Mountain Home, Arkansas
1357 Hwy 62B SW
Mountain Home, AR 72653
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Why Should You Hire a Real Estate Agent? October 31, 2018

Mountain Home, Baxter
Why Should You Hire a Real Estate Agent?, Mountain Home, Arkansas

Buying or selling a home is one of the largest financial transactions a person will make in their lifetime. While it might be tempting to save money by representing yourself, a real estate agent is an invaluable resource. They can help you navigate challenges along the way so you land the best deal on a home. Here are a few advantages of having a real estate agent in your corner.  

3 Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Agent

1. They Act as Buffers

Real estate agents can save you time and busy work by acting as a buffer. If you’re a buyer, your agent will sort through potential listings to find the homes that best meet your needs and expectations. If you’re a seller, a real estate agent can weed out the flippant responses and only relay calls from buyers that are willing to make a serious offer on your home. 

2. They Have Experience Negotiating Deals

real estate agentEven if you’re not a first-time buyer, it’s crucial to have a seasoned agent by your side when it comes to negotiating your agreement. If the other party is demanding or won’t budge on an issue, an experienced real estate agent will know how to handle the situation calmly. Unlike buyers and sellers, real estate agents are removed from the emotional aspects of the transaction, so they can negotiate more effectively and get you the best deal possible.  

3. They Have Valuable Market & Neighborhood Knowledge

Factors such as market conditions and average sales prices in the area will impact your transaction. An experienced real estate agent knows the local market and will provide you with the guidance you need to get a good deal. They will conduct an analysis of other properties in the neighborhood to ensure you are not overpaying for a home or undervaluing one. If you’re new to the area, real estate agents can provide important information about the neighborhood’s crime statistics, demographics, and school district.

 

If you’re ready to buy or sell a house, put your trust in Gilbert Realty. Their team of 35 brokers and real estate agents can assist clients throughout Baxter County, AR, with everything from home staging and marketing to house hunting and negotiations. To schedule a consultation, call (870) 425-6282, or visit the team’s website to browse their current selection of property listings.

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