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5 Reasons why you should hire a REALTOR®

Many people dream of being homeowners, however, there those who own property due to inheritance. Renting and buying have their financial advantages, renting seems to have an upper hand when the economy is weak. Before buying or renting, however, you need to analyze real estate information on homes in Florida and understand Clearwater real estate trends.

Why you require a Realtor when buying a home.

1) Pricing

When selling, the home should be valued correctly from the start to attract the right buyers and shorten its time on the market. The seller should not be emotionally connected to the home to give you the truth as to your home's value. Get the most from your transaction by hiring a realtor.

2) Exposure

A realtor will give your home the maximum exposure to a vast number of potential buyers. The agent takes care of all the marketing materials, coordinates Internet marketing, hosts open houses, and networks regularly with other agents who may have interested buyers.

3) Buyer perception

A large number of potential buyers are usually represented by an agent of their own. Buyers often trust dealing with the best agent whom they pick after considering their experience and testimonials from past clients. Buyers also believe an agent will get the best deal for them.

4) Smooth sale process

An experienced real estate agent has the expertise to work through the sale process efficiently, assisting when there are financing issues, dealing directly...

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Good Time to Buy a Home in Clearwater?

The Clearwater Housing Market is Heating Up

This is good news for sellers but buyers need to consider their home buying options now to avoid being priced out of the market. For Clearwater home buyers it’s time to get off the fence and actively explore your options today.

January 2016 has seen a National Average of 5.4% increase in home values and Clearwater is ahead of the trend. Of course our beautiful weather helps but the low home inventory has produced a much larger demand for available homes. Rather than see this as a negative, home buyers should look at the advancing home values as an opportunity to get into the market at the “perfect time.”

“But if it’s a seller’s market then shouldn’t I wait to buy?”

Not necessarily, while there are conditions which makes it appealing for sellers to enter the market, buyers have good reasons to buy as well. It’s really more of a balanced market right now. The natural reaction of sellers to the rising home values is to list their homes for sale. As we get into the Spring Selling Season in Clearwater, we can expect to see inventories rise as well. This is a critical point if you are trying to save money.

Buyers have a real incentive to purchase a new property right now since interest rates have fallen since the beginning of 2016 and not likely to keep falling. As of April 8, 2016, interest rates are down 8 basis points over last week to a national average of 3.38%....

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