Why Hiring a Real Estate Agent is a Good Idea
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, a REALTOR® is a necessity to get you to your end goal. In a world of instant gratification and Internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO. Here are 5 Reasons You NEED an Agent in your corner.
1. What do you do with all this paperwork?
Each state, including MN & WI, has different regulations regarding the contracts required for a successful sale, and these regulations are constantly changing. The Paula & Co. team is an expert in their market and can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make your dream a reality.
2. You found your dream house, now what?
According to the National Association of REALTORS®, there are 180 possible actions needed during every successful real estate transaction. You need a savvy Agent who has been there before and knows how to navigate the transaction on your behalf, to get you to closing.
3. Are you a good negotiator?
Maybe you’re not convinced that you need an agent to sell your home. However, after looking at the list of parties that you need to be prepared to negotiate with, you’ll realize the value in selecting us to represent you. From the buyer (who wants the best deal possible), to the home inspector, to the appraiser, there are several different people that you’ll have to answer to during the process.
4. What’s the home you’re buying/selling really worth?
It’s important to price your home correctly from the start, to attract the right buyers and shorten the time that it’s on the market. You need someone who is not emotionally connected to your home to determine its true value,
According to the National Association of REALTORS, “the typical FSBO home sold for $184,000 compared to $230,000 among agent-assisted home sales.”
5. Do you know what’s really going on in the market?
With all the information on the news and the Internet about home sales, prices, mortgage rates; how do you know what’s going on specifically in your area? Who do you turn to, to tell you how to competitively price your home correctly at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much or offending the seller with a low-ball offer?
“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.” – Dave Ramsey, National Radio Personality, Best Selling Author, Personal Money Manager
Hiring a REALTOR® who has their finger on the pulse of the real estate market will ensure you are informed throughout the entire buying/selling experience to make it a smooth one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.
So the bottom line, you wouldn’t hike up Mt. Everest without a guide, or replace the engine in your car without a trusted mechanic, why would you make one of your most important financial decisions of your life without hiring Paula & Co.?