Why look for a real estate agent?
Are you considering buying or selling a property? Do you think you can do the whole process without the help of a specialist? If so, you probably know that these actions require a lot from you, in terms of time, stress and bureaucracy.
Now think with us, with this being a major change stage in your life, shouldn't you be enjoying it, instead of feeling like it's something that's keeping you up at night? Well... leave that job to a real estate agent!
What is a real estate agent?
The real estate agent is a specialist in the real estate field and knowledgeable about all the legal and bureaucratic processes related to the purchase and sale of a property.
Essentially, the mediator:
Know the properties in your area of operation;
Know the prices at which these properties are sold and in how long;
Know which are the best deals, within the characteristics you value the most; You have a vast network of contacts, which allows you to find suitable buyers/sellers for what you want.
The consultant is also aware of the administrative, legal and financial procedures that are required in the process of buying and selling a property. This makes him a counselor, an agile person and a facilitator in the treatment of licenses, energy certificates, contracts, deeds, among others.
It should also be noted that the properties are not in the possession of the real estate agent! This only streamlines the process between the seller and the buyer, from the recognition of the need to the eventual purchase/sale.
What are the advantages for those who want to buy a property?
Buying a property involves numerous and exhausting steps, which means that most people don't even know where to start.
Several questions will cross your mind:
What are the characteristics I look for in a property?
Is the location I'm choosing the best option?
What maximum price am I willing to pay?
How much indoor and outdoor space do I need?
What documents will I need?
Having a real estate agent on your side will help you direct your attention to what matters. That is:
1) Finding the ideal property
According to the characteristics you want (location, state of conservation, typology, indoor and outdoor areas, if you have a garage, swimming pool, barbecue, etc.), the real estate consultant only searches for the properties according to your preferences, contacts the owners directly and negotiates the values according to your budget. This means that you don't waste time contacting owners and visiting homes that don't meet your preferences.
2) Obtain funding
If you need to resort to a mortgage, the mediator can be your greatest ally. Your network of contacts includes financial institutions that you trust, and to which you can refer you.
What are the advantages for those who want to sell a property?
On the other hand, if you are thinking of putting your property up for sale, but you don't have market knowledge, don't know how to promote it or have a good network of contacts, a real estate agency could be the solution!
With the knowledge and experience, combined with the tools at your disposal, the real estate consultant will present you with a promotion strategy for the property, which will allow you to sell the property in a timely manner and at the best price.
With its network of contacts, it manages to make the process more efficient and safer, as it only shows the property to real interested parties, in order to optimize the completion of the sale.