4 Major Reasons You Need a Realtor®
Buying and selling real estate is not for the faint of heart. It can be stressful at times, heartbreaking, infuriating, and confusing. But this is where most folks really need a Realtor to navigate the sometimes muddy waters of the real estate process. There are so many legal aspects to a real estate purchase and things change all the time. Tax laws, addendum's, buyer and seller rights; all of these can have devastating effects if handled inconsistently or simply the wrong way. This is why having an agent on your side regardless of whether you are buying or selling can really make the process much less stressful. Here are four reasons you need a Realtor when buying and selling real estate.
#1. Negotiating is a tricky business.
Successful negotiations are no joke. If you don't understand how to negotiate it's like going into a debate not fully aware of all of the arguments on your side. If you don't know your rights, legal authority, and the right documents to use, it could leave you with money on the table or spending too much, or even not getting the right terms for your needs.
Realtors are proficient in the art of negotiation. And it truly is an art. Knowing when to negotiate, how to communicate with the other agent, and how to appeal to buyers and sellers all play a major factor in you getting what you want at the right time. Don't mess around with negotiations; get yourself a qualified Realtor that understands the delicate art of negotiation.
#2. Contracts can be a nightmare.
Legal contracts are just that… Legally binding. If you are unaware of your rights, how to fill out the contract appropriately, or just don't even know what you're signing, you could leave yourself wide open for lawsuits and for the other agent to take advantage of you. While anyone can do their own real estate transaction, you could be in a world of hurt if you don't understand everything you are signing and verifying you have the right documents for the type of transaction you have.
#3. What is the other side has an agent and you don't?
If the other side of the party is using a Realtor, that realtor understands creations, contracts, and how to get there client exactly what they need if you don't have someone that is advocating on your behalf and your side of the transaction, you could find yourself up a creek without a paddle and giving away much more than you really wanted to. It's like defending yourself in a trial when the opponent has the best lawyers available. It's almost a no-win situation.
#4. Real estate and emotions don't mix well.
It's a real estate agent's job to set the emotions aside and get the deal done for their clients. They don't have an emotional attachment to a house that you might be selling or the house that you have fallen in love with and want to buy. They look at this purely as an exchange of products getting you the best deal and making sure everything is done accurately and legally. When you put emotions into the mix, you could get caught up in the negotiations or counteroffers, eventually settle or get so frustrated that you give up completely. Having an agent do all of this for you will keep your emotions at bay and help you navigate the transaction much more smoothly.
Our agents are ready to help you buy or sell in the Portland real estate market. There are so many different transactions, details, and documents that going it alone can be overwhelming… No, it's always overwhelming. Let our agents help facilitate the transaction so that you can sit back and enjoy the process.