Do I really need a Real Estate Agent?
Maybe you wonder, “Do I really need an agent?” Well, yes. You do. Contrary to what some folks think, real estate agents do far more than just look up ads and book appointments. If you’re bundling up your savings, your earnings from the next 5 to 25 years, and putting your financial eggs in one basket, the smartest thing to do is to use a professional who shows you all the risks, helps avoid pitfalls, and can protect your investment for decades to come. In fact, when buying, you don’t just need an agent -- you’ll need a mortgage expert, a home inspector, an insurance carrier, a partner bank, a moving company, possible contractors, and maybe more. Choosing an involved agent means getting qualified referrals for those service providers, taking a big load off when it comes to staring down that “Before We Move” To-Do List. Some experts say that buying a home and moving are among the Top 5 most stressful life experiences. It’s a big deal! When you’re selling, you need contract language that protects you, so you’re not on the hook for services or maintenance after the sale, and much more.
That’s why a pro like Alex on on your side will help you narrow your choices, sort fact from fiction, understand the compromises, minimize risks, educate you on the local market, and make sure you are not burned in the negotiations. If you wrote the contract yourself, would you know the language to use when it comes to demanding the seller repair the broken light in the kitchen before your possession? What about how to ensure all belongings are removed, and the premises clean upon your arrival? Would you know all the legal repercussions hidden in the contract language? Do you know what “hold-back money” is, and why you need it? If not, Alex does.
REALTOR® like Alex will help you understand how local trends, the history of your property, market expectations, and more, can all impact your negotiations and your decision-making. Don’t you want to know everything before you invest hundreds of thousands of your dollars, or you sell the biggest investment you’ve ever made? Hiring a REALTOR® means hiring a professional who is industry certified, who understands the market, keeps you informed, gets you the best deal, and protects you from incidentals you may not see coming. Like Alex will.