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Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying a Home!

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Many people wonder whether they should hire a real estate professional to assist them in buying their dream home or if they should first try to go it on their own. In today’s market: you need an experienced professional!

You Need an Expert Guide if You Are Traveling a Dangerous Path

The field of real estate is loaded with land mines. You need a true expert to guide you through the dangerous pitfalls that currently exist. Finding a home that is priced appropriately and ready for you to move in to can be tricky. An agent listens to your wants and needs, and can sift through the homes that do not fit within the parameters of your “dream home.”

A great agent will also have relationships with mortgage professionals and other experts that you will need in securing your dream home. 

You Need a Skilled Negotiator

In today’s market, hiring a talented negotiator could save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars. Each step of the way – from the original offer, to the possible renegotiation of that offer after a home inspection, to the possible cancellation of the deal based on a troubled appraisal – you need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.

Realize that when an agent is negotiating their commission with you, they are negotiating their own salary; the salary that keeps a roof over their family’s head; the salary that puts food on their family’s table. If they are quick to take less when negotiating for themselves and their families, what makes you think they will not act the same way when negotiating for you and your family?

If they were Clark Kent when negotiating with you, they will not turn into Superman when negotiating with the buyer or seller in your deal. 

Bottom Line

Famous sayings become famous because they are true. You get what you pay for. Just like a good accountant or a good attorney, a good agent will save you money…not cost you money.


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2 Responses to “Why You Should Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying a Home!”

  1. Derek Mcdoogle August 2, 2016 at 7:27 pm # Reply

    My friend and his wife are trying to find a house to buy and not having very much luck. You mentioned that in today’s market, hiring a talented negotiator could save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars. I had no idea hiring a real estate agent could be that beneficial. I wonder if they have hired an agent yet. Are most agents good negotiators?

    • Mary Davidson August 3, 2016 at 2:39 pm # Reply

      The agent should know the market well and always perform a Market Analysis to make sure that his or her clients aren’t over paying for the property in question. Then, with that information in hand they will have a good basis for negotiation. Negotiation skills in my opinion come with experience.. Hope that helps.

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