The equity in your home is one of your biggest assets in your portfolio, and just like you look for professional advice from an investment advisor for your investments, you should also be seeking a Realtor’s professional skills to manage this asset as well! There are many factors to consider when deciding to buy or sell a home. Here’s why having an expert by your side will help you with the process.

Experience

A real estate professional has the education and experience with the entire process. It can be something as simple as getting a fresh eye for staging your home.  “Whenever you’re selling its hard to step outside your home and look at it like a buyer would.” Maybe you like your coffee pot and toaster oven on the counter; a Realtor can explain why your counters should be bare so a potential buyer can picture their own items there.

Pricing

Realtors understand the value and know how to price a house properly. You don’t want to price your home too high and have a stale listing, but at the same time you don’t want to price your home too low and lose money.

Exposure

Utilizing a Realtor will help you get the maximum exposure to the greatest amount of potential buyers. The Internet is one of the greatest tools when it comes to real estate. Professionals know how and where to market homes and how to do it effectively! This can include professional photography and using their own networking.

Negotiations

This can be one of the most difficult parts of selling or buying a home. A Realtor can act as a buffer with all parties. They “have the ability to put deals together and keep it together to get to the closing table.”

More than just Buying or Selling

You will have someone dedicated to that aspect of your life and have your best interests in mind. Realtors will also provide additional professional services. “I have 20 years experience and relationships” that can help connect you with the right people.