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Why Buy Through a Real Estate Agent

Congratulations on your decision to buy a home! It's a challenging project, and there are many ways a professional can help. Here are some of the reasons you should work with a real estate agent:

  • It Doesn't Cost You A Penny! The real estate agent who helps you buy a home traditionally is paid by the seller;
  • Many More Home Choices. Your agent has thousands of homes for review through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). You're more likely to find the home that's just right for you and find it quicker. In fact, 90% of the homes for sale are listed by agents and aren't available to you unless you work with an agent;
  • A Small Number of Transactions Fall Out. Unfortunately, it's true: a small number of transactions never close. An experienced real estate agent may be able to resolve unexpected problems and see your escrow through to a successful closing;
  • Knowledge Of New Home Subdivisions. New home subdivisions will welcome you and your real estate agent. Take your agent with you on your first visit to each subdivision. You will find your professional agent to be an important source of information who can supply background on the builder, nearby subdivisions, and the local community;
  • It's A Major Investment. You use a professional for your legal, financial and health needs. Don't gamble on what may be your biggest investment without a professional at your side;
  • Help With FSBOs. If you consider a For Sale By Owner, take your real estate agent along to help negotiate the contract. The owner may not only agree to your terms, but also agree to pay the agent's commission;
  • Less Liability. You have more protection from legal and financial liability, especially as real estate transactions become more complicated; and
  • The Paperwork. Your experienced real estate agent will negotiate and prepare the purchase contract for you and assist you throughout the escrow process.

 


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