10 Rea­sons to Work With a REAL­TOR®!

The Telegram (St. John’s) - Home Buyers' Guide - - METRO REGION -

Sell­ing your own homes is not brain surgery, ac­cord­ing to some, who ad­vo­cate es­chew­ing the ser­vices of a REAL­TOR® to save on pay­ing the com­mis­sion. Of course sell­ing your own home is not brain surgery, but it is com­plex and time-con­sum­ing.

Hire a REAL­TOR® and secure the fol­low­ing ad­van­tages:

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6. RE­AL­TORS® can de­ter­mine what a prop­erty is worth be­cause they have ac­cess to the MLS® Sys­tem and com­pa­ra­bles. RE­AL­TORS® have the knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence to mar­ket and stage the prop­erty, ne­go­ti­ate suc­cess­fully, and close a deal. RE­AL­TORS® mar­ket­ing and ex­po­sure may yield mul­ti­ple of­fers. RE­AL­TORS® do the pa­per­work and en­sure it is com­pleted prop­erly. RE­AL­TORS® help pro­tect the pri­vacy and se­cu­rity of the sell­ers. RE­AL­TORS® qual­ify buy­ers be­fore show­ing the prop­erty. That is, RE­AL­TORS® en­sure peo­ple view­ing a prop­erty can af­ford to pur­chase it.

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10. RE­AL­TORS® can re­main ob­jec­tive and are able to deal with facts when mar­ket­ing a prop­erty. RE­AL­TORS® can pro­vide ob­jec­tive feed­back about why a prop­erty is not sell­ing and make rec­om­men­da­tions based on ex­pe­ri­ence. RE­AL­TORS® are ex­perts in the field, hav­ing com­pleted an ex­ten­sive course of study. RE­AL­TORS® are gov­erned by the New­found­land and Labrador As­so­ci­a­tion of RE­AL­TORS®, a Code of Ethics and must ad­here to pro­vin­cial laws. REAL­TOR® is a reg­is­tered trade­mark of the Cana­dian Real Es­tate As­so­ci­a­tion (CREA). Only salespersons and bro­kers who are mem­bers of CREA, and the NLAR (the lo­cal real es­tate as­so­ci­a­tion), can use the term REAL­TOR®. CREA also owns the MLS® trade­mark. In New­found­land and Labrador, the MLS® data­base is op­er­ated by the real es­tate as­so­ci­a­tion, which pro­vides an on­go­ing in­ven­tory of avail­able prop­er­ties and en­sures max­i­mum ex­po­sure of prop­er­ties listed for sale.

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