The new year is coming, and you may be thinking of buying a new home or putting yours on the market. While you might be tempted to try and navigate the transaction on your own, this is most likely one of the biggest financial decisions of your life — so it’s important to reach out to a seasoned professional to help. Here are five reasons from The Dakich Team at Compass why you should hire an experienced realtor in 2023:
1. An Experienced realtor can find what you want.
Sure, there are online listings for homes everywhere these days, but realtors have access to even more listings than you can find yourself online. Sometimes there are properties that are available but are not actively advertised, and there are other homes that only the most connected realtors know about. “An experienced realtor can help find those hidden gems that might not be accessible otherwise,” explains Roberta Dakich of The Dakich Team at Compass.
2. an experienced realtor is extremely connected.
Realtors with years of experience will have gathered a lot of important and useful contacts over their careers. Whether you want to hire the most thorough home inspector, an insightful real estate attorney, or an interior designer that will stick to a specific budget — your realtor will know just who to contact.
3. an experienced realtor knows all the lingo.
Real estate essentially has its own language that is full of acronyms, and a professional realtor is trained to understand that terminology. In addition, buying or selling a home typically requires a series of forms, reports, disclosures, and other documents. “Seasoned realtors like the members of the Dakich Team at Compass have the expertise to help you prepare a successful deal without costly mistakes or time delays,” broker Janet Hiatt says.
4. an experienced realtor is an expert negotiator.
Any time you buy or sell a home, you’re going to have to negotiate, and the process can be stressful and even potentially heated. If you have a savvy realtor on your side who is experienced in negotiation, you have a better chance of getting the deal that is most beneficial to you. “A realtor can help you draw up a purchase agreement that is tailored to your particular needs and specifications,” the Dakich Team at Compass broker Heather Starks says.
5. an experienced realtor will be with you every step of the way.
If you work with a realtor from the Dakich Team at Compass, they will do everything in their power to make sure that you’re informed and taken care of throughout the entire buying or selling process. Realtors often work on nights and weekends and are available to answer questions around the clock to help make their clients feel at ease. Buying or selling a home is a big, often emotionally taxing decision, and a realtor from the Dakich Team at Compass will make sure that you always feel supported.
Created in partnership with The Dakich Team at Compass.
The Dakich Team is a team of real estate agents affiliated with Compass, a licensed real estate broker and abides by federal, state and local equal housing opportunity laws.
Stephanie Groves is the Executive Editor of Indy Maven and she worked with Janet Hiatt when she sold her home.
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