In the modern world, it seems like you can do anything online. But what about buying or selling a home? While it may be possible, there are many benefits to using a REALTOR® to navigate the turbulent housing market. While you might have good intentions, using your own resources to buy or sell a home could end up costing you a lot of time and money and unneeded stress. Here are a few benefits to hiring a realtor:

Expertise - Your REALTOR® is a licensed expert. Buying or selling a home is complicated. There are a lot of forms, disclosures and legal documents that are involved and need meticulous attention to detail. In addition, real estate has its own complicated language and jargon that can be confusing if you are not well versed on the terminology. REALTORS® have valuable education and field experience that will get you the best deal possible and give you peace of mind.

Local Knowledge -   Every region is different so it’s important to have someone who knows the ins-and-outs of a particular area. REALTORS® know where the best school districts are, what the zoning laws are, and other information that is crucial when it comes to buying or selling a home. REALTORS® also have lots of connections with other professionals in the area that you will need to buy or sell goods from. Your REALTOR® will refer you to the professionals they trust the most and have done business with in the past. 

Negotiation - Buying or selling a home isn’t simple and the current market is very competitive.  REALTORS® are skilled negotiators and will fight hard to get you the best deal possible. Negotiating is difficult and can get emotional. You can trust your REALTOR® to negotiate with your best interests in mind. 

Resources - Google and the internet can only get you so far. REALTORS® have access to information that you might not be able to find. In this housing market, every piece of information is vital to stay ahead. 

The housing market can be stressful and is ever-changing so tackling it on your own is not ideal. 

At the end of the day, your REALTOR® will be there to support you. Buying or selling a home is a monumental part of your life so it's imperative to have someone on your side looking out for your best interests. If you are looking for a REALTOR®, you can trust the expertise of Nancy Hibler and Karges Real Estate. Nancy has over 25-years of experience in the Will County area and is ready to assist you. Take the stress out of Real Estate! To learn how Nancy can help you buy or sell homes and property, you can visit her website or call today at (815) 263-5791.