With such an advancement in the real estate market with things like online listings, digital marketing and selling through connections, etc. It seems reasonable for a common homeowner or a buyer to ask, “Why should I even spend a dime on hiring a real estate agent? When I can do everything online for free.”
Well, to some extent, this is a truth that people are mostly trying to buy and sell their houses over the internet, and some of them do really well – most don’t. And that’s why we’ve compiled a brief list of facts proving that hiring a real estate agent is still your best bet.
Education and Skills:
You don’t necessarily need to know the nitty-gritty of the local real estate market if you decide to hire a real estate agent to do most of your work.
Real estate agents have the education and skill set to properly analyze the local market, its trends and propose a good price whether you want to buy a home or sell one. All of the real estate agents in a particular area usually cost the same, so, why not hire a good professional which is properly qualified and skilled to do all the paperwork and related tasks. It is of particular importance to use a Realtor, not just a real estate agent. This is true because Realtors not only have additional training, but have to follow a set of standards, both ethical as well as fiduciary.
Local Market Knowledge:
This is the best skill that your real estate agent possesses. These agents have spent many years studying and making the best deals in their local market, and they can help you buy or sell a home fast and for a suitable price.
Even if a real estate agent is new to an area, they usually utilize their connections to meet up with local experts and collect all the buzz about a local market.
If a real estate agent is loyal to you (which Covenant Realty Corporation agents are), they’ll help you find the best possible deals of the season by working hard on your demands.
If you want to buy a home, an agent might already have a good deal to give you, this way you can save both your time and money. However, if you’re going to sell a home, your agent might already have a connection looking to buy a home, and through them, you can secure a good, fast deal in almost negligible time.
So, these facts prove that a real estate agent, specifically a Realtor is the best person to hire if you’re going to either buy or sell a home.