If you want to buy or sell a home, choosing a Realtor® based on location might seem like a good idea. After all, a local professional will know the area—and, subsequently, the market—incredibly well. However, proximity is not the only factor to weigh when looking for someone to facilitate the transaction. Because so much is at stake, it’s also essential to consider experience. Here are two reasons why you should work with a seasoned Realtor.
To Protect Your Investment
Whether you’re the buyer or the seller, it’s essential to protect your financial security during the transaction. That means arriving at the best possible price during negotiations. To do so, you must arrange a comprehensive inspection, review the local market, and replace any emotional attachment to the property with cold, hard facts. Fortunately, a Realtor will help with all of this. Someone who has decades of experience buying and selling homes in the area will already be familiar with the market and will know what negotiating tactics work best in each scenario. They will also be able to provide a voice of reason when you need one most.
To Mitigate Potential Issues
No real estate transaction is seamless. An experienced agent, though, has the knowledge to avoid the most common hurdles buyers and owners face. If you’re buying, that might mean reviewing local zoning laws to ensure none of the restrictions would unduly limit your enjoyment of the property. If you’re selling, it could mean staging the property just right and advertising on high-traffic websites so you’re not stuck covering the mortgage for months—or longer—while the home sits on the market.
To benefit from the expertise of a veteran Realtor, turn to Nancy Olmos – Realtor – John L. Scott, HWP, Bellevue. Serving clients throughout the greater Seattle area, this real estate broker has 27 years of experience helping buyers and sellers protect their investments. Whether house hunting or preparing to list your property, you can rely on her expert guidance at every stage of the transaction. Contact her by visiting her website or by calling (206) 235-1332.