Are you buying or selling a home in Bonita Springs or Southwest Florida? Whether it is your first home purchase, or you have experience with real estate, it is a difficult process with many steps leading to the ultimate goal of completing a real estate deal. With new technology and online listings, some people choose to go through the process of buying or selling their home without a Realtor. While some may think it’s something they can tackle on their own and that they may save money doing so, there are many benefits to working with a licensed Realtor on your home sale or purchase.
The state of Florida requires real estate agents to complete 63 classroom hours of pre-licensing courses and pass the Florida Real Estate Sales Associate Examination with a grade of at least 75 out of 100 points before they can activate their real estate license. Topics that these courses cover include general principles, legal focused classes that cover laws of agency and contracts, and finance. This means that Realtors are specifically trained on how to handle real estate transactions and any specific issues that typically come up throughout the process.
When an agent gets their license and chooses a broker, they also get access to resources that help them and in turn help their clients. Through experience, Realtors build relationships with other agents, brokers, and affiliate partners that allow them to do more than the average consumer in terms of obtaining information, research, and getting things done.
While working with a Realtor brings a wealth of information and experience, one of the most valuable assets they have is time. The real estate process can be complicated and time-consuming, but a Realtor’s job to make the process as stress-free as possible. By letting them handle things behind the scenes like contracts and negotiations, you can save time to focus on your business, your family, or preparing for your move.
Each Realtor does things slightly differently in terms of what area they chose to work in. Some cover a broad area, while some focus on specific communities. Regardless of where they choose to work, most experienced realtors have a high level of local expertise in the area they specialize in. They can help make recommendations to you based on your preferences, market conditions, demographics, and comparable sales when helping you through the purchase of a home.
If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Bonita Springs, Shelly Olsen is a Bonita Springs real estate agent who specializes in the Bonita National community and other bundled golf communities in Bonita Springs. She can help you through the process of buying/selling real estate and be a trustful resource of information about the Bonita National community.
Protecting your interests and helping you find a property that’s right for you is her top priority. To learn more about working with Shelly, call 239.322.8457 or contact here.