Best Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent

Best Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent

NEIGHBORHOOD KNOWLEDGE

Agents either have extensive knowledge or have the tools to find the industry stats about your particular neighborhood. For example, you may know that a home down the street was on the market for $340,000, but an agent will know if it had upgrades and sold at $320,000 after 55 days on the market and after going under contract two times.


PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING

Real estate agents network with other professionals, those folks who provide services that you will need to buy or sell. (HVAC, appraisal, inspection, survey, septic, roof, structural, etc)


HANDLING VOLUMES OF PAPERWORK

One page deposit receipts were common in the early 1970s. However, today’s purchase agreements run about 10 pages or more. It’s best to have someone on your side that knows the paperwork well. It will simplify the process and save you time.


RELATIONSHIPS FOR FUTURE BUSINESS

The basis for an agent’s success and continued career in real estate is referrals. We want to provide the best, so you are willing to recommend the best. 


MARKET CONDITIONS INFORMATION

Real estate agents can give you market conditions, which will help your buying or selling process. Many of these will determine your success.


ANSWER QUESTIONS AFTER CLOSING

Many questions can come about that could have been overlooked in the excitement of closing. Good agents are on standby and always ready.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

You don’t have to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does.

“When you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are.” – Henry Ford


NEGOTIATION SKILLS AND CONFIDENTIALITY

Top agents are negotiating ninjas. Unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotions of the transaction while still sincerely empathizing and acting with genuine care. This skill is part of their job description and saves a lot of time.


PRICE GUIDANCE

Counter to what some people believe, agents do not select prices for sellers or buyers. We simply educate and provide the necessary info for you to make the best pricing decision possible.


AGENTS ARE BUFFERS

Agents take the spam out of your property showings and visits. If you’re a buyer of new homes, your agent will draw their sword, but their armor on, and keep the builders agents at bay, preventing them from biting or nipping at your heels. Make sure you have some of your agent’s cards handy so you can say “yes” and give it to anyone who asks if an agent is representing you. 


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