Buying or selling a house can be immensely complicated, with real estate laws, contracts, inspections, and negotiating terms. There are some who want to try going through the process solo, but they are potentially missing out on a lot of benefits that can save them time, money, and most importantly, emotional stress. Having an invaluable resource on your side like a real estate agent can help you manage searching through hundreds of MLS listings, putting your house on the market, and also thoroughly answer any inevitable questions that arise. The Janes Group wants to be your ally through the home buying or house selling journey. Here are some more reasons why you need a real estate agent in your life.
There are many ins and outs of the real estate world that average people are unaware of. Searching through houses for sale and trying to translate the real estate language can leave you confused and missing important information. Real estate agents are trained and experienced in finding you exactly what you want, sometimes when you don’t know yourself. The resources that agents come with are reason enough, let alone their background with required forms, reports, disclosures, loan applications, and many other documents that need to be filed.
A quick search online can result in hundreds of housing listings in your area, and you may be able to find one that you love. However, The Janes Group has access to more than just the listings on the internet. There are properties out there that might be available, they just aren’t being listed online. Missing out on these houses for sale could mean you make compromises that weren’t necessary. Real estate agents also have a vast knowledge of the neighborhoods in your area. You may not have thought to look at one area because it’s out of your price range, but there’s a good chance that your realtor can help you find a deal.
This may be the most challenging part of buying a home and it’s not the same as bartering with a street vendor over how much you want to pay for a bracelet. It’s a competitive world and real estate is no different. Bidding wars, all-cash offers, and negotiating tactics are all situations where a real estate agent can flourish. Negotiating isn’t always about how much the final price is, but a final contract can also include time for a housing inspection, contingencies, and other needs you may not even be aware of.
There’s a good chance that at the end of the journey, you will be inviting your realtor to your housewarming party, birthdays, and you will still have their number on speed-dial. This is because a realtor is more than just someone who gives you tips for selling a house or makes sure you get the best deal on your first home. A realtor is someone who will work tirelessly until you find the home of your dreams, researching house after house, and making sure all of your needs are met.
Whether you are buying or selling a house, The Janes Group will be on your side throughout the entire process and will leave no stone unturned.