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    What a Real Estate Agent Has That You Don’t

    Posted Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Selling a home is stressful enough without having to worry about developing marketing strategies, showing the house and dealing with contracts. That’s where a real estate agent can help.

    Whether they’re helping you buy or sell property, real estate agents have extensive experience and training that makes it easier to find the buyer or house that meets your standards. Using the multitude of tools at their fingertips, real estate professionals reach out to more potential buyers, have access to listing databases and can easily determine a good offer from a bad one.

    Without an agent, you could be missing out on many of the following tools, resources and expertise he or she has to offer:

    • Valuable Experience – From staging a home to evaluating its list price, agents have ridden the economic tides. They know what buyers are looking for and how much they’re willing to spend.
    • Knowledge of Contracts – Seasoned professionals can walk you through every part of the paperwork process and answer questions you have along the way. They’re there to ensure your contracts are completely correct, negotiate offers as they come in and catch any questionable clauses that might be slipped into the proposal. Without a trained eye, you could miss something that turns out to be a major deal breaker.
    • Advice and Referrals – Having been through this process often and worked with many professionals in the industry, local agents can provide you with advice and references for the best home inspectors and contractors in the area. It’s good to get the inside scoop to ensure that you put your home in the hands of professionals.
    • MLS – Real estate agents can list homes on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which is a national database that is used to promote homes for sale. Having your home listed in this database connects you to agents all over the country and widens your net to help catch the right buyer.

    Don’t struggle through the home selling or buying process without a real estate agent. Please call or email me at or more information on how I can help you achieve your real estate goals.

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