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Why Should You Choose a Realtor®?
Every home is different, and laws change annually. Generally speaking, people purchase a new home every 7-10 years, and a lot can — and usually does — change between transactions. Realtors® are immersed in real estate, and they must stay current with all the updates in regulations, laws, contracts and practices.
Fiduciary responsibility. When you work with a Realtor®, their fiduciary responsibility is to you. That means you have an expert who is looking out for your best financial interests, an expert who’s contractually bound to do everything in their power to protect you.
At Bateson Realty, we work to ensure your property has maximum opportunities in the current real estate market.
We have developed an extensive network through many local and national organizations, including relocation experts around the country, including our current and past clients. We will employ the most effective marketing strategies for your property.
Today’s contracts can be 50 pages long — not counting addendums and riders. Realtors® can efficiently guide through these complex documents and craft an attractive offer that makes sense for you. Plus, when it comes to negotiate, your Realtor® is your advocate and can bring an objective voice to a very subjective situation.
Realtors® follow a code of ethics. When you work with a Realtor®, you’re partnering with a professional who operates according to a strict code of ethics. In place for over 100 years, the Realtor® Code of Ethics ensures that consumers who work with a Realtor® are treated professionally and ethically in all transaction-related matters.
What To Look For In Raleigh Realtor®.
The following are a couple of factors to keep in mind when looking for a listing agent:
Experience and Expertise.
You want a full-time agent who is familiar with your area and with the type of property you intend to sell.
What is their marketing and advertising strategies and are they diverse and comprehensive enough?
How tech-savvy is the agent?
Availability and Commitment.
Your agent should be capable of prompt and decisive action during the course of selling your property.
How often will the agent keep in touch with you?
How available will the agent be in case of emergencies or even to answer the simplest questions?
Will the agent be available on weekends or in the evenings when most buyers are out looking for homes?
Taking the time to listen to your goals, concerns, and ideas are a valuable skill that can impact the eventual sale. If they are pleasant to you, they probably will be pleasant to the Buyer’s Agent — the one person who brings the buyer successfully to the closing table.
Your listing agent will be your guide and partner in this crucial decision, so it is important to find one with whom you can get along.
What is Your Raleigh Home Worth?
There are lots of sites where you can view price estimates for your home before you list it for sale, but you take a risk using them. In some markets, online estimates can be off by as much as 35 percent, and they often rely on tax records and data that can be as old as 6-12 months. Realtors® know the local market, have access to the freshest sale data, and can price your house in line with the market to maximize your earnings.
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