you are getting the benefit of insider knowledge. If you have already bought and sold a home before, then you probably learned a lot about the real estate process. Imagine doing that over 30 times every year and the knowledge you would gain! Our knowledge of the local real estate statistics, transaction processes and contract preparation are our most valuable assets to you. Ask as many questions as possible and utilize this resource as much as you can. I can help you put together a fair offer, analyse current market statistics and discuss what it means to you, negotiate specific details in the transaction. Insider knowledge is one of the greatest benefits to hiring a good realtor.
- Your agent knows how to negotiate
Purchasing a home is exciting! When you are negotiating an agreement of purchase and sale, however, the most easy-going clients can become stressed and emotional. Eyes light up when they’ve found “THE ONE”, and within minutes they have already thought about dinner parties and where to put the christmas tree. I have seen it time and time again and it’s extremely exciting! Then they have to decide on making that offer and the thought of losing that home is emotional. Imagine having to deliver your wants and needs to the other party. Remember that they are feeling stress and emotions as well. Having someone “represent” you means that you have your own personal spokesperson, someone who is there to get you the best outcome.
A good realtor will advise you how to make a good offer. They will prepare you for the different scenarios that may come up. More importantly, they will package and deliver your requests in such a way that it will yield the highest likelihood of being accepted. It is a delicate balance.
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