Looking to Buy a House in a Hot Market?
Competition in this area is fierce! Especially for starter & young family homes. If you want to buy a house, it’s time to find a Realtor. Here’s why.
1) You’ll get an accurate pool of listings.
Sites like Zillow and Realtor.com can muddy the waters for serious buyers. Homes that are under contract or about to close appear to be available. In a hot market, you need access to the MLS (Multiple Listings Service). The MLS is the database of all area homes, and Realtors pay for access to it. When a home gets an accepted offer, this will be noted in the MLS. In this way, your search can be more accurate, up-to-date, and focused.
2) You’ll receive an immediate notification of new listings.
The other benefit to working with a Realtor is he or she can arrange for instant email notifications- from the MLS straight to your inbox. As new listings are created daily, you will be the first to know about them. This is the advantage you need in a hot market.
3) You’ll be working side-by-side with an industry expert.
A Realtor is a key player to have on your team. Good Realtors are strategists with major local connections and an understanding of current market trends. Your Realtor will not make major decisions for you. Buying a house is likely to be the biggest purchase of your life, and ultimately the decision is yours. A Realtor is a guide to help you in your quest. Especially when you are competing against multiple buyers, working directly with a Realtor gives you necessary advantages.