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Benefits of Having a Realtor on your side!

Updated: Jan 16, 2022



If you’re in the market to buy or sell a house, you may be wondering if it’s necessary to hire a real estate agent. But if you need some concrete evidence of why hiring a Realtor is a good move (hint: they’ll make you money and save you headaches), here’s our list of benefits of hiring a real estate agent.


Money

No matter which side of the deal you’re on, having a real estate agent on your team can save you money. For sellers, a real estate agent can help you sell your home for more.

If you’re a buyer, hiring a real estate agent will help ensure you get a good deal on your home and don’t overpay. The best part is as a buyer you do not pay your agent the seller pays for them to bring them a buyer!

“Real estate agents also know the value of properties in their area.


Paperwork

Nobody likes paperwork, and unfortunately buying or selling a home involves a lot of it. From initial home inspections to final contracts and titles, there’s a lot of documentation that goes into buying or selling a home, and you’ll want someone to help you manage it all. “A Realtor is used to juggling real-time market conditions, inspection dates, mortgage approval contingencies, seller’s disclosures, closing dates and exclusions — and that’s just for starters. It’s difficult to navigate all of those factors on your own.” In addition, your agent will review every document to ensure that the contracts you’re about to sign are working in your favor. “A good real estate agent is well-versed in writing contracts to best protect their client.


Expert eye

Real estate agents know a bad deal when they see one. Something that might be a non-issue for you (or go completely unnoticed) might make an experienced Realtor cringe. And we can all agree — it’s better to know about red flags up front.

“Real estate agents can help identify if a home is a bad buy or just overpriced. “Some common red flags include sellers not wanting to take care of necessary repairs, or not disclosing information about the home.”

Hiring an agent means you’ll have an extra set of eyes on every bit of information that comes your way, and the best chance of buying a home that’s a worthy investment.


Negotiation

If you thought negotiating for a better price on your dream home would be as easy haggling with a street vendor, think again. Negotiation of both buying and selling can be incredibly complicated, and it’s a huge help to have someone on your side who’s done it before.

“A good buyer’s agent will work with the selling agent and get an offer accepted that’s a couple thousand to tens of thousands of dollars lower than the original asking price.”

The same goes for sellers — in order to get the most out of your deal and avoid putting yourself at a disadvantage, you’ll want an agent who knows how to negotiate.


Connections

One of the best parts of working with a real estate agent is the access it gives you to all of their connections. Need a staging company, a photographer, or even a great last-minute handyman? Your agent probably knows one, and can connect you as a priority customer.

“Realtors have a network of connections with contractors, inspectors and fellow agents. “Their network provides clients with additional insight that they wouldn’t get otherwise, and these relationships can help both buyers and sellers avoid added costs while getting work done efficiently.”


Experience

It might be your first time buying or selling a home, but it isn’t theirs. Understanding all the ins and outs of the agreement you’re about to enter is a pretty tall order, which is why so many people turn to Realtors for help. The main benefit for buyers is knowing how much to pay and when to walk away. As for sellers, a seasoned agent can tell clients when to accept an offer because they know it won’t get any better than that.”



Whether you are needing to buy or sell I can help with it all. I want to exceed your expectations as I'm working for you. Whether you need help finding a storage unit, a moving company or simply need a hotel booked for you to attend a closing I help with it all. I want you to walk away and be glad you hired me! If I can help you in anyway, please feel free to reach out.

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