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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling in NJ

Team Nest Builder knows that whether you are buying or selling a New Jersey home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goal. But in this world of ...

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//]]> // try{Typekit.load({ async: true });}catch(e){} // // Franchise TAPinto (908) 279-0303 TAP into .net Your Neighborhood News Online Subscribe to E-News Login | Submit Content HOME SECTIONS Arts & Entertainment Business & Finance Education Elections Food & Drink Giving Back Government Green Health & Wellness Home & Garden Horses Law & Justice Police & Fire Real Estate Religions & Spirituality Sports Travel OPINION Candidate Statements Columns Guest Column Letters to the Editor Police Blotter Press Releases EVENTS CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE DIRECTORY OBITUARIES SEARCH SEARCH Know Your Nest ADVERTISEMENT Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling in NJ By LYNN GARAFOLA February 19, 2018 at 9:52 PM Team Nest Builder knows that whether you are buying or selling a New Jersey home it can be quite the adventure, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to achieving your ultimate goalBut in this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can ‘For Sale by Owner’ or ‘FSBO.’  Not a good idea!   The 5 reasons you NEED a real estate professional like Team Nest Builder in your corner haven’t changed, but have rather been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick up steam. 1What do you do with all this paperwork? Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly changingA true real estate professional is an expert in his or her market and can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make your dream a reality. 2Ok, so you found your dream house, now what? There are over 180 possible steps that need to take place during every successful real estate transactionDon’t you want someone who has been there before, someone who knows what these actions are, to make sure that you achieve your dream? 3Are you a good negotiator? So maybe you’re not convinced that you need an agent to sell your homeAfter looking at the list of parties that you will need to be prepared to negotiate with, you’ll soon realize the value in selecting a real estate professionalFrom the buyers (who want the best deals possible), to the home inspection companies, all the way to the appraisers, there are at least 11 different people who you will need to be knowledgeable of, and answer to, during the process. 4What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth? It is important for your home to be priced correctly from the start to attract the right buyers and shorten the amount of time that it’s on the marketYou need someone who is not emotionally connected to your home to give you the truth as to your home’s valueAccording to a study by Collateral Analytics, FSBOs achieve prices significantly lower than those from similar properties sold by real estate agents: “FSBOs tend to sell for lower prices than comparable home sales, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate.” Get the most out of your transaction by hiring a professional. 5Do you know what’s really going on in the market? There is so much information out there on the news and on the internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates; how do you know what’s going on specifically in your area? Who do you turn to in order to competitively and correctly price your home at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a lowball offer? Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises: “When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.” Hiring an agent who has his or her finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated oneYou need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear. Bottom Line You wouldn’t replace the engine in your car without a trusted mechanic, so why would you make one of the most important financial decisions of your life without hiring a real estate professional? Call Team Nest Builder's Lynn Garafola at 973-222-3777 TODAY to start your New Jersey home-buying or home-selling experience the right way!   Liked this post? 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