Choosing a house to call a home is one of the most important decisions people make. Working with a real estate agent can make the home buying or selling process easier and more efficient. Why work with CENTURY 21 President Realty Inc.
Ethical: It's true that anyone can shop for a house, and even get a peek inside, without formally signing on with a real estate salesperson. But if you are serious then the whole aspect of shopping changes and often you don't have the time to take chances as the entire process is a big decision financially and emotionally. Choosing a real estate salesperson along with a good decision you can relax as they will represent you ethically in every way and are obligated to deal with all parties of a transaction honestly.
Pricing Expertise: Most real estate salespersons can set a price on a home the minute they walk through the door. If they have a lot of experience in a market, they know how well a neighborhood holds its value, too. Often to be professional and be fair towards clients they pull information on sales of comparable houses, real estate agents have the experience to know whether a specific house is overpriced or underpriced. In the best-case scenario, an agent will have such a good idea of what you're looking for that she won't even waste your time touring houses that won't work.
Requesting Repairs: Often, the touchiest part of a real estate purchase involves the delicate dance of requesting repairs. A real estate salesperson will be able to identify trouble that you may not see, as well as recommend a good independent home inspector who will provide a detailed report on problems with the house.
Access To Available Homes: Though most homes for sale are widely available for buyers to assess on websites, in some cases, sellers don't want the fact that they're selling to be widely publicized. In those cases, only the real estate agents know the houses are for sale.
Managing Paperwork: If you've ever bought a house, you've probably dedicated a full shelf somewhere to the documents that were involved in the transaction. These probably include the written offer, the written and signed counteroffer, the little details (like specific repairs) and what exactly was and was not included in the sale. The paperwork can be tiresome.
Negotiation: As levelheaded as you think you are, when you're fighting with a seller over adding a hose to the dishwasher because the water drains on the floor, it's easy to lose your cool. Having an agent to write the requests objectively and forward them to the seller saves you the trouble of getting overly emotional about the deal.