Buying and selling your home is arguably one of the most complex financial transactions and stressful experiences of your life and it wouldn’t be wise to tackle this process without the expertise of an experienced Calgary realtor who has done it hundreds of times. There are plenty of real estate agents out there, so it’s important to work with an accredited agent who is a member of the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), because such a person abides by a strict code of conduct that protects both property buyers and sellers from unethical practices.
Therefore, do your due diligence to find the perfect Calgary realtor whom you can trust, has experience selling or purchasing homes in your desired Calgary community along with having specific information such as the local school district, neighborhood recent sales, zoning by-laws, and upcoming road development or planning.
1.) The reason why most people choose to sell their home themselves is to save money on realtor commission, but statistically speaking, they really don’t. Take this as an example, a typical FSBO home may sell for about $210,000, compared to the $250,000 it would have made through an agent-assisted home sale.
2.) Advertising your home on your own may not always sell a property and thanks to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), you might not know exactly when, where, and how to advertise your property and market it to a broad audience of potential buyers. Additionally, having your home marketed by a Calgary realtor means that he or she can run pre-screens on qualified prospects consequently and prepare your property scheduled house viewings. It’s a realtor duty to act on a client’s best interest and represent him or her to the best of their ability.
3.) Without an experienced Calgary realtor, putting up your Calgary condo for sale on your own means that you are going into closing negotiations handicapped. An experienced realtor can assist in the evaluation of a property, by providing you with pertinent information about what home buyers are looking for and further help you find qualified professionals who can assist with home inspections and much more. Additionally, if you are buying a home, a realtor can assist in negotiating the price of the property, including the exclusion or inclusion of repairs, as well as guide you through the closing preparations.
4.) Selling a home usually calls for filling out tons of forms, filing reports, disclosures, and other technical documents, plus there is also a lot of real estate jargon involved, therefore, not only do you need a knowledgeable expert who can speak the property language but also one that will help you prepare the best deal, and avoid delays or costly mistakes.
5.) Calgary realtors are trained to negotiate well and will be the go-to person between you, the home seller, and a prospective buyer. Additionally, he or she can objectively evaluate each proposal without compromising your selling position and take up the task of handling the paperwork required to move the transaction to a seamless closing.
When it comes to your next Realtor, make the right choice. With Jesse Davies Team on your side, you’ll be worry and hassle-free. Contact us today and see how we can make your dream home a reality – any season!