Real Estate – It’s Complicated
You Need a Professional on Your Team When Buying a Home
Wonder whether you should hire a real estate professional to find and close on your dream home or if you should take a stab at doing it on your own? In today’s real estate market, you need an experienced professional!
Real Estate Can Be a Rocky Road
The real estate industry is complex; you need a true expert to advise, advocate and negotiate for you. Finding a home that is priced at market value and ready for you to move into can be tricky. An agent listens to your wants and needs, and can sift through the homes that do not match your criteria for your “dream home.”
A great agent will also have relationships with mortgage professionals and the many other experts you will need during the ‘under contract’ process.
You Need a Skilled Negotiator
In today’s market, hiring a talented negotiator could save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars. Each step of the way – from the original offer to the possible renegotiation of that offer after a home inspection, to the possible cancellation of the deal based on a troubled appraisal – you need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.
Real Estate Bottom Line
As in many areas, you get what you pay for. Just like a good accountant or a good attorney, a good real estate agent will save you time and money…not cost you.