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Real Estate: Why You Should Deal With A Registered Estate Agent

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Real Estate: Why You Should Deal With A Registered Estate Agent

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Written by  Laurinda Seabra
Sunday, 23 July 2017 23:34

If you are planning to buy or sell a property, a registered real estate agent can help you. A real estate agent is a professional who will connect the buyer and the seller. In addition, many real estate agents will also have a property management portfolio, and thus he is also responsible for managing rentals, as well as in maintaining a property.

Real estate agent: What does he do?  

An agent brings together interested parties, particularly two or more. He will perform the steps needed, in order for a transaction to be completed successfully, and he will charge a commission for his services.  

When it comes to the commission, the real estate agent will charge the seller when it comes to sales transactions. Meanwhile, for rentals, the commission is charged to the landlord.

The commission is usually based on the selling price as well as the rental units.  

Why choose a real estate agent?  

There are several reasons why a person should seek the help of a real estate agent.   

They are as follows.

  1. Protection – whether you are a buyer or a seller, you have to have someone who can protect you and that can be the agent. Transactions involving real estate are highly intensive and regulated and it would be too dangerous to involve yourself in it, most especially if you do not have the experience and knowledge.
    The agent will be the one who will take care of the transactions, in behalf of you. He is familiar with the rules, regulations, laws, documentation and disclosures that are necessary in order to have a successful transaction.

  2. Knowledge – the knowledge that the real estate agent has is also another reason why you should hire one. Since he/she is educated, trained and well experienced, he/she is already aware of the conditions of the local real estate market. Thus, he can guide you when it comes to the pricing of the properties as well as the current trends in the market.   If you are a buyer, the agent can help you in terms of the prices. He knows the prices of the different types of properties. Therefore, he will know what the fair price of a certain property should be.   On the other hand, if you are a seller, the agent will help you in determining the price of your property. He will base this on the current market value of the place. And, he will help in the advertising of your property so that more potential buyers will be attracted to it.

Important Thing to Note  

Many people are saying that most real estate agents are working more on behalf of the seller, thus buyers should take note of this. There are some that permits the agent to work for both the seller and the buyer, but for security purposes, it is better for the agent to work for one person only.

This will not only safeguard him, but also the person he is working for. Even with the stories about the agents, you should not be scared to hire one.

A real estate agent is someone whom you can trust, and he can deliver the best work to you.

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