There are many components within the home buying process, which is why it?s always in your best interest to work with a real estate professional whether you?re buying or selling. The guidance of an experienced Realtor will be a godsend as you transition from dreamer to home owner.

As you might expect, the home buying process and the home selling process is a road that?s littered with paperwork. You?ll be thankful having someone at your side every step of the way to help manage the workload. In fact, we recently came across an article compiled by a Realtor that lists 180 tasks that your real estate agent will do for you during the search for a home through the closing process. While that number may vary a little from state to state, our experience tells us that it is pretty accurate.

Most importantly, a Realtor will help you to:

  • Find a home in your price range that fulfills your needs and wishes.
  • Negotiate the terms of the sale
  • Determine a reasonable price for sellers, and a competitive bid for buyers.
  • Manage the complete process, along with the mounds of paperwork.

Hiring a Realtor who knows the market right down to your street and neighborhood is truly a blessing for both a buyer or seller. To quote a recent article in the online real estate publication Keeping Current Matters, ?You wouldn?t replace the engine in your car without a trusted mechanic, so why would you make one of the most important financial decisions of your life without hiring a real estate professional??

A good rule of thumb: Never underestimate the role of the Realtor in the home transaction process. For more information on the complex home buying process, please contact The Olear Team today!