I like to compare buying or selling a home to filing taxes. You don’t do it very often and chances are, when you do, you rely completely on someone else to help guide you through the process and you pray that they know what they’re doing. Unless you understand the IRS tax codes inside and out, there’s really no way for you to know if your ‘tax professional’ is getting you the best (or correct) outcome. And as great as praying for the best outcome for your taxes can be, one of the greatest financial transactions of your life shouldn’t be left to hoping the big man upstairs has your back.
Instead, you need a Realtor who has your back. Someone who knows their stuff, behaves ethically and can provide you the most opportunities possible. Just like tax time, unless you really understand what’s going on, how do you know if your Realtor is providing you the most options or the best outcome?