LONGMONT – You see the “for sale” signs, map out weekend open houses and intensely research prices and listings online. So far, you’ve got this whole real estate thing down. In fact, buying a house all on your own is completely doable. But it may be worth having a real estate agent, or Realtor®, on your team. If you’re still on the fence about hiring a real estate agent, below are a few reasons to consider it related to their negotiating and experience with contracts.
When representing yourself in a real estate transaction, it’s often hard to remove your own emotions. Negotiating a deal is part of a real estate agent’s job description. They understand what is needed in order to sign the deal without feeling a personal attachment. It’s their obligation to present your offer and case in the highest regard while keeping the negotiation professional.
Contracts and Paperwork
Your real estate agent will be very well versed in the documents that surround a home purchase. In fact, they deal with the same contracts and conditions on a regular basis, so they know which conditions should be used, when they can safely be removed and how to use the contract to protect you. This is a huge benefit to you.
Plus, they take this hassle off of your plate. Most real estate files are one to three inches thick with details that should be carefully read and edited. Your real estate agent, with the assistance of professional colleagues such as a mortgage lender, title company or lawyer, will be key factors in making sure all paperwork is handled properly.
For more ways a real estate agent can help you – including their knowledge and network, visit the Elevations blog at elevationscu.com/mortgageblog.
By Matthew Hill. Matthew is a Mortgage Loan Originator at Elevations Credit Union in Lafayette. If you have questions regarding mortgages, please call 970.846.7356 or e-mail
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