What is the role of a real estate agent?
You might have heard that it’s important to hire an experienced real estate agent, but do you understand why? Too many people assume the only reason they need an agent is so that someone else can do the “legwork”. In reality, real estate agents have many roles to fulfill. Let’s take a look at a few of them!
Your real estate agent should be able to educate you about the local home market as well as what to expect as you move forward with the buying or selling process. This includes information about comparable sales and factors that might impact your decision.
It can be difficult to find a home you like. There are many different considerations to keep in mind, especially if you’re buying for a family. A real estate agent can help you sort through your list, determine the “must-haves”, and guide your search.
Don’t overlook the importance of having someone on your side who not only understands the buying and selling process, but also actively working on your side. Your real estate agent has your best interests in mind, and that means that all of their expertise is geared to help you get the best deal possible.
Homes that aren’t officially on sale yet – homes that aren’t publicly listed, in other words – are often available for offers. You’ll never know about them, however, without the help of a real estate agent. They serve as a networking expert and try to find you the best fit, even if the home isn’t on the public market yet.
Finally, an experienced real estate agent serves as a negotiator between you and the other parties. That means that they’ll be responsible for negotiating the prices and settling contract details.
If you’re considering selling or buying a home, consider hiring a skilled real estate agent to help you succeed.
Niquella Hardwick is a Denver based Realtor