When you want to sell your home and find somewhere new to live, there is a lot to think about in preparation for a new move. So having a professional realtor on board can certainly help with proceedings and perhaps make the move a little less stressful. A Just Move In survey conducted in 2020 asked participants to rate moving home out of a score of 10, with at least 52% of them responding with an 8 or above.
How a Realtor Can Help You Relocate
Helping You to Sell Your Current Home
Gathering All The Necessary Information
When they first visit your home to discuss placing it on the real estate market they will gather as much information as possible to then use it on their listing. So knowing how far the nearest amenities are, connections to public transport, whether there are any good nearby schools for prospective families, as well as all the necessary information about your home. These are all minor details that collectively can have a good impact on a potential buyer, which you would not need to worry about.
They can arrange any viewings of your property if you are busy and are happy for them to show prospective buyers around your home whilst you are not there. With their knowledge and ability to talk to clients they would be able to upsell any features that could prove a good selling point to help encourage the sale.
Allows You To Focus on Packing
By allowing the realtor to sort out the paperwork and negotiations this will free up your time on preparing for the move and packing your belongings. This will be particularly useful if you and your family are moving resources for the Military, which can be quite a time consuming procedure, especially if you are heading overseas.
They Will Deal With The Mountain of Paperwork
Fortunately the realtor is experienced with dealing with all the paperwork that needs to be processed as there will be a lot of it. It can be quite daunting to have to process a mountain of paperwork that you have not dealt with before. They can organize things like the following.
- Proposed marketing plan
- Advertisements for the property by compiling a list together
- Paperwork for your lawyer
- Written confirmation between yourself and the realtor
- Confirmation of any accepted offers from buyers
- A list of similar properties that were on the market that sold successfully
- An inspection report of the property
- Disclosure of any details that the prospective buyer needs to be aware of regarding the property
- Natural Hazards Report
- Documents that you will need for closing the sale
Helping You to Find Your Dream Home
As well as organizing the selling of your property they can also help you to find your ideal home. It makes sense to use the same realtor so that you do not need to deal with two different agencies.
Abundance of Contacts
Through their years of working in real estate they soon build up a good portfolio of contacts. This can enable them to access properties that perhaps you would not have been able to find without their help. As a result they can then organize for you to go and visit the desired properties that you are interested in and negotiate a buying fee with the client.
Before signing on the dotted line you want to feel reassured that the property you are planning to purchase does not have any hidden maintenance problems that will show up. Just as you would submit an inspection form of your own property when placing it on the market, the realtor will ensure that the home you are keen on buying has passed all the necessary inspection tests. They will suggest that an independent professional will carry out an inspection of the property which will then be submitted to the realtor.
Knowledge of the Real Estate Market
Being aware of the housing market and understanding what is good value and what is not, is most likely not going to be your area of expertise. This is where the realtor can help provide you with necessary guidance on the realistic financial price of the area you are interested in and whether your offer for the property is going to be sufficient. It is at this point where they can help you negotiate a better deal, after all it will be in their interest as well to seal the deal.