April 15, 2018

Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Realtor®

Buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. Rather than go it alone, trust a professional who makes it their mission to put your needs first. A good Realtor® is more than a guide, they’re your partner throughout the entire process, from the moment you start your search all the way to moving day. So if you’re curious and you have questions about real estate, read on for five reasons a Realtor® can help make this process as painless as possible.

  1. Personalized Attention
    A Realtor’s®  fiduciary duty to you involves more than just answering questions about available properties. All real estate agents are bound by a Code of Ethics that protect their clients to ensure their needs are met every step of the way. Your Realtor® is your rock throughout the emotional experience and your guide on the journey to your dream home.
  2. Neighborhood Knowledge
    Learning everything there is to know about what makes a location great is a full time job. An experienced Realtor® knows all about the nearby schools, where to get groceries, and how long your commute to work will be. These experts use their market knowledge as a tool to find comparable properties and determine the perfect price for you. Whether you’re looking for a yard for your dog, space for a growing family, or a quiet place to enjoy your golden years, agents understand what’s important and where to find it for you.
  3. Property Marketing Power
    Your property listing will attract more buyers with help from a real estate agent, thanks to the built-in network of marketing professionals and designers they bring to the table. Realtors® have the know-how you need to reach the right audiences with fliers, brochures, property websites, and open house events that will attract attention and drive more traffic to your home than if you go it alone.
  4. Understanding Disclosures and Regulations
    Real estate regulations are complex and can be confusing if you’re unfamiliar with the jargon. Having a translator who speaks the language helps speed up the process and can save you money. Your Realtor® is armed with all the info you need regarding mandatory disclosures, regulations, and requirements. Don’t risk a roadblock along the way – trust your agent to take care of the paperwork so you can enjoy the experience.
  5. Negotiating Know-How
    Throughout the entire process, your Realtor® is your advocate. They’re here to help you navigate contracts, negotiate for the best price that fits your budget, and protect you from loss or a lawsuit. Forgetting a disclosure or omitting information could cost you down the line so trust a professional to keep your future in focus and take care of the negotiations on your behalf.

Beacon James is proud to partner with local Realtors® across Chicago, New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia. If you’re interested in learning more about our connections and the real estate photography services we offer, contact our team today.