There are a lot of real estate professionals out there, many claiming to be the best or the top-selling—especially here in the Triangle area. But with the availability of information on the internet, is it really all that important to take the time to find an agent you trust? The short answer is, yes!
Why Find an Agent You Trust to Lead You Through?
Your real estate agent is your essential guide to buying or selling a home. That includes not just the search or sale process, but also any negotiations, the inspection and due diligence process, the approval process, the close, and everything in between.
Your agent can also help you sort through and understand the wealth of information online, as it can be confusing or even misleading otherwise. So finding an agent that you trust is pretty important!
Your agent will lend professional advice
Your agent’s advice won’t be perfect, of course—we can’t predict the future. But what we can do is give you a realistic idea of the outcome of a particular decision or course of action based on our experience and professional knowledge of the local real estate market. The more experience, training, and knowledge an agent has, the more accurate their advice and information will be.
Your agent will help you navigate
From outside, the real estate process might seem pretty straightforward. You don’t need an agent to buy a car, so why should you need one to buy a house? But the truth is that a real estate purchase or sale is far more complex and complicated—and expensive—than just about any other business transaction you’ll ever likely undertake.
Even if you’ve bought or sold before, you’re probably not aware of all the steps and all the intricate details involved in the process. Finding an agent you trust to lead you through the process will ensure that nothing is forgotten, missed, or overlooked.
Your agent will be your negotiator
Getting a good deal on a home—whether you’re buying or selling—often comes down to negotiation. An agent who negotiates skillfully could save you thousands, or even tens of thousands, of dollars. Every step of the process offers an opportunity for renegotiation, and it’s your agent’s job to ensure that terms are always in your favor.
Your agent will price your home competitively
Whether you’re buying or selling a home, it’s important to have an agent who can price—and understand prices—on your side. If you’re selling, your agent will help you to find a price that’s competitive while protecting your investment. And if you’re buying, your agent will help you determine a fair asking price for a home before you make an offer.
Your agent will be upfront and honest
Truly, one of the best things an agent can do for you is to be honest. Your agent should be experienced and professional and know what’s going on in the market at any given minute. But most importantly, they must be willing to share this information with you! You want to find an agent who’s going to tell you the truth, not just what you want to hear.
A Trustworthy Agent Is Your Key to Success
The bottom line? Your agent has the ability to make or break one of the largest and most expensive transactions you’ll ever undertake. Are you going to choose the first agent who pops up in your Google search, or are you going to find an agent you trust?
Looking for an agent in the Triangle?
Are you searching for a Triangle-area real estate agent who’s going to help you get the job done right? Contact Linda Craft & Team to find out how we can put our 350+ years of combined experience to work for you.