Now that it’s become so common for buyers to look for homes online before even contacting a real estate agent some of them wonder why they even need an agent. Of course, we know why. But if you run into some resistance from potential buyers or sellers who question the need for trained real estate agents in this day and age here are some smart but still professional and polite ways to let them know that real estate agents do a lot more than just act as in intermediary:
Real Estate Agents Are Experts
There is a lot more to the home buying process than just getting a mortgage, finding a house that you like, and buying it. The process of buying a first home can be confusing and frustrating for first-time buyers. Having an experienced real estate agent to guide you through the process of home buying makes the entire experience a lot smoother and less stressful. Having the advice of a well-trained and experienced agent that knows the local market will also make sure that buyers don’t overpay and are buying a home that is free from major problems and defects that could end up being very expensive.
Real Estate Agents Know How to Sell
Sellers that want to sell their home may think that these days they can just post some photos of their home online and it will sell. But that’s not the case. It’s very easy for owner’s listings to get lost in the vastness of the Internet. Real estate agents are marketing experts who know how to take professional quality photos and market them on social media and online so that they get the most views and reach the most potential buyers. Real estate agents also know the right language to use to describe a home and really sell the home’s unique features to potential buyers when they see the home.
Real Estate Agents Are Tough Negotiators
When it comes to the process of buying or selling a home it’s important to have someone on your team that is a tough negotiator and can work to get you the best possible deal. The art of negotiation takes a long time to perfect and trained and experienced real estate agents have the years of experience that it takes to get the best deal possible for buyers and sellers. When you are buying a home or selling a home you should have a skilled real estate on your team that can make sure that you’re getting a good deal. Unless you are an expert negotiator yourself having a real estate agent representing your interests is the only way to ensure that you’re getting the deal you deserve.