The Benefits of Using a Professional Realtor

The Benefits of Using a Professional REALTOR

When you are considering selling or purchasing a property, the first decision usually to make is whether or not to hire a Realtor. The truth of the matter is that buying or selling a property is often an arduous process that can become overwhelming. You'll experience a wide variety of benefits when you hire a real estate professional. Successfully selling a property is a complicated exercise, and Realtors have the experience, resources and contacts to complete your sale quickly and smoothly. The Grande Prairie Real Estate Board outlines several benefits of hiring a Realtor. The points to consider are:


A Realtor will help you determine the selling price of your property at a level that accurately reflects its value in current market conditions and will not cost you missed opportunities.


A Realtor will have many useful suggestions on ways to improve the marketability of your property, including cosmetic repairs and other items that will create a favorable impression among buyers.

Your property will enjoy a wider exposure among buyers when you use a Realtor. In addition to using flyers and organizing open houses, a Realtor's extensive contact list of former clients, newly qualified buyers and other industry professionals can significantly reduce the time that your property is on the market.

A Realtor will also allow you to tap into a highly productive and extensive industry network, such as a Multiple Listing Service or other industry marketing system.

Advertising your property efficiently is another area where a Realtor can play an important role. A Realtor's experience in deciding on the most appropriate type and frequency of advertising for your property can be invaluable.


Security is a major consideration when showing your home. By using a Realtor, you can be rest assured that all showings will be pre-screened and supervised.


When negotiating a purchase, most buyers prefer to deal with a middleperson who is objective, unemotional and professional. Buyers will often feel more comfortable with a Realtor than with the owner when they want to raise issues that need resolving before making an offer.

Monitoring, Renegotiating, Closing or Settling

A Realtor will guide you through the minefield of potential problems associated with the appraisal, inspection and financing process, including the often complicated escrow instructions. In addition, your agent can meet and instruct any specialists or tradespeople who may be required for repairs or other issues that need to be completed before closing.

Information Courtesy of The Grande Prairie Real Estate Board

Helen Harder

Helen Harder

CENTURY 21 Grande Prairie Realty Inc.
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