8.15.19 | Posted in: Tips for Buyers
In a booming market, it can be easy to think about saving some money on commissions by trying to sell your home on your own, but there are some major advantages to using a Realtor on both the buying a selling side of the transaction. Lindsay covers the top reasons why using a Realtor can give you an edge in the market.
As a buyer, representation doesn’t cost you anything because the seller pays the buy-side commissions. This allows you to take advantage of representation by someone who has your best interests in mind. A Realtor can also help you narrow down your search so that you aren’t spending time searching for homes that might not fit your needs.
At The Craig Group, we are not licensed inspectors, but we have seen a lot over the years and we take the time to look at a home during a showing from a different perspective. It’s nice to have an extra set of eyes as a buyer because sometimes it’s easy to put on those rose-colored glasses when you see a home online that you really like. We like to keep an eye out for potential red flags that could be missed when walking through a home for the first time. Things like pests, mold, cracks in infrastructure, etc.
Using an experienced local agent gives you the opportunity to know about different things coming up within the area, new developments in the works that may affect future home values, etc.
We all want the best deal for you and that’s why we care about finding you the best home for the best price. So, having a buyers agent who can negotiate well will give you an advantage in the market. Especially, when the market is very fast right now and we’re finding ourselves in multiple offer scenarios.
There’s a lot of emotion that comes with buying or selling a home and having someone in your corner who can help you talk through scenarios and clarify things can be extremely helpful. After all, this is one of the largest financial investments of your life!
If you have any questions or are looking to speak with us about buying or selling a home, please contact us.