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5 Reasons Why You Still Need A Real Estate Agent

Can’t buying or selling on your own save you a ton of money? The short answer is no. Here are some things you should consider when buying or selling:

1. Contracts

Contracts can be difficult. We can help with all disclosures and contracts necessary in today’s heavily regulated environment.
If you decide to buy or sell a home, the offer to purchase contract is there to protect you and ensure that you are able to back out of the deal if certain conditions aren’t met. For example, if you plan to buy a home with a mortgage but you fail to make financing one of the conditions of the sale–and you aren’t approved for the mortgage–you can lose your deposit on the home and could even be sued by the seller for failing to fulfill your end of the contract

An experienced real estate agent deals with the same contracts and conditions on a regular basis, and is familiar with which conditions should be used, when they can safely be removed and how to use the contract to protect you, whether you’re buying or selling your home.

2. Experience

The Charlie Wills Team has years of experience under our belts. We are well versed in real estate and know the ins and outs of the entire process for both buyers and sellers. We work in the local market on a day-to-day basis and can provide the kinds of nuanced information and advice unlikely to be found through online real estate searches.

3. Technology

We know how to use the latest tech to make the process (and your life) easier. This includes applications that may not be accessible or very difficult to understand for the general public.

4. Negotiations

We act as a buffer in all negotiations with all parties throughout the entire transaction.

What if you, as a buyer, like a home but despise its wood-paneled walls, shag carpet and lurid orange kitchen? If you are working with an agent, you can express your contempt for the current owner’s decorating skills and rant about how much it’ll cost you to upgrade the home without insulting the owner. Your real estate agent can convey your concerns to the sellers’ agent. Acting as a messenger, the agent may be in a better position to negotiate a discount without ruffling the homeowner’s feathers.

A real estate agent can also play the “bad guy” in a transaction, preventing the bad blood between a buyer and seller that can kill a deal. Keep in mind that a seller can reject a potential buyer’s offer for any reason. An agent can help by speaking for you in tough transactions and smoothing things over to keep them from getting too personal. This can put you in a better position to get the house you want. The same is true for the seller, who can benefit from a hard-nosed real estate agent who will represent their interests without turning off potential buyers who want to squabble over price.

5. Pricing

We help you understand the current market value when setting the price for your house or making an offer on a home. Experience definitely comes into play when talking price. We want the best price whether selling or buying for every single one of our clients.

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