Selling your home or buying a new one can be a strenuous task. Between all the complicated terms, the paperwork and the negotiations, it would be a lot of work for anyone. I mean sure, you don’t want to pay for a real estate agent, but what if I told you the value of the real estate agent overrides that? Below are our top 5 reasons why you should hire a real estate agent.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
Real estate agents invest their time in learning about the business, the market, and networking with other professionals. They can educate you on the ins and outs of the process, find the right homes based on your wants and needs, break down what certain real estate terms mean and spare you the hassle of figuring out how to negotiate a home.
SAVES YOU TIME
Let’s say you have a full time job, and you listed your home for sale on the market. You have a couple of leads and they want to tour your home, but the problem is… it’s during work hours. Instead of having to work around the clock to sell your home and work your job at the same time, a real estate agent can be there to not only do the tour for you, but also articulate the value of it in a way that creates interest, and get even more buyers interested in your home.
Real estate agents also have an extensive database of people, such as contractors, stagers, painting companies, and so much more. They’re like a package deal. One person can get you access to so many resources that will not only help you buy or sell your home, but also down the line, if you need to do house repairs, renovations or simply just need a certain connection, they are there to help.
HELP WITH PAPERWORK
Real estate transactions have a lot, and we mean A LOT of paperwork. Unless you plan on reading every single word on every single page and researching exactly what everything means, you can end up signing tricky contracts and endless counter offers. Real estate agents can be there to not only translate all the jargon and break down what you’re potentially signing, but they also have your best interest at heart to make it as painless as possible.
MARKETS YOUR HOME
When selling your home, not only will it require you to market it correctly and possibly run ads, but you need to get it in front of the right people at the right time. Real estate agents already know the audience to market to, the knowledge to run ads for you, and have the expertise to get the right content to create buzz around your property. When your property does start creating that buzz, the real estate agent is there to consistently answer their questions, schedule a showing, and will continue to market it to get even more leads. Marketing is important and is a great way to reach thousands of people with one post, and when you get a real estate agent that knows what they’re doing, the possibility of who you can reach, becomes endless.