Almost anyone who has seen a home be bought or sold has had the thought of “I can do this myself” cross their mind. Another idea that tends to enter the mind of a buyer is, “if I go directly to the real estate agent, I’ll get a better deal.” Although you can represent yourself in the purchase of your home, before you do, we strongly urge you to consider the benefits of having an Associate negotiate on your behalf. Here are some of what you might be missing:
Someone To Manage The Transaction On Your Behalf
A REALTOR’s® job is to help you find the home you’re looking for and handle the specifics of the transaction. Many of us work full-time, and managing the litany of phone calls and back-and-forth that can happen during a deal can be exhausting. Instead, it would help if you let your REALTOR® be the liaison between you and the seller’s agent. Your REALTOR® will also be able to guide you through the negotiation and transaction process, which ultimately paves a smoother path to closing.
Someone Who Knows What You Need Out of A Deal
Dealing directly with the listing agent, unless you have a good relationship with them, does not give you someone who understands your unique needs. They’ll know less about you, and as a result, will place their focus on getting the transaction closed. As the old saying goes, “Two heads are better than one.” It’s rare that you don’t hit a bump on the road when purchasing a home. In Florida, although both REALTORS® represent the transaction, you will want to work with a professional that brings in-depth understanding of your needs to your side of the transaction. Both REALTORS® can work together to come up with solutions and reach a deal that leaves both parties satisfied. When you have only one REALTOR® involved in the transaction, the outcome of the deal rests solely on that one REALTOR’s® ability to negotiate effectively between two parties.
Someone To Be A Voice of Reassurance
Deals can be complicated, but they can also be emotional. When we act from a place of pure emotion, we don’t make the best decisions. Your REALTOR® can help you sift through the complex up-and-downs that can happen during a transaction and help you make the best possible decisions to move forward. If you are not working with a REALTOR®, you’ll only have yourself and your own experience to lean on.
Perhaps the best reason to use a REALTOR® to purchase a home is that you don’t pay for their services, the seller does. It’s like being called into court and having the option to represent yourself or take a free high-quality attorney. Most people will take the attorney instead of taking their chances.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices EWM Realty has some of the real estate industry’s most admired and respected Associates that can provide an exceptional real estate experience to both buyers and sellers. If you are finding yourself in the market for a home, we encourage you to register below and connect with one of our real estate professionals. They’re experts at helping make homeownership happen!