Now, why do we need those real estate agents? Can we do everything ourselves without breaking our head on hiring one?
Yes, you need a real estate agent, and a good one. And there are reasons for that.
Real estate agents:
- fight for your price.
If you buying a house, or selling it, you need to have a rock defence (aka real estate agent), who will set the last price and fight for it, using special marketing techniques that work.
- marketing advise
We are all good at what we do: doctors good at curing people, teachers at teaching. Nobody will go to a carpenter for a surgery advice. Here is the same thing. Which location is increasing in value, what trends are, where to buy for living, where to buy for investment: these are pieces of advice that will be provided to you by your real estate agent.
- home presentation
Anything that needs to be sold needs to be professionally presented. The role of a real estate agent is to make the property as appealing to a buyer as possible, presentation will also help to get the highest price for a client
- legal documentation
There are so much legal paperwork that is intimidating for a non professional. Selling/buying a house is a difficult task; all legalities have to be perfectly straightened. The role of an agent is to make sure everything is correct and done properly.
Real estate agent can advise on how and where to get money, provide with useful connections with honest mortgage brokers