Yes, we know you can just “Google” everything, so really, why do you need to hire a real estate agent?
Well, we’ve put together a few very crucial and interesting points.
- Negotiation Skills & Confidentiality
A great agent KNOWS how to negotiate (emphasis on the ‘KNOWS’ because really, they live and breathe this). While negotiating, a great agent can fully remove themselves emotionally from the situation; they know how to drive a hard bargain and boy, do they drive it. They will never be a ‘messenger’, going back and forth delivering offers, they will be there presenting their client’s case, making your word known, all while keeping your best interests in mind.
- Handling Volumes of Paperwork
When you buy a house, you get a whole stack of agreements and paperwork for free, and do you really want to comb through stacks and stacks of information to make sure that no one is ripping you off and that there are no mistakes? Yeah, that’s not fun, but your agent is trained to do that.
- Education & Experience.
Henry Ford once said that when you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are. Hiring someone who has made a whole life and career out of knowing the ins and outs of real estate is definitely a choice that you can never regret.
- Neighbourhood Knowledge.
A great agent already knows everything about your future neighbourhood or they know exactly where to find the “Lowdown” on said neighbourhood. They will be able to brief you on all the data needed to help you make your decision.
- Agents Are Buffers.
Do you really want to handle all the nitty-gritty stuff involved in buying or selling a home? Well, you don’t need to; your agent will handle all the spam involved in properties.
- Price Guidance.
Knowing if you’re getting what you’re paying for is number 1 on your agent’s priority list. A great agent will make sure both buyers and sellers have all the relevant data needed to make a decision when it comes to money.
- Market Conditions Information.
A great agent will always keep themselves, buyers and sellers up to date with current market conditions.
Market conditions will always shape any decision made when it comes to either buying or selling property.
- Professional Networking.
A great agent will always have an extensive list of other professionals, many of whom can provide services that you will need in order to buy or sell a home, as well as professionals who offer services you will need after you’ve closed a deal.
In conclusion, we think it is pretty safe to say that whether buying or selling your home, using a real estate agent really does benefit you. You need to keep a clear and sane mind when making a decision on property and a great agent will always be there to make sure you have the ability and freedom to do so.