Why Should I Hire a Licensed REALTOR/Real Estate Agent?
If you’re considering buying or selling a home in the Phoenix Metro area, a surrounding suburb or neighborhood, you may be wondering why should you hire a licensed real estate agent versus other options.
The Critical Points List
For starters, check out the Critical Points List of timelines and “things to do” which occur during a Real Estate transaction. And, remember, this list kicks in only AFTER you are in a fully executed Purchase Contract with a Buyer or Seller. You can view and download this list, if you’d like.
Don’t forget about having a licensed professional to make sure you’re not paying too much for a home you’re buying. And if you’re selling your home, you want to make sure it’s NOT for too little money!
Don’t Want to Leave Money on the Table?
I tell all of my clients: “I don’t like leaving money on the table and I’m guessing you don’t either!” I’m going to guess you won’t argue with me on that one. I’ve never, ever had one single person disagree with me on that statement and I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you’d agree with me.
Let’s also not forget about ALL the areas during a real estate transaction that are NEGOTIABLE!
Plus, buying or selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. Realtors have the expertise to help you prepare a killer deal while avoiding delays or costly mistakes that can seriously mess you up.
And don’t forget, it costs the buyer NOTHING to hire a licensed real estate agent!
Yes, Seller’s have to pay to sell, but Buyers do not.
Protecting You From Legal Timelines
Additionally, if you plan to buy a home with a mortgage but you fail to make financing one of the conditions of the sale, you’re protected. There are timelines, of course. It’s critical to be aware of these timelines and have someone watching your back.
The Importance of Getting Pre-Approved for a Home Loan
If you aren’t truly approved for the mortgage, you can lose your earnest deposit on the home. As a result, you could even be sued by the seller for failing to fulfill your end of the contract. Hiring the right Licensed Real Estate Agent will make sure this doesn’t happen to you.
An experienced real estate agent deals with the same contracts and conditions on a regular basis. We’re also familiar with which conditions should be used, when they can safely be removed and using the contract to protect you. This is true whether you’re buying or selling a home.
Whether you’re considering hiring a licensed real estate agent in buying or selling a home in Central or Downtown Phoenix, or just have some questions about anything at all in or about any one of the historic districts in Phoenix, I’d be very happy to help you! Just call or email me anytime. We also help people relocate to and from Phoenix, AZ. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A STUPID QUESTION!Let's Get Social!