Now might be the age of the DIY-er, but there are some things you should still leave to a professional. Even with an abundance of apps out there promising to find your perfect next home, nothing beats the guidance of an experienced Central Texas Realtor.
These real estate saviors know the local housing market better than anyone, because it’s where they live and work. And in this white-hot Austin market, where homes are available and then gone in the blink of an eye, it’s essential to have an expert on your side.
But back to those apps. They can be helpful when you’re first testing the waters of your home search. But once you’re ready to buckle down and seriously start the hunt for a home — or put your current home on the market — nothing beats an experienced, real-live person with years of knowledge and experience. Plus, the sheer reach Realtors have greatly increases your chances of finding exactly what you want.
Central Texas Realtors have built a strong network of useful contacts over the years, spanning everyone from home inspectors to mortgage lenders, contractors to down payment assistance programs. Realtors can also be there when you can’t, negotiating on your behalf and digging into the process so you don’t get lost in paperwork.
And if you’re looking for a specific type of home, be it senior housing, an energy efficient home, or a rental property, or if you’re an international buyer, Realtors are your best bet for the most thorough search.
You’re also guaranteed a Realtor who’s ethical, because members of the National Association of Realtors must adhere to a strict code of ethics.
Once you’ve signed the paperwork, Central Texas Realtors are still there for support. They can help you to evaluate and contest your property appraisal as well as provide valuable information on school districts, local employers, and other parts of your community. There’s no reason to do-it-yourself when such an experienced person is right there, ready to help.