With almost everything already present on the internet, some clients may ask, “Why should we hire a real estate agent?”  For some it’s okay, but for many, they don’t. So if you’re one of the many who oppose, here are some reasons to change your mind.

1. Education and Experience

No need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional to do it for you. Finding the right agent is the key.


2. Agents acts as Buffers

Agents either know where to find the industry buzz about your neighborhood or just possess intimate knowledge. They can identify comparable sales and hand it over to you, adding up to pointing you to the right direction where you can find more information on schools, crime, and demographics.


3. Price Guidance

Contrary to what some people believe, agents do not select prices for sellers or buyers. However, an agent is there to guide clients to make the right decision. Selling agents will ask buyers to weigh all the data given to them and choose a price. Then based on market supply, demand and conditions, the agent will devise a strategy.


4. Professional Networking

Real estate agents collaborate with other professionals, many of whom provide services that you will need to buy or sell. Due to legal issues, many agents will hesitate to recommend a certain individual or company over another, but they do know which vendors have a reputation for competency, efficiency and competitive pricing. Agents can, however, give you a list of references with whom they have worked and provide background information to assist you choose the right choice.


5. Handling Volumes of Paperwork

Today’s purchase agreements can run up to 10 pages or more. That still doesn’t include the federal- and state-mandated disclosures nor disclosures dictated by local custom. Most real estate files average thicknesses from 1 to 3 inches of paper. One small mistake can cost you thousands or could even land you in court.