Find Your Ideal Home With a REALTOR®
These days it is common practice when we’re on the hunt for something new, we turn to the Internet first. And why wouldn’t we? The power of technology brings the entire world to us at the tap of a few keys. We can easily conduct research about any type of product or service, including real estate.
But when it comes to shopping for a home, can an Internet listing truly tell us everything we need to know about it? The description may not be complete. Its documentation may not be accurate. And we won’t get a real sense of what the neighborhood has to offer. How can we truly know if a home is going to work for us, and meet our specific needs?
People’s needs and desires vary greatly. What is perfect for one, may be a disaster for another. For this reason, consumers can make better decisions about the criteria that meet their needs by utilizing the support of professionals.
Calling on the experts in the industry – in this case a professional REALTOR® – allows you to tap into a variety of resources that may not be available to you as a consumer. A REALTOR® is your advisor during the process of buying or selling. You have the expertise of someone who understands local market conditions, and has your best interest in mind. This is particularly important while you are negotiating the sale.
While you can learn about the local housing market and various neighborhoods online, it could take you hours upon hours of research. A REALTOR® buys and sells real estate every day, so they constantly know what’s going on.
The 2014 NAR (National Association of REALTORS®) Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers found that 88% of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker. Most consumers want help finding the right home. Those that used a REALTOR® benefited from the help in understanding the process, and they witnessed honesty and integrity.
Agents who are REALTORS® are professional members of the NAR and are committed to a strict code of ethics. They carry with them a high level of skill, knowledge, and attention to detail required in today’s real estate industry. They have the consumer’s best interest at heart.
When you are searching for the perfect home, in a top quality neighborhood that meets your parameters, call a REALTOR®!