Five Reasons You NEED a Real Estate Agent

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Five Reasons You NEED a Real Estate Agent

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Are you in the market to buy or sell a home? If so, you may be wondering where on earth to begin. Some home buyers and sellers feel that without the help of a real estate agent, they may be able to get a ‘better deal.’  The percentage of successful for-sale-by-owners is in the single digits while, sellers who are successful, either leave money on the table or set themselves up for serious liability.

 

Most experienced agents have received that call from a buyer who opted to go it alone and wound up finding a major issue with their new home after Closing.  In fact, I received a call once from a homeowner who wound up in foreclosure because they used an “inspector” related to a seller and the issue wound up being so overwhelming and costly, the new owner had to let the home go back to the bank.  

 

It happens and no matter how many times you’ve bought and sold a home, rest assured, you haven’t bought or sold as many homes as a seasoned agent has in the past month alone.

 

Here are five reasons you NEED a real estate agent:

 

 

Why You NEED a REALTOR

*Keeping Current Matters provided members the above infographic and I added the explanation of each below (from a seasoned real estate agent - me)!  

 

#1: PAPERWORK - We Know the Paperwork

Do you love dealing with contracts, legal forms and other paperwork? If not, this alone might be reason to hire a real estate agent. We take care of all the necessary paperwork for your home purchase or sale.  Even if you've ever participated in a real estate transaction before, you know there's a LOT to deal with. and it changes at LEAST once each year in North Carolina.   

 

#2:  EXPERIENCE -  We Know What to Look For & How the Process Works

Moving Parts
If you're buying or selling for the first time, you'll definitely want to contract a local real estate agent.  We know how to spot deficiencies in the property. Our experience allows us to see problems that you likely would not spot on your own. And we know what needs to be repaired and what can wait until later.  We know all of the moving parts - and there are a LOT of them!  

 

#3: NEGOTIATIONS - We Know How To Negotiate

Are you a strong negotiator?  If not, no worries - this is what we do and you’ll want to let your real estate agent take care of the negotiations - again, THIS IS WHAT WE DO.  The other party to the transaction will have an agent and without one of your own, you'll be up against a SKILLED negotiator.

 

#4:  PRICING - We Get The Best Price

Plain and simply, trying to buy or sell on your own, is going to cost you. If you’re selling, real estate agents use our in-depth local market knowledge to ensure that you get the highest possible price.  When buying a home, real estate agents are able to tap into market data to know the best price to bid on your dream home.

 

#5:  UNDERSTANDING OF CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONS - We KNOW the Market

Taking Time Off to Sell Your Home
Is now the best time to buy or sell? You might not be sure, but a real estate agent will know. We have daily access to local market trends that outsiders can't see - and that includes finding data on national real estate websites!   Because agents are working IN your market every single day, we KNOW the market.

 

Let's face it - our lifestyles are incredibly busy. Unless you're going to take a break from your life for a few months to deal with your real estate transaction, you really don't have the time.  We may make it look easy to you but, we are constantly working on our clients’ transactions.  We know the process and have the resources to get the job done - painlessly for you as well as allowing you to continue living your life without interruption.

 

The above are only five of the many reasons to hire a real estate professional. If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call or text us at (704) 491-3310 or email CharlotteBroker@icloud.com

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com | Five Reasons Why You NEED a Licensed Real Estate Agent When You Buy or Sell a Home in Charlotte NC

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All very important reasons to use a real estate professional Debe and having a great referral network of other real estate professionals is also another great reason.  I still can't undertand why they would want to gamble on probably the largest financial transaction they will make.. This is when DIY does not make sense.

Jan 05, 2017 07:46 PM #1
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Oh, I totally agree, Gloria Valvasori!  I absolutely cannot imagine risking that much just to DIY!  It's never a smart financial decision.

Jan 05, 2017 08:08 PM #2
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Debe  it amazes me how anyone can and want to sell generally their most expensive asset on their own. Doctors do not operate on themselves...respectable attorneys do not represent themselves.... anyway great post, Endre

Jan 05, 2017 09:00 PM #3
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Oh, I totally agree, Endre Barath, Jr.!  Would you do your own tooth crown?  HEAVENS no!  I just don't understand that mentality - I'm all about hiring professionals who know what they're doing (I'm not a DIY gal)!

Jan 05, 2017 09:26 PM #4
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Good morning Debe.  Most people after a few months get it, sadly some don't and they pay dearly for it.

Jan 06, 2017 04:15 AM #5
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So very true my friend and most people get it and realize how hard we work for them!

Jan 06, 2017 05:04 AM #6
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Hi James Dray!  Yes, some just don't have the same understanding of what 'DIY' really entails either!

Jan 06, 2017 10:38 AM #7
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That's a fact, Brian England - even those who think they do, really don't!  LOL

Jan 06, 2017 10:39 AM #8
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I noticed another home on the market today where the owner is trying to sell on his own. That house has been on the market for months in an area where the inventory is extremely low. So you know there's something wrong there. 

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This is excellent advice for those willing to understand the benefits of having a Realtor.

Jan 06, 2017 04:22 PM #10
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Debbie Laity - I just don't understand that mentality...never will either!

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Thanks, Gabe Sanders - some get it, others simply don't!  You can lead a horse to water... 

Jan 06, 2017 11:02 PM #12
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Trying to go it alone is foolish especially with the most expensive purchase a buyer will ever make.  A real estate agent is relatively cheap assurance that the deal will go right.

Jan 07, 2017 05:34 AM #13
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These are important points Debe, but many people think they know enough to go it alone.

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Ed Silva - Oh, I completely agree and same goes for the sellers too! I recently brought a buyer to a seller FSBO and had I been representing the seller, I could have gotten them, EASILY, $100K more for their home!  They thought they were being smart and saving money but, definitely left money on the table.

Jan 07, 2017 06:36 AM #15
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Sybil Campbell - SO true and if they only knew how much better the sale would have gone AND how much more money they would have made - it's just mind-boggling to me!

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