Arizona Real Estate – Should I Hire a REALTOR® When Selling or Buying a Home?

Some Arizonans wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in selling or buying their homes, or if they should first try to go through the selling or buying process on their own.

First, let’s discuss the home selling proposition.

If you want to sell your home yourself do you know all the legal landmines you can encounter, because there are many.

By contract, there are certain dates when things must fall into place. If you miss these contractual timelines the contract can be voided on a whim.

Do you know how to prepare your home for selling and the open houses you’ll need to hold?

Do you know what the Title company and insurance processes are?

Is the person who says they want to buy your home qualified to buy your home or will there be problems when it comes down to the closing day?

Are you prepared to negotiate repairs after a home inspection?

What if the buyer wants to cancel four weeks into the transaction, do you have to give their escrow money back?

What if you don’t disclose a problem with the home and later you get sued by the buyer because you did not disclose the issue?

In today’s market: you need an experienced professional who can answer these and other questions along the way that will come up. Can you save some money by selling the house yourself? Potentially, but you can also be out a lot more money if you accept an offer that is too low or if you don’t negotiate correctly or get sued later.

When Buying a Home You Are Purchasing One of the Most Expensive Things You Will Ever Buy.  You Need an Expert Who Will Always Be Looking Out for Your Best Interest

Buying a home is full of challenges just like selling a home. Have you been pre-approved to buy a home or just pre-qualified? There’s a big difference.

Are you looking in the right price range?

Do the homes you are looking for meet most of your needs?  Are there some things you should be considering for the future that are not front of mind today?

What about contractual timelines?  

What is a CLUE report?

Can you get out of a contract to buy a home? If so, when?

Why an Experienced REALTOR® Helps

In today’s market, hiring an experienced REALTOR® who is a  talented negotiator could save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, of dollars. Each step of the way – from the original offer to the possible renegotiation of that offer after a home inspection, to the possible cancellation of the deal based on a troubled appraisal – you need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.

Bottom Line

Hiring a good REALTOR® with great negotiating skills can save you a lot of money, time and frustration.

If you are considering selling or buying a home I would like the opportunity to assist you.