Why You Should Consider Hiring A Real Estate Agent When Buying a Home
When you’re looking at the costs associated with buying and selling a house, cutting out the expense of working with a real estate agent can seem like a tempting way to save a few dollars. However, in reality, it will end up causing you a bigger headache.
Before you make your decision, let us fill you in on the many ways having a real estate agent on your side throughout the buying process can be beneficial.
1. Their Industry Expertise
There’s a lot to know about buying real estate, and when you’re in the middle of it all, you have way too much going on to teach yourself all the ins and outs. An educated and experienced real estate agent comes with:
An understanding of the buying process from start to finish.
Up-to-date knowledge of laws and regulations.
Ability to avoid costly mistakes.
Skills to close a deal.
Why not find someone who is both educated and experienced in the field to guide you through the process?
2. They Provide Space Between You and Other Parties
Having an agent between you and the other parties involved will help to keep the relationship professional. Your real estate agent serves as a buyer’s independent house-hunting tour guide who doesn’t get offended when buyers voice out loud their opinions on color and decor choices. Instead, the real estate agent will answer the buyer’s questions without bias; and will give them time to make their own decisions without pressure.
Later on in the process, the real estate agent will communicate with the seller or their real estate agent to agree on things like price, repairs, closing dates, and more.
3. They Have Knowledge of the Area
real estate agents know their area better than anyone and have the inside scoop on all things local.
Not only does a real estate agent know the community, but they know the houses in it. When you describe what you’re looking to buy, your real estate agent can select homes that fit your criteria based on their knowledge of the area.
4. They Have Expert Price Advice
An experienced real estate agent will have a good idea of what the current market looks like. Based on that knowledge they’ll be able to give you price advice
(like whether the home you’re interested in buying is listed at its true value if you can negotiate a lower price, or if you should offer more to secure a good deal). This advice can be really helpful and is certainly something you would miss out on with a real estate agent.
5. They’re Professional Networkers
Networking is everything today, especially in today’s real estate market. Working with a real estate agent to help you find a house gives you access to their entire professional network. Meaning, your real estate agent could potentially find your perfect house within their network!
6. They Do All the Paperwork
It’s likely your real estate agent has been around the block a time or two. They’ve been through the hours of paperwork it takes to close a buy or sale of a home. An expert agent knows how to handle any issues that may arise throughout the process and how to avoid the tiny mistakes that can cost you time and money. If anything, hire a real estate agent just to avoid the mounds of paperwork — you’ll thank yourself later!
The Benefits are Endless When You Work with The Redbud Group
If you’re considering working with an agent to purchase your next home, look no further than the experts (us)! Redbud Group REALTORS® know you’re making one of the biggest investments of your life when you purchase a home, so let us help you do it the right way. Click the button below to visit our website to learn more about how our agents can assist you through your home-buying journey!