Home Buyers…Why Use a Real Estate Agent?
As your real estate agent, I’ll have your back whether you’re a buyer or a seller. Agents have what’s known as a “fiduciary” responsibility to their clients. They are legally obligated to put their clients’ best interests first.
Buyers usually have a pretty firm idea in mind of what they want in a property, from number of bedrooms to an attached garage to any number of other must-have and must-not-have factors. You’ll probably feel pretty comfortable looking at homes with that list tucked firmly in the back of your mind.
But your agent will be alert for issues that might not cross your mind, such as furnace issues, leaks, roofing problems, and mold and insect issues. An agent will recognize the telltale signs of these problems and know how best to approach them. Again, this experience and knowledge can end up saving you thousands down the road.
You know exactly how much you want for your home if you’re the seller, but is the price you’ve arrived at reasonable? You might only know for sure if you’re able to identify comparable sales that confirm that you’re in the right range—or not. Agents can do comparative market analyses in their sleep.
An agent can hand over researched, current, and reputable data regarding a neighborhood’s demographics, crime rates, schools, and other important factors. That’s a lot of time-consuming research to do on your own, particularly if you don’t know where to start.
As your agent, I offer a service that ensures that you get the home you made an offer in the condition it was in when we made the offer. I do a complete 3D scan of your home so that in the event that something is different, we can review my scan for the proof to get any issues corrected. It looks like this: