Why use a Realtor?

1: They have loads of expertise

Want to check the MLS for a 4B/2B with an EIK and a W/D? Real estate has its own language, full of acronyms and semi-arcane jargon, and your Realtor is trained to speak that language fluently.

Plus, buying or selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, and other technical documents. Realtors have the expertise to help you prepare a killer deal—while avoiding delays or costly mistakes that can seriously mess you up.

2: They have turbocharged searching power

The Internet is awesome. You can find almost anything—anything! And with online real estate listing sites such as yours truly, you can find up-to-date home listings on your own, any time you want. But guess what? Realtors have access to even more listings. Sometimes properties are available but not actively advertised. A Realtor can help you find those hidden gems.

Plus, a good local Realtor is going to know the search area way better than you ever could. Have your eye on a particular neighborhood, but it’s just out of your price range? Your Realtor is equipped to know the ins and outs of every neighborhood, so she can direct you toward a home in your price range that you may have overlooked.

3: They have bullish negotiating chops

Any time you buy or sell a home, you’re going to encounter negotiations—and as today’s housing market heats up, those negotiations are more likely than ever to get a little heated.

You can expect lots of competition, cutthroat tactics, all-cash offers, and bidding wars. Don’t you want a savvy and professional negotiator on your side to seal the best deal for you?

And it’s not just about how much money you end up spending or netting. A Realtor will help draw up a purchase agreement that allows enough time for inspections, contingencies, and anything else that’s crucial to your particular needs.

4: They’re connected to everyone

Realtors might not know everything, but they make it their mission to know just about everyone who can possibly help in the process of buying or selling a home. Mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys, home inspectors, home stagers, interior designers—the list goes on—and they’re all in your Realtor’s network. Use them.

5: They adhere to a strict code of ethics

Not every real estate agent is a Realtor, who is a licensed real estate salesperson who belongs to the National Association of Realtors®, the largest trade group in the country.
What difference does it make? Realtors are held to a higher ethical standard than licensed agents and must adhere to a Code of Ethics.

6: They’re your sage parent/data analyst/therapist—all rolled into one

The thing about Realtors: They wear a lot of different hats. Sure, they’re salespeople, but they actually do a whole heck of a lot to earn their commission. They’re constantly driving around, checking out listings for you. They spend their own money on marketing your home (if you’re selling). They’re researching comps to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

And, of course, they’re working for you at nearly all hours of the day and night—whether you need more info on a home or just someone to talk to in order to feel at ease with the offer you just put in. This is the biggest financial (and possibly emotional) decision of your life, and guiding you through it isn’t a responsibility Realtors take lightly.

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6 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home Without an Agent
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Testimonials

Robbyn was beyond amazing in the search for our first home! The most helpful trait that Robbyn has is that she is patient, which is much needed when looking for a specific type of house. Robbyn brings years of experience with her and knows the market well. I would highly recommend Robbyn as your real estate agent. She did a fantastic job and we couldn't have asked for anyone better! Thank you, Robbyn!

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $225K in Racine, WI.

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2017-04-07T05:42:28+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $225K in Racine, WI.

Robbyn was beyond amazing in the search for our first home! The most helpful trait that Robbyn has is that she is patient, which is much needed when looking for a specific type of house. Robbyn brings years of experience with her and knows the market well. I would highly recommend Robbyn as your real estate agent. She did a fantastic job and we couldn't have asked for anyone better! Thank you, Robbyn!
Robbyn helped find us our house in November 2016 and was excellent to work with! She was very accommodating to our schedules and cognisant to the fact that we both worked jobs that required us to only look at homes after work hours and on weekends. I couldn't recommend her enough.

Bought a home in 2016 in Dunbridge, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

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2017-04-07T05:41:46+00:00

Bought a home in 2016 in Dunbridge, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

Robbyn helped find us our house in November 2016 and was excellent to work with! She was very accommodating to our schedules and cognisant to the fact that we both worked jobs that required us to only look at homes after work hours and on weekends. I couldn't recommend her enough.
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Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Poerio, Kenosha, WI.

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2017-05-30T07:47:29+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Poerio, Kenosha, WI.

Simply put, Robbyn is the best! As a first time buyer, I wasn't sure what to expect or how to get the process started. Robbyn to the rescue! She's everything you'd want in an agent - patient, knowledgeable, attentive, well-connected - and so much more. I was especially impressed with how well she listened and was able to fine tune her search along the way to find homes that matched our wish list so perfectly. Thanks to all of her hard work and dedication, we ended up purchasing a home that we absolutely LOVE and couldn't be happier. Worth saying again - she's the best!
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Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $250K in White Caps, Kenosha, WI.

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2017-04-07T05:43:52+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $250K in White Caps, Kenosha, WI.

Robbyn has been fantastic to work with. She made the process painless and was always available to answer all my questions. I would highly recommend her as someone that is helpful, professional, but also willing to tell you her opinion on a house instead of just trying to get you to buy something.
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Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $200K in Silver Lake, WI.

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2017-04-07T05:41:11+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $200K in Silver Lake, WI.

Robbyn was always very professional and willing to work around our crazy schedule. She was able to discern quickly what we were looking for and was able to send addresses that fit our needs. Robbyn even helped us with suggesting possible inspectors and lenders since we didn't have any idea where to start. We found working with Robbyn to be relaxed and would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.
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Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $250K in Isetts, Kenosha, WI.

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2017-05-30T07:48:04+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $250K in Isetts, Kenosha, WI.

Robbyn was awesome to work with, she helped my husband and I find our first home which we absolutely love! She was patient with us at first while we figured out what we liked and didn't like and I loved that she was so proactive. She was always very responsive and I liked how she would seek out homes that were up and coming and get us in as quickly as possible as the market was/is hot. Our home had multiple offers and she helped us get our dream home!She made the process incredibly smooth and stress free and is great at what she does! Thank you Robbyn!
Robbyn was so great to work with for us first time home owners! She was so patient with us, especially in the beginning of the process when we were unsure of our exact wants and must haves. She listened to our needs and gave us plenty of options to view. If we had questions that she was unsure of, she made sure she could get us an accurate answer in a very timely manner. We noticed her reputation among those in her profession was very respectable as well. Very organized and available. We would definitely recommend Robbyn to our friends looking for houses and hope to work with her again in the future as we plan for our forever home!

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Grant, Kenosha, WI.

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2017-04-06T16:39:29+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2017 for approximately $175K in Grant, Kenosha, WI.

Robbyn was so great to work with for us first time home owners! She was so patient with us, especially in the beginning of the process when we were unsure of our exact wants and must haves. She listened to our needs and gave us plenty of options to view. If we had questions that she was unsure of, she made sure she could get us an accurate answer in a very timely manner. We noticed her reputation among those in her profession was very respectable as well. Very organized and available. We would definitely recommend Robbyn to our friends looking for houses and hope to work with her again in the future as we plan for our forever home!
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Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $200K in Bristol, WI.

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2017-04-07T05:44:18+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $200K in Bristol, WI.

Robbyn listened to us and understood what we wanted. When we completely changed our plan she just went with it and made our dream home happen.
 Her job is her life, it is obvious she loves what she is doing.
 We have nothing but good things to say about Robbyn.
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Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $200K in Allendale, Kenosha, WI.

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2017-04-07T05:43:14+00:00

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $200K in Allendale, Kenosha, WI.

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