Get a Realtor on your team when buying or selling

Thinking of buying or selling a home? If so you'll want to enlist the services of a Realtor to help you navigate through this complicated business transaction from start to finish.

Your Realtor has what it takes to help you every step of the way to achieving your home ownership dreams. And, he or she will be the top player on a team of experts who will protect your interests and ensure your real estate transaction goes smoothly.

The team

Depending on your needs, the other experts on your team will likely include a lender, a lawyer, and insurance agent and a home inspector. Your Realtor will offer guidance as to how to proceed with your purchase or sale and when it's time to bring in the other experts and professionals on your team.

Realtors role

A Realtor has vast amounts of real estate knowledge and the experience required to stay cool, even in a hot real estate market. In Ontario, a Realtor is a licensed real estate professional who is a member of a local real estate board as well as the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) and the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). When you work with a Realtor, you can expect strict adherence to provincial law as well as to a code of ethics ensuring you'll receive the highest level of service, honesty and integrity.

If you are buying a home, your Realtor can help you determine how much house you can afford, offer advice on choosing the right neighbourhood and ensure your interests are best served during negotiations.

If you are selling a home, your Realtor will help you determine a fair and accurate asking price for your home, develop a marketing plan, offer advice to help make your home more "saleable," screen potential buyers, show your home and, of course, negotiate on your behalf.

Having the right team of experts on your side can mean the difference between a successful real estate transaction and a personal and financial nightmare. When you select your team, start with a Realtor - he or she will be your Most Valuable Player.

Patrick Daley

Patrick Daley

Real Estate Broker
CENTURY 21 United Realty Inc., Brokerage*
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