With a lot of information already available online, customers sometimes ask me why they need a real estate agent?
If you can’t buy or sell a house through the internet and/or regular marketing and advertising channels without a real estate agent, what good is all that information! Here are a few reasons why you might want to consider hiring an expert real estate agent.
1. Industry Experience
You do not need to have all the knowledge about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional. It may not possible to keep tracks of updates w.r.t. The American real estate market; but you don’t need to bother, as the agent will guide you through the entire process, making everything easy and stress-free.
Secondly, by measuring ratios of list to sold prices, median and average sales prices, average per square foot cost of comparable properties and average sales prices, they can properly advise you on your options so you can decide how to proceed.
2. Save time and energy
Selling a home is a time-consuming affair. Real estate agents check everything time and again to make the process convenient for both buyers and sellers. If you are looking to sell a property, the agents handle everything, from showing the property to prospects to closing the deal, saving you the hassle of making all those stressful appointments yourself.
3. Knowledge of the Neighborhood
Real estate agents have in-depth knowledge of the neighborhood, the real estate value, and the buyers’ markets and sellers’ markets. Through this, they can help you make more informed decisions. They can help you easily compare homes and hand the information to you so that you can make an informed decision.
4. Provide information on current market conditions
People working in the industry know the existing conditions of the market best. You are better off with a real estate agent, as they can give you the best advice based on the market situation as they are aware of all the aspects affecting real estate market.
5. Provide valuable price guidance
Agents are active analysts who can successfully help you buy and sell at the right price. A real estate agent can analyze all the data and guide you in making the right pick yourself, without compelling you to accept a particular price.
6. Expert negotiation
Professional agents are skilled negotiators who will always try to get the best possible price. Your agent will use his experience and knowledge acquired from past dealing with all types of real estate transaction to make sure that you are getting your desirable deal.
7. Hassle-free paperwork
A real estate agent has the required experience with home buying and selling procedure and can take care of all the paperwork as well. Real estate deals involve a lot of paperwork, including complex contract documents, requests, offers and endless counter offers, federal- and state-mandated disclosures, and more. Real estate agents make the process way more than easier for you by handling the paperwork.
8. Closing the deal
Closing a real estate deal is a lengthy process. There are also a number of difficulties that may arise after closing a deal, such as home inspections, cost of repairs, real estate taxes, etc. which can derail the process and sometimes even cost you. A real estate agent can identify such problems beforehand and clear any confusions.
9. Can help with future transactions
The agent you hire is going to be around for the longest time possible and will be there for you when you need to buy or sell a property again. Real estate agents depend on referrals to grow their business, and they will make efforts to ensure you are content with their service so you that you will recommend them to your friends and family.
Although some people do just fine without a real estate agent, but most people don’t.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home in and around Warminster, do feel free to get in touch with me here or you can give us a call at (215) 672-2626