Homes With Mansi           The Real Estate Agent for Your Life Needs

It’s important that you choose an agent who is there for you.

The proliferation of services that help sellers complete their own real estate transactions is relatively recent, and it may have you wondering whether using a real estate agent is becoming a relic of a bygone era. While doing the work yourself can save you the significant commission rates many real estate agents command, for many, flying solo may not be the way to go–and could end up being more costly than a realtor’s commission in the long run. Selling your home is a major financial (and emotional) undertaking. Find out why a seller's agent will help you through this process.


BETTER ACCESS/MORE CONVENIENCE

A real estate agent’s full-time job is to act as a liaison between buyers and sellers. This means that he or she will have easy access to all other properties listed by other agents. Both the buyer’s and seller’s agent work full time as real estate agents and they know what needs to be done to get a deal together. For example, if you are looking to sell your home yourself, you will have to solicit calls from interested parties, answer questions and make appointments. Keep in mind that potential buyers are likely to move on if you tend to be busy or don’t respond quickly enough. Alternatively, you may find yourself making an appointment and rushing home, only to find that no one shows up.


NEGOTIATING IS TRICKY BUSINESS

Many people don’t like the idea of doing a real estate deal through an agent and feel that direct negotiation between buyers and sellers is more transparent and allows the parties to better look after their own best interests. This is probably true–assuming that both the buyer and seller in a given transaction are reasonable people who are able to get along. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an easy relationship.

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 sell the house. A hard-nosed real estate agent will represent your interests without turning off potential buyers who want to niggle about the price.


CONTRACTS CAN BE HARD TO HANDLE

If you decide to sell your 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 are not met. 


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.


WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO HAVE A SELLER'S AGENT?