Frequently Asked Question

Got a question? Chances are we have the answer, We've compiled the most commonly asked questions about buying
or selling a home here
Q1: What's the difference between a real estate agent and a REALTOR?

Q2: What questions should I ask when looking for a REALTOR?

Q3: How do I figure out what mortgage I can afford?

Q4: Why should I hire a REALTOR?

Q5: What should I expect when I enlist the help of a REALTOR to sell my house?
REALTORS? help you get the most for your home and they remove stress and confusion from the process Here are just some of the advantages.

Your REALTOR? becomes your home's champion
When you sign a "Listing Agreement" with your REALTOR?, this is their promise that he or she will use all their skills and resources to get the most for your home.

REALTORS? know how to attract the most potential buyers
Your REALTOR? is an expert home promoter, connected to a network of agents and their buyers He or she knows how to write compelling ads for your home, and only REALTORS? can place your home on a Board's MLS? System.

REALTORS? will help you increase your homes "sale-ability"
You probably have an emotional attachment to your home, and therefore can't view It objectively. Your REALTOR? will help you present your home in the best light, so buyers will fall in love with it more easily.

Market Knowledge - to help you get the most for your home
REALTORS? are masters of reading the market and pricing your home for maximum return A REALTOR?'s experience literally pays].

Negotiation Skills - to keep the deal on track
REALTORS? are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers Tempers can flare and heels can dig in Your REALTOR? is an expert at smoothing things out.

Q6: Do I really need a REALTOR to sell my home?

Many people who try to sell their own home end up using a REALTOR? in the end anyway. Before anybody decides to fly solo through this complex, time consuming and financially perilous process, they should consider these questions.

Will you really "save" the real estate commission?
When buyers see a home for sale 'by the owner, they see a bargain They imagine the REALTOR?'s fee going into their pocket, not yours.

How many potential buyers will you reach?
Selling a home takes more than just hanging a "For Sale" sign How will you promote your home? Will you write your own ads? How will you use the Internet? MLS? and the corresponding web site www REALTOR ca have changed the way people search for homes, and it's hard to court buyers without it.

you have the time?
Promoting a home is a full time job, and you may already have one Will you be able to take calls at any time? How about screening the callers to figure out if they're suitable candidates? Not everybody who calls is even suitable to walk through your home, but how do you tell?

Do you know the market well enough to get the most for your home?
Lacking years of experience, the average do-it-yourselfer is merely guessing at their listing price Often they set the price too low and miss out on thousands of dollars, or they price their home too high and drive away willing buyers.

you have the negotiation skills to keep a deal on track?
When an offer comes in, emotions can run high with so much money on the line This is why direct seller-to-buyer deals often end in disaster REALTORS? keep it professional and are indispensable when it comes to bargaining with buyers.

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