Buyers need a Realtor to guide them through the process of buying a home. Every so many years, forms are updated, rules change and lending practices change. A buyer can’t navigate all of this alone, they need someone who is up to date on all the rule changes – that is where a Realtors come in to play. Realtors need to take a certain amount of continuing education every year, so Realtors can remain on top of their game.
Sellers also need a Realtor when it comes time to sell their home. The average person only sells a home two or three times in a lifetime. A Realtor does it for a living and closes many transaction per month. Wouldn’t you rather have someone who knows what they are doing than trusting your closing to just yourself and the buyer. Check out the infographic below (from “Keeping Current Matter”) for why you should not be a “For Sale By Owner”!