Why Use A REALTOR™


Whether you're buying or selling a home in Calgary or anywhere else, your REALTOR® can help make your real estate transaction a successful one. They are with you every step of the way throughout the transaction from start to finish.

When Buying a home, a REALTOR®:

  • Has the most information in one place about what is on the market, including homes listed by other REALTORs®. You won't waste time looking at unsuitable homes.

  • Helps you determine how much home you can afford, how you can acquire the down payment and what financing options may be open to you.

  • Can help you find the home best suited to your needs- size, style, features, location, accessibility to schools, transportation, shopping, etc.

  • Can supply information on real estate values, taxes, utility costs, municipal services and facilities.

  • Can suggest simple changes that could make a prospective home more suitable for you and improve its utility and value.

  • Has no emotional ties to a home, can be objective about it and can point out its advantages and disadvantages.

  • Acts as an agent between you and the seller to present offers and counter-offers until an agreement is reached. Is bound by a Code of Ethics and pledges to protect and promote the interest of the buyer by providing fair treatment for all parties involved in the transaction.

 

When Selling a home, a REALTOR®:

  • Is bound by a Code of Ethics and pledges to protect and promote the interests of the seller by providing fair treatment for all parties involved in the transaction.

  • Is knowledgeable of the market and gives you the quickest exposure to the maximum number of buyers.

  • Qualifies prospects as to their affordable price range and housing needs.

  • Knows current real estate values and can help you set a realistic, competitive price. This skilled professional knows how to merchandise your home effectively.

  • Is familiar with the local home-loan market and can help you determine whether seller-assisted financing may expedite your sale.

  • Can figure the net proceeds from your sale, taking into account your outstanding loan balance, closing costs and possible owner financing.

  • Can tap an even larger market through referrals and marketing techniques.

  • Eliminates you from the problems associated with showing your own home. The REALTOR® handles phone inquiries, appointments, showings and negotiations of the contract.

  • Maintains objectivity in presenting offers and counter-offers.

  • Can familiarize you with the closing procedures by explaining them all in advance.

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