Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced investor, market dynamics are constantly changing and can be nearly impossible to keep up with. Having a real estate professional help guide you through the process can make your transaction go more smoothly.
With New Leaf Team, you'll benefit from having 3 REALTORS® on your side to preview new listings or come up with pricing and marketing strategies for your home. And you'll never have to worry about missing the chance to negotiate an offer because your agent isn't around. Each member of our team will be kept up-to-date on your search or sale and can easily step in to help where needed. This dynamic has allowed us to turn relationships with our clients into friendships that extend beyond the real estate transaction.
Here are 8 reasons why you should use a REALTOR® for your real estate transaction.
- The REALTOR® code of ethics.
REALTORS® are not just agents. They are professional members of the National Association of REALTORS®. Every REALTOR® must adhere to a strict code of ethics, which is based on professionalism and protection of the public. As a REALTOR®'s client, you can expect honest and ethical treatment in all transaction-related matters. With New Leaf Team, you'll benefit from having three REALTORS® working to help you realize your real estate goals.
- Expert guidance through the process.
Buying or selling a home typically requires many forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. A knowledgeable expert will help you prepare the best deal and avoid delays or costly mistakes.
- Objective information and opinions.
REALTORS® can provide local information on utilities, zoning, and more. They also have objective information about each property which helps them come up with pricing and marketing strategies for a property. By understanding a buyer's needs and search area, they can also point out neighborhoods that buyers may not know much about but that might suit their needs better than they thought.
- Up-to-date experience.
Most people sell only a few homes in a lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each sale. Even if you've done it before, laws and regulations change frequently. At New Leaf Team, we have three full-time agents who have worked on hundreds of transactions in their careers. When they aren't working with clients, they take classes and certifications to stay on top of the latest laws and regulations and gain knowledge to help our clients through any situation.
- Property marketing power.
Marketing a home is about more than just writing a description and posting on a website. A REALTOR® can help you start impressing potential buyers from the moment they first learn about your home. From professional photographs to virtual staging and tours, there are many ways New Leaf Team can help you showcase the best features of your home to potential buyers. And when your home is listed by a REALTOR®, you will know that everyone who comes to view your home is accompanied by a licensed real estate agent.
- Expanded search power.
In the Charlottesville area, a property that is listed as "Coming Soon" in MLS cannot be seen by the public. Working with a real estate agent means you can learn about these properties and be prepared for viewings before the listing goes live to the public. REALTORS® can also help you avoid out-of-date listings that might be showing up as available online but are no longer on the market.
- Negotiation knowledge.
The negotiations don't end once a home is under contract. A REALTOR® will look at every angle from your perspective and will craft a purchase agreement that allows you the flexibility you need to take that next step.
- Your rock during emotional moments.
A home is so much more than four walls and a roof. And for most people, property represents the biggest purchase they'll ever make. Whether you are buying a first home or downsizing your family home, you deserve to have someone on your side who can provide an objective opinion and help you stay focused on the issues that matter most to you.
Ready to work with New Leaf Team? Give us a call at 434-214-6121 to speak with one of our agents. We look forward to working with you!