How can a REALTOR® help you?
Your REALTOR® is more than just a "salesperson." We act on your behalf as your advocate, providing you with professional advice and guidance.
While the Internet has opened up a world of information not previously available to consumers, the data on listings available for sale is not always up to date. In a competitive market, whether you are buying or selling, you need the most current information about what has sold or is currently for sale, and any pertinent changes in pricing. The only way to ensure you have that information is by enlisting the help of a REALTOR®.
As a buyer, there are many advantages to having a REALTOR® work with you. We can simplify the process of finding you the perfect place by matching up properties that fit with your criteria, set up all showings, facilitating all the contracts and paperwork, as well as handling the negotiating for you. As buying or selling your home is a very personal transaction, many people tend to feel more comfortable using an agent as a liaison rather than having to deal face to face with potential buyers or sellers. The best part is it typically does not cost you, the buyer, anything to have a REALTOR® work on your behalf as buyer’s agents are compensated via a percentage of the seller’s brokerage commission.
If you're selling your home, you gain access to the most qualified buyers by being listed on the Multiple Listing Service. Only a licensed real estate agent can get you listed there. Whether you are buying or selling a home, MLS® is your and your agent's best tool. And the process doesn’t stop there… by having your listing as part of the MLS® system you instantly have all the REALTORS® in the city considering your property for their qualified buyers. As well, buyers who may be relocating to Regina have easy access to MLS and your listing information. That is really the key as at the end of the day it really doesn’t matter how many views or hits your listing receives, it is getting it in front of people who are actually actively looking for a property with the same characteristics as yours, in your price range and neighbourhood.
Because today's home buyers and sellers are so much better informed than in the past, expertise and ability are becoming more important. Our job and the service we provide is evolving and we are becoming as much a "guide" as a "salesperson". We are your personal representative when you are buying or selling a home and we're here to help!
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Karin & Jen