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Whether your buying or selling a home, the decision of whether or not to use a real estate agent is one of the first and most important that you will make. And if you're considering going it alone and just posting your house on Craigslist hoping to make the right deal, we hope you'll read this list first and see the top 5 reasons you need a real estate agent.
Your Real Estate Agent Knows the Experts. Do you need to shop around to get a better mortgage rate? Do you want to get a painter to spruce up those walls before your showings start? Real estate agents (like your friends at Kendrick Realty, Inc.) have seen it all over the years, and have tons of connections in your area. If you need a connection, your real estate agent can help you find just the person for you. They might even help you to get a better rate, after all you know somebody!
Your Real Estate Agent Knows Your Market... And You! An experienced real estate agent has spent years learning the ins and outs of your local market. They know what homes in your area sell for, and how to price your home or your offer to get you the best deal they can. If you're relying on online data to guesstimate your house's value, you could be leaving a lot of money on the table.
Your Real Estate Agent Knows How to Negotiate (Fiercely). You may think that by avoiding a real estate agent, you can save that commission income. But what if I told you that you could end up losing more than that because you weren't sure how to ask for the best deal? Real estate agents work day in and day out to get the best deals for their clients. They've practiced negotiating more than a whole college debate team, and they want to put those skills to work to keep more of your money in your pocket.
Your Real Estate Agent Understands the Steps. Buying or selling your house is tricky. There's contracts, disclosures, walkthroughs, inspections, mortgage documents, HOA covenants, and all kinds of other documents. What do you need to tell the other party? What do you need to sign and when? Who needs to sign off on the house before you close the sale? All these questions and more (and trust me there will be more) can be answered by your real estate agent. Agents take the stress out of closing the deal, so that you can just relax and look forward to your next home.
Your Real Estate Agent Protects Your Biggest Investment. You've probably heard it over and over again, "your home is the biggest investment you'll ever make." That's because it's true. For most of us, our home is the biggest purchase that we will ever make, and we spend a lot of our time taking care of it and making sure that it reflects our lifestyle and our dreams. After all of that, would you want to leave anything about your home purchase or sale to chance? Of course not, and that's why your real estate agent has your back and is there to make sure that your investment is protected.
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