Whether buying or selling there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes before you officially get to the closing table. Many people ask, “Why would I need a REALTOR®? ” Or “I can sell my home on my own without having to pay someone.” Both statements valid and technically anyone can sell a home. It all comes down to logistics, time, money, and risk. For instance, legal documents are always changing, hiring a local and licensed REALTOR® you are ensuring that all your contracts will be legal and up to date. When working with a licensed real estate agent your REALTOR(s)® takes care of everything from start to finish. From preparing paperwork and contracts, to paying for professional photography and marketing, negotiating, working with lenders, appraisers, inspectors, other agents, closers (just to name a few), your REALTORS® will do much more than what you assume goes into buying or selling a home. One of the things we pride ourselves in is the ability to take the pressure and stress off our clients as much as possible. Because buying or selling can be one of the biggest decisions you make in your life you should not do it alone. Hiring a professional and expert REALTORS® gives you the peace of mind you need to ensure everything is taken care in the order it needs to be.