Christi & Taylor first met their Realtor® when they viewed a home she had listed. They loved the home, but Christi & Taylor soon found out they couldn’t afford that particular home. As first-time homebuyers, they had a lot to learn! “Our Realtor® gathered our information, quickly assessed our financials and helped us identify our ideal buying power. She then showed us homes within a price range we could afford, but ones that still met our wants and needs. Using her knowledge and experience and working through her network of experts, we are now sitting on an accepted offer for our first home!”
Through every step of the process, Christi & Taylor have relied on the knowledge and expertise their Realtor® provided. From inspections, to title insurance, to renegotiating minor repairs and dealing with mortgage conditions, Christi & Taylor are glad they hired a Realtor® to faciliate their home purchase.
WHY USE A REALTOR®
Once you read through the real benefits of hiring an agent, you’ll see they’re worth every single penny.
Want to check the MLS for a 4B/2B with an EIK or W/D? Real Estate has its own language, full of acronyms and other jargon, and your Realtor® is trained to speak fluently. Plus, buying & selling usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures & other techincal documents. Realtors® have the expertise to help you prepare a killer deal, while avoiding delays or costly mistakes.
Any time you buy or sell, you’re going to encounter negotiations, and in a hot market, negotiations are likely to get heated. You can expect lots of competition, cutthroat tactics & bidding wars, making a Realtor® advocate a huge asset. And it’s not just about the bottom line, a Realtor® will draw up a contract that allows for inspections, contingencies & anything else crucial to your needs.
The internet is awesome. You can find almost anything! But guess what? Realtors® have access to even MORE online real estate listings than any other site. A Realtor® will find those hidden gems, plus, they know the search area better than you could. Your Realtor® is equipped to know the ins and outs of every neighborhood, and direct you toward the right home for you.
Realtors® might not know everything, but they make it their mission to know just about everyone who can possibly help in the process of buying or seeing a home. Mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys & title companies, home inspectors, home stagers – the list goes on and on. Realtors® have vital connections that make up a successful home sell or purchase and they’re all withing your Realtors® network.
Not every licensed real estate agents is a Realtor®, who not only holds a license to sell real estate, but who belongs to the National Association of Realtors®. Is there a difference? YES! A big one. Realtors® are held to a higher ethical standard than licensed agents, and must adhere to the Code of Ethics. The Realtor® Code of Ethics is designed to help professionals conduct business honestly & with integrity.
Realtors® wear different hats. Sure, they’re salespeople, but they actually do a whole lot to earn their commission. They’re your trusted advisor, sage parent, data analyst and occasionally, therapist. Realtors® work nearly all hours of the day (& night) to get the job done and help their clients feel at ease. This is a big financial decision in your life – a responsibility that Realtors® don’t take lightly.
HIRE A REALTOR®
As with most important things in life, you wouldn’t try to handle a legal situation without an attorney, build your own house or take on the IRS with a challenging tax matter. Buying or selling a home is no different. Hire a REALTOR® when it comes to handling the single largest transaction you’ll likely make in your life.
WHY RISK IT?
Work with a REAL Professional. Have a REAL Experience. Hire a REALTOR®.
The Cache Valley Assoc. of REALTORS® is an organization established to maximize the success of its members. It is a professional organization requiring ethical standards of practice and encouraging cooperation between members.
Not all licensed real estate agents and brokers are REALTORS®. Those who are have the additional resources and support provided by their association, including a strict Code of Ethics to help assure fair and professional treatment for all.
CHOOSE A REALTOR®
Owning a home may be the American Dream, but the process can be complex. You can ensure a smoother transaction through the help of a REALTOR®. CLICK HERE for some tips to help you find the REALTOR® best suited to serve you.