Information on Home Buying & Selling, and state of the real estate market in Salem and the entire north shore of Massachusetts including Beverly, Peabody, Lynn, Danvers, Middleton, Ipswich, Hamilton, Wenham, Essex, Rowley, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Newburyport, Plum Island, Amesbury, Groveland, Georgetown, Haverhill, Merrimac, Andover, Etc.
Question: I'm paying cash for a home, so I don't need a REALTOR, right? - Rachel from Texas
Answer: Paying cash would be even more of an incentive to use a REALTOR. You will not have any other professionals, other than the closing attorney, to help protect your interests and investment. Our job isn't just to show a person properties, but to help out in all aspects of a home purchase. The last thing you want to do when buying a home is to deal directly with the listing agent. That agent represent the seller of the home, and is trying to get the best deal for his/her client. That means he/she is going to try to get as much of that cash from you as possible. A REALTOR Buyer Agent, on the other hand is there to protect you and help you pay the least amount for a home. Your REALTOR also provides a host of other services, also. Best of all, there is no cost to you for the service!