There has been quite a number of new technologies and systems that enable sellers and buyers to directly connect and carry out transactions without the need for real estate agents. Many people are considering whether or not they actually need to utilize the services of a real estate agent, and when thinking about the sum of money that can be saved many people will likely opt for the DIY route. In a perfect world, where every buyer and seller is respectable, accountable, possesses great communication skills, and is able to get along throughout the entire sales process a real estate agent would not be necessary. As many people know this is not the case! Here we look at two huge reasons why hiring a real estate agent is a smart choice:
There are quite a number of people, be it sellers or buyers, that think speaking directly with the other party during negotiation can help to achieve a more transparent interaction. In some circumstances this can definitely be true, but you need to be certain that both seller and buyer are level-headed, reasonable people who also get along well with each other.
The reality is that in most cases this is not how direct negotiations between parties play out, as people become hot-headed, and offended during the negotiation process. Expressing your discontent for certain aspects of a property while justifying your reason for a lower-price can come across as a direct personal insult to the seller, which can both infuriate them and frustrate the sales process. Having an agent that can hold your interests at heart while communicating with the other party is going to make this process much more effective in the long-run.
A real estate agent can soften disputes and make sure that each party gets what they want out of the deal regardless of heated personal emotional reactions or concerns, which might otherwise boil-over into full on disputes and halt the sales process completely.
Some people may think that contracts are not complicated or may simply not quite understand the implications of a contract. A real estate agent can prevent costly mistakes from occurring. For example; a purchase contract is one contract that can help a buyer – if certain conditions aren’t meant for instance if you are unable to acquire appropriate financing, the contract can help prevent the buyer from losing their deposit and also further being sued by the seller. Working out these details is best left to a real estate agent and their team who will know the best way to handle a sale, as no two deals are identical.
Far from being a pristine utopia, the real world is not an ideal or perfect one and real estate sales process can be tricky and fraught with pitfalls. A real estate agent is the best person to have on your side to ensure that your sales process is simple and as free from stress as is possible.