Wondering what the benefits are for hiring an exclusive agent to help you find your home, or to help you sell your home? Real Estate Agents bring such value to both processes! When it comes to selling your home, having an agent is a huge help across the board.
When it comes to having an agent help sell your home, you often get professional photography, advertisement, and the peace of mind in knowing that your listing is done well and gets good coverage . You also get their expertise on the market, tips and information on staging your house and getting it listing ready, and also determining how to get the most bang for your buck. In a 2017 study, it was found that homes that were listed as For Sale by Owner ended up making about 30% less for the owners than ones listed by an agent (see source below). They know all of the ins and the outs of the process and work behind the scenes through the entire process to make sure that things run as smoothly as possible.
As a buyer, having an exclusive agent is a huge advantage in your search for the right home for your family! Your agent will help you understand the process of purchasing a home, can often give fabulous recommendations for lenders, and can keep you informed on anything that comes onto the market within your price range and personal specifications. Once you find your dream home, they will help make sure that all of your paperwork is in order and are a great advocator through you through the entire process!
As with anything in life, you get what you pay for. Real Estate Agents are professionals in the field of buying and selling and it is literally their job to walk their clients through the transaction and make it as seamless as possible. Buying a home is one of the biggest investments you’ll make and can be made much less stressful with the help of a professional.