6 Reasons You’ll Need a Real Estate Agent When You Buy or Sell
Are you in the market to buy or sell a home? If so, you may be wondering whether to work with a real estate agent or not. While saving on the commission might sound tempting, it can cost you later.
Here are six reasons to choose a real estate agent the next time you buy or sell a home.
#1: Agents Get The Best Price
If you're trying to buy or sell on your own, it's going to cost you. When buying, real estate agents are able to tap into market data to know the best price to bid. When selling, they can use this same data to ensure you ask for the highest reasonable price.
#2: Agents Know The Market
Is now the best time to buy or sell? You might not be sure, but a real estate agent will know. They have daily access to local market trends that outsiders can't see. And since they're working in your market each day, they can get a sense for what's coming.
#3: Agents Know How To Negotiate
Are you a strong negotiator? If not, you'll want to let your real estate agent take care of the negotiations. Remember, the other party in the transaction is likely to have an agent. So, without one of your own, you'll be up against a skilled negotiator with no backup.
#4: Agents Have The Time And You Don't
Let's face it: you're busy. Unless you're going to take a vacation to deal with your real estate transaction, you don't have the time. Real estate agents spend all their time working on their client properties. They make the time to handle inspections, negotiations and other activities.
#5: Agents Know What To Look For
If you're buying or selling for the first time, you'll definitely want to contract an agent. They know how to spot deficiencies in the house or property. Their experience allows them to see problems that you might not spot on your own. And they'll know what needs to be fixed and what can wait until later.
#6: Agents Can Deal With The Paperwork
Do you love dealing with contracts, legal forms and other paperwork? If not, this might be reason enough to work with a real estate agent. They will take care of all the necessary paperwork for your purchase or sale. And if you've ever participated in a real estate transaction before, you know there's a LOT to deal with. Leave this to your agent so you can focus on more fun activities.
The above are just six of the (many) reasons to work with a real estate agent. If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, contact a real estate agent today or get started with a FREE home evaluation below or FREE list of short sales and foreclosures!
My wife and I are looking into buying a home, and we have been contemplating doing it without help. The process is pretty daunting though, there is a lot that goes into it that we weren’t prepared for. I agree that it is pretty cool that a real estate agent will go to bat and negotiate for you. That is something they might be much better at than me, so I will have to give hiring one another look.
In your article, you stated that when buying, real estate agents are able to tap into market data to know the best price to bid and when selling, they can use this same data to ensure you ask for the highest reasonable price. My cousin and his wife have been trying to sell their home for a couple of months now and someone suggested that it could be at the wrong price. I wonder how most agents determine the proper price for a home.
My mother is planning on buying a new home, and could use a good real estate agent. You mentioned that you will want an agent that is a strong negotiator. With a good negotiator on your side, it could help ensure that my mother get a great deal on the home she really wants. I’ll be sure that she meet with the attorney and see how good they of a communicator they are in person.
My sister needs to get some new real estate to invest in. It’s good to know that agents know how to negotiate, so that you can get the deal you want. Another thing to consider is to get a real estate agent that you like or get along with. That way, you can be sure that they are reliable and trustworthy.
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My wife and I have made it a goal of ours to get into a new house by the end of the year, but we have some very specific things we’re looking for in a home. The article’s mention about having an agent since they know and understand the market seems like it could give us a huge advantage in getting what we are looking for in a home. I’d also imagine a real estate agent has a good idea of specific community demographics to help match us up with the perfect home.
I liked when you talked bout how a real estate agent knows how to negotiate when buying a home. It makes sense that understanding market trends can help you find the best value homes and be able to invest your money properly. I would want to make sure I find someone that knows how to explain things to their clients and cares about educating them about the market.
Thank you for elaborating reasons why people who invest in real estate need a real estate agent to manage their investments for them! This is a great checklist for people who is considering in getting a real estate agent for their investment.
I really like your advice on using an agent if you are a first time buyer or seller. They have the experience needed to find the right home to meet your needs and get you the best price. My wife and I are looking right now for options to move into this year.
A friend of mine is thinking about moving soon because his family has outgrown their home. I think by the time a lot of people are interested in moving it’s because of big life changes like a new job, switching locations, or a growing family, and usually, these reasons are pretty time-consuming. You brought up a pretty good point about how most people are busy, but that a real estate agent has the time to invest into finding you the perfect home and the price you need because it’s their job to do that. It makes sense to me that anyone wanting to buy and/or sell a home would be smart to hire a real estate agent who can make it happen.
I really like how you pointed out that real estate agents know what the market looks like so that you can buy at the right time. My wife and I would love to buy a new home, but we don’t have any home buying experience. Having an agent that can accurately read the market seems like it would allow us to end up saving some money on our home purchase.
My mother has been showing interest in buying a new home and selling her old home. She really wants to do this soon so much in fact, that she has begun looking without consulting a real estate agent. I will tell her to slow down because agents know what to look for and how to help.
I like how you talk about real estate agents, I agree that agents can help us through the process most especially with the negotiation and on getting the best price (if we are selling). To know that the agents can deal with the paperwork is great, it’s one of the slightly stressful and confusing things to do. We bought a property last year and we get a service of a real estate agent to help us through the process and everything went smooth.
