The advantages of buying a property through a real estate agent
There are several benefits to purchasing a property through a real estate agent. See below for just some of the reasons why you should hire an expert.
Education - A qualified agent has been educated in the real estate market and has valuable professional experience in assisting in the sale and purchase of properties.
Pricing expertise - Agents will tell you when a house is overpriced or underpriced according to the comparables.
Buffers - Agents will field phone calls from contractors (if you are looking at new construction) or homeowners, saving you time and aggravation.
Location information - Agents either have knowledge or they know where to find the industry buzz about your neighborhood. They can identify comparable sales and advise you if a neighborhood is likely to hold its value.
Code knowledge - An agent will be familiar with local zoning ordinances and answer any questions you may have regarding future construction.
Skilled negotiators - Agents can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction and submit requests objectively and forward them to the seller. They are professionals who are trained to present their client's case in the best light and agree to hold client information confidential from competing interests.
Paperwork - Property transactions require a lot of paperwork. One mistake or omission could land you in court or cost you thousands, so it really pays to let a licensed professional guide you.
For more real estate infromation visit ChrisSalmans.com and find me on Facebook and Youtube
Posted by Chris Salmans
on August 15, 2011