The 7 Reasons to Hire a Realtor: 1. Education And Expertise Buying and selling homes in any state is a complex undertaking filled with rules, regulations, negotiations and very detailed steps to follow. Hiring a Realtor gives you someone who is educated and has the expertise to help you navigate the process.

2. Neighborhood Knowledge

I have had many conversations with clients that received pricing suggestions on their home from a friend or via the varied real estate sites (Zillow, Trulia, etc). The part of the story you don't hear is that the friend sold in a different market or the real estate website they visited didn't have accurate data.

Only a Realtor has the knowledge and insight to help you price your home correctly to sell or help you write a strong offer.

3. Market Conditions Clients and potential clients are always coming to us to ask what they should do in their situation. This happens because we are in the Buffalo Niagara real estate market every day. We interact daily with other WNY Realtors and get their feedback on what they're seeing. In addition, we're constantly tracking the in's and out's of the market.

Our understanding of the Buffalo Niagara real estate market allows our clients to tap into us as a resource to capitalize on the market conditions to fit their situation to help them sell or buy their home.

4. Professional Network We network with other professionals in the industry and are members of the National Association of Realtors, New York State Association of Realtors and The Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors. You will need other people to help you sell or buy your home and an agent will have contacts, such as loan officers, appraisers, contractors, home inspectors, attorneys and more. This is a valuable network a Realtor has that you can trust and use when you are selling or buying a home.

Stop back later this week for tips #5-7, or give us a call.

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