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Whether you have purchased a home before or you are a first-time buyer, it is important to understand the buying process and, in particular, the many ways a San Antonio area REALTOR® will help switch your home from “Listed” to “Sold.”

Advertising Power

Only REALTORS® have access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). By using a REALTOR®, your property will be listed in the MLS and syndicated to numerous reliable search sites such as SABOR.com, TexasRealEstate.com, and realtor.com. Through this syndication, the property will reach more than 10,000 REALTORS® in the San Antonio and surrounding areas, as well as potential buyers around the city, state, and country. By making the listing widely distributed and giving it maximum visibility to potential buyers, the likelihood for multiple offers is increased.

Did you know REALTORS® must adhere to a strict Code of Ethics? Not only does this commitment protect you as the seller, you can also rest assured that any advertising will use consistent, unbiased language. REALTORS® will choose advertising media that cover a broad range of markets and do not exclude certain groups.

Peace of Mind

Your San Antonio area REALTORS® will help you to get your home “market ready,” meaning they will suggest necessary repairs, cleaning, and staging.

When a property is marketed with the help of a REALTOR®, you do not have to allow strangers into your home. Your REALTOR® will generally prescreen and accompany qualified prospects through your property. Your REALTOR® will ensure serious buyers are looking at your property and getting their questions answered effectively, making for a smooth process all around.

When you reach the negotiations stage, your REALTOR® has the experience that will best protect your interests.

Expertise

It is important to remember that real estate is local. Your REALTOR® will know your neighborhood and the local market and be able to help you price your home accordingly.

Most people buy and sell only a few homes in a lifetime, usually with quite a few years in between each purchase. Even if you’ve done it before, laws and regulations change. REALTORS®, on the other hand, handle hundreds of real estate transactions over the course of their career. Having an expert on your side is critical.

A REALTOR® will also understand the paperwork and language involved in a real estate transaction. Buying or selling a home usually requires disclosure forms, inspection reports, mortgage documents, insurance policies, deeds, and multi-page settlement statements. A knowledgeable REALTOR® will help you prepare the best deal and avoid delays or costly mistakes.

Get started by finding a REALTOR® or a property at SABOR.com. With real-time updates and the most accurate listing information,SABOR.com is your real estate resource for San Antonio and surrounding areas.

San Antonio Board of Realtors

The San Antonio Board of REALTORS® is the largest professional trade association in San Antonio and represents over 12,000 REALTOR® members. SABOR’s membership services nine counties including Bexar,...