We understand that real estate transactions can be a personal experience and we often hear that clients prefer to do it themselves. Here are a few things to consider.
It’s their job! Real estate agents spend a lot of time meeting with clients and most importantly, they have access to proprietary data about the area.
Time is money. Since real estate agents are knowledgeable about the process and area, they can save you a lot of time and energy. From gathering marketing materials, to holding open houses and searching for homes that fit your criteria, real estate agents will help relieve your burden in running the process.
Communication is key. And stressful. Real estate agents will help manage all the listing communication and paperwork to avoid any delay in the process. This will limit your stress and give you peace of mind.
Bad cop, good cop. Let your agent be the middleman and help with negotiations, by acting as a neutral party. Your agent can convey any concerns appropriately and negotiate the best price for you.
Despite all these, it’s important to pick the right agent because not all agents are created equal. Since you’ll be paying a commission, you want to get your money’s worth. A top agent knows how to perform the necessary diligence in a timely manner, which appraisers to use, and which lawyers to work in your best interest. We can help you with finding the best agents.