24 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

If Selling Your Home By Yourself Is So Easy, Why Do The High Majority of People Hire A Professional?

Couple in real-estate agency signing property loan contractOkay, I am going to put all of my cards on the table. Almost everybody I know likes to save money. Is this shocking? Probably not.

I too like to save money, where I can. But more important to me is getting value for my money when I spend it.

Take for instance the money I spend yearly on a financial planner. Can I invest on my own? Maybe? If I’m diligent, dedicated and extremely resourceful, as well as having the time, I’m sure I could do okay with my investments.

But would I be able to outperform my professional financial planner who has spent thousands and thousands of hours honing his skills and craft, being connected to the most up-to-date information that pertains to his livelihood. No way!

This simplistic example can be debated much further and into greater detail for sure, but I think my point is pretty clear. Utilizing the skill and expertise of a qualified professional (note the emphasis on qualified) should always net you more of what you are looking for. And if not, most likely you have chosen the wrong professional.

The statistics on consumers relying on the skills of a Realtor to help them buy or sell a house or condo is near 90%. This figure includes a private seller who lists their home for sale, and a Realtor co-operates and brings the buyer.

Handling a sale from start to finish (there are over 160 items on my task list to do when I list a property for sale) as well as handle the legal responsibilities (not only is the contract a legal agreement but what you say or don’t can be a legal liability), is both time and knowledge intensive.

Put this task in the hands of an inexperienced Realtor or an emotional amateur seller and its a recipe for disaster! This year alone I have handled three sales for clients who are Lawyers. If they see the value in using an exceptional professional to handle such an important task, shouldn’t everyone?

Are you thinking of making a move? I’m happy to have a conversation with you on how I can be of help. I can be reached at 416-930-5969 or via email me.

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