Four Reasons to Always Use a Real Estate Agent
We know you’ve heard that you should use a realtor when buying or selling a home time and time again. You see commercials about real estate, you see ads for realtors in public restrooms and you can’t watch an episode of Modern Family without being reminded of Phil’s job. But why? Why is it important to use a realtor when buying or selling a house?
The knowledge and experience a realtor has is invaluable for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is because a licensed real estate agent knows the language of the industry — and the MLS. They can help you break down those tricky little acronyms but they also know the terms on your important documents, contracts and so much more. Experience goes a long way in this industry.
They’re skilled searchers
A real estate agent can find homes in the school district you’re looking for with all of the amenities you want much quicker than you could do on your own. Realtors also have access to properties that the typical homebuyer doesn’t. She or he is able to red flag a property that may not be what the buyer is looking for or find a hidden gem that an untrained eye could have missed.
They’re negotiating pros
This is one of the best reasons to call a realtor to help you buy or sell your home. While many people may think they have great negotiating skills, it’s much different in the real estate world. Sometimes a buyer and seller can even butt heads while trying to negotiate — and there is nothing worse. It’s a tricky business! Why not stay out of all the negotiating and hire someone with experience and talent at buying or selling homes for the best price.
They can easily handle your contracts
If you thought negotiating was difficult, contracts are on a whole other level. Contracts are designed to protect you but that can backfire if you don’t meet the conditions or criteria in the fine print. If that happens, you can lose a deposit or even get sued! Realtors spend lots of time learning about contract lingo and legalities to ensure this doesn’t happen.
Now that you know just four of the many reasons you should call a realtor, we recommend getting in touch with one of the licensed agents at Synergy Realty Network at (615) 371-2424.