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Why Use a REALTOR®?

Regardless of whether you are buying or selling…

It’s always a good idea to have a knowledgeable REALTOR® on your side!

IF YOU ARE A BUYER:

• You’ll save time. A REALTOR® can pinpoint homes that fit your needs and dismiss those that don’t.

• You’ll get the right information. Your REALTOR® knows the neighbourhood and can give you accurate information on local real estate values, taxes, utility costs, services, and amenities.

• You can always count on great advice. Because your REALTOR® is familiar with the entire home purchasing process, he or she can advise you of your legal and financial options, and recommend appraisal, home inspection and contracting services.

• Your REALTOR® takes care of the tasks involved in selling a house, ensuring that the transaction is simple and low-stress for you.

IF YOU ARE A SELLER:

• You benefit from an experienced negotiator. Your REALTOR® will manage your offers and counter-offers, ensuring that you get the best possible price for your home.

• You’ll get the right information. Your REALTOR® knows the neighbourhood and can give you accurate information on local real estate values, taxes, utility costs, services, and amenities.

• Your REALTOR® knows real estate values in your neighbourhood and will help price your home competitively by preparing a market analysis of homes that have sold, competing for homes that are still on the market and homes that were on the market but didn’t sell.

• Your REALTOR® takes care of the tasks involved in selling a house, ensuring that the transaction is simple and low-stress for you.

• You want an expert in the home selling process who will advise you of your rights, options, and obligations.

• It’s alway good to have an experienced negotiator and someone that will work for you to get you the best possible price.

Selling a home takes more than just putting a “for sale” sign out front. You need a REALTOR® with experience and training to help you determine the right price, come up with an effective marketing strategy, and anticipate and solve any problems that come up during the selling process. A real estate professional can help you with every part of selling your home, and offer you a smoother, hassle-free experience.

Finding the right REALTOR®

You want to find the right home, in the right location, at the right price – and you want to do it quickly, with minimum hassle. The best way to do that is to work with a professional REALTOR® who understands your wants and needs, your time frame and your financial boundaries.

Here are a few questions to help you determine if an agent is right for you:

• Will you be representing my interests?

• Do you have access to MLS information?

• Will you provide market evidence to support the price?

• Will you look after closing and possession details?

• Can you be contacted at any time?

A REALTOR® can help you market your home by exposing it to as many potential buyers as possible. The first step is putting it on the MLS, but listing your property is only the beginning; your REALTOR® will prepare a personalized plan that includes everything he/she plans to do to sell your property.