15 May Why You Should Hire a Professional for Real Estate Transactions
Whether you’re buying or selling residential or commercial real estate, it’s important to hire a professional to help you navigate the process. Sure, it’s possible to handle on your own, as you probably know from the “for sale by owner” signs you’ve seen. But you’ll likely end up spending way more time and money trying to figure it out on your own than you would if you hired a professional in the first place.
Here are five reasons why it’s so important to hire a professional to handle your real estate transactions.
5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional
1. You don’t know everything about real estate
Real estate transactions are more complicated than they might appear on the surface. And unless you’ve gone through the process of getting licensed, you just don’t know everything there is to know about buying and selling real estate. This means you’re going to miss things, and you could end up wasting a lot of time and money. Let a professional (like us!) lend you our experience and knowledge so you get the best deal out of your transaction, whether you’re on the buying or selling end.
2. Negotiations are hard
Negotiations are tough in any situation, particularly when you’re talking about something that has emotional ties to it, like a house. During the real estate process, you’ll have to negotiate with 10 or more people, so if negotiations aren’t your strong suit, you could be setting yourself up for failure by trying to handle it on your own. A professional will handle negotiations for you, so you don’t end up getting the bad end of a deal.
3. There’s a ton of paperwork
Real estate transactions require tons of paperwork. If you aren’t intimately familiar with what should be included in each piece that you have to write up and sign, you might not just end up with a bad deal financially. You could land yourself in a lawsuit that you have to defend in court. Let your real estate professional take care of the paperwork for you, so you don’t have to worry about knowing every little detail that needs to be included.
4. Real estate agents have a wide network
Real estate agents can help you find the right contractors for your home, whether you’re buying or selling, thanks to their unusually large networks. This can range from giving you recommendations for a landscaper to get your house ready to sell, to helping you find a reputable inspector when you’re ready to put an offer in on your dream home.
5. The market changes frequently
Every market has fluctuations, and real estate agents keep track of what’s happening in their market like it’s their job (because, well, it is). This information can be invaluable for you when it comes to deciding when to put your home on the market or how much to try to negotiate a home down when you’re ready to make an offer.
Hiring a real estate professional is your best move any time you’re buying or selling property. We can help you figure out everything from how to price your house to where to look if you want to move into the next up-and-coming neighborhood. If you’re looking to buy or sell real estate, give us a call!