1. Their have a wide range of expertise.
Real estate has its own language, and your real estate agent is trained to speak that language fluently. Agents understand the dozens of forms, reports, disclosures and other technical documents that are required as part of the buying or selling process. That expertise helps you to prepare for the getting the best deal possible while avoiding delays and costly mistakes.
2. They know the market and how to find what you need.
The Internet is an awesome tool, and while you can find listings on your own, real estate agents have access to even more listings. Oftentimes properties are available but not actively advertised, and real estate agents can help you find those hidden gems. Plus, a good real estate agent knows the market well enough to help you find the right property for you — one that fits perfectly in your price range.
3. They are bullish when it comes to negotiating.
Negotiations are a part of every deal, and a professional real estate agent will help you get the best deal out there. They can see through the tactics that are often a part of a competitive marketplace, and they have the savvy and skill set to ensure your interests are protected.
4. They’re connected to everyone.
A good real estate agent makes it their mission to know just about everyone who can possibly help in the process of buying or selling a home. Mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys, home inspectors, home stagers, interior designers—the list goes on—and they’re all in your real estate agent’s network. Use them.
5. They follow a strict code of ethics.
Real estate agents have built their reputation and livelihood on doing what is right and fair to everyone concerned. They strive to meet higher ethical standards founded on putting their clients’ interests above their own. After all, they know that in a community such as our’s, representing the client will further their own reputation in the long run.
6. They’re your sage parent/data analyst/therapist—all rolled into one.
Real estate agents wear a lot of hats. They’ve dedicated their lives to their professional, and they work hard at it every day. They’re following leads, checking out properties, marketing properties and research comps, so they have their fingers on the pulse of each neighborhood. The bottom line is, they’re working for you, helping you make the most of one of the biggest financial decisions of your life — it’s not a role they take lightly.
J. Paul Richardson & Son Real Estate
108 Main Ave. N., Fayetteville