TOP TEN PROS WORKING WITH A REALTOR®

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Pricing Is A Real Art
The biggest factor in determining how quickly your home sells is the price, and deciding that price is trickier than it seems. It takes experience and even 1% more of your home can mean thousands to your bottom line. Setting a price based on CMA as a member of the Toronto Real Estate Board that will have immediate access to tape into the neighbourhood statistics. Without the right price it is nearly impossible to sell a home. Being overpriced is the #1 reason homes do not sell!

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Marketing A Home Is Difficult
A Realtor® has an established network that can reach potential qualified buyers
through the MLS® system, brokerage/company website & internal systems that an ad would never. To get the most for your home, you need as many buyers interested as possible. According to realtor.com, 82% of real estate sales are the result of agent contacts.

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Selling A Home Is Simply Hard, No Easy Task
Considerable amount of time is required.  Every phone call must be answered ready with the knowledge to answer any question or concern plus becoming available to show the home not based on your schedule, and showing your own home can feel awkward. Even after an accepted offer the buyer might still be able to get out of the deal legally. Realtors® have the skill to try and save the transaction.

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Realtors® Are Trained Professionals
Homeowners selling there home will have a learning curve every step of the way, and will not have the opportunity to practice – to fail and improve – to reach the level of a professional.

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You Will Need To Qualify Buyers Not Working With A Realtor®
Mortgage letter is not enough. Do you know the difference between being pre-approved for a mortgage vs pre-qualified.

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Safety
Realtors® have a process for ensuring both their own safety and the safety of their clients when potential buyers are invented into your home.

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Much Research Is Required To Ensure You Are Protected
If unaware of laws and regulations you could easily put yourself into the middle of an ugly lawsuit. Necessary paperwork for making a real estate transaction is required – Realtors® know specific clauses to protect your interests.

8

Negotiating Is Hard - Beware Of Bargain Shoppers
Not just hard to do, but it can feel uncomfortable. If you want someone to negotiate fearlessly on your behalf, work with an agent. Buyers will assume they can put in low-ball offer simply because you are not paying commission for a Realtor® to sell your home.

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Commission For The Buyers Realtor®
Working with an agent, will be able to see what your competition is offering, commission for the buyers agent. Most listings we see today stay very competitive among the competition by listing at a competitive rate usually between 2% to 2.5%.

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Lawyer Fees 
Real Estate Lawyer fees vary. Some charge by the hour while others offer a fixed rate to conduct a real estate closing. If you are not working with a realtor and dont know the paper work process then you might be looking at increased lawyer fees to help you with the sale of your home.
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CONSIDER WORKING WITH A

REALTOR®

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THINKING OF SELLING

Elizabeth Hobson Toronto Real Estate Agent
Pairing up with the right REALTOR® is a journey that could take weeks or months. After our consultation I will tell you if my company and I are the best fit for your situation. If we are in agreement to move forward together I will explain in detail our representation. "Going above and beyond for our clients is just the beginning." Most homeowners selling their home use the help, service of a real estate professional. Centently those selling real estate don't have too, but there are good reasons why most people still do today. An agent takes away the burden of all the following areas outlined in the selling process:
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