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They’ll get you a better price
When you use a real estate agent in the purchase process, they will help you get the most for your budget. They are there to know when a home is priced well, or too high, or maybe even too low for the neighborhood it’s in.
They’ll save you time
Searching for homes can be an endless time-consuming game. Once an agent understands the specifics of what you’re seeking in a home, they can work to weed out anything that doesn’t match your criteria.
They have access to MLS
The MLS is a powerful tool in the real estate industry that is designed to alert agents to things like open houses, new listing notifications and other useful tools to put you in the right place at the right time.
They have an inner professional network
Real estate agents are consistently interacting with each other about properties and discovering hidden gems along the way. This is not an inner network of people that you are likely to travel in the same circles with, so having access to that network will prove to be incredibly valuable in your home buying pursuits.
Their ethics and expertise
Realtors are professional fiduciaries, guided by principals, responsibilities, and rules of conduct that prioritize the client while preserving the dignity of, and respect for, real estate as a profession. Expertise is demonstrated in a variety of ways, including locating homes that meet often very specific wants and needs, pricing and valuation, knowledge of building code, writing binding contracts, unemotional negotiation, and the coordination required for a smooth closing.
They know the lay of the land
One of the best features of working with real estate agents is that they fully understand the city they work in. For you, this translates into market knowledge, neighborhood background and real estate insights you may not otherwise be privy to.
They know the market
Each state, city and small municipality has their own real estate markets beyond what is happening on a national level. Real estate agents are constantly monitoring these changes for their buyers which keeps you informed of all of these volatile details so you can purchase your new home at the best possible time.
They understand complex transactions
Real estate agents understand all of the complex processes that take place in a real estate transaction. For instance, the home inspection and being able to interpret unfamiliar details effectively to you. An agent will also understand communications from your loan officers and underwriters which will help you feel organized and highly aware of what is happening in your property transaction.
They are motivated to find you a home
Real estate agents are highly motivated individuals as their success is predicated on their ability to find you a home. In short, if they do not help you buy the home of your dreams, they do not eat.
You have nothing to lose!
When you hire a real estate agent to help you find your next (or first) home, you aren’t making a financial investment to do so. The seller will be paying all the fees upfront while you get a qualified professional representing you before you ever place one dollar on the offer table.