10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent
#1. Education and Experience
You don't need to worry about knowing everything about buying and selling when you hire a Real Estate Agent. Believe me when I say, there is more to the process than you might think!
#2. Neighborhood Knowledge
Agents will either know in-depth details about certain neighborhoods, or they will have the resources to find someone who does. Either way, it is much more helpful to have an agent in your corner.
#3. Professional Networking
As a Real Estate agent, it is part of our job to network (if you want to be successful). We have lists of trusted contacts, many of whom provide services that you will need to buy or sell.
#4. Handling Volumes of Paperwork
A current purchase agreement can be 10 pages, or more! (Usually more)
#5. Agents Are Buffers
Agents take the spam out of showings and visits. If you're a buyer of a new home, your agent will be able to keep the builders agent out of your hair.
#6. Price Guidance
Contrary to popular belief, agents do not set the price for sellers and buyers. We educate our clients and help them make an educated decision.
#7. Market Conditions
Real Estate Agents can disclose market conditions, which will govern your buying or selling process. Numerous factors will determine how you will proceed.
#8. Negotiation Skills and Confidentiality
Top producing agents negotiate well because, unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of a transaction.
#9. Answer Questions After Closing
Many questions can pop up that were overlooked during the excitement of closing. Good agents will still be there to assist!
#10. Develop Relationships For Future Business
The basis for an agents success and continued business is referrals!