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 out 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
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.
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.