Why Should I Hire a Realtor? Pros and Cons

First of all, there is only one con if you aren't a real estate agent yourself: YOU. DON'T. KNOW. WHAT. YOU'RE. DOING.

A lot of people nowadays can Youtube certain DIY projects from the safety of their bed without having to call a specialist but when it comes to selling your home? Or what about buying a home? If you aren't a realtor yourself or a lawyer then you probably have no clue where to start.

Did you know that using a realtor can actually save you money? There are a lot of systems out there that you most likely can't access without a realtor's insight. Did you also know that Texas is a non-disclosure state? Meaning that Zillow, Realtor.com and Trulia can't tell you what your home is worth accurately. 

Having a realtor by your side can alleviate a lot of the stress of buying and selling. These realtors went to school and took a licensing test to help YOU with your selling/buying of a home. Trust us. They know what they're doing. 

Although, you can hire a website to list your home and they probably have an algorithm to help you with the pricing. But what happens when you get a contract? Do you even know what your looking at? Do you know how to negotiate changes in a contract on behalf of yourself? And what about all of those other "addendums"? Like we said before, if you aren't a realtor or a lawyer then the answers are probably no. These realtors where taught about all of the language in the promulgated forms and they KNOW what to look for when it comes to getting the biggest bang for your buck. 

How about this scenario: You're in your new house for a couple of years after the deal has been signed and sealed. All of a sudden, one of the pipes bust open and now you have a leak. Who was the first person that you would call? Do you know any reputable plumbers in your address book on your smartphone? No? Hey, don't worry, your handy-dandy realtor does! Realtors deal with certain contractors all the time. If you did your research before hand and interviewed your realtor then they probably have someone ranging from a local plumber to the power-washing guy. These contractors depend on realtors the most when it comes to their businesses. And the best way you know you can trust your realtor? Because they want your referrals and they want to make sure that your "Forever Home" is taken care for when they re-list it!

Having a smooth transaction is the best and although we can't promise that every  transaction isn't going to be smooth at least you have a reputable realtor on your speed dial who is backed by a reputable broker. Always call your realtor when it comes to your home. They know who to call and if they don't then they know someone else who does. Don't believe us? Then call one of our wonderful agents to find out what you need to do to get your home list-ready, or, if you are looking at buying a home then they can help you out with that as well. 


Until Next Week!


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