If you’re thinking about buying or selling a property in The Roanoke Valley then you might be wondering if you should hire a real estate professional to help you.
In this blog post, you’ll read 5 reasons you need to hire a real estate professional in The Roanoke Valley. These are our recommendations about the importance of hiring a real estate professional to help you buy or sell your real estate!
5 reasons you need to hire a real estate professional in The Roanoke Valley
A real estate professional knows what to do. If they are experienced (at least 15 years in the business) they will have been through the ups and downs of the market and have a great perspective on how to advise you best. If you try to do it yourself, you may not realize all the steps or “ins and outs” required of you, which could mean your transaction takes longer, costs more, or gets stopped because of some obstacle you didn’t anticipate.
A real estate professional has “insider knowledge” of the market. They’ll know whether now is a good time to buy or sell, who is buying and who is selling, where the best deals are located, and what will increase your chances of buying or selling successfully.
A real estate professional has access to tools which might help them to find a buyer for your home, or a home you want to buy, faster. The tools might include technology, systems and procedures, and a network of other professionals that they can rely on to help provide you with the service you need.
Many people think they can handle the overwhelming process of buying or selling a house without the help of a professional But when it comes time to negotiate, many folks realize they really miss that help and deep understanding of the process! A real estate professional can negotiate on your behalf to help you and the other party find a price and terms that will work best for you both.
Once the transaction is almost complete, you’ll need to complete the paperwork to get it closed. The last 5 days before closing are extremely important. Important questions to ask yourself are: Do you know what paperwork you’ll need? Has the Closing Disclosure been approved? Is the loan fully approved? Are the movers ready to pick up and deliver your belongings on time? Have you switched utilities? Has there been a final walkthrough?
A real estate professional’s job is to coordinate all these things and to help you understand the paperwork and monitor every step to make sure there are no surprises.
So if you were wondering, these are 5 reasons you need to hire a real estate professional in The Roanoke Valley.
Patrick Wilkinson has been helping Buyers and Sellers through this process for over 20 years. We’d be honored to sit down with you and help you get started.