DISCLOSURES AND PAPERWORK:
They help with all disclosures and paperwork necessary in today’ s heavily regulated environment. Today's purchase agreements run ten pages or more. That does not include the federal- and state-mandated disclosures nor disclosures dictated by local custom. Most real estate files average thicknesses from one to three inches of paper. One tiny mistake or omission could land you in court or cost you thousands.
EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT:
You don't need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does. Henry Ford once said that when you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are. The trick is to find the right person. For the most part, they all cost roughly the same. Why not hire a person with more education and experience than you? We're all looking for more precious time in our lives, and hiring pros gives us that time.
They are well educated in and experienced with the entire sales process.
BUFFERS ARE NEEDED:
They act as a “buffer” in negotiations with all parties throughout the entire transaction.
They help you understand today’s real estate values when setting the price on the listing or on an offer to purchase. They simply and effectively explain today’s real estate headlines and decipher what they mean to you.
Agents negotiate well because, unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction. Professionals who are trained to present their client's case in the best light and agree to hold client information confidential from competing interests.
ANSWERS AFTER CLOSING:
Even the smoothest transactions that close without complications can come back to haunt, but one call to your agent can straighten out the confusion. Many questions can pop up that were overlooked in the excitement of closing. Good agents stand by ready to assist. Worthy and honest agents don't leave you in the dust to fend for yourself.