|5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional
Posted: 03 Feb 2014 04:00 AM PST
We are often asked if it makes sense to hire a real estate professional when buying or selling a home. We always emphatically answer – YES!
Here are five reasons why:
PAPERWORKAn agent will help with all disclosures and paperwork necessary in today’s heavily regulated environment. This helps remove much of the liability a buyer or seller could face.
EXPERIENCENavigating today’s real estate and mortgage processes can be like walking through a minefield of challenges. Real estate professionals are well educated in and experienced with the entire sales process.
NEGOTIATIONSNegotiating such a large financial transaction can get tricky. Agents act as a ‘buffer’ in negotiations with all parties throughout the entire transaction.
PRICINGReal estate professionals help buyers and sellers understand the true real estate value of a property in today’s market. This is crucial when setting the price on a listing or on an offer to purchase.
UNDERSTANDING OF CURRENT MARKET CONDITIONSThere is a plethora of housing information available today. The challenge is that some information appears to be in direct conflict with other pieces of information. A true real estate professional can simply and effectively explain today’s real estate headlines and decipher what they mean to you.
At KCM, we offer a monthly information service for agents that helps them keep up with current market conditions. When looking for a real estate professional, ask them if they’re a KCM Member and if they’re prepared to educate you on what’s truly happening in real estate today.
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