10 Reasons you Should Never Sell or Buy Real Estate without an AgentSeptember 29, 2016
You wouldn’t go to court without hiring an attorney or build a house without professional help. Just as these situations require a professional, so does buying and selling real estate. Here are 10 reasons you should never buy or sell real estate without hiring an agent.
Knowledge May Not Be Power
If you only have a little knowledge, it can be very dangerous in the real estate world. Something as simple as an online valuation of a property could lead you to make the wrong decision. Just as you shouldn’t use the internet to diagnose yourself medically, you shouldn’t trust it for a solid home valuation.
Agents Overcome Objections
It may not be your job or a skill you possess, but agents are trained to overcome objections. In fact, they do it for a living. If you’re selling a home, you want an agent there to ensure the objections buyers have can be properly explained.
Selling a Home Requires Marketing Expertise
Many sellers today think a few pictures and a description shared on social media will land them a home buyer. While this may work occasionally, it’s a stroke of luck when it does. Real estate agents understand exactly how to market your home and get it sold.
Agents Have the Right Social Networks
You may think your social network is enough to sell a home or find the perfect house to buy, but it probably doesn’t compare to a skilled real estate agent’s social network. An agent can broadcast your home listing to numerous websites, social media networks and so many other places. They can even market locally, nationally and internationally.
Agents Solve Problems
When you run into an issue with the real estate deal, will you be able to solve it? Real estate agents are trained to solve all types of issues and challenges throughout the process. They’ve been there and done that, which makes them skilled at solving problems during any deal.
Five more reasons you should never buy or sell real estate without an agent include:
- Do you really understand the market like an agent does?
- Agents are skilled negotiators
- Agents will help you avoid surprises
- Agents have a ton of connections for both buyers and sellers
- You’ll get trusted advice from a good agent
Related: The Listing Agreement
Hiring an agent during a real estate transaction is paramount to the success of the deal. With a good agent by your side, you’ll have the protection you need to ensure you get the right deal, whether you’re buying a home or selling one.