Why do I need a real estate agent?

In the Internet age of Zillow and Facebook, you may be wondering why you still need a real estate agent when you can just sell your property on your own. After all, anyone can put a For Sale sign in their front yard, right? But putting your property on the market is just the beginning of a long and complicated process. Here’s how having a dedicated real estate agent by your side can help:

Real estate agents are marketing experts. We know how to get your listing in front of buyers all over the world so that it’s seen by as many people as possible.

Real estate agents are master negotiators. We fight for our clients to ensure the best deal possible in all transactions.

Real estate agents are project managers. We oversee every step of the process, and keep in touch with lawyers and lenders to make sure the process goes smoothly.

Real estate agents are problem solvers. If an issue arises, we’ll help you find the best solution to address the problem in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Real estate agents are experienced. We know the local market, so we know how to price your home correctly and competitively. We also know what to look for when reviewing or comparing offers, and can guide you in your decision-making process.

Real estate agents are thorough researchers. We spend all of our free time browsing listings, analyzing market data, and staying current on local real estate matters so that we’re prepared to help you when you need us.

Real estate agents are local area experts. Need a good referral for a contractor, electrician, plumber, or pool technician? We can help! We work with a lot of local businesses, and can point you in the right direction.

Real estate agents are there for you. When you rely on a web-based service or try to navigate the process on your own, who can you turn to with questions or concerns? With a licensed real estate agent, you always have someone available to help.

Real estate agents are there for your buyers. We make sure they’re well qualified, coordinate showings, and answer any questions they may have about the property.

Real estate agents are worth their commission. Statistically, homes sold with an agent sell faster and for more money than homes sold without an agent. Plus, there are no up-front costs when listing with an agent. Your agent only gets paid if and when the property sells.