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Is It Still Worth Working with an Agent in Today’s Market?

Key Takeaways:

  • The 2021 real estate market consists of highs and lows—and that makes it more important than ever to work with the right agent.
  • Whether you’re buying or selling, you can take advantage of all the amazing resources your real estate team has to offer.
  • Thinking about making a move in the Triangle this year? Contact Linda Craft & Team at (919) 235-0007 to get the ball rolling!

Here’s Why It’s Still Worth Using an Agent in 2021’s Hot Market

In a normal market, most buyers and sellers choose to work with an agent to streamline the moving process. But so far, 2021 has been far from average—in fact, it’s safe to say that the Raleigh real estate market is full of extremes this year.

Mortgage rates hovering near record-lows continue to drive high buyer demand across the Triangle. On the other hand, an absence of sellers is creating historically low housing inventory. This imbalance of supply and demand has caused a skyrocketing rate of bidding wars—and as a result, more houses are selling over their asking price.

Need some help understanding our area’s crazy hot market? Working with an agent is essential to achieving your real estate goals in 2021, and we’d love to coach you throughout every step of the process. Here are a few ways an agent can be invaluable as you buy or sell your home.

Agents understand contracts

signing a contract

Let’s face it—real estate involves a lot of jargon, and it can be hard to decipher what everything means on such a tight time crunch. The right agent can help with the disclosures and contracts necessary in today’s heavily regulated environment. And if you have any questions, you can always give them a call to get the answers you need.

The right team has plenty of experience

Agent with happy clients

The real estate industry has changed a lot in the past year, which means it’s crucial to work with an experienced team who’s well-versed in the sales process. Here at Linda Craft & Team, we’ve been in business for more than three decades, and we also have more than 350 years of combined experience. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or eager to maximize your equity