While it may be tempting to try to buy or sell a home without a real estate agent in an effort to save money, this can backfire. When choosing a real estate agent, RE/MAX agents are among the best, as Every 30 seconds, a RE/MAX agent helps someone find their perfect place. Consider the benefits of having an agent before deciding to go it alone.
Training and Experience
RE/MAX agents often have extra training and certifications, with many holding designations such as Accredited Buyer Representative, Certified Relocation Professional, Leadership Training Graduate, and Certifed Residential Specialist. This extra training and the experience a real estate agent has makes them especially qualified and able to do such tasks as setting the right price for a home, filling out all required paperwork, and negotiating the best possible deal for both sides of the sale. They can advise people on changes to make to a home to make it more attractive to buyers and whether to lower the listing price and since they legally can’t lie to their clients, they’re trustworthy.
Real estate agents have specialized knowledge in a number of areas, making them more qualified than the average individual. For example, they’re familiar with the market conditions in an area so they know whether a price is low or whether an owner may be willing to go down in price, so they can advise their clients on how much of an offer to make. They can also pass on information about similar homes that have sold recently to give buyers or sellers a better idea of the market conditions.
The Buffer Factor
Having an agent means that there’s someone to act as a buffer between potential buyers or sellers and their agents. This is particularly important if these people are being difficult or if there are a lot of different calls coming in from interested people that take time to weed through. They can tactfully negotiate a better deal based on the condition of the home or things discovered during the inspection and may be able to save a sale by suggesting just the right concessions.