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Why It Works to Work with a REALTOR®

Would you want to go to court without having a lawyer at your side? Yes, you can go and represent yourself but you stand a better chance of success if you first seek out a professional who can help you avoid hazards, strategize, and then execute your plan. The same is true when it comes to buying and selling real estate. Buying or Selling a home is a complex transaction with numerous potential pitfalls.

A REALTOR® is committed to helping you from start to finish, whether you are buying or selling. Your REALTOR® will serve you with honesty and integrity and will work side-by-side with you to make sure you are getting accurate and complete information that will help you make decisions you can be satisfied with.

REALTORS® also have access to the Associated Multi-List Service of Oklahoma (AMLS OK), a continuously updated database of properties currently listed for sale. A REALTOR® can help you to refine your search to identify listings that match your needs, shorten your search time, and expand your access to available properties.

When you work with a REALTOR®, the more information you can provide at the beginning of your relationship, the more effectively your REALTOR® will be able to help you.

When you are ready to buy, here are some questions that your REALTOR® will most likely ask you:

  • What is your price range?
  • What arrangements have you made for financing your purchase?
  • How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?
  • How much garage and/or parking space do you need?
  • What community do you wish to live in? Do you wish to live in a particular neighborhood or area?

If you have any other specific requests, tell your REALTOR® so she or he can build the most useful search possible. Once the search criteria are established, your REALTOR® will be able to provide you with a list of properties with details like square footage, number of beds/baths, location, school district, etc.), along with pictures of the property.