Benefits of Agent Relationships
Although it is possible to sell your home online, through marketing or other channels, there are several benefits and factors that come into play in the Real Estate process. I’ve listed below 5 reasons to have a Real Estate Agent represent you.
Experience and Training
We can tell you first hand that there is so much that goes into a Real Estate transaction, it can be quite confusing. It greatly benefits you as a buyer or seller to have someone represent you who know how to navigate seamlessly through the whole process from start to finish. Realtors are required each year to continue education and training to keep up with new regulations, trends and an evolving market.
“When you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are.” – Henry Ford
Agents Are Gatekeepers
Agents specialize in filtering and vetting serious buyers from the spammers and people who are not really in the market to buy. Agents will also prevent the Builders Agents from stalking you and biting at your heels.
Agents are privy to intimate information on where to find the trends and buzz concerning your neighborhood and surrounding area. They can produce a sales comparison for you in addition to advising you on where you can find more info on schools, crime statistics and where you can find more data on schools, crime or demographics.
Contract Negotiation & Confidentiality
Top Real Estate Agents are masters at negotiation, because they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction. It’s part of their duty. They are professionals who are trained to represent their client’s in the best possible way and agree to hold client information confidential from competing interests.
Handling Volumes of Paperwork
Real Estate transactions today have so much red tape and paperwork it would make your head spin! Purchase agreements run ten plus pages and one mistake could land you in court, which would cost you thousands, if not tens of thousands of dollars. You need someone who knows paperwork like the back of their hand, to ensure that everything is done correctly.