Even the easiest of real estate transactions take time, organization, and knowledge; one mistake can cost you dearly. For most homeowners, working with a real estate broker remains the best solution. Here are seven good reasons.
According to the US Government, the profession of a real estate broker must be regulated and he/she must undergo training and must have a license to practice to carry out real estate operations. Selling properties is not easy, and if the broker is astute and not properly trained, then he/she won’t be able to do the job properly.
Working with a real estate broker means teaming up with someone who knows how to analyze the market.
- Is your property for sale in a sellers’ or buyer’s market?
- What price can you ask for?
- What other properties can you compare it with?
The broker has the answer to these questions.
Thanks to his expert eye, a real estate broker can suggest enhancement tips to better sell your property.
- He can also put you in contact with home staging professionals. Fresh paint in the hallway can work wonders!
In a sales portfolio, there are many documents.
- In addition to the photographs and the descriptive sheet, there are technical and legal documents such as the certificate of location or records of easements, for example.
- You may be required to provide proof of non-encroachment or an inspection certificate.
Working with a real estate broker ensures that you don’t forget anything.
Of course, a broker will display the traditional “FOR SALE” sign in front of your property, a method that has been widely proven.
- He will organize a free visit and will also place classified ads in newspapers and on the Internet.
- Several studies suggest that most Americans who begin looking for a property go to the web first, which is a clear indication for companies to start promoting their businesses on the web.
It is the broker’s job to manage calls relating to your home, schedule visits, qualify potential buyers, and negotiate the transaction.
On your side, you will only have to make the house shine and leave for a few hours when there are visitors (the perfect time to go to the movies or have a good coffee). Easy, right?
Finally, working with a real estate broker means having the support of an expert until the last step, the signature of the notary or lawyer. And support, believe it, you will need it!
Now that you know how important a real estate broker is, would you like to work with one for finding the next property? Well, that is your decision to make and if you feel that a broker can help you, then you should definitely join hands with one.