Considering the availability of information on the web, you may be wondering the need of hiring a real estate agent. Many home buyers and sellers try going the non-agent route and most regret it. Below are some of the key reasons for hiring a professional real estate agent:
You need a specialist
The act of hiring a specialist goes a long way! Have you ever tried to do a plumbing project on your own? It’s frustrating, takes longer, and unforeseen hurdles may arise. The same goes for real estate. Hiring a professional ensures that the process goes smooth with or without issues that may come up throughout the process. They also understand that market as well as home types to help guide you into the best possible situation. A realtor can help you narrow down your options to homes that fit what you want to purchase. Also, they can easily assist you in pricing your home correctly if you’re looking to sell. Did you know that our team leader Oliver Orlicki is also a licensed realtor with almost 2 decades of experience?
Understanding the local market
Most agents are bent on equipping themselves with useful information on the ins and outs of particular neighborhoods. They do this to aid them to easily compare prices while they present their evidence to you. A great realtor knows what neighborhoods are popular, which are up and coming and which might be overpriced or good to avoid. Looking for a great school? More active area for children? More of a hot spot for young couples? Your agent should know the local area like the back of their hand. Don’t forget, agents are a great resource for referrals for contractors and professionals you might need when you move to a new area.
Information for Market Conditions
The real estate market moves almost as often and quickly as the mortgage market. This market as a whole governs the buying and or selling process. Having a realtor in your corner can help you understand the varying degrees of the market. Why is that house you’re looking at is a good deal? How might a seller’s / buyer’s market might affect your purchase? What should your initial offer be on your dream home so you don’t get out bid. This information is vital upon financial decision-making process, and could save you thousands of dollars or days of time waiting.
Most agents have a team or other professionals who provide services that will warrant you to either buy or sell. They want your deal to go smooth, and may recommend 3rd parties that they’ve worked with in the past to make sure you are taken care of.
Negotiating your purchase / sale
Top producing agents are masters of negotiations simply because of their ability to stay clear emotionally to deals. This is largely due to their skill set. Agents are not only charged with delivering offers to sellers and buyers but are rather highly skilled professionals charged with presenting their client’s terms with confidentiality of information against competitors.
What Next After Closing The Sale
Your real estate agent is your advocate on anything to do with your home. After you close, you can always contact them for advice on anything that may come up throughout your home life. We offer the same great promise, once you work with us, we’re you’re mortgage professionals for life.
We have a large referral network in each state for amazing real estate agents. When you’re set up with your pre-approval we’ll introduce you to an expert in the area you’re looking at. We are always here to help you! Looking to buy a home? Let us guide you through the process. Contact us today.