Matt Sloan 4 ways a realtor can help you navigate the market

4 Ways a Realtor Helps You Navigate the Market

Tuesday Sep 04th, 2018


Picture this: you’re about to go Whitewater rafting for the very first time, with difficult and turbulent waters ahead of you, you apprehensively prepare yourself for a wild ride.

Before you begin your journey, you’re given two options to choose from. You can either use a guide who comes equipped with the necessary equipment, tools, life jackets and expertise of the terrain. Or you can navigate the challenging, tumultuous waters on your own. Which would you choose?

Although both situations will hopefully lead you safely to shore, and many people are qualified to manage on their own —  it’s no doubt that one option ensures your success and safety much more than the other.

When it comes to buying or selling your home, the market can sometimes feel like you’re moving through choppy waters without a shore in sight. Having a professional by your side can make all the difference. Here’s 4 reasons you should consider using a pro to help you navigate the market.

  1. We’re professionally trained and equipped to steer you in the right direction.

    As with any profession, realtors have extensive training, keep a pulse on the market, and have a variety of resources and tools readily available to ensure the successful purchase or sale of your home.

Generally, people who aren’t provided with proper direction and guidance from the beginning are more likely to make costly, and even detrimental mistakes.

Additionally, and most importantly, we’re licensed and regulated professionals. Under an agency agreement, we’re bound by contractual terms and licensed law to practice on behalf of our client’s best interests.

Since real estate transactions also include large amounts of financing, having peace of mind and knowing you’re taken care of is a priceless feeling.

  1. We can spot hidden obstacles and know how to navigate the terrain.

    It’s no doubt that buying or selling a home is likely one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll make. With any large transaction, there’s enough forms, reports, disclosures and other technical documents to make your head hurt. On top of that, there’s industry-specific jargon and minute details that if overlooked, can lead to costly mistakes.

    Having industry-specific knowledge means a realtor can see obstacles early and knows how to avoid them to mitigate unnecessary risk. We deal with contracts and conditions on a regular basis and know which potentially binding terms to include and remove to protect you.

  2. We do the rowing, so you don’t have to.

    Buying or selling a home can be a lengthy process. It includes regularly meeting with prospective buyers, meticulously searching for properties, being readily available for showings on the fly, and filtering out serious leads from those that are not.

    Time is money as they say, and if you’re looking to sell your home yourself, you’ll have to spend a significant amount of both. Soliciting calls from potential buyers, marketing your property, being readily accessible to answer questions, scheduling appointments and showings are only a few of the things that a realtor takes care of. The closing process is a whole other story.

  3. We help you successfully maneuver turbulent situations and keep calm during chaos.

    Realtors are a client’s buffer between both buyers and sellers.

    Did I mention that buying or selling a home can be a serious emotional decision? The market moves quickly, and decisions sometimes need to be made on the fly.

    When my clients feel rushed, anxious or unsure, I’m there to lay the course, and give you guidance to help you make the best decision possible.


Staying calm in difficult situations is a major factor make sure the end result is a safe and enjoyable experience.

Paddling downstream, managing difficult rapids and doing everything you possibly can to avoid capsizing the successful purchase or sale of your home, is the best choice to get safely to shore. The fact of the matter is, if you want to successfully navigate the homebuying process without hitting any rocks, hire a professional who knows the way.


Matt Sloan
Sales Representative
Royal LePage Signature Realty Inc., Brokerage
30 Eglinton Ave. W. Suite 200, Mississauga, Ontario, L5R 3E7

  (647) 627-4140

  (905) 568-2121



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