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What do realtors do for homebuyers?
Whether you’re buying or selling your property, a realtor acts as the middle-man between a buyer and seller. If they represent the buyer, they can help with finding a property from an extensive database of properties and their many years of real estate knowledge. All you need to do is prepare a wish list of all the features you need, and they will find a property that just fits your requirements.
Through their experience and knowledge in the industry, realtors can also give you the bigger picture when deciding on a house. For instance, as a buyer, you may think the kitchen or bathroom looks good, but a realtor can spot any potential plumbing repairs or structural problems. They arrange home inspections for you as well.
They will help buyers come up with a fair price since they have knowledge about the pricing of many properties that are similar to yours. Quite often, the sellers will also have their own realtor who acts in their best interest. As a result, it is highly beneficial for you to do the same as a buyer.
What to look for when choosing a realtor
The first thing to look at is how much experience they have with buying or selling. Have they dealt with properties similar to the one you’re buying or selling? For example, some realtors only have experience with residential properties, while others only deal with commercial ones. Sean Dailey has substantial experience dealing with both residential and commercial properties in the Chicago area.
It’s always better to search for several realtors first and narrow down your list. You can search online or get recommendations from close friends and family. All realtors are members of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), so you can search their database for a realtor in your desired area.
What questions should I ask a realtor?
To narrow down your list of realtors and to choose one, you should always enquire about how many property transactions they closed in the past year. A reputable realtor should also be able to give you a list of past clients that you can contact and get an honest opinion about their services.
Another essential thing to ask a realtor, if you’re a seller, is for a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) for the location you’re going for. A CMA is a database of properties that are currently on sale or were on sale. Hence, you can get a realistic view of how much to list your property for.
Sean Dailey is a highly experienced realtor with many years of experience working in the Chicago real estate market. Contact our professionals if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home.