If you are looking to buy, here are the top 5 benefits that buyers cited when using a real estate agent when buying the house of your dreams:
Help or buyer to understand in process – 60%
If you are new to the process of buying a home, an experienced real estate professional can explain exactly what to expect during the entire transaction, so it does not take you by surprise.
Notice inadvertent characteristics / failures with property – 56%
Whether you are pointing out possible uses for a bedroom / office, or using your trained eye to see potential disastrous dangers that may be hidden out of place, your agent is there to protect your interests and make sure your experience is good when buying a house.
Negotiation or better terms in the sales contract – 47%
When it comes to negotiating the complex terms of your contract and reaching an agreement with the seller, it never hurts to have someone on your side who has been there before. If at the beginning of your search you found a couple of less desirable features in the house you are going to buy, your agent can make sure that the contingencies are in place for you to pay the best price. The analysis of comparable in the area will also ensure that the house of your dreams has a correct price for the market.
Provision or a better list of service providers (eg house inspector) – 46%
Real estate agents are titans of interconnections. Many have a list of preferred providers with whom they have worked in the past and who they trust as part of their team to make their dream come true. This can include mortgage professionals (listed as the # 8 ratio with 22%), home inspectors, plumbers, contractors, painters, gardeners, home designers, and many more!
Better or knowledge or buyer’s search areas – 44%
Local real estate professionals are often members of community organizations and are generally well versed with the history of their area. Your ties to the community makes them a great resource if you plan to move to a new area or through the city.