With the Real Estate market still in a slump and not looking up anytime in the near future, many agents find themselves searching for new ways to remain competitive in what they have to offer. The search often brings agents to the place of offering much more than simply helping the buyer or seller complete their transaction.
You only get one chance to make a first impression and when it comes to selling a home quickly, it’s imperative for that first impression to be amazing. Many Real Estate companies not only have a staging team but will put together a virtual tour of your home to be viewed online. Considering more and more homebuyers are starting their search on the internet the virtual tour has become a necessity!
Most agents will complete an analysis of the property’s value for the homeowner by using available data through their agency to determine the property’s worth. The value of a property fluctuates so having direct access to recent data is the most helpful.
With the values of homes dropping significantly, many homeowners are trying to fight the current tax assessment. This is a project that takes a lot of time but many Real Estate Agents will complete this for those calling to see what their property is worth.
A neighborhood analysis including in-depth information about the neighborhood you are interested in moving into can also be provided. There are laws prohibiting directs disclosure of demographic information but agents are able to inform their buyers on where to find important information.
Buying a Home
Did you know that when you purchase a home that (in most if not all states) the Buyer typically does not pay the real estate agents commission? Therefore it is highly recommended that you use an agent to represent you when buying a home. You want someone who is looking out for what is best for you. If you are a Buyer working directly with the listing agent to purchase a home, the listing agent has a fiduciary duty to the seller….meaning they will be looking out for the best interest of the Seller not you the Buyer. Since buyer representation does not cost you a dime, why not take advantage of it?
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