Buying in Gilbert? The Advantage of a Licensed Gilbert Realtor
The population of Gilbert has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years and for good reason. Simply put, Gilbert is a great place to live. In fact, Money Magazine named the city one of its “Best Places to Live” in 2012. With more than 1,800 homes for sale, it would seem that there is a real estate agent on every corner. That said, it is important to understand the difference between an “agent” and a “Realtor.”
All Realtors are real estate agents, but not all agents are Realtors. Both are licensed to sell real estate, but a Realtor is a member of the National Association of Realtors and must subscribe to the strictly enforced Code of Ethics. Creating the title of Realtor was the National Association of Realtor's way of trying to regulate the industry better by pressing for tougher professional standards.
When you see that your Gilbert real estate agent holds the designation of Realtor you can be sure that she has gone above and beyond to prove herself as a thoroughly trained, highly motivated, ethical professional.
Anyone can Google the words "Gilbert homes for sale" and find a long list of houses currently on the market, but it is important to consider what a great Realtor can do for you, how she can set you apart as you shop for a home.
A Realtor who works extensively in your area can call "bull lucky" on inflated home prices. While it might be tougher for you as a newcomer to know the history of a particular neighborhood, she can not only pull the current comps but also refer to sales over the past few years. And while she can't predict the future, your Realtor can make an educated guess as to how your new neighborhood is trending -- if the prices are poised to go up or down, if new businesses are being built, and what the plans are for area parks.
"Location, location, location" is nearly always associated with "schools, schools, schools." Buyers -- even those without children at home -- want to know that their property is located in a great school district. It simply amplifies the value of the home. Your Realtor will be the first one to tell you all about the school district associated with a home in which you are interested.
Bargaining is not fun for most people, but for a Realtor, it is all part of the job. Without involving her emotions, a Realtor is trained to work until you feel as though you have achieved the best possible deal. Another real advantage of working with a seasoned pro is that she has contacts in the area and is likely going to be negotiating with an agent she has already worked with on some occasions.
Finally, how great would it be for you to know that you have a Gilbert Realtor on call? The purchase of your home is not the end of the line, but simply the beginning of a great professional relationship.
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