Reasons to Work with a Real Estate Agent

Even if you’ve purchased or sold a home before and are familiar with the process, there are many reasons to hire a real estate agent. (Photo: Shutterstock).

 

Suzanne Plewes, RE/MAX Alliance in Loveland

Suzanne Plewes, RE/MAX Alliance in Loveland

LOVELAND – Buying a home on your own or working with a real estate agent… this is something that every home buyer must decide. Even if you’ve purchased or sold a home before and are familiar with the process, there are many reasons to hire a real estate agent. Here are just a few.

Process experience

Real estate agents have gone through the process of buying and selling hundreds, if not thousands, of homes. Every transaction is unique and can present different sets of challenges. This experience builds a wealth and depth of knowledge that no individual buyer or seller could ever accumulate on their own. This is what makes them experts. When it comes to buying or selling one of the most significant investments that you make in your lifetime, that expertise is essential.

Neighborhood knowledge

Agents know the areas that they work in very well. They can provide you with helpful insights that you might not find online or through other public sources. That first-hand knowledge is invaluable as you make the important decision of selecting a new neighborhood to call home.

Pricing/market knowledge

Although there are national home pricing trends, individual markets are unique. Proper pricing involves a detailed understanding of the specific market and its many contributing factors. Working with an experienced real estate agent ensures that your listing is priced to sell for maximum value or your offer is positioned for success.

Industry referrals

There are different professional services that you may need during the home buying or home selling process. Your real estate agent may be able to refer various service providers to you based on their professional interactions with those providers and/or local knowledge of their reputation. Hiring a real estate agent has the added benefit of gaining access to that agent’s network.

These are just a few of the many reasons to hire a local real estate agent to assist with your home sale or home purchase.

By Suzanne Plewes. Suzanne is a broker associate at RE/MAX Alliance. Write to 750 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, CO 80537, call 970.290.0373 or e-mail suzanneplewes@remax.net.