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Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent

Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent

Thinking of putting that For Sale By Owner sign in your front yard? You might want to think again.

Thinking of using zillow to find your dream home? Did you know it doesn’t cost you a penny to hire an agent to buy a home!

Here our are Top 10 Reasons To Hire A Real Estate Agent:

  1. Education & Experience
    You don’t need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does.
  2. Neighborhood Knowledge
    Agents either posses infinite knowledge or they know where to find the industry buzz about a specific neighborhood.
    You may know that the home down the street was listed for $350,000 but only an agent will know it had upgrades and sold at $285,000 after 65 days on the market after twice falling out of escrow. 
  3. Professional Networking
    Real estate agents network with other professionals, many of whom provide services that you will need to buy or sell.
  4. Handling Volumes of Paperwork
    One-page deposit receipts were prevalent in the early 1970s. Today’s purchase agreements run 10 pages or more.
  5. Develop Relationships for Future Business
    The basis for an agent’s success and continued career in real estate is referrals.
  6. Agents are Buffers
    Agents take the spam out of your property showings and visits. If you’re a buyer of new homes, your agent will whip out her sword and keep the builder’s agents at bay, preventing them from biting or nipping at your heels.
  7. Price Guidance
    Contrary to what some people believe, agents do not select prices for buyers or sellers.
  8. Market Conditions Information
    Real estate agents can disclose market conditions, which will govern your selling or buying process. Many factors determine how you will proceed.
  9. Negotiation Skills and Confidentiality
    Top producing agents negotiate well because, unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction and because they are skilled. It’s part of their job description.
  10. Answer  Questions After Closing
    Many questions can pop up that were overlooked in the excitement of closing. Good agents stand by ready to assist.

Convinced yet? Need an agent? We’ve got some really good ones!

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