The Internet Is A Goldmine.
Lately, the Internet has become a goldmine when trying to do anything. Buying, Selling, or simply probing various subjects can be accomplished, however, when it comes to real estate, that’s a whole different monster.
The Internet only satisfies advertising and marketing without the education and experience of a seasoned real estate agent. Just think of all the necessary contracts, exclusions and state mandated paperwork needed to sell or buy a home.
Realtors do much more than erect a sign and advertise pretty pictures on the net.
Just take a look at some reasons you need a realtor;
• Education and experience – A good realtor understands the complex procedure and paperwork involved in selling a home. You get the benefit of a person who knows which T’s to cross and all the I’s that need to be dotted.
• Saves time and energy – You won’t have to spend time scheduling and conducting tours of your home, which cut into your work and weekends.
• Gauging offers – An agent can help discern serious buyers from those who are simply looking.
• The market – A good realtor will know the market and understand trends, which can help your bottom line. They can identify comparable sales and hand these facts to you, in addition to pointing you in the direction where you can find more data on schools, crime or demographics
• Negotiation – An agent has the negotiating skills to help you get a good price. Agents remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction and focus on getting you a fair price.
• Professional contacts – Your agent’s contacts with other Realtor and with contractors, inspectors, landscapers and the like can help you find a solution for any problem you may encounter.
• Handling Volumes of Paperwork – Today’s purchase agreements can run 10 pages or more. And that doesn’t include the federal and state mandated disclosures or disclosures required by local laws. One tiny mistake or omission could land you in court or cost you thousands
It’s true that nearly everyone with Web access does at least some shopping via the Internet when looking for a home. But the basic real-estate transaction remains unchanged. The success of a real estate transaction begins with the MLS – multiple listing service; and just about all of those homes have a listing agent. And although we look at the Internet as a marketing Goldmine, the web has done very little to change the power of the Realtor.
This is just a sample of the full spectrum of services regularly provided by real estate agents to help you buy or sell a home.