by Jayne Holden
(New York, USA)
Whether you are buying a home or selling a home, it is always recommended that you have real estate broker to help you throughout the process. Real estate brokers are amazing at what they do and many people fail to understand the benefits of using one.
It is proven that, when you are selling a home, a real estate agent would be able to sell your home six times as quickly and for a better price. Now, obviously a real estate broker would be getting a commission from the total value of the home, but that really does not come close to the value he/she gives you.
Throughout this article, we will be looking at some of the ways a real estate agent could help you, regardless of whether you are the seller or buyer.
Compare someone who works in accounting to someone who works in marketing and see who knows more about the various accountingprinciples and constraints. Just because you know a few things about buying a home, it does not mean you have the experience and knowledge of a real estate broker.
A broker deals with hundreds of people every month and knows the real estate market inside out. They would know the best locations to purchase a home, the best marketing strategies as well as how to best price a home for sale. All this is based on the experience and knowledge they have built up in the profession. Having a valuable asset during the purchase or sale of a property is crucial.
Imagine that you are a first time home buyer and still are stressing about where to buy a home or whether to buy a home from a private seller or agent. A real estate agent would analyze your current situation and finalize a budget on the home you can purchase.
Based on this information, he/she would give you some suggestions on locations in which homes are of great value. The value of a property will vary depending on the area in which it is in. Downtown based properties are usually of higher value than of the ones found in suburbs.
Negotiating with the seller of the property is not something you have experience with, but your real estate agent does. If the home you intend to purchase is being sold through a broker, your broker would be able to have a talk and fix a better deal.
Agents have access to property information included history and municipal values. Using this information, your broker would be able to trim down the price on the home you want to buy. This is honestly a great benefit that many people miss out on because they chose to not have a real estate broker.
Despite the cost of having a broker work with you, the benefits will certainly outweigh the costs that you incur. Not only are you dealing with a professional in the real estate business, but you will be saving both time and money.