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The Importance of Using a Realtor

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In today’s market, it is more important than ever to make sure that you hire an experienced Real Estate Agent when buying or selling a home. Read below or check out our latest video to find out the four main reasons why you should use a Real Estate Agent in every real estate transaction.

The first is Exposure To The Market. If you are buying a home, using a real estate agent will provide you with access to the very latest homes on the market as well as certain homes before they are even listed.

If you are selling a home, The Raines Group utilizes over 200 different websites to get exposure for your home. Along with an award-winning marketing plan, your home will be placed on an array of social media platforms guaranteeing high exposure. With 97% of showings being done on the Internet first, this is extremely important.

 The second reason to hire a real estate agent is that they will help you take care of care of the Legal Aspects of the Transaction. Buying or selling a home is a legal process that involves contracts and several legal documents.

Every transaction whether you are buying or selling can have over 250 steps. When using a real estate agent, and especially when using The Raines Group, we have a dedicated team that will guide you through every single step of the transaction.

The third and most important reason to use an agent is that we are Professional Negotiators.  In today’s market, it is so important to have an agent that is able to handle the negotiating process. If you are a buyer, we focus on what you and your family are looking for and aim to get you your dream home for a price that fits your budget.

If you are selling, we always negotiate to get you top dollar for your home. 1/3 of real estate transactions tend to fall apart during negotiations. By hiring a real estate agent, you have someone helping you to make sure the transaction proceeds smoothly.

 The last reason to use an agent is so that they can help you Manage the Emotion in the Transaction. Buying or selling a home is a very emotional process and will most likely be the biggest financial decision of your entire life. It helps to have experts on your side guiding you through every step of the transaction from beginning to end.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home, call us today at 614-855-8700 to speak with one of our real estate experts.

For more information about using a real estate agent or the buying and selling process, visit our award-winning website at

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