5 Reasons to Be Grateful for a Great Real Estate Agent

5 Reasons to Be Grateful for a Great Real Estate Agent

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are over and everyone’s minds are reflecting on the past and planning how this year is going to be better. Many are also particularly mindful of the many blessings that have been bestowed upon us, as Americans. For those who have a house on the market right now (or for those who might be thinking about it), I would like to share five reasons that you should be grateful to be working with a great real estate agent.

1. They understand your crazy schedule.

Real estate transactions can get complicated and tedious. There are LOT of details to keep track of. A good agent understands that you have a life outside of the sale of your home. Things like work, kids, hobbies, and just the everyday craziness of life.

A good agent gets that.

He or she will drive to your home or office to get that important signature, keep you updated (but not bogged down) with phone calls, and make sure the transaction is running smoothly without adding extra work to your plate. They’ll also handle all the running around, such as showing your home when you’re out (meaning you don’t have to risk rushing home from work to find that the interested parties are a no show) or taking calls from the interested buyers.

Basically, a good agent will do what he or she can to make your life easier during the process. And they’re happy to do it!

2. They’ll handle the tricky parts for you.

Negotiating a real estate transaction can be a tricky business. You may love a house but hate the décor or realize a home just isn’t the “deal” you thought it was. Your real estate agent can handle the negotiating without ruffling feathers.

Basically, the agent has your interests in mind and will support those interests to make the process as smooth and painless as possible.

Trust me, buying a house is a huge financial decision and the process can be an emotional one. You definitely don’t want the added burden of trying to negotiate for what you want while trying not to offend the current owners.

3. They’ll be a go-to source for good advice.Great Real Estate Agent can help stage your home

A good agent can give you recommendations throughout the process, from the moment you decide to list your home until after you’ve closed. They can show you how to get it ready for showings in order to help it sell more quickly and can even bring in stagers and contractors to get it prepped if need be. Rather than having to deal with the headache of preparing your home for sale yourself, your real estate agent can take the lead and be your main point of contact to get the job done quickly.

4. They have relationships you can leverage.

Just like many other industries, “it’s all in who you know.”

It’s not uncommon in real estate for deals to fall into place simply because of the strength of the relationships that your real estate agent has developed over time. They have connections with other agents, inspectors and bankers, those who can help you get the attention your need or get your offer to the top during a competitive bidding situation.

In short, a truly good agent can help you find the home or buyer you’re looking for a leverage any necessary connections to do so.

5. They can handle complicated contracts with ease.

A good, experienced agent deals with contracts on a regular basis, which means they know better than you how to use the contract to protect you, whether you’re buying or selling your home. At the time the contract is created, a good agent will be worth his or her weight in gold, I promise you.

In short, a great agent has your needs and wants in mind throughout the entire process and will go out of his or her way to uncover opportunities. If you’ve found a great agent than you definitely have a lot to be grateful for. If you haven’t, then I encourage you to talk to the Metts Group. I promise you that we can make all the difference in your purchase or your sale. Get to know us or search properties at DunedinHomes4Sale.com or PalmHarborHomes4Sale.com

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