You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that at Burnett Real Estate Team, we get a lot of questions. What might surprise you is that some of those questions have to do with why our clients should even bother with hiring a Realtor in the first place!
Many folks view Realtors as simply people who help you purchase a home—and that’s absolutely correct! However, there’s a bit more to it than just that. Realtors have a whole laundry list of things that they do—and helping you purchase your dream home is just the tip of the iceberg.
Realtors are constantly looking over homes that are on the market in order to pair them up appropriately with their clientele. For example, if somebody from out of state was looking to move to Bentonville, they would contact an agent such as us and give us an idea of the type of home and neighborhood they’re looking for.
Even in today’s digital world, Realtor’s often have access to listings and information about property you won’t find in on-line listings. Your Realtor keeps their eyes and ears open for a property that suits your needs, sometimes finding a home you never knew existed. A buyers biggest concern is typically about the school that their kids will attend. If they do not have kids, then resell value is their biggest concern.
Putting Out Fires
Buying a home is stressful, and many things happen behind the scenes that a potential buyer (or seller) may not be aware of. A good Realtor can handle a lot of the buying/selling drama for you in whatever capacity they need to in order to keep your stress as low as possible. Think of them as your fairy godmother. There are inspections. We have three inspectors that are tried and true for you to interview. There are sometimes issues found by the inspector and then you have to find the person or people to make the repairs that will treat you fairly. We have three we recommend for you to interview. There are sometimes appraisal issues, title issues, and/or financing issues that need to be resolved.
What’s more, an experienced Realtor can often look at a property, or seller, and size up what their clients may be in store for. Being able to anticipate issues, and head them off, is a good sign of a real pro! Having been a Builder, Cody can usually spot issues while previewing the home with the buyer.
Oftentimes, Realtors will take phone calls, respond to texts, chat with clients on Facebook messenger, etc. all outside of normal work hours. Truly, a good Realtor is always working with and for their clients. Because real estate is an industry that often doesn’t conform to a 9-5 workday, Realtors are often working after hours, or on weekends for their clients. I love what I do, and I pride myself on being available to my clients whenever they need me.
Study, Study, Study
A good Realtor is going to have quite a bit of knowledge about local neighborhood demographics, crime rates, traffic, sights to be seen, nightlife, school districts… the list goes on and on. It’s important that a good Realtor is knowledgeable in these areas in order to provide more insight to potential buyers.
Remember when we said our clients often have questions? These are the questions we hear most often, and also the questions we love to answer. Sharing information about Bentonville, and all that there is to see and do is more than just our pleasure, it’s our job!
You wouldn’t buy a house without knowing where you’re moving, and a good Realtor is there to make sure all of your questions about the town, neighborhood, and surrounding areas are answered.
…and so much more!
On top of these things, Realtors spend their days dealing with buyers, sellers, lenders, home inspectors, appraisers, and a whole slew of other individuals who take part in the process of buying and selling real estate. So much more than just sellers of homes, Realtors are jacks of all trades who take their jobs very seriously—and are extraordinarily valuable in the process of buying a home.
Thinking of buying a home in Bentonville? For an experience that is both friendly and professional, Contact Us today and let Burnett Real Estate Team help you find your dream home!