If your plans for 2020 include purchasing your dream home or selling your current home, a real estate agent can help you make the most powerful and confident decisions for you and your family. When selling or buying a home, how beneficial can it really be to hire a real estate agent?
Both sides of a transaction can benefit significantly, but the reasons can be vastly different.
Hiring a real estate agent gives one a firsthand resource with knowledge into the market, how to properly negotiate and how to eventually close the deal. With all the small details that go into the process of buying or selling your home, having a professional available to assist your every need and guide you from your first meeting to the closing, is an extremely valuable tool.
An experienced real estate professional, who has an immeasurable understanding of the sales process and your best interests in mind, is essential to any real estate transaction. Agents have a fiduciary responsibility to their clients; they are legally obligated to put their clients’ best interests first. This duty conveys a very high standard for confidentiality and protection from unreasonable requests for information.
To understand the market and recent sales in the area, agents can provide a comparative market analysis which shows statistics that will support proper pricing. In today’s market, a correctly priced home will sell.
Combined skills and experience, commitment, integrity, along with a vast knowledge of the real estate market, all add up to positive results for any client. Moreover, having an agent that has strong successful negotiating skills, gives you a distinct advantage.
Henry Ford once said that when you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are. The trick is to find the right person.
Associate Real Estate Broker
Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
5 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY