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As a buyer, it usually costs nothing to hire a real estate professional to help you find and purchase a home. Your Realtor will likely get a portion of the commission the seller pays to his Realtor. When choosing an agent, get referrals from those you trust such as friends, relatives and co-workers and then interview as many agents as possible. Pick an agent that works in the community you're interested in and that you feel you can trust to adequately represent your interests.


Some homeowners think that selling their own home will save money and give them an advantage over the Realtor-using majority. Before you start down this complicated path, here are a few reasons why using a real estate professional is important:

  1. You will be drastically limiting your exposure to potential buyers which means it can take between 10 and 15 times longer to sell your home. Houses that take a long time to sell usually sell for less because buyers believe there must be something wrong with them.
  2. Most buyers find negotiating with sellers extremely awkward and therefore avoid For Sale By Owner situations.
  3. Most buyers use a Realtor in their home search, and most buyers' agents will typically not work with FSBOs because they will not be paid. This means you will have to offer a selling commission to attract buyer's agents, which will cut into your expected "savings."
  4. Lack of negotiating experience can result in a lower selling price, or worse, a bungled contract and possible lawsuits. It is probably unwise to pit your negotiating skills against those of experienced professionals.
  5. If you plan to use a lawyer to help you negotiate, your lawyer's fees could be considerably higher than a Realtor's commission. Unlike Realtors, lawyers do not get paid for proactively representing your best interests or mediating delicate situations.
  6. You only pay a commission to your Realtor if they successfully sell your home at a price you are happy with.


As unique as each of us are, so too are our individual real estate management needs. Whether you currently own or are looking to purchase real estate as an investment, or are buying a new home and want to lease out your current one, take the guess work out of the daily management by hiring a professional property manager. I maintain the knowledge and expertise that is essential to effectively manage your property so that you can file that concern away and simply look forward to receiving your rental proceeds each month.