Advantages of Using a Real Estate Agent
Today, many people are dabbling into the do-it-yourself real estate approach. Some would have you focus on the savings associated with being your own agent but few focus on the potential problems, hassles, inconvenience, and money that can be lost in a DIY real estate approach.
Here are some quick advantages to using a real estate agent when buying a home, or selling a home.
A professional real estate agent knows the market, prices and expectations. They are involved in multiple transactions while a private owner may sell 2 or 3 homes in their lifetime. This experience can prove to be invaluable.
A real estate agent will have access to information like comparative sales to properly price a property, or keep you from overpaying.
Agents have easier access to multiple houses. They are considered professional representatives and can show your property to more people, or get you in to see more properties.
In a real estate transaction there is a large amount of paperwork involved. A real estate agent can keep you on track and out of trouble.
They also can help you with advice on staging a home for sale, renovation ideas and what are things you can afford to overlook. It may be tempting to go it alone, but that path can be loaded with costly landmines.
Need help? Contact me. My name is Karen Spechler of Coldwell Banker Real Estate and I can help you orchestrate your next move!