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How hiring the right Calgary Realtor will make your life easier

Blog by Kim Twohey | August 10th, 2016


There are plenty of things in life that you can DIY like learning how to change your vehicle’s oil, minor home repairs, and refinishing furniture just to name a few.  One of the things that most people should not try to DIY is buying or selling their home.  Using a trusted and experienced Realtor can make a world of difference when you are dealing with one of the biggest investments of your life.  Here are just some of the ways a Realtor can help you when you are buying or selling a home.

For Buyers

- Realtors can help Buyers to accurately determine their ideal budget and refer them to excellent resources for their mortgage and financing.

- Realtors can increase the efficiency of the house hunting process by predetermining which properties are the best potential match for the Buyers. 

- Realtors can ensure that Buyers are able to see the homes they are interested in that fit their criteria.

- Realtors will arrange all your viewing appointments, which can save you hours of time. 

- Realtors can give an expert opinion on the pricing of the home.

- Experienced Realtors can see beyond the surface of the home and identify potential issues that the Buyer will want to be addressed in the home inspection.

- Realtors can help Buyers negotiate a deal that is successful for all the parties involved.

- Realtors can help Buyers see the potential in a home and help the Buyer estimate the cost required to renovate the home.

- Realtors handle all the details of the contract and review every word to make sure there are no misunderstandings or surprises.

- Realtors can be a wealth of knowledge on everything from neighbourhoods, home styles, moving tips, budgeting, and more. 

For Sellers

- Realtors can ensure that your house is priced right based on a number of important factors including location, market conditions, and condition of the home.

- Realtors can provide expert advice or refer you to an expert to help you stage your home for a faster and more successful sale.

- Realtors handle all the inquiries and arrangements for viewings so that you do not have to.

- Realtors can use their network to help attract a qualified Buyer for your home.

- Realtors will handle the negotiation and contract details so you do not have to.

- Realtors have expert online marketing savvy that is critical in today’s real estate market.

- Realtors have the skills and experience to close the deal correctly and efficiently.  This reason alone makes using a Realtor worthwhile!

- Your Realtor can handle any unexpected issues that arise between the time an offer is made and when the deal closes.

- Realtors can ensure that Buyers do not hold up the deal by making unreasonable or unsubstantiated demands.

A great Realtor is your best tool when you are buying or selling a home.  The lists above include just a few of the ways that a Realtor will make your life easier.Do you have a story about a Realtor who made your life easier when you were buying or selling?  Share it with me on Twitter!