Ten Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Agent

Posted by Murphy Realty Group on Monday, February 20th, 2012 at 1:09pm.

Buying or selling a house is sometimes an overwhelming prospect that can leave you with stress and anxiety. Hiring a real estate agent here at Murphy Realty Group can alleviate that stress, here are some reasons why:

  1. Education and Experience - Years of training and experience makes our agents well aware of all the ins and outs of the business. Most likely, they have seen it all, which will make negotiating a breeze.

  2. Agents Act as Liaisons - There are multiple calls that need to happen, an agents phone is always ringing. Buyers and sellers can be pushy, agents will guard against bad deals. 

  3. Area Knowledge - This is an agents job...think of them as your personal concierge, especially if you are from out of town. They know the area, how to get places, where to eat and what to do.

  4. Price Guidance - Agents know what to offer when you have found the house you want to purchase. Also, they know what to price your home at when you are selling. 

  5. Market Condition - Is the home you are looking at a good deal? Ask your agent! They also know all the homes within your budget that are for sale and what homes are comparable to yours when selling.

  6. Professional Networking - Because agents have many connections they may already know of a buyer that is interested in your home. Also, your home will get maximum exposure through advertising, websites and social media forums. 

  7. Negotiation Skills - An agent will navigate through the buying or selling process to ensure that you get the best deal and are completely satisfied. Let's face it, negotiating can be tricky, it's best to leave it to the pros.

  8. Handling Paperwork - Enough said! Your agent will handle everything to make sure nothing is overlooked.

  9. Questions After Closing - A good agent will be around for you to call with any questions that may arise during closing, sometimes you will not understand and need someone to answer even what may seem like insignificant little questions. Do not hesitate to contact your agent!

  10. Develop Relationships for Future Business - Finding a trusted real estate agent can be tough and when you find one, you will want to develop a great relationship with them. Whether buying or selling again, you will know that you have someone that you can trust. Also, if your friends or family are ready to buy or sell you will have someone great to recommend!

    Please call or stop in our office today! 

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