A real estate agent only has one goal: your utmost satisfaction. These people live off of their reputation and usually get most of their customers through word-of-mouth recommendations. If their customers aren’t satisfied, neither are they.
Unlike company representatives, a real estate agent isn’t trying to convince you to buy from one company and not the other. They are just trying to get you the deal you want and find you the best home within your budget.
A real estate agent doesn’t make money unless they a sale. Selling your home for less than it’s worth, is no good to an agent who is working on commission. A good real estate agent will price the home you’re buying or the home you’re selling in a way that is fair to everyone and keeps all participants happy.
If you’re worried about overspending on a new home or underselling yours, a good real estate agent will price things correctly for you. They’re more aware of market prices and know what the going rate is for your home.
A good real estate agent knows a lot of home-selling jargon. They will know what wording to use for your ad, take amazing photos of your space, and make sure the ads get to the right people. For example, if you’re selling a big home, your ads will end up in golf courses and magazines, rather than on the noticeboard at a Wal-Mart.
A quality real estate agent will be able to take flattering pictures of a home or point out marketing schemes in ads you look at. They usually know the ins and outs of the industry, and can almost always make sure you’re not being shorted.
Having a good real estate agent can help you market and at the same time, protect you from being marketed to. You can read more about it here.
We’ve all bought things, only to find out they were faulty. We don’t always inspect everything thoroughly and usually just our gut feelings. A good real estate agent will inspect everything on your behalf.
They know what to look for, what to watch out for, and they’ve inspected more homes than we could imagine. Therefore, having one when you’re selling or buying your home is priceless.
They will make sure you reupholster and fix up your home to give it more value, and they will also make sure the home you buy has no major faults. Having their eyes to look at things for you, and give you their perspective can save you a ton of money.
If you’re in the market to buy or sell a home, a good real estate agent’s got your back. Find one near you, consider their reputation and what people say about them on the internet, hire them, and rest assured that you’re in good hands.
You will save yourself a lot of time, money, and worries.