06 Apr Why It’s Important To Have A Real Estate Agent
So you’re thinking of selling some real estate property. You’ve probably heard some advice about whether or not you should make use of a real estate agent. This is because realty agents get a commission from every property they sell, and this commission can be as high as 15% of the selling price. Ouch!
However, there are many benefits to making use of a real estate agent, and we at Acadeo will outline them in today’s article!
AVOID EMOTIONAL SALES
Selling one’s home is already a stressful decision to make for many. Having strangers poke around one’s home, inspect a well-loved space in which family members have lived in for years, and then have it be rejected for various reasons, can also be emotionally draining.
This is why real estate agents are useful: they don’t have an emotional attachment to your property, and so they can make sound and fair decisions
VERIFY YOUR BUYERS
A realty agent has the ability to do background checks and credit investigations on potential buyers in a more in-depth way than a private individual would be able to.
Performing background and credit checks can be time-consuming, especially if you don’t know what to look for. Meanwhile, real estate agents already have the training and legal permission to access such information and relay it to their clients.
Not only will real estate agents make this process of weeding out legitimate buyers easier, they also make sure that all such checks are legal and won’t get you in trouble for invading a person’s privacy!
NEGOTIATE FOR FAIR PRICES
Do you think you’ve priced your property fairly? Do you think you’re underselling your beloved home? What do you think is a fair discount to give to verified buyers who can pay in cash?
Chances are, you don’t know how to answer these questions confidently. This is where a real estate agent comes in. They’re professionally trained to keep track of market prices for real estate properties, and will be able to tell you if your potential buyer is asking for too much of a discount, or if you’re pricing your property a little too high to be attractive to buyers.
They can also negotiate better prices for your property, especially if your home is located in a very desirable area. A 10% commission is nothing when you’ve sold your property for 20% more than you originally planned.
These are our top 3 reasons for why you should have a real estate agent. Did these convince you? Let us know in the comments what you think!