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3 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Pro in a Complex Digital World

The Internet is an ideal place to start the homebuying process when you follow these tips.

If youre searching for a home online, youre not alone; lots of people are doing it. The question is Are you using all of your available resources and are you using them wisely? Heres why the Internet is a great place to start the home-buying process plus the truth on why it should never be your only go-to resource when it comes to making such an important decision.

According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the three most popular information sources home buyers use in the home search are:

Online website (93%)
Real estate agent (86%)
Mobile/tablet website or app (73%)

Clearly, youre not alone if youre starting your search online; 93% of home buyers are right there with you. The even better news: 86% of buyers are also getting their information from a real estate agent at the same time.

Here are 3 top reasons why using a real estate professional in addition to a digital search is key:

  1. Theres More to Real Estate Than Finding a Home Online. Its a lonely and complicated trek around the web if you dont have a real estate professional to also help you through the 230 possible steps youll face as you navigate through a real estate transaction. Thats a pretty staggering number! Determining your price, submitting an offer, and successful negotiation are just a few of these key steps in the sequence. Youll definitely want someone who has been there before to help you through it.
  2. You Need a Skilled Negotiator. In todays market, hiring a talented negotiator could save you thousands, maybe even tens of thousands of dollars. From the original offer to the appraisal and the inspection, many of the intricate steps can get complicated and confusing. You need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.
  3. It Is Crucial to Make a Competitive and Compelling Offer. There is so much information out there in the news and on the Internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates. How do you know whats specifically going on in your area? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much or offending the seller with a lowball offer?

Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises:

When getting help with money, whether its insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.

Hiring a real estate professional who a finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying experience an informed and educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear. The Active Adults Realty team is committed to keeping current on the market trends and data. Were happy to share this information with you as we work together to help you sell your home and find a home which checks all the boxes for what you want and need. Schedule an appointment today.

If youre ready to start your search online, lets get together. Youll want someone who is educated and informed at your side who can answer your questions and guide you through a process that can be complex and confusing if you go at it with the Internet alone.

Source: Keeping Current Matters,

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