• Michael Daugherty

The Value of A Realtor

  1. NEGOTIATION SKILLS: Purchasing a home is probably the biggest financial decision you’ll ever make—Realtors® are practiced in the art of negotiation, and can help you get into your next home on time and on budget.

  2. LOCAL MARKET KNOWLEDGE: Location, location, location. We’ve all heard it before—because every market is different, you need a Realtor® who knows the local market inside and out.

  3. ACCESS TO A NETWORK OF LENDERS, APPRAISERS AND OTHER INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS: Realtors® have worked with dozens of local professionals, from financing to landscaping, and everything in between—skip the online searches and tap into your Realtor®’s rolodex.

  4. MARKETING EXPERTISE: Listing a house is more than just placing a yard sign—a Realtor® can get your property seen by thousands of potential buyers using a variety of online and in-person marketing techniques.

  5. HOME-STAGING SERVICES: Because staging your home is not the same as decorating it, a Realtor® can advise you on how to prep your home to appeal to a wide range of buyers.

  6. SUPPORT AFTER CLOSING: Realtors® will be there for you even after the sale—whether you need advice on a plumber or you’re not sure what color to paint your new living room.

  7. PAPERWORK KNOW-HOW: Who has time to sort through 14 pages of a purchase contract, with its many confusing terms, to make sure you’re getting the best deal? Your Realtor®, that’s who!

  8. PRICE GUIDANCE: Pricing is critical—an overpriced home may languish on the market for months, disappointing sellers. On the other hand, no buyer wants to fork over more than a property’s worth. Whether you’re the seller or the buyer, a Realtor® can advise you on a property’s best price.