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Why Hire A Real Estate Agent
It would seem with all of the DIY trends and information so readily available on the internet that people would being to wonder why hire a real estate agent. Is it a process that you really want to pursue on your own though? We find the reasons below to be among the top reasons that you should hire a real estate agent.
Education and Experience
Real estate agents know the ins and outs of real estate transactions. They know what to look for and what to ask as well as the laws and regulations involved. They also have experience in handling a real estate transactions. Do you really want to take the extra time to learn all of the ins and outs how to buy and sell a property? What happens if you miss something? Hiring an experienced agent who will guide you and assist you through the process of buying or selling a home will make it a much easier experience.
You Have a Buffer
Your real estate agent will act as a buffer between you and over eager sellers and listing agents. They'll also help keep your inbox clear of spam by sending you only relevant listings.
Your real estate agent will be knowledgeable about neighborhoods you are considering. They will be able to steer you in the direction of neighborhoods that suit your needs. They'll know which ones are close to where you want to be--whether they're already on your radar or not--as well as which ones have the amenities--parks, large lots, private lots, etc--you're looking for. They will also know the demographic of neighborhoods so that you know what you're getting yourself into.
Having a real estate agent will help make sure you are getting the best price whether you are buying or selling a home. You want to make sure that you are not overpaying for a new home or not being paid enough for the home you are selling. Real estate agents know what the market is like and can guide you through negotiations.
Let's be honest--how much do you know right off hand about the housing market. Is it in an upswing and you should hold off on selling or buy now?? Is it holding steady?? Is it heading downward and you need sell now and hold off on buying?? Your agent will have the answer to these questions and be able to guide you through the market. They'll know how to increase your chance of selling quickly and getting the most bang for your buck.
Your real estate agent will know other agents who have clients buying and selling homes. They'll be able to find matches for your purchase or sell quickly and efficiently. They will also be privy to homes that have not yet gone onto the market. You'll be able to get some inside knowledge on what's coming soon and exclusive looks at homes that aren't available just yet.
Paperwork is something that most people dread. When you hire a real estate agent they take on the paperwork for you. You won't have to worry about making an error and starting over or locating form after form to complete because they will handle it for you. They'll guide you through it and leave it so that you just need to sign and initial.
Consider your real estate agent your own personal Google for real estate questions. They'll be able to answer questions about the transaction process, inspections, home repairs, and many other things. They are a wealth of knowledge.
These reasons and many others make hiring a real estate agent a very smart move!
Skye Streppa is an Asheville native who holds a wealth of local knowledge and a depth of character found only in the mountains of North Carolina. His attentive advocacy to his client’s needs creat....