The Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

    In today’s society and everything being available at your fingertips, you may wonder why you need to hire a real estate agent to buy or sell your home. Here are 5 reasons why you should hire a real estate agent.

    1. Education and Experience

    Each agent has a level of expertise and knowledge on the every changing market. Selling or buying a home usually requires dozen of forms, reports and disclosures. Real Estate agents attend courses and meetings to fully understand these documents to help avoid any possible mistakes.

    2. Negotiation Skills

    Any time you buy or sell a home, you’re going to encounter negotiations — and as today’s housing market heats up, those negotiations will follow. It’s not all about selling or buying your home for the best price. A Realtor will help draw up an agreement that allows enough time to complete anything that is crucial to your needs.

    3. Neighborhood Knowledge

    Agents posses intimate knowledge of each neighborhood by gathering comparable sales along with pointing you in the right direction on where to find additional information on schools, church congregations or crime.

    4. Professional Networking

    With each agent comes an entire network of professionals, many of whom will provide services that you will need to buy or sell a home. Agents know trusted vendors who have a reputation for efficiency, competency and competitive pricing.

    5. Develop Relationships and Future Business

    Agents success and career is based off of referrals and with those referrals come great friendships. Agents will continue to help you with any of your real estate concerns or questions and will periodically mail market updates to you to keep you informed and will host client appreciation events to stay in touch.

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    3 Responses to “The Top 5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent”

    • Ivanna Flint

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      It was nice how you pointed out that hiring a real estate agent is a good idea because they have a network of professionals that we can reach out to in order to make the home buying process successful. I am guessing that one of their contacts is a home inspector. I know how important the role of a home inspector is, and if the agent can promise to get a good one for me, then I will definitely hire a realtor. Thanks.

    • Dave Anderson

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      Well if there is one thing I am not good at it is negotiation. I want to sell my house for the best I can get. If i need a real estate agent for that then you bet I am going to be looking for one so I can get the best deal I can get.

    • Kit Hannigan

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      Thanks for pointing out how realtors help draw up an agreement that allows enough time to complete anything that is crucial to my needs. If I were to get a new property, I will certainly need to rely on a professional that can help me go over through my options carefully as well as help me manage the transaction. Having a reputable realtor by my side during such a stressful situation can definitely take a lot of pressure off my shoulders.


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