Why It’s Important To Work With A Realtor

When purchasing or selling a property, it is always a good idea to work with a professional, especially when it comes to the largest financial asset you own.

Realtors can do everything from getting you the best price, showing you the most amount of homes, educating you on the marketing and informing you on important information regarding the contracts.

So why should you work with a realtor?

They will get you the best price

Whether you are buying or selling a home, a realtor will likely get you the best price.

When selling a home, a realtor will do a comparative market analysis, so you will know the top market value of your home and not sell for less than what it is worth.

They will also be able to inform you on what upgrades need to be done and where to put your money in terms of renovations and repairs.

They will help you in staging the property, have the property professionally photographed, marketed and ready to be put up for sale. This will in turn get you the most amount of buyers which will get you the highest offer.

If you are purchasing a property, a realtor will be able to look at what has sold in the area, factor in any differences and come to the market value of the property you are looking at. They will also be able to go over a home inspection with you so you will know if there are any major repairs that need to be done or any deficiencies with the property. This all will make sure you do not overpay for a home because you didn’t know what to look for.

They know of more properties

If you are looking to purchase a home, realtors may have access to more properties than you do.

They themselves or someone in their brokerage may have access to exclusive listings that are not on the market. They may also have access to properties that are about to go up for sale, so you might get access to first viewings.

They will also be able to show you different areas and types of homes from resale to new build, detached to condominiums so you can explore all options.

In turn, you will have access to more properties than you would doing the search alone.

They can negotiate for you

When it comes to negotiation, a realtor will have more leeway. They likely have negotiated many times on getting the best price for a property in the past, so will have strong negotiating skills that will work to your benefit.

They will also have access to past sales in the area which will aid in their negotiation on your offer. And negotiating yourself, with no past experience and no comparable sales will not likely get you the price you want.

They are knowledgeable

There is a lot to know about the real estate market, from clauses to closing to taxes and lawyers and everything in between. If you do not have a qualified professional with you, you might make mistakes that could cost you a substantial amount of money in the long run.

Conclusion

Using a realtor is not an added service when it comes to purchasing real estate, it should be a mandatory one.

When buying or selling you will want to get the best price, getting either top dollar for the home you are selling or the best price on the one you are buying.

From everything to home inspections to getting the keys, a realtor will be there to answer all of your questions and make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

About the Author

I am the lead real estate agent and founder of the Aviator Properties Team within the premier global brokerage, Coldwell Banker Realty. I'm a Boston, Brookline, and Newton resident since relocating from Washington, DC in 2002 to earn my MBA at Babson College in Wellesley. While Metro West is my home base, my Massachusetts real estate adventures take me from the Berkshires to the Cape and everywhere between to find the extraordinary properties that my clients call home.

My real estate expertise is buoyed by previous experiences ranging from CEO of a venture-backed startup to a decade long stint in TV production. I've been a buyer and seller of residential and commercial real estate, and have founded and operated successful multi-million dollar businesses spanning the industries of e-commerce, consumer products, toys, electronics, and content creation.

Always striving for service excellence, my clients find me overly organized, highly communicative, thoroughly detail-oriented, a creative problem solver, analytically driven, and thoughtful win-win negotiator. My entrepreneurial approach draws upon a cross-sectional toolkit of finance, development, management, sales, marketing, and negotiation skills to deliver reliably favorable results.

A dedicated husband and father of two kids (and two cats), my hobbies range from RC car and drone racing to the pursuit of live music and world travel, and poking holes in the clouds as a private pilot. I am "always-on" and ready to be your secret weapon in your home buying or selling mission. I prize my clients and look forward to sharing my passion for winning at real estate with you!

Real Estate Accreditations: Massachusetts Association of REALTORS®, Accredited Buyers Representative, Luxury Property Specialist, Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist