There can be little doubt that buying or selling a home is one of the most important decisions of your life. It’s a complicated process that can easily become stressful, confusing, and even heartbreaking. To avoid a negative experience, it’s important to go into this transaction informed and supported. In this respect and others, a real estate agent is an irreplaceable resource and team member. The right agent can save you time, money, and energy, whereas the wrong agent can cost you that and more. We’ve laid out 8 advantages of a great real estate agent to help empower you to make the best choice when it’s time to buy or sell.
1. We’re “In the Know“
There’s a lot to know before you buy or sell a home. Where should you search? How much can you afford? How does the home buying/selling process even work? A great agent can answer all of these questions and more. It can be overwhelming to go it alone, whether you’re a first-timer or if you’ve bought and sold many times before. Our education and experience
2. We Empower You
While it’s helpful to team up with someone who knows the process, great agents go the extra mile to educate you along the way. We won’t make you blindly trust us, we’ll tell you exactly what to expect ahead of time. We’ll explain the best real estate practices so you know not only what is happening, but also why. We’ll give you all the information you need so you’ll feel empowered to speak up, ask questions, and make confident decisions. With our help, you’ll walk away not only understanding the process, but also knowing you made the right choices along the way.
3. We’re Not Just Realtors…We’re Marketers!
Even with the most magnificent properties, houses don’t sell themselves. If you’re selling, you’ll need to make sure your property is getting enough exposure to end up in front of the right buyer and you shouldn’t have to worry about finding a buyer yourself. A great agent knows how to get your property noticed. From great photos to creative online, print, and social marketing, we make sure your property gets the visibility it needs. So you can sit back, relax, and let the buyers come to you! On the flip side, if you’re buying, we can help you navigate these different channels and provide you with a wide selection of homes to choose from.
4. We’re Recognized
RE/MAX is the most recognized brand in real estate. What does that mean for you? As a seller, it means that more buyers will notice and trust your RE/MAX advertisements, yard sign, or open house but our brand’s visibility isn’t limited to yard signs and local postings. RE/MAX advertises nationally and globally, utilizing television and a strong online presence. In fact, RE/MAX boasts the #1 real estate company affiliated website at remax.com. That means more buyers will be looking at your home online than on any other real estate company’s website. RE/MAX also employs some of the most educated agents in the industry. This means that you can trust the agent behind the brand.
5. We’ll Be The “Middle Man”
If you’re working with us that means you’re serious about buying or selling and it’s our job to make sure nothing gets in the way of you and what you want. If you’re selling, we’ll be the filter between you and the potential buyers. We’ll make sure that valuable time and energy is only spent with serious buyers who are ready to make an offer. If you’re buying, we’ll use our property and area knowledge to protect you from potential homes that are overpriced, over-fluffed, or simply lacking features you want or need. You shouldn’t have to be on the lookout for lookie-loos our bad deals, we’ve got your back!
6. We’ve Got Connections
A great realtor doesn’t just help you buy your dream home or sell for the best price, we’ll also give you recommendations for escrow, loans, insurance, inspection companies and more. No matter who you work with, you should be confident that you’re in good hands; so if you’ve found a great Realtor that you can trust, you should also be able to trust their recommendations. Our connections go far beyond the transactional side. Since buying or selling is more than just showings and paperwork, often times you’ll need repairs, updates, or local resources. We’ll make sure to refer you to the best contractors, painters, or other services to help you during the process and even long after.
7. We Get Results
There’s so many qualities to look for in a great real estate agent – knowledgeable, hardworking, determined, empathetic – but it all comes down to getting the job done. You’ll want to make sure your Realtor has what it takes to sell your property or land you your dream home. Our brokerage and agents are highly rated by past clients and come with strong recommendations. With data and reviews on our side, you can trust that when you work with us, you’ll have great results!
8. We’re In it for YOU!
When you work with a great Realtor, your happiness comes first. It’s our primary goal to help you buy the best home or sell at the best price possible. If we can’t accomplish that, there’s nothing in it for us. There’s no commission due to us if we don’t close your deal, so we’ll work hard until we can meet your needs! That doesn’t stop once the deal’s closed either. We’re not just looking for a one time transaction with you, we want a long time relationship that will allow us to be there for all your future real estate needs. We promise no only to help you get what you want, but also to help you flourish along the way.
A great Realtor commits to creating the best experience possible for their clients by blazing the trail for them, educating them, and fighting for them. When you choose a great Realtor you get an ally for life and that’s the advantage at RE/MAX Lakeside!