Today, many home buyers and sellers are considering not utilizing a real estate agent when buying/selling homes in the interest of saving money. However, most of them haven’t realized that the process of selling and buying a home is more complicated than what they assume. They do not realize that hiring a real estate agent can actually save them more money compared to when they try to handle the transaction themselves.
The Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Agent
- You may not spend your money paying the commission, most of the time the seller will pay it.
- They will help you find the right homes that meet your wants and needs.
- They will help you negotiate the best deal for the home.
- They also will help you to arrange a home inspection.
- They perform a Competitive Market Analysis – to help ensure that your home is priced at the right level
- They will list the house on MLS (Multiple Listing Service).
- They will do the marketing, both online and offline.
- They will provide you all the information about other houses and the competition in your area.
- They will evaluate the condition of your home and make suggestions to help make your home more marketable
Selecting A Real Estate Agent
- Ask your friends for referrals.
- Find real estate agents that specialize in your property type.