One of the many questions we hear all the time from prospective home-buyers here on Lake Tahoe in Incline Village is, “What are the benefits of having a real estate agent represent us”. Oftentimes, home-buyers feel as though they have a good grasp on the real estate market and think that by not hiring a real estate agent, they can end up saving some money on the purchase price of their home. However, having a real estate agent can end up helping you find the right property and negotiate a fair purchase price.
An experienced real estate agent will be able to help you navigate the complex real estate market; from narrowing down the list of available properties to helping schedule any showings, a real estate agent will be able to help guide you through the buying process.
Not only will an agent help write any offers on your behalf when you have found the right home for you and your family, but your agent will help negotiate a fair purchase price. Real estate agents are much more informed on the value of properties in a specific area because they are in the business of helping people buy and sell properties. Through this process, agents can pull ‘comparable’ properties to help determine a fair market value of the home you are interested in.
Home-buyers that are purchasing a property for sale that go in unguided and uninformed may make close to a full-price offer on a property that is over priced. If you aren’t working with an experienced real estate agent, you really have no way of knowing if that home is priced fairly given the market that it is in.
Be well represented in your home buying process and don’t overpay for your next home when you work with an experienced real estate agent like Alvin Steinberg. Alvin is a member of Coldwell Banker Select and can help ensure you have a positive and successful real estate experience.