Buying or selling a home is a dynamic and complex process, and attempting to do it yourself is often an overwhelming and stressful endeavor. We provided you with three reasons why you should hire a real estate agent in the first part of this ongoing series, and in today’s post, we’ll continue to explore that same topic. When you’ve finished reading this post, browse our real estate listings and get in touch with one of our agents. We’ll happily help you buy or sell real estate in Gig Harbor. We look forward to working with you soon!
Negotiation and Advising
Whether or not you’re an experienced negotiator, it’s always in your interest to have a skilled and experienced real estate agent in your corner when it comes to negotiating the price of a property. Buyers and sellers both want to get the price they’re hoping for, but figuring out a fair compromise is a task best left to the professionals. Real estate agents are trained to leave their emotions at the door — their job is to help you make an offer based on the relevant data concerning the housing market, the property you’re buying or selling, and your financial goals. If you find tough negotiations to be unpleasant and stressful, then you’ll love having an experienced advocate in your corner when you begin to negotiate with the other party.
The average residential property agreement is around 10 pages long. Among other details, property agreements include information regarding the property’s purchase price, the current condition of the property, closing costs, mortgage information, and numerous other technical details. Filling out a property agreement can take plenty of time, and federal and state paperwork requirements are even longer. The last thing you want to discover is that you forgot to put your initials on a line or check an important box, as this can lead to serious delays in the transaction process. In some cases, you could even be fined and/or called into court for omissions of information. Hiring a real estate agent will help you ensure that your paperwork is filled out correctly and processed without any surprises.
Real estate agents can be a valuable resource even after you’ve bought or sold a home. If you have questions about a newly discovered defect, for instance, your real estate agent can provide you with the information you need to resolve the problem quickly and efficiently. If you’ve purchased your property as an investment, then you may want to periodically check in with your real estate agent regarding the current state of the market and projections for the future.
We hope that this series has helped you to understand the importance of hiring a real estate agent. Whether you’re buying or selling real estate in Gig Harbor, Team Aro is here to help! We frequently update our featured listings in order to help our customers learn more about the properties we’re excited about. If you’re ready to get started, then contact us today at (253) 677-3500 or send us an email!