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Hiring a Real Estate Agent -- Does It Matter?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016   /   by Goran Jevtovic

Hiring a Real Estate Agent -- Does It Matter?

Many people approach the business of homes--buying or selling--with a naive perspective. They think: Why do I need a real estate agent? I can sell my home. It can't be that hard. And it's true, technically speaking. You don't need a real estate agent. That is, you don't need a real estate agent if you're okay with getting ripped off. More than anything else, real estate agents are all about protection. 

If you are looking to purchase a home, the real estate agent you hire can get together a comprehensive list of all the homes for sale matching your price range and preferences in the area. Real estate agents have access to databases that regular home-buyers will not be able to see, allowing them to look at the history of a home on the market--what price was it listed at? Has it been sold before? Are the sellers unreasonable in negotiations? Real estate agents know what red flags to look for in a home, as well. They can alert buyers to commonly ignored issues in a home, such as a patched-up roof or a cheap painting job. When you buy a home, you are choosing, ideally, a life partner. No one is better at helping you choose that partner than the Socher Team, a rising force in Cleveland-area real estate.. 

If you are looking to sell your home, hiring a real estate agent is even more crucial. Selling a house without a real estate agent is kind of like trying to represent yourself in court. It might work out okay, but you're far more likely to end up in a world of stress and sunk costs. Real estate agents have an understanding of the housing market in your area, and can help you arrive at a realistic asking price, which is an important step in selling your home. Real estate agents can commission professional photographs of your home, making sure that people are able to see what makes the house special. The average home takes 4-6 months to sell. Are you ready to commit half a year of your life to offers, counter-offers, loan evaluation and housing inspections? Probably not. Simplify your life, and allow the Socher Team to help you sell your home quickly, and profitable.

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