When the real estate market is hot, homeowners sometimes wonder why they need a real estate agent to sell their home. An appraisal will tell them the right price. All they have to do is tell people their home is for sale, maybe put an ad in the paper, and they will have an abundance of buyers. What they may not be considering is what happens after they find a buyer.
Usually a home is an emotional purchase. Buyer and seller will be dealing with their emotions when negotiating price and potential repairs. Emotion has a tendency to cause problems in negotiations. What are you going to do if the person on the other side starts to cry? Or if they are angry and yelling at you? Your real estate agent is often repositioning the emotion into a constructive element.
Once you’re under contract there are dates and deadlines. There are lenders and title companies. There are inspectors and appraisers. If you’re using a purchase contract approved by the Colorado real estate commission it is long and full of legal jargon that is difficult to decipher. Having someone on your side to help with all these details is great, especially if something goes awry.
So Much More
Your real estate agent does so much more than just put your home in the MLS. A lot of behind the scenes work goes on in every transaction we handle. The sale or purchase of your home is often the biggest financial transaction of your life. Wouldn’t you prefer it be handled by a professional?