Real estate is a big deal. For most people, a home is the most
expensive purchase they will make in their lifetime. It is a serious
transaction with significant financial and emotional ramifications for
the parties involved, and having proper representation is critical.
Today buyers and sellers agree. In 2015, a full 89 percent of buyers
used a real estate agent, and so did 88 percent of sellers. Realtor
representation during a real estate transaction is important
for both buyers and sellers.
Here are some reasons why you should use a realtor:
Fiduciary responsibility. When you work with a Realtor, their fiduciary
responsibility is to you. That means you have an expert who is looking out
for your best financial interests, an expert who is contractually bound to
do everything in their power to protect you. That is big value of that
commitment cannot be overstated. For more than 100 years, Realtors
have subscribed to the NAR strict Code of Ethics as a condition of
membership. Realtors have the expertise and experience to help sellers
protect their investment and help buyers build theirs.
Complex, ever-changing real estate regulations. Buying or selling a home
is not like purchasing a plane ticket. Every home is different, and laws
change every year and vary from place to place. Generally speaking, people
purchase a new home every 7-10 years, and a lot can and usually does
change between transactions. Realtors are immersed in real estate, and
they must stay current with all the updates in regulations, laws, contracts
and practices. Once you retain your Realtor, they put that knowledge to
work for you.
Help finding the right home, beyond square footage and baths. Browsing
online is a terrific way to start a home search in fact, almost 90 percent
of people start their home search online. But when it is time to buy,
knowing all the pros and cons of a property can help you make the right
decision. Realtors live and breathe real estate, and they can share
information about a home that you would not otherwise know. Pricing and
selling a home. There are lots of sites where you can view price estimates
for your home before you list it for sale, but you take a risk using them.
In some markets, online estimates can be off by as much as 35 percent, and
they often rely on tax records and data that can be old. Realtors know the
local market, have access to the freshest sale data, and can price your
house in line with the market to maximize your earnings. In 2015, sellers
using an agent got $40,100 more: The median sale price for the 88 percent
of sellers who worked with an agent was $215,000, versus a median sale
price of $174,900 for the 9 percent of sellers who did not use an agent.
Contracts and negotiations. Finding the right home is the fun part. Then the
real work begins.: Today's contracts can be 50 pages long,not counting
addendums and riders. Realtors can help you navigate these complex
documents and craft an attractive offer that makes sense for you. Plus,
when it comes to negotiation, your Realtor is your advocate and can bring
an objective voice to a very subjective situation. Following a code of
ethics. When you work with a Realtor,you are partnering with a
professional who operates according to a strict code of ethics. In place
for over 100 years, the Realtor Code of Ethics ensures that consumers
who work with a Realtor are treated professionally and ethically in all
transaction related matters.
In Alliance Real Estate Services we specialize in Selling, Renting or
Managing Foreclosures, Handyman Specials, Short Sales, Auction,
Corporate or Privately owned:
1st property (owners primary home)
2nd property(for investment)
single home properties
Commercial and Industrial Properties
The navigation bar includes all of our services and we added at the bottom of
the page different links that include: JPA (planificacion board), CRIM (tax information),
Realtors Association, Law number 10 that explains all of the rights
clients have and realtors have to follow and last DACO (consumers rights).