10 Reasons You Need a Realtor to Buy a Home

You can never go wrong in utilizing the experience and knowledge of a Professional. Here are 10 reasons you should solicit the help of a Realtor® rather than voyage the swells of the home buying sea alone:

1. We know the market and the neighbourhoods

Real Estate Agents have access to historical data, previous listings, current and upcoming listings, are familiar with neighbourhood trends, and we know what to watch out for in today’s marketplace. We know if a home is overpriced, which listings are good investment, and which neighbourhoods hold their value. Realtors have the tools to inform you in order to make an educated decision.

2.  We are working in your best interest

Realtors have to adhere to a strict code of ethics. Our obligations are based on moral integrity, competent service to our clients and dedication to the interest and welfare of the public.  We are required legally to abide by the code at all times.

3.  We’ll save you time and money

Realtors have access to all listings on the MLS® and are connected to all other agents in the province.  We know about upcoming listings that haven’t hit the market yet, and we communicate with one another to help find our clients the right home for them.  We spend the time searching for, previewing homes and gathering details so that you don’t have to.

4.  We have negotiating skills and act as a buffer

Since we’re market savvy, we know how to educate our clients and prepare them in putting their best offer forward. We communicate with other Realtors on behalf of you in order to get you the best price, and save you the stress of trying to negotiate yourself.

5.  We are connected

We are a network.  Realtors are not only connected with each other; we have contacts we can rely on for home-related questions. Need a home inspector, a lawyer, a mortgage broker, a contractor? We probably know a handful.

6.  Expertise and guidance – even after you move in

Realtors are constantly updating their education.  We’re market experts, negotiators, and we know the paperwork inside and out. Your Realtor® could save you thousands with their keen eye and past experience.  We’re there to guide you through the entire process and that doesn’t’ stop after you move in.  We want to ensure our clients are happy and satisfied, and that all of your questions are answered.

7.  We’re more than just Realtors

Sometimes, the home buying process can get stressful at times.  We’re double duty – we have acted as therapists, marriage counsellors, teachers, life-coaches and detectives.  We go to great lengths to make sure you’re comfortable and informed, make sure we ask all of the right questions and set up up for a successful transaction.

8.  It doesn’t cost you anything

Utilizing a Realtor® to purchase a home doesn’t cost you anything! In Saskatoon, the seller’s agent typically pays the buyer’s agents portion of commissions. You can just sit back, relax, and let your Realtor® guide you into your new home.