Since buying or selling a home is likely the largest financial transaction a person might make in their lifetime, having an expert real estate agent represent you is critical! Benefits to working with a Real Estate Agent include:
When buying a home…
Expert advice to avoid common homebuying mistakes! Licensed real estate agents have seen it all, and their experience with property transactions will be extremely useful when you start looking at homes for purchase.
Real Estate Agents are experts at researching homes that meet your personal and budget requirements. They have access to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), understand the local markets, and can help you narrow down your search to find the right fit.
Purchase negotiations! Real Estate Agents are armed with resources to help you make the best offer on a home you want to purchase, including any repairs or inspections that may need to be negotiated and/or included.
They help you navigate the contracts and addendums! Real Estate Agents are well-versed in property contract writing and negotiating. They understand the in’s and out’s of any sales agreement you will potentially sign and can help you avoid any pitfalls (and make sure you’re getting what you pay for)!
When selling a home…
Increase marketing and exposure of the property you are selling. If you list as FSBO (For Sale By Owner), you may be missing out on OTHER agents showing and recommending your property, since it would not be included in the MLS.
Real Estate Agents are extremely helpful in the process of prepping your home for sale. From researching and preparing a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) to recommending what updates or repairs can help get the home market ready, your agent is in your corner to help you get the best price!
They can help you determine the best price point for your home, leveraging local market data and any recommended updates/repairs you decide to implement.