Whether you're buying or selling a home, your REALTOR® can help make your real estate transaction a successful one.

Your REALTOR® will be with you every step of the way throughout the transaction from start to finish.

When BUYING a home, a REALTOR®:

  • Has the most information in one place about what is on the market,including homes listed by other REALTORS®. You won't waste time looking at unsuitable homes. 
  • Helps you determine how much home you can afford, how you can acquire the down payment and what financing options may be open to you. 
  • Can help you find the home best suited to your needs- size, style, features, location, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping, etc. 
  • Can supply information on real estate values, taxes, utility costs, municipal services and facilities. 
  • Can suggest simple changes that could make a prospective home more suitable for you and improve its utility and value. 
  • Has no emotional ties to a home, can be objective about it and can point out its advantages and disadvantages. 
  • Acts as an agent between you and the seller to present offers and counter-offers until an agreement is reached. 
  • Is bound by a Code of Ethics and pledges to protect and promote the interest of the buyer by providing honest treatment for all parties involved in the transaction. 

When SELLING a home, a REALTOR®:

  • Is bound by a Code of Ethics and pledges to protect and promote the interests of the seller by providing honest treatment for all parties involved in the transaction. 
  • Is knowledgeable of the market and gives you the quickest exposure to the maximum number of buyers. 
  • Qualifies prospects as to their affordable price range and housing needs. 
  • Knows current real estate values and can help you set a realistic, competitive price. This skilled professional knows how to merchandise your home effectively. 
  • Is familiar with the local home-loan market and can help you determine whether seller-assisted financing may expedite your sale. 
  • Can figure the net proceeds from your sale, taking into account your outstanding loan balance, closing costs and possible owner financing. 
  • Can tap an even larger market through referrals and marketing techniques.
  • Frees you from the problems associated with showing your home. The REALTOR® handles phone inquiries, appointments, showings and negotiations of the contract. 
  • Maintains objectivity in presenting offers and counter-offers. 
  • Can familiarize you with the closing procedures by explaining them all in advance. 
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