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Top Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

We live in the age of do-it-yourself projects. The internet has provided us with a seemingly unlimited pool of information, which makes it easier than ever to look for what we need to know to perform just about everything without any assistance. Due to this fact, when it comes time to buying or selling homes, most people ask themselves if employing a real estate agent is really worth it. A quick search online is sure to flood you with tips that suggest otherwise. However, the process of buying or selling a home is typically something that should not be managed alone. Here are some of the top reasons to engage the services of a real estate agent.

Network of Professionals

Real estate agents have worked with other professionals before, many of whom offer services that you will need to employ yourself (e.g. electricians, general contractors, plumbers). Because of legal liability, many agents will hesitate to recommend a particular person or company over another, but they have intensive knowledge about which service providers have a reputation for efficiency, competency and competitive pricing. They can, however, offer you you a list of references of service provides with whom they have worked and provide background information to help you make a good decision.

Cheaper in the Long Run

Cost is certainly a deal maker or deal breaker when it comes to enlisting the services of a real estate agent to help you sell or buy a home. Nonetheless, if you choose to forgo hiring a real estate agent solely to save a dollar now, you may not be able to benefit as much in the long-term when it comes to delivering the results you were aiming for. Do not forget that it is about value, not cost. Selling a property may turn into a very complex and specialized process. It is not for amateur and unreliable seller!

Fight to Obtain the Best Price

Ask prospective agents which homes they have sold in your community, how they will market your home, what they charge in fees, and how quickly their last 5 to 10 listings sold. Look up customer reviews. Do not trust agents who will lock you in for 6 months with a listing contract. Above all, select an agent who will fight to get the price that’s best for you, not the one that’s easiest for her.

Increase your Home’s Resale Price

More than just showing a clean home, there are many improvements that can be added to a property that will increase its resale value. A reputable real estate agent can give you recommendations concerning this.