Posted 12.30.12 @ 9:55
No! And that’s not just because we’re Oakville luxury real estate agents, but because it’s the worst thing you can do as a buyer. You need your interests protected and how are you going to negotiate when you don’t know the ins and outs of Oakville? The seller is going to be protected and looked after by their realtor – you need the same protection if you’re going to go through with it. Buying real estate is one of the most expensive – if not the only – purchase you’ll ever make. Why would you want to avoid a few percent commission when you can get the home at the right price and the best terms for you?
What Could Go Wrong?
Famous last words. Really though, everything short of the sky opening up and devouring your home could go wrong when you buy on your own. We won’t say that you’re not going to have problems when you work with an Oakville realtor, but you are going to have help to avoid problems both big and small. You shouldn’t get stuck with a bad house when you can get something better. You’re going to be able to find different homes that fit both your needs and wants, and you’ll actually have a selection to choose from. Did you know that the average buyer in Oakville looks at around a dozen Oakville homes for sale before they make their decision? How are you even going to find all the right houses to look at?
But a Realtor is Expensive!
Cost effective and cheap aren’t in the same category, but if you take the long view you’re going to figure out that an Oakville luxury real estate agent (namely us) is going to be the best purchase you’ve ever made. Why would you overpay by $150,000 on a property when you can pay 10% of that to a realtor? While it might feel like you’re saving by bucking realtor fees, you’ll end up losing. Most people that aren’t represented get lost in the process, they get emotionally overinvolved and end up losing a lto more money than they should have. Don’t let this happen to you!
“I Can Do It on My Own”
You may be able to do it on your own, you may have fantastic negotiation skills and you could even know how to get the best deal… but most people don’t. You wouldn’t try call each and every insurance company and negotiate your own rate, would you? Probably not! That’s why you hire an Oakville realtor, and with over 8 years of experience when you work with the Goodale Miller Team you get all the help you need to get into a home that’s best for you.
We’ll help you figure out what you want, what you need, which neighbourhoods will be a good fit and what you need to do to get a great home. Don’t do it on your own, let us help!