I do agree that if you’re buying or selling for the first time, you’ll definitely want to contact an agent. I am going to buy a house after I move back to my own town, and as I am not an expert in this market, I’d rather have a professional help me with this task. I hope that together we will be able to find the house of my dream, and he will deal with all the paperwork as I hate it!
Thanks Crystal! Those are 6 great reasons why we all need to use real estate agents.
My cousin is planning to buy a real estate property. My mom suggested having a real estate agent to assist him and shared this article with him. She said that agents will help him get the best price.
I like that you mentioned how it would be necessary to have good negotiation skills when it comes to purchasing a home — that of which I have none. I’ll be sure to look for a real estate agent’s help then since it seems like they are well suited for my lack of talents in negotiation, time management, and patience with paperwork. My fiance and I had been planning this move for a long while, so now that we’re ready we want to make sure everything goes easily. Thanks!
Buying a house is probably the most expensive investment the average American does in their lifetime, I would know because my wife and I are currently on the lookout to purchasing a new house since we don’t want to rent until we retire. With the expertise that a real estate agent offers, I don’t find a reason why one shouldn’t hire one. They will be especially helpful when you’re negotiating prices since they have had plenty of experience when it comes to it and would know if the price is right or it’s too high.
I like that you mention that real estate agents know the best time to buy or sell a home because of their experience and expertise. They can provide helpful guidance when it comes to the important decision to buying or selling. My husband and I are moving next year and it’s important to us that we find a real estate agent that is reputable and can help us find the perfect home.
We are planning to make a move in 2018 and was thinking of hiring a Realtor to help us out since we do not know anything about the market and laws. That’s why I’m so glad that your article mentioned how real estate agents would be able to handle the dreaded documentation and paperwork that comes with moving. That surely will be of great help to us since it would take a load of worries out of our minds. I’ll be sure to look at the BBB’s website for some reputable real estate agents that could potentially help us out. Thanks!
Being able to have somebody that could see potential issues with your home that you missed would be significantly helpful, especially when you’re aiming to sell your home for the optimal prize as soon as possible. That is why having a reputable agent would be the wisest decision to have when selling a home for the first time. This is very helpful and timely for us first-time sellers since we have no idea how the market works yet and having someone to guide us through is a blessing. Hopefully, we can get a reliable Realtor to assist us too in our eventual move. Thanks!
I didn’t know that when buying, real estate agents are able to tap into market data to know the best price to bid. My parents are planning to sell our house to buy a smaller house. My aunt suggested having a real estate agent to assist us and shared this article with them. It says that their experience allows them to see problems that you might not spot on your own.
It was quite amazing that you pointed out that a real estate agent can easily detect the problems in the house that I am considering and know exactly what needs to be fixed immediately and what can wait until later. That will be a huge help especially now that we’re planning to buy a new house. We’re planning to move back to our hometown by the end of winter, and I want a house near my parents. Your advice will surely help me and my husband a lot! Thanks!
I’ve been wanting to get into a new home and I think that being able to get help from a good agent would be good. I’m glad you talked about being able to find an agent who knows what to look for. I think that having someone with this experience would be good for us, and help us find some good homes for sale!
Thanks for the info!
I like how you pointed out that real estate agents know the market well enough to market your home correctly. I’ve read that the right listing price can be a huge difference maker in the amount of potential buyers you are able to attract. I’ll definitely keep this in mind in the future for when I decide to have my house sold.
My husband and I are thinking about moving soon and we were wondering if we should use a real estate agent or not. I appreciate you saying that they know how to negotiate. That is the part of the process that I am most worried about and why I’m so hesitant to buy a house. This has helped me feel more comfortable going forward with our plans for the future.
Hiring an agent to assist us in our home buying escapade seems like smart move. Although my wife has more of a solipsistic view, I think hiring help is necessary. As you’ve mentioned, a professional can secure us a competitive price, which would be nice.
I like what you said about agents knowing the market how they know when is the time to buy and sell. My wife and I are completely new to home buying and we don’t know very much about the process or anything. We both think it’s very important that we get in touch with some sort of consultant that can help us figure out what we need and what we should do while looking for our new home and just where to look in general.
It’s great that this article talks about how a real estate agent can take care of negotiations so that you can have someone that has enough skill to go against the other party. When choosing a professional, you’d probably want to research the different options and then meet with them. Meeting with the real estate agent should give you the chance to ask questions and learn about their communication skills so that you can choose one that will be able to help you find the best home and negotiate.
I like your point that real estate agents are on the market everyday looking at changes. This gives them the best advantage to helping you because of this knowledge. If I were moving anytime soon I would look for an experienced and local agent to help.
As someone who is working full time and taking care of kids, it is hard to find time to find the right home while doing research about the area. This is why I like that you recommend finding an agent to help with this.
My brother is looking to buy a home on the coast. He would really appreciate your advice to hire a real estate agent. I will suggest he figure out what he is looking for before hiring one.