Tomorrow is Valentine's Day...  love is in the air all around us in anticipation of the day. Valentine's Day is also a good day to remember why you should love using a real estate professional if you're buying or selling a home. And the love for your real estate agent can continue well past February 14th, as using a real estate professional could well be the best decision you make when selling or buying a home.

But in addition to assistance with paperwork, disclosures, negotiations and pricing, here are a few more reasons to love using a real estate professional:

  • Helping You Understand the Process:

Whether it is your first time purchasing or selling a home, or you’re an experienced buyer/seller, there are hundreds of actions that need to happen during every successful real estate transaction. Someone to guide you through the process, who can explain what is going on at every step of the way can very helpful in ways you can't anticipate.

  • Pointing Out Unnoticed Features/Faults with the Property:

When you start the process of buying a home, you may be too excited to see each potential home for what it is, good and bad. An experienced agent can help you understand the potential hidden gems or risks before you make an offer. And if you're a seller, an experienced agent can help you understand aspects of your home that may hinder the sale and what can be done to position the home in a more positive light.

  • Improving Knowledge of Search Areas:

Whether you're moving to a new state, or just across town, having someone who knows the neighborhoods in which you are looking can be an invaluable asset.

  • Providing a List of Top Service Providers:

An experienced agent has relationships with mortgage professionals, home inspectors, appraisers, contractors, and other experts you'll need whether you are buying or selling a home.

  • Maximizing Exposure for Your Home:

You want your home to get the maximum exposure to the greatest number of potential buyers. An experienced listing agent can market and expose your home to a degree that no individual seller can achieve. And with 90+% of home buyers beginning their search on the internet, it's critical to have your home show up where the buyers are looking. Tt's also worth mentioning that in a for-sale-by-owner, buyer’s agents know there won't be a professional on the other end of the transaction, which can mean numerous headaches. Even if a client insists on seeing your home, agents might discourage making an offer, citing the hassles and risks of trying to close the deal without a professional representing the seller.


This information is brought to you courtesy of Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners, RE/MAX Executive, your Charlotte metro area real estate consultants. 

If you are considering selling or purchasing a home in the Charlotte metro area, I would love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to prove to you that:

 "The Right Broker Makes All The Difference."