When you decide to buy a home or sell your current home, you may be tempted to save a few bucks and embark on this journey by yourself. However, that is a very difficult path, and likely you’ll be wishing that you had a real estate expert’s help and guidance. That being said, what exactly can a real estate agent do for you that make them worth hiring?


They are the experts.


Real estate agents have the job of knowing more about how to buy or sell a home than you. Save yourself the headache of trying to quickly understand every aspect of buying and selling homes, and leave it to a professional. Real estate agents are educated and have experience with this, so they are a valuable asset to your success. They have all the resources and knowledge about what to look for in a home, about neighborhoods, about what sells a home, and about pricing. Their job is not to make decisions for you, but to guide you in making decisions for yourself and fully understanding the home buying and selling processes.


They filter out ingenuine buyers and sellers.


It’s your real estate agent’s job to filter out the real and the fake in buying and selling a home. If you’re selling your home, your real estate agent will make sure that potential buyers are actually interested in your home and want to make an offer, and not just looking for looks sake. If you’re buying a home, your real estate agent will make sure the homes you’re looking for are from genuine sellers, not hesitant about selling, or not looking to scam you.


They handle the complicated paperwork.


These days, when buying or selling a home, the paperwork involved is monumental. The average purchase agreement runs ten pages or more. With a real estate agent, you do not have to worry about how you can possibly keep track of everything. Your real estate agent will organize all of it, and go over it with you so that you know what’s what, and where to sign.


They keep up with real estate regulations.


Real estate regulations change constantly, and vary between states and homes. Every home and how it fits within your state’s regulations is different, but you can trust that your real estate agent is up-to-date on the current laws and regulations for your state, and what applies to your current home or potential home.


They do the hard negotiating for you.


You may be of the mind that negotiation of buying and selling homes is best done by you because that way communication is clear, and there’s the most transparency. However, it’s actually more beneficial for you to allow your real estate agent to do the negotiating on your behalf. This is an instance where having a messenger is beneficial as to not ruffle any feathers with potential buyers or sellers. They also can act as the “bad cop” in necessary situations, preventing tension from buyers and sellers that could potentially kill a deal. Real estate agents are experienced negotiators, and it’s their job to smooth things over when necessary.


Why try to do this all by yourself, when you could have an expert help and guide you toward the house of your dreams? Schreiner Realty is a realty agency dedicated to our clients. We believe honesty and open communication leads us to long-lasting, successful professional relationships with our clients. We serve the Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa, and Chandler areas. Give us a call today. We look forward to helping your Arizona real estate dreams become reality.