Here are the benefits of working with a real estate broker
With dozens of online resources and seemingly endless TV shows about real estate, it’s not surprising some people consider a DIY approach when buying or selling a home.
But the journey to a successful home sale or purchase can be overwhelming, especially with the amount of information available to consumers. Here are five reasons why a real estate broker is an indispensable partner throughout the process.
No amount of online research can match an experienced broker’s “in the trenches” understanding of what’s happening in the market today. Real estate markets are always changing, and trends matter most at the micro level – neighborhood by neighborhood, block by block.
Good brokers are so plugged into the market, that understanding and accounting for trends is innate. This level of knowledge is particularly important when setting a listing price or making an offer.
We always say exposure is everything, and brokers are able to generate more exposure for properties through industry resources like the Multiple Listing Service.
When you work with an @properties broker, you simultaneously gain access to a full suite of marketing resources – from award-winning advertising to print and digital marketing. In addition, cutting-edge technology tools like the exclusive interactive CMA and the @gent app give buyers and sellers a competitive edge.
Negotiating is a skill that’s practiced every day in real estate. And like any skill, it improves the more you learn. At @properties, we continually offer education and training classes on a wide range of topics including – you guessed it! – negotiation strategies to ensure our brokers are in the best position to help achieve your goals.
Not only will a broker negotiate on your behalf; they can also give you a completely objective and professional opinion, which is very important when buying or selling something as personal as a home.
Real estate is a business built on relationships. That means brokers are constantly networking with other brokers, and in many cases, have access to listings before they are even on the market. Your broker can also recommend a number of other experienced professionals including real estate attorneys, home inspectors, mortgage brokers, service providers for repairs, and more.
Guidance and Support
At the end of the day, a broker is there to guide you every step of the way. There is so much more to each transaction than most clients realize – even those who have bought and sold before – and no two transactions are alike.
Your broker will bring all of the above benefits to the table, but will also help you successfully navigate all the other steps, including prepping your home for sale, knowing what to look for in your new home, partnering with your attorney and other providers to ensure your interests are protected, keeping all parties focused on the desired outcome…and so on.
Buying or selling a home is exciting but can also be stressful. Let your broker manage the process so you can relax and look forward to a successful outcome!
I like how the article explains that a real estate broker has all the knowledge of the local market and can help you when making an offer on a house. My husband and I are wanting to find a new home and we want to make sure that we can make a good offer on it. We will look into hiring a real estate broker.
I am thankful that your article mentions that working with a real estate broker will allow you to network with other agents and get earlier listings. My husband and I are interested in purchasing a house. I’ll look into hiring a professional to get their assistance on the subject.
I liked it when you said that because a broker is constantly networking they will have information on listings before they are on the market giving you an advantage to looking at it first. The real estate market is constantly changing and can be complicated so having help from a broker could give you some benefits in finding listings first. Thanks for clarifying why a broker and other real estate services are so beneficial to people.
It’s interesting to learn that real estate brokers can help network with other agents for earlier listings. My wife and I are looking for a new home to buy so we can upgrade our space for our growing family. Thanks for clarifying the benefits of a broker and their real estate services and we’ll look into working with one.
Natasha, I like that you said that it’s beneficial to have a real estate broker when looking for a new home because they understand real estate market trends at the micro level, which is important in setting a listing price. My husband and I are planning to sell our first property before the year ends because we’re moving to my home town to be able to raise our child in a nice rural environment. I’ll take note of what you said and start looking for real estate broker services in the area. Thanks for this!
It sure was helpful when you said that a real estate broker could help to protect your interests and guide you in navigating the steps of buying a house. My husband and I are thinking of purchasing a new single-family house before I give birth in October. It is important for us to find a house that has at least four rooms, and it will surely be helpful to be guided all throughout the buying process.