Monday, October 23, 2017

Your Next Huntersville Agent - Why Hire an Agent?

Whether you are buying or selling a Birkdale/Huntersville home, it can be quite a stressful journey. This is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many sellers think that they can sell it themselves.
These 5 reasons are why NEED your Next Huntersville Agent in your corner and have recently,  been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick up steam.

1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

Each state has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly changing. A true real estate professional is an expert in his or her market and can guide you through the stacks of necessary paperwork and required laws to make your dream a reality.

2. So you found your Huntersville/Birkdale dream house, now what?

There are possibly hundreds of steps that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Don’t you want someone who has been there before, someone who knows what these actions are, to make sure that you achieve your dream and it is done right?

3. How do you feel about negotiating and removing personal feelings?

So maybe you’re not convinced. There is a potential long list  of entities ( ask me ) that you will need to be prepared to negotiate and/or interact with (not to mention the party on the other side of the transaction) , and you will soon realize the value in selecting an experienced real estate professional. 

4. What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth?

It is important for your home to be priced correctly from the start to attract the right buyers and shorten the amount of time that it’s on the market. You need someone who is not emotionally connected to your home to give you the truth as to your home’s value. According to numerous studies:  
“FSBOs tend to sell for lower prices than comparable home sales, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate.” (emphasis added) FSBOs achieve prices significantly lower than those from similar properties sold by real estate agents:
“FSBOs tend to sell for lower prices than comparable home sales, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate.”
Are you a buyer: This does not begin to cover the things that are 'gotcha's with regard to the purchase/ repairs etc.  The costs can grow to an overwhelming amount!
Get the most out of your transaction by hiring a professional!

5. Do you know what’s really going on in the market?

There is so much information out there on the news and on the internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates; how do you know what’s going on specifically in our area? This website will help but who do you turn to in order to competitively and correctly price your home at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a low offer?
Hiring an agent who has his or her finger on the pulse of our market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

Bottom Line

You wouldn’t treat an illness without going to a doctor.( I hope) Why would you make one of the most important financial decisions of your life without hiring a real estate professional?
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