We live in a DIY world and while doing the work yourself can be beneficial for many projects, some things are better left to the professionals. Home buying and selling is a huge undertaking, physically, financially and emotionally. Having a real estate professional by your side, guiding you through the process, will provide support in many different ways. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t give up on hiring a real estate agent just yet.
Assisting in buying or selling your home is a real estate agent’s full time job. They come with the knowledge and experience needed to make this a smooth and seamless process. Their education and experience are key to handling this process with ease.
Paperwork, Paperwork, Paperwork
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, the amount of paperwork involved can be quite grueling and time consuming. As a client, your time is precious. Hiring a real estate agent allows you to ask questions and sign on the dotted line without having to worry about all the details in between. Let them handle the who, what, why and where!
Professional References and Referrals
Having been in the field for a while, most real estate agents have collected the names of the best professionals in all areas needed in home ownership. They can give you the dos and don’ts as well as who you should and shouldn’t hire. They know everyone and are more than willing to help a client out, even after the home purchase is complete.
Negotiations can be tricky. In a perfect home transaction, the buyer and the seller are both reasonable, easy to work with people who get along. However, that’s not always the case. Often times, they don’t see eye to eye and a real estate agent can play the middle man, negotiating your terms without emotions getting in the way of the transaction.
Market Analysis and Pricing
The housing market fluctuates on a daily basis and it’s a real estate agent’s job to keep up with the trends. You may know that a house in your neighborhood was listed for $350,000, but your real estate agent knows that it only sold for $300,000 after sitting on the market for 45 days. Setting a price too high for a home can be detrimental. Allowing a real estate agent to assist in setting an appropriate price can make for a quick and easy sale.
Selling your home can be an emotional process and quite honestly frustrating at times. Whether you’re selling to downsize or upgrade, there’s often an attachment to the home you are selling. Real estate agents are there to assist through the entire process. This also means when things get emotional, they are right there to listen and help you through whatever you are feeling. They are there for you 100%.
There are many benefits to hiring a real estate agent. We are here to make the process of buying and selling your home as seamless as possible. Contact me today and let me help you make this the best experience you’ve ever had!