Real Estate Agent is your friend, Trust Him.
Most people make the mistake of not hiring a professional real estate agent/broker for real estate transactions
If you are planning to buy, sell or rent a property, make sure you take the services of a professional real estate agent/property dealer/broker.
Do not be penny wise and pound foolish by trying to save on a broker’s fee and take a big loss by negotiating a deal yourself. It is important that you hire a professional and competent property agent whether you are buying, selling or renting a property for the following reasons.
1. A professional real estate agent has good knowledge and experience in the field
You always have a good knowledge and experience in the field you work. So hiring an experienced professional with good knowledge of the buying and selling procedures will definitely be a good idea and a smarter way to make an investment. Moreover, real estate agents have a good knowledge of the local markets so he/she can guide you towards your need.
2. Real estate agents have good connections in the market they operate in
A real estate agent has good links in the local market with a good knowledge of the properties available for sale, rent or buying, so he can give you the details according to your requirements or budget. They have good coordination with the builders in the market and can help you complete the administrative tasks more easily and without any hassle.
3. An agent can provide you with proper guidance
A real estate agent or broker can provide you good and required guidance’s on prices as they have the knowledge of current rate trends in the market and prices of the properties in particular areas. They can help you to negotiate the prices depending upon on supply and demand conditions.
4. Agents have good network
They have good professional links and connections in the market. They have a knowledge about which vendors have a good knowledge about the current buying or selling. They can provide you list of people and references with which they have worked with and from which you can choose.
5. Confidentiality and good negotiation skills
They are not emotionally attached to anyone but can help you to negotiate the prices by talking to the other side on your behalf; by keeping the information confidential as and when it is required to be. Brokers usually have very high negotiating skills that are the main reason why we hire them. They can smartly establish strategies to plan the highest price for the seller and lowest for a buyer.
6. A wide range of properties to compare
Brokers have a good knowledge about the market through which they can provide all knowledge to the counterpart whether a buyer or seller to attain better results. Brokers even have a deep knowledge about the prices of the comparable properties in the same area or in the areas nearby which will again provide the buyer or seller with a wide range of options with a comparison to choose from.
7. Help in title search and paperwork
These days a lot of paperwork is involved whether you buy or sell a property. One small mistake in the paperwork will again cause more frustration landing you in court with lots of tensions to handle.
8. Reduction in botheration after buying or selling
After the transactions got over a number of problems are likely to haunt you again such different tax assessments, tax transfers, document stamping etc. In such a situation again the hired real estate agent will take care of all your problems, getting them sorted at his own level without a need for you to go here and there.
9. Time saving
Engaging a real estate agent or broker also saves a lot of time. You can not give your time while you are at work to handle the phone calls and emails with queries about the property. Adding the hours and efforts you spend on these calls will definitely cost you more than the fee you pay to an agent.
10. Increased number of leads/viewing
A real estate agent can even add up your property to multiple listing services to open it up for services from other brokerage agents which will increase the chances of rent or sale of your property.
Moreover, real estate agents are familiar with all laws and procedures making sure you remain compliant with all the rules and regulations again saving a lot of money, time, and tension.