Congratulations! You’ve decided to buy or sell a property. Now all you need to do is find the best Boston real estate agent to work with.
Consider this: you have been browsing real estate listings and you are ready to buy. You have bought a home before so you remember the process.
- See the homes
- Pick your favorite
- Make an offer
- Negotiate back and forth
- Arrange financing
- See a lawyer to finalize the transaction
Now this may be a bit of an oversimplification, but that's where a Boston real estate agent comes in - a real estate transaction is anything but simple.
Keep reading to learn how all of these steps, and many more can be effectively managed by a real estate agent. Here are four reasons you definitely still need a real estate agent to assist you in your next transaction.
4 - Expertise & Local Boston Community Knowledge
Your Boston real estate agent has their finger on the pulse of the community. They know what’s happening in the market currently and have a solid understanding of current pricing and inventory.
New development proposed? Yes, a real estate agent will know about it!
Change in current zoning? Yes, a real estate agent can tell you that too!
Continual training and professional development also helps your agent provide unmatched value. Your real estate agent will know what to look fpr to ensure your best interests are protected.
3 - Superior Negotiation Skills
Unless you are a lawyer, purchasing agent or event planner chances are that your real estate agent will have the superior negotiating skills. A real estate agent has honed their skills through training and experience to get you the best contract terms and price possible regardless of buying or selling.
Wait! A real estate agent can negotiate contract terms?
YES! A real estate agent will know what terms can be negotiated to best suit your needs.
Here’s an example - the home inspection is complete and the inspector has identified several repairs that need to be done. Your real estate agent can add these repairs to the contract for the seller to complete prior to the transaction completing.
Boom - added peace of mind!
2 - A Huge Time Savings
Harnessing the power of your real estate agent’s expertise and negotiation skills will save you time and hassle. They will review and search for properties matching your requirements, arrange showings, view properties, help seek out reputable contractors, evaluate the market as well as prepare and review complex contracts with you.
Unless you have many hours to devote to property research, arranging property showings, seeking out contractors, not to mention reviewing, interpreting and negotiating contracts, it’s a good idea to have a trained professional working for you.
1 - Peace of Mind
You can expect a guarantee of professional conduct. A real estate agent will help navigate and prepare complex contracts with your best interest in mind. When closing dates arrive, you can be assured that your real estate agent has done everything possible to avoid surprises.
Your real estate agent can access a vast inventory of properties for sale, some not even listed on the internet!
A real estate agent will work with other real estate agents to arrange showings and view listings.
They have access to contract documents to protect buyers and sellers and know how to successfully negotiate on your behalf.
They will review documents with you and find answers to questions that come up. As the closing date approaches, they will ensure that all documents are in order and sent to the right person to complete the transaction smoothly.
Regardless of how many property transactions you’ve been a part of, a real estate agent is a vital part of the experience. All of the components of a property transaction, whether buying or selling, require expertise, superior negotiation skills and time.
Experience the peace of mind that comes from having a trained expert working with you.
If you’re moving in Boston, contact the Terrier Real Estate Team online or call 617-212-1900 today!Posted by Michael Sylvia on