Why Use Realtor When Buying a Home
Should you use a Realtor when buying a home? There is no requirement to use one, but it will certainly be easier if you do use one. Here are some reasons why you should use a Realtor.
Why Should You Use a Realtor
One of the questions asked by home hunters, especially first time buyers is why should I use a Realtor to buy a Salt Lake area home. Here are a few reasons you may want to consider using a Realtor for your home purchase:
- It Costs You Nothing. Yes that's right, if you use a Realtor to purchase a home, in Utah the Realtors commission is paid for by the seller. That means you can be professionally represented, and not be out of pocket.
- Buying A Home Is Complicated. When you buy a home there are many legal documents which need to be completed or reviewed, offer forms, disclosure forms, settlement statements etc. These can be complicated and if you don't know what you are doing you may leave yourself unprotected. For example, if you don't write the offer correctly you may not be able to back out of the transaction if the inspection comes back with problems. An experienced Realtor will guide you through the process ensuring that you avoid costly mistakes.
- It Saves You Time. Buying a home is a time consuming process that can be made easier with the services of a Realtor. We perform many of the more time intensive tasks, making best use of your time. We provide you with lists of homes that meet you criteria, preview homes for you, manage the transaction and dates reminding you what needs to be done and when, organize closings and much more.
- Help Select the Right Home for You. Your Realtor can help by providing you with objective information regarding each property. They have access to a variety of informational resources on the local community. For example, information on utilities, zoning. schools, etc. This information can be used to determine if the property is right for you.
- Help You Negotiate. There are numerous negotiating factors that need to be addressed when purchasing a property. These include, price, date of possession, inspections, financing options/deadlines, inclusion of items, and repairs. Your Realtor can advice you which of these are required and what they should be. They will ensure that the purchase agreement covers all these items in a way that best protects you and your purchase.