Super-Searchers: What Realtors Do
Everyone has looked at their surroundings at one time or another and wished to change something. Sometimes it is a something small – like replacing a door, and other times it is a something big – like replacing an entire house. So then what about someone new to real estate, or completely baffled by it? Most people are only involved in a handful of real estate transactions in their lifetime, they can be confusing.
WHAT DO THEY DO?
We all know that working with a Realtor is important…but Why?
The first question a buyer or seller should be asking is what could a Realtor possible do for them. This answer varies due to state laws, agencies policies, and what they’re looking for. Yet there are several key jobs no homeowner can overlook.
Eyes & Ears
They are Super-Searchers. Most homeowners think this is something they can do alone, but are they prepared to literally give up hours of their day to drive in endless circles looking for signs on lawns? Or those same hours digging through listings after posting on the internet?
It can take a trained Realtor up to a full week and more to find even one of the listings that best match their clients. Homeowners simply don’t have enough time, and on average their search will take 3 times as long.
Realtors don’t just look at a few houses, make a list, and call it good. They do their homework! A Realtor will dig into a client’s preferences and find the exact thing that they are personally looking for. Even beyond what that client already thinks they know they want.
They’ll get to know the family, their needs, why they want a change, from there they’ll find not only listings that match, but dig into those listings as well. They learn history, building materials, inspections dates, land disputes, laws, and so much more. Without this instruction, a client could be walking right into a turf war… or worse.
The process for buying a home is daunting on more than one level. Not only does the money have to line up, and the purchase has to be perfect, but yourself or child must be ready for the changes ahead. Normally this is not an issue, but a Realtor can make it less of one.
By getting to know the family in advance the Realtor already has a grip on what they need to move smoothly. They protect from fraud, dangerous deals, Give emotional support for first timers, and advice that can save money, a lot of it. If you are selling your home, experienced Realtors can provide a ton of tips that they have gained over the years to ensure your home sells fast and for top dollar.
WHAT DO REALTORS ACTUALLY DO?
HOW DO THEY DO IT?
That is a question for the individual. Still, Realtors are trained on real estate in more ways than just in looking for the perfect fit. In order to get a license they literally have to go to school so they study the very best ways to get the job done, and in fact, often invent new ways.
They are the ones that create the system, making it smoother and smoother from year to year. This is why they are so much faster, why they are so protective of their clients, and why they are able to get so much dirt. They went into the field because they enjoy it. They buy a home, then they sell a home all for their clients. It gives them a sense of purpose and increases their skill set level as well as their reputation.
In the end, the decision rests with the homeowner buying or selling, and there is a reason that the piece of advice, ‘Get a Realtor‘ is so common. It’s sage, realistic, valuable, and after several decades still really works. From the outside, they can look unimpressive, but those professionals single-handily create communities every day.