First time home buyers putting in an offer on a home.

No matter if you’re buying or selling, using a local real estate agent comes with significant benefits. Many home buyers and sellers think that they can handle the process on their own. Reasons why vary from not wanting to pay commissions to thinking they are going to get a better deal. That’s usually not the case when you factor in the amount of time your house sits on the market, or the potential to miss out on negotiating the best deal on your dream home. Most studies show that using an agent is the best decision for both buyers and sellers for many reasons.

Local Real Estate Agents Have Knowledge You Don’t

Local real estate agents have market expertise in your area. They have a comprehensive list of comparable homes and understand the value. They understand the current market conditions and can advise you accordingly. Local agents have knowledge of neighborhoods, housing codes, and specific features that buyers will be looking for. If you’re looking to buy, a local agent will learn your needs and focus your search, based on their knowledge of what’s available. All this knowledge will help you to complete your home transaction at the best price in less time than you could do on your own. Real estate agents understand the marketing that goes into listing a home for sale and can help stage your home, take great listing photos, and create a listing that will attract the buyers you are looking for.

Local Real Estate Agents Have Negotiation Skills

Negotiations can be stressful. Whether you are buying or selling, a local real estate agent has the skills to guide you through the process. They can help you make smart decisions when it comes to offers and conditions. Agents have the experience with negotiation to know what works and what doesn’t. It’s their job to get you the best possible deal.

Local Real Estate Agents Have a Local Network

When it comes to selling your home, local real estate agents have a network of other local agents to tap into. They can talk to other agents in the area, matchmaking buyers to sellers and benefiting both parties. In addition to the local network agents can tap into for sellers and buyers, they will also have a network of professionals they can trust when it comes to repairs, inspections, and financing.

Local Real Estate Agents Make the Process Easier

Real estate transactions come with an abundance of paperwork, and your local agent will help you handle it all. They have a deep understanding of what is needed to complete the transaction and will guide you through the process. Mistakes in the process can cost you thousands of dollars, and a knowledgeable agent will know how to avoid making them.

When it comes to real estate, working with a local agent is a smart decision whether you are buying or selling. Their knowledge of the area, the connections they can tap into, and the skills they have from their experience can make a stressful process much easier. If you’re looking for a new home, or selling one in the area, contact Amberwood Real Estate today to talk with our local experts on how to find your dream home in your budget or sell your home fast!