Whether you’re looking to sell or purchase a home in the Tampa Bay area, you may be wondering where to begin. You’ve probably looked at some local real estate listings on the Internet already. Is it still better to work with a Realtor®, even with today’s technology?
The short answer is yes. Why? Well, the reasons depend a bit on your situation. However, anyone involved in a real estate transaction can benefit from the services of a Realtor.
Selling a Home: Why You Need a Realtor
It’s true that you can sell a home in Tampa without using an agent. You’ll probably get an offer, particularly if you managed to set a fair price. Then what? Do you want to navigate an important legal process involving a great deal of money without the expert advice and resources a Realtor can provide? While you certainly can, that probably doesn’t mean that you should.
Your Realtor will provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis, a crucial tool in setting the right price for your home. You will also benefit from professional staging, photos and marketing of your home for sale. Finally, your Realtor will help you navigate offers, contracts and negotiate with prospective buyers’ agents.
Why You Need a Realtor When Buying a Home
If you’re looking to purchase a home, there is great value in working with a Realtor. Showing properties that meet your criteria is just the proverbial tip of the iceberg. You can benefit greatly from your Realtor’s knowledge of the local market. He or she will provide referrals to lenders, home inspectors and other real estate services as well.
When you decide to make an offer, your Realtor will help you write it, and negotiate with the seller if a counteroffer comes in. Having an experienced professional at your side from initial search through key day will smooth the whole process and greatly reduce the stress of buying a home.
Are You Selling Your Home or Buying One in Pinellas, Pasco, or Hillsborough County?
If you’re ready to sell your home, we’d love to talk to you. Our innovative marketing plans can put your home in front of all the right buyers. We’d also be happy to give you a free comparative market analysis, which can tell you exactly how much your home is worth, and share our local market reports with you.
Call us at 727-584-8480 or 813-961-6000. If it’s easier, you can also contact us online.