Whether you’re selling your first or fourth home, buying an existing property of building a new home, there’s one thing you need: a reputable agent. While some may say you can buy or sell your home on your own, if you’re not familiar with the process, it may lead to more frustration and aggravation than its worth. Why go it along when you can have an experienced professional by your side to help you every step of the way?
- An Agent will represent you. When you buy a home, you may be tempted to work with the Sellers agent, but that agent will keep your best interests in mind. They’ll explain the process, negotiate with the seller or builder and help you purchase the home of your dreams. Likewise, if you’re selling, make sure you’re working with a professional who can expertly represent and negotiate for you.
- An agent will guide you through the process. Since agents deal with the buying and selling process everyday, they understand its nuances. They can explain often complicated contractual language, handle requests from the other side and soft potential issues before they become problems.
- An agent knows what to look for. They’ll see things you may not know to look for. If you’re buying a home, they’ll help you assess the state of the home you’re viewing. iF you’re telling a home, they’ll help you decide what updates to make before you list.
- An agent is objective. If you’re selling your home, the agent can offer advice about hoe to position your home in the local market to attract the right buyers. If you’re buying a home, they can offer objective insight into the homes you’re viewing and help you find the one that’s right for you.
- An agent is an expert on your local area. If you’re moving to a new area, an agent can give you the scoop on the best schools and neighbourhoods, as well as warn you about areas that are prone to flooding, located near busy roads or are future hot spots for constructions plans. Similarly they understand the local market and can give you tips to help your home stand out and sell quickly.
- An Agent offers advice based on experience. Agents rely on their experience to give you tips in regards to inspections, price reductions and other issues that may arise during the course if the transaction.
- An agent works on your behalf. Whether its negotiating for the sale, handling challenges or objections that may arise, or acting as a liaison, an agent uses expertise and skill to communicate your best interest with the other party.
- An agent will continue to serve after the closing. Sometimes issues arise in the first year following a home purchase, an agent will help connect you with reputable trades people in their networks.
- Going it alone may end up costing you. Sellers often make a big mistake when trying to sell their home on there own by driving it too high. A home that’s not priced right will sit on the market for weeks. Enlisting the aid of an agent will help you price your home to sell so that it piques the attention of the right buyers.