Presented by Sue Morrison, Remax North Country Realty
With the endless amount of information at our fingertips via the internet, it’s easy to believe that it may be cheaper and faster to sell your own home, or buy a new home without the assistance of a Realtor ®.
A Realtor’s job does not start and end with just listing your home or drafting an Agreement of Purchase and Sale for you. There are many different facets that come with being a Realtor ®, and they can all benefit you! One of the most important is that they must follow a set of standards that all Canadian Realtor’s are required to follow, which includes constantly keeping up to date with changes in real estate law and practices. Licensed Realtor’s must also adhere to a very strict code of Ethics.
A Realtor’s reach is wide and far. Not only do they know other Realtors, but also Home Inspectors, Real Estate Lawyers, and Mortgage Brokers, to name a few. Partnerships with these trustworthy service providers have been created, cultivated and they help to build a strong team for your sale or purchase. A Realtor ® can also offer names of reliable people who can help with unfinished renovations, de-clutter and stage a home to present it in the best possible light, as well as finding assistance with landscaping, and many other needs for your home.
Once you choose a Realtor® to work with you, for either a sale and/or purchase, you can rest assured knowing that they have your best interests in mind. They will sit down with you, and ask you questions that will help them ascertain what your needs are, what your wants are, and put them to work for you.
When buying a home, your Realtor ® will be familiar with the area you wish to go, the market trends of it and will work to a satisfying completed Agreement of Purchase and Sale, and closing for you. They will also provide the benefit of being able to identify issues that you may not be aware of. When working with a Realtor ®, they will be able to provide names of Home Inspectors, start on the process of helping you become pre-qualified for financing, and the details of what services a Lawyer provides for the closing of your new home.
When selling your home, your Realtor® is well versed and will help you come up with an appropriate asking price, as well as get in touch with other professionals that you may need. They are very knowledgeable with various marketing tools and techniques for optimal exposure and promotion of your home. They also have extensive experience when it comes to negotiations – a skill that will prove to be invaluable to you.
Whether you’re a first time buyer, or an experienced home owner, it will be beneficial for you to work with a Realtor ®. Their full time commitment is focused on real estate, and can assist you in many facets of the purchase or selling process, including saving you thousands of dollars. Not only will you have a new home, but you will have saved money as well?! Now that sounds like a winning combination!
Living … Working …Playing … in the heart of Ontario’s most well known cottage country gives Sue great joy. Since 1993, Sue has been helping people discover their next move- handling the smallest details to assure smooth transactions from start to finish. Whether it’s vacant land, a cottage or a castle, Sue can help! Her easy going style and vast knowledge of the Northern Muskoka district’s lakes, back roads and small towns will help you feel right at home from the beginning. Sue is a chef by heart, animal lover, and outdoors’ enthusiast enjoying cold winter days at the rink or on her snowmobile with her family and is looking forward to some warm summer boat rides.
Sue can be reached by calling 705-783-4404 or check her out online – Sue Sells Muskoka!