In an era in which Google has empowered all of us to get answers within seconds of a search, including many of the key details of a home for sale, many people are asking, ‘Why do I need a real estate agent?’ If you’re one of those people, allow me to try to convince you why should not go it alone.
While there are hundreds of reasons why you should engage a local real estate agent to help you buy or sell a home, the primary reason is that the excellent technology we have at our fingertips will never replace humans. We foolishly believe it can but having good judgment and decision-making skills is exactly why you want a live person who knows and cares about your goals, by your side. Here are some more concrete, or tangible reasons, why you should find an agent that you can trust with one of your largest financial transactions:
This is their area of expertise (not yours!). Trust the licensed professional to help you achieve your goals. If they are conscientious, they will truly listen to your goals and best guide you to achieve them (to sell, to buy, at what price, etc.). Now, don’t forget that you also have a job in listening and taking their counsel as well. It is a two-way street when you decide to engage a real estate agent to assist you.
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