Let’s face it. Some things are just better left to professionals.
If I knew how to work on my car, I probably would…but it goes to a mechanic. I hate painting, but I will paint the INSIDE of my house. When it comes to the outside, sorry, I hire a professional. Some people hire a lawn maintenance company….their yards look almost like a golf course.
So, when you are off to make one of the largest purchases, or a financial investment, called buying a home, don’t you think you might want to engage a professional? A real estate agent can help you through parts of the process that you might find challenging and down right difficult!
5 Reasons You NEED a Real Estate Agent
What’s The Market Like?
I never like to zing other companies, but it is no secret that some of the online real estate portals can be really off… I mean really, really off on what the value is of your home or condo, and those around you. A real estate agent that works the market where you are buying or selling can tell you more about what the current market conditions are, and what they will mean to you.
You may have bought your last home 3 or 5 or more years ago. Guess what? Times change. Things change….market trends change. A real estate agent is in real estate every day. In my case, I’m searching for homes and looking at what is happening in the markets I work on a daily basis…not every couple months, or even years. I understand the process of buying, selling and what you go through.
Paperwork and Paperwork
Yeah, we do have electronic signatures, but we still have lots of forms to fill out. From a Purchase and Sale Agreement to a Loan Exhibit to a Disclosure Statement. We are here as part of your team ( your lender, loan officer, inspector and more are all here to help you along the way) to help you understand these forms.
Buying or selling a home or condo should be a business-like process. But sometimes, it can get pretty emotional. As a Seller, you’ve lived in the home and it means something to you…how DARE they offer us that much! As a Buyer, you may have been searching and searching and you’ve finally found THE ONE, but the Seller is not budging. My job as your real estate agent is to be your negotiator…the buffer….between you and the Buyer/Seller…depending which side I’m representing.
And it can be Pricing to BUY too! I’m here to help you understand those market conditions we just mentioned above, and how that special tiled floor you laid in your sunroom might not be worth as much as YOU think it is. I’m here to help you see what the market has said your home may be worth. Yes, you heard that right. The market WILL determine what your home is worth. You can list for $300,000. You might not get more than $285,000. Or in a tight inventory market, you might get MORE than your list price if there is more than one buyer interested in your home.
Working with a real estate agent will help the home buying and/or selling process be much smoother for you. I’m here to help!