Choosing the Right Realtor

By: Branden Schroeder

There are a huge number of choices that any home seller or buyer has to make during the time leading up to the sale or purchase of a home. The one choice that they cannot afford to second guess is their choice of Realtor. Although homes can be bought and sold without a Realtor's assistance, to get the most out of a purchase or sale it is wise to engage the services of a professional and experienced Realtor who will represent your needs during this emotionally charged time.

So what is it that sets Realtors and their abilities apart from the vast majority of agents and people who choose to sell their homes themselves.

Well, let's start with education. A Realtor spends years learning their craft, much like an artisan a Realtor is an artist of home sales. As anyone who has ever moved before will attest to, there are so many things to take care of during the period when you are selling or buying a home that there is simply not enough time to also see to the negotiation, offers, inspections and numerous other facets of the home transaction. You will have your hands full enough with arranging your finances, packing for the move and so on.

Realtors are essentially the glue that holds the real estate transaction together. They take care of all the minute details and not so minute details that make a typically real estate transaction an amazingly time consuming venture. They also bring a host of other talents to the table such as expertise in executing the necessary contracts, skill in negotiating to get you the best deal or the most for your home, ensuring that closing happens on time and without incident and any other of the myriad of tasks and chores, legwork and paperwork that has to be done in order for a home sale to happen. Basically, Realtors simply make your life and transition easier!

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