There is so much information available on the internet regarding real estate, so why should a buyer hire a real estate agent? What’s the point when you seem to have the answers to any question with just a click? Here are 7 reasons why you might want to consider hiring a real estate agent.
1. Hiring a real estate agent is free!!
Real Estate agents have experience with selling homes. They should know more than you about the neighborhoods, schools, contracts, etc. So why not take advantage of the opportunity to have someone help you with your search for a new home, especially since you don’t have to pay for an agent! It’s absolutely free, the agent is paid by the seller.
2. Agents help with property searches
Agents can help you weed out unwanted properties by getting detail on what you’re looking for in a home. They can email you a list of properties based on your specifications. This will help you save time and energy.
3. Price Guidance
Contrary to what some people believe, agents do not select prices for sellers or buyers. However, an agent will help to guide clients to make the right choices for themselves. Agents can look up what homes in a certain neighborhood are selling for, and advise you on what the best offer would be.
4. Negotiation Skills
Negotiating is a part of the process and good real estate agents are great at it. Agents can find out how much the seller has into the property, if the seller will give a credit for closing costs, etc.
Real estate agents are able to provide you with confidentiality. Your identity, income, finances, are never given to the sellers or sellers real estate agents. They protect your information.
6. Handling loads of Paperwork
Purchase agreement are about 14 pages long sometimes more. Real estate agents deal with these contracts on a daily basis, so they can walk you through the contract with ease. One tiny mistake could land you in court or cost you thousands of dollars. Avoid this major responsibility by hiring an agent who has expierence.
7. Viewing properties
How will you get into properties to see them without a real estate agent? Agents have special keys that can get them into any house on the market. Good agents also spend time figuring out if there are any issues with the properties and what the sellers bottom line is.