The changing face of real estate

For those of you who are old enough, you might remember the days when Realtors would drive around with big books that had all of the houses listed for sale. They would shuffle through the paperwork and come up with that “perfect” house. The Realtor had the “golden key” that could get you in the door. You couldn’t even think about looking for a home without a Realtor.

How times have changed! Just about everyone today has a computer and knows how to look for a home on the Internet. With just a few clicks of the mouse, it’s pretty easy for the general public to get any and all information about a house. So where does that leave the real estate agent of today?

Obviously you need a licensed agent to get you into a house and to get what little information is not already in cyber space. But there are so many more reasons you should consider having a Realtor help you in your home search.

Buying a home is probably the biggest purchase you will ever make. Why attempt to do this on your own? This is our business … it’s what we do every day. Rely on an experienced agent to help guide you. Realtors are unbiased and can look at a home without the emotions of a home buyer to cloud the purchase. Realtors can guide a buyer through comparing a home with others in the area, writing the offer, negotiating repairs, handling issues, setting up title and escrow and making arrangements for the transfer. If the house you want is not listed for sale, Realtors can network to perhaps find your perfect house before it does come on the market.

Sure it’s fun to look on the Internet. But my advice is let a Realtor help you. It will definitely pay off in the long run!

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