Los Angeles Home Sellers and Buyers need a good realtor because they need exposure, contract knowledge, disclosure, and proper staging.
To answer this question let me first start by saying that you need a good realtor on your side both in a seller’s and a buyer’s market.
A good realtor not only has deep industry experience but also has deep relationships with potential buyers, sellers and lenders in the community. Moreover, they understand the ins and outs of the city, the neighborhood and can talk about the local schools and shops better than any of the local residents.
If you’re asking yourself, “Why Do Sellers Need A Good Realtor?
Here are a few good reasons:
It is very important for your realtor to be able to give your house the exposure it deserves. A good realtor accomplishes this by utilizing and enhancing all online advertisements. Enhancing the online advertisement does two main things for you: First it always brings your listing to the very top of page on variety of websites (i.e. Realtor.com). Second it provides larger and better quality photos/full motion videos. This, in turn, attracts more buyers, which equates to higher demand leading to higher price for you house.
It is also essential for your neighbors to know your house is for sale, because your neighbors have family and friends that maybe interested in moving to the same area. Therefore, a good realtor would talk to all neighbors and invites them to the open houses. At the same time a good realtor will advertise all open houses in the local newspapers/magazines.
Residential Purchase Agreement is a legal bonding bilateral contract that is extremely technical. Once both parties involved in the transaction sign the contract, they are both legally bound to the full extend of the contract.
Missing one small checkmark or not understanding the full contract can put the entire transaction at jeopardy. Nothing in the contract should be assumed and/or ignored. A good realtor understands everything in the contract and will thoroughly explain everything to you before you sign the documents to make sure you understand all of the small prints. Lastly, a good realtor writes the contract correctly, which will surely save you a lot of grief down the line.
Every real estate transaction involves ton of disclosures. The real estate law states that all the disclosures must be given to the appropriate party in a timely manner. Not providing disclosures can ultimately lead to a lawsuit even after the transition is closed. All good realtors understand this and have an organized way to deliver disclosures in a timely manner.
A good realtor understands the importance of good curb appeal and staging and will provide you with an advice to de-clutter your home or refer you to a professional staging company if need be.