If your plans for the new year include purchasing your dream home, start your search for a local real estate professional who can help you make the most influential and confident decisions for you and/or your family.
Here are 5 benefits of using a real estate agent when buying your dream home as mentioned by recent buyers:
- Helped the buyer understand the process – 60%
If you are new to the home buying process, an experienced real estate professional can explain exactly what to expect during the entire transaction, so there are no surprises.
- Pointed out overlooked faults with the property – 56%
Whether it’s pointing out possible uses for an extra bedroom, or using their skilled eye to see potentially catastrophic risks that may be hiding out of site, your agent is there to protect your interests and make sure your home buying experience is a positive one.
- Negotiated better sales contract terms – 47%
When it is time to negotiate the complex terms of your contract and come to an agreement with the seller, it never hurts to have someone who has been there before on your side. A real estate agent analysis of comparable properties in the area, will also help to make sure that your dream home is priced properly for the market.
- Provided a better list of service contacts – 46%
Real estate agents are super at networking. Many have a list of ideal providers who they have worked with in the past, and who they trust to work as a part of your team. This can include mortgage professionals, home inspectors, plumbers, contractors, painters, landscapers, home stagers, and many more.
- Improved the buyer’s knowledge of search areas – 44%
Local real estate professionals are often members of community organizations and are usually proficient in their area’s history. Their ties to the community make them a great resource, whether you plan to relocate to a new area or just across town.