Having a Realtor will save you time and money. It generally takes about 4 months to sell a home. In the best situation, selling your home without a realtor by your side becomes another job. That sounds tough enough, but imagine being tossed into a field where you have no experience. Like in any other industry, it’s a recipe for being taken advantage of – the last thing you want when you are negotiating a deal.
Consider, too, the time it takes. Do you want to commit to making appointments, answering calls, and completing paperwork all while working and having a family? Trust experience and know-how. A qualified Realtor understands the details of the business that baffle many. When they are good at their job, you have an advocate and a friend.
Chances are, buyers have an agent, and you’ll be paying their commission, which means you’ll be paying for their expertise and representation without getting any benefit for yourself. Buying and selling a home is potentially the largest financial and emotional transaction in which many of us will engage. It requires dozens of legal forms and disclosures.
Smart agents have expertise in this field and can avoid delays, plan inspections, and negotiate contingencies to get the deal done. Unfortunately, not everyone you work with to buy or sell your Tampa home is reasonable. That’s when a Realtor can help negotiate for you to prevent a bad deal or a buyer from walking away.
Realtors are savvy negotiators and are legally required to act ethically on your behalf. If you are in an agency agreement, they are required by law to be honest and work for YOU. Good Realtors will have connections with everyone you may need to buy or sell property, from mortgage brokers, attorneys, photographers, inspectors, stagers, and designers.
Everyone wants to walk away with as much money in hand as possible, but by not having a licensed agent, you are more than likely leaving with money on the table. Save your sanity and your pocketbook – call us today to schedule an appointment.