A common question clients ask me when wanting to buy or sell real estate is, "why should I hire a Real Estate Agent in Monterey County?" With so much information readily available online, people wonder why they need the help of a licensed professional. When you start seriously wanting to look for a home, it is important to make sure you have an experienced professional to help you through the process. Your Realtor will have your best interest at heart and only wants to see you be successful with your home sale or purchase. You develop a relationship with your agent and work as a team to complete your transaction.
You do not need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a great Realtor, they will educate you on the process. It is especially important to make sure you find the right person; you and your must Realtor "mesh." You will put all of your confidence and trust into your Realtor to help advise you properly and walk you through this process so you need to make sure you and your agent work well together.
We are all looking for more time in our lives, and hiring a professional helps free up that time for you. A realtor will teach you how to search for a home, as well as educate you on the market. Your search will be tailored just for you. I suggest meeting your potential Realtor in person and making sure you will enjoy working with this person. I love having face to face meetings with new clients because it helps us make sure we will be a good fit and I can help explain to my client the value I will bring.
Your agent will be your buffer. We have access to thousands of listings, everyone can search on-line, but there is information about properties that only realtors have access to.
If you are purchasing a home, your agent will only show you relevant properties that match your search criteria so that you do not waste any time. Make sure your financing is in place and write an offer that wins.
If you are a seller, your agent will do all of the marketing, paperwork, and devise a plan to get topdollar for your home..
Your Realtor will help guide you through the process of price. Contrary to what people think, we do not pick what price you sell your house for, or what price you offer on a sale. The final decision is ultimately up to you. Not only is it important to consider the comparables of the property, it is important to look at market supply, demand and market conditions. This information will have a huge bearing on what you ultimately decide to do. For example, you may know that a home down the street was on the market for $400,000.00, but the agent will know that the house sold for $425,000.00, after being on the market for 55 days, and after twice falling out of escrow. It is crucial to have the guidance of an experienced professional in your corner.
Your Realtor will need to posses negotiation skills, it is part of our job description. Skilled agents negotiate well because we can pull ourselves out of the emotional aspect of the transaction. Realtors are trained professionals who are prepared to present their client's case in the best light, whether it be a purchase or a sale.
It is significant for a Realtor's success and continued business to have referrals from past clients. This is a huge incentive to make sure clients are happy and satisfied. When you need to hire a Realtor again, I want you to remember your happy experience with me and call me again. Lasting relationships are key for Realtor.
The Monterey Peninsula is a beautiful area to live, a desirable area to live for many. People come here from all over the world and fall in love with our area. If you are considering whether or not you should hire a Realtor to help you purchase or sell real estate in the Monterey Peninsula, I hope the above information was helpful. I would be honored to be hired for the job of representing you.