Primarily, the agent's job is threefold, The Real Estate Agent is a consultant, negotiator and facilitator. The market sets the general price for a property, but a skilled negotiator with a strategy can net you 3% to 5% or more. Concessions and sales price can be affected favorably with good negotiation and knowing what the goals and strategies are. Many agents have taken additional training in the area of negotiation to sharpen that skill set.
Next, a home is the largest investment most people make in a lifetime...why gamble your investment with a part-timer? If you are selling your home yourself, aren't you a part-timer? Do you want a part-time doctor, lawyer, accountant? Or do you want someone who actively works in the marketplace on a daily basis? You want someone who gives full time effort to the task and treats real estate like a business; the business of your agent is to get your home SOLD or to find you the right home and CLOSE THE SALE.
Don't forget Realtors are a great resource. The best Realtors know the best and busiest home stagers, inspectors, lenders and closing attorneys. Did you know, that 10% of Realtors do 90% of the business? It's my opinion the question is not whether to use a Realtor, but which Realtor. Think about this: You hire a Realtor primarily for what they KNOW about selling homes and secondarily for what they DO...sell homes. Experience brings me a knowledge base for problem solving and innovative solutions that can be a huge asset when things come up in your transaction. What I do everyday becomes that body of knowledge. Allow me to share this body of knowledge gained in order to make your buying or selling process a smooth and successful transaction.
Let us hand select an agent for you to help build a search to enable you to find the perfect home for your unique needs.