Many people don’t really understand what a professional real estate agent brings to the table, and wonder if they really need one. However, when it comes to making such a large purchase, having a professional on your team can be of great benefit, both if you are selling your home or buying your first one.
A professional real estate agent will guide you through the home buying process, saving unnecessary stress and providing information you need to make an informed decision. Below are several reasons why having a realtor to represent you does matter in today’s real estate market.
Just as the national housing market fluctuates from month to month, so do individual communities around Rockwall, Garland and Rowlett. Entering the purchase process without someone who is familiar with the area you’re looking to purchase in could result in you missing out on the right home at the right price.
Bigger Buyer’s Pool
According to the National Association of Realtors, “…88% of buyers purchased their home through a real estate agent or broker — a share that has steadily increased from 69% in 2001.” If you don’t hire an agent, you could be losing exposure to more than 80% of the buying population when you are ready to sell your home.
Housing and Market Knowledge
Not only will a professional real estate agent have an up-to-date knowledge on market conditions, but they will be able to effectively guide you in the right direction to find the home that meets your requirements and is the perfect fit.
Bigger Bottom Line
As a seller you might be able to find your own buyer. But at what cost? A realtor can help you net more on your bottom line, up to 20% or more according to Realtor.com.
Negotiating a great price is high on nearly everyone’s list when purchasing a home. A professional real estate agent can be a powerful negotiator in your corner due to their knowledge and experience.
A professional agent will be able to recommend trusted professionals whose expertise you may retain during the home buying or selling process, including inspectors, repair specialists, loan officers, and mortgage companies.
If you are in the market to purchase a new home or sell your current home, I will be glad to assist you. To get started feel free to call me at (214) 642-1375 or complete the form below.