<div style="text-align: center;"><br \/> <span style="color:#FF0000;"><span style="font-size: x-large;">Buying Privately?<\/span><\/span><\/div> <br \/> (1) Home purchasing can be a very complex transaction, which requires skill, knowledge and special Real Estate training which only an experienced Realtor possesses. It is not as simple as buying a car or furniture.<br \/> <br \/> (2) When buying privately you believe the Seller who dosen't know you want to save your money by selling private, you're wrong - a seller selling privately want to save himself money - not you as a buyer. So you as a buyer end up paying for extra services that a realtor would normally assist you with.<br \/> <br \/> (3) Your lawyer will do a great job on the legal end, but he hasn't seen the property so may not know if the property has structural issues, type of furnace, electricity voltage, aluminum wiring, windows, previous grow-op urea-formaldehyde insulation, asbestos, aged oil tanks, contaminated soil, you may be purchasing a health hazard. What about the neighbourhood?<br \/> <br \/> (4) A realtor will assist you with things such as: <ul style='list-style:initial; margin:5px 20px;'> <li>Is the home good value? <\/li> <li>How do you ensure the appliances are in working order on closing, that the home is in the same condition as when you originally purchased?<\/li> <li>How do you protect your interests?<\/li> <\/ul> (5) Buying a home is an exciting time and is usually an emotional decision. It is important that those emotions be validated by making an informed decision based on facts that could affect your future.