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5 Ways a Real Estate Agent Can Save You Time

Leave it to the professionals and skip the hassle of home buying.

You work a full-time job where the to-do list never ends – you can’t spend all day on the phone to find properties to see. But a real estate agent can work around your schedule to meet
you when you’re free. And now that your agent is just a smartphone away, you can get the deal you need for the property you love – without any of the hassle.

Here are 5 more ways that a real estate agent can save you time and energy:

    1. They understand the real price

    It helps to meet with the bank before you find your dream home, and to have a plan in place to downsize or upgrade your living space as needed. But you’ll also need to understand property taxes, utility costs, municipal services and maybe even local zoning laws. However, thanks to continuous training, your real estate agent is always up to date with the latest information.
    Purchase agreements are very long and even one tiny mistake can lead to expensive problems. But since agents deal with these contracts every day, they can handle the paperwork for you easily and efficiently

    2. They’ve already done the research

    No one wants to overpay for a home, but trying to get the cheapest house you can find is often just as big of a mistake. You’ll get what you pay for when it comes to construction shortcuts, and a cheap house can cost you a lot in repairs and renovations down the road. Since you can’t know what a home is really worth without information about the sales of similar homes in the neighborhood, you’ll need a comparative market analysis from your agent.

    Real estate agents study market history, such as recent data on the cost of similar homes, and can analyze this data for you. Armed with an understanding what market conditions were like in the past, you can make the right decision for your property for the present momentation.

    3. They are your emotional support

    Buying your first home is exciting, and it’s easy to get emotional about such a big decision. However, emotions can cause you to buy something that might not be right for your family or your finances.
    And while it’s never a good idea to be blinded by love for a house, it’s just as bad to buy a house out of desperation or talk yourself into buying something you don’t like.

    Instead, step back and let your agent save you time by looking in other places that you haven’t thought of. When the right home comes on the market, you’ll be glad to have your agent by your side to help you keep your emotions in check.

    4. They’re part of a network of experts

    It goes without saying that you should see a house several times before you buy it, but you need to visit at various times – including weekend evenings and mornings as well as various kinds of weather.
    And even once you’ve decided on the house, you can’t skip the chance for a final walk through of your potential home to make sure everything is still in good condition. It may not seem necessary, but last minute damage is always a risk.
    Fortunately, with a larger network behind your agent, the service doesn’t stop. They can connect you to external experts, such as attorneys, home inspectors, interior designers and more.

    5. They know where the neighborhood is going

    One of the biggest mistakes buyers make is to focus only on the present, and not think enough about the future. Will you add another child who will need their own bedroom?
    Will you work from home or take a job in the city? Paying attention to your options will help you find a home that can grow with you.
    At the same time, neighborhoods change as much as families do and many of those factors can affect your property value

    At the end of the day, the most important advantages to working with a real estate agent are simple: An agent gives you peace of mind and takes all the worry out of buying a home –
    so you can get back to what you need to do: get your family ready for a major move.

    Are you ready for an easy home-buying experience? Get in touch and let us show you how finding your dream home can be easier than you’ve ever imagined!