30 Jan Experienced real estate agent. What are the benfits
Why an experienced real estate agent can help you in buying and selling a home
How can an experienced agent help in selling your home?
“Experience is the teacher of all things.” Julius Caesar.
Real estate is not an exception to that rule. There are so many important elements to selling your home. Here are a few on why the experience of a successful agent is so important. First, suggestions to get your home ready to sell. That can make a huge difference in price and time on the market. Second, determining the right asking price. Important to price your home to give you maximum offer and a price that will appraise. Also, essential to know the popular price ranges (most buyers) and how to position the listing for most buyer interest and offers. Third, what issues are important during negotiation. Like price and terms. But also, the secondary items that are important to protect your interests. Fourth, the ability to negotiate inspection concerns of the buyer. Fifth, the ability to monitor the loan, title work and appraisal functions. Sixth, to be your advocate in case there is final walk-through concerns. Seventh, to be at closing and understand all aspects of it to insure you have the protections you need. Is that everything? No, but at least it gives you a good feel of the difference it makes.
How can an experienced agent help when you buy a home?
“The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein.
The homebuying process, like selling your home, can really benefit from having an experienced agent on your side. Here are just a few ways an experienced agent can help. First, helping you determining what areas, features, school districts, value of housing, amenities of areas, commute times and what is important for your quality of life. Second, helping you with financing options and using experience to be your advocate in the process. Third, finding homes for you that match your guidelines and providing attractive options you might not have considered. Fourth, explaining the offer process and constructing an offer to get you the best price and terms. Also, to provide advice in a multiple offer situation. Fourth, be at the inspection and assist you in the negotiation process of having the seller address needed repairs. Fifth, be your advocate through the appraisal, title work and final walk through. Lastly, be by your side during the closing in case any issues arise. In other words, at your side every step of the way.
Buying and selling a home can be one of the most important financial decisions you can make
“Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away. Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.” Franklin D. Roosevelt.
It is an investment. An investment in lifestyle for you or you and your family. Also, if the market is appreciating, then your investment return on entire value of the property. Even though you only have your initial investment of down payment and closing costs into it. Lastly, don’t forget the interest deduction on your tax returns and the ability to itemize as a result of that large interest tax deduction.
Does it cost more to have an experienced, proven agent?
No, but you do pay for what you get. You don’t pay your buyer’s agent commission. You only pay commission when you sell as home. Please don’t expect to find an experienced, successful agent in the real estate discount brokerage section of the yellow pages. Find an agent who has the experience to protect your interests. And get you the highest dollar for your home. And the best home for your purchase…that agent is priceless!
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