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Relocating to a new city or state can be a daunting task. In an effort to save money or keep control during the move, many people may want to forgo hiring a Realtor. In the long run, this could end up costing you more money and placing more stress on you than you are already experiencing. We want your move to be as easy, so we’ve collected five reasons for you to hire a Realtor, especially if you are relocating to a new area.
1. Realtors know the area.
So, you are moving to a new city or even a new state. Do you know where the best schools, restaurants, entertainment or the neighborhood parks are? Local Realtors have years of experience and familiarity with the area to which you are moving. Your Realtor will work with you to figure out exactly what your priorities are so they can determine what area of town may be right for you, and then get you there.
2. Realtors know the market.
Your Realtor will have plenty of data and information on the state of the housing market where you are moving. They will know when a listing is a great deal — or not. They also may have knowledge of local homes that are for sale even if they’re not listed. Plus, they’ll have intimate knowledge of the new homebuilders and upcoming communities in the area if new construction is something you’re interested in. Their extensive knowledge of the market will be sure to get you the most house for your money and the house that is just right for you.
3. Realtors know how to negotiate.
You may boast that you are pretty good at negotiating down a price at a yard sale, but negotiating prices on homes is an entirely different ballpark. Realtors are skilled negotiators that deal with sellers and other agents in your new city daily. Let them take the reins and they will get you the best price possible while doing the hardest part of the process for you
4. Realtors will handle the contracts.
You already have so much going on with the move — why add hours of sitting and reading through contracts to the mix? Of course, you will still look them over, but your Realtor ensures you are protected and that all the nitty-gritty details and conditions are working in your favor. And if you have any questions or don’t understand something, no worries. Your Realtor is there to explain it all.
5. It’s the Realtor’s job to get the best home for you.
This is arguably the most important reason to hire a Realtor. It is literally their job to help you find your perfect home. They will have your back and make your life easier. It is explicit that Realtors are supposed to have your best interest at heart and put you first. Our advice to you? Sit back, relax and let the Realtor do what they do best. You’ll be loving your new home in your new city in no time.
If you’re relocating to Atlanta, you can find details on new home communities and connect with KNOWAtlanta’s in-house agents at knowatlantarealestate.com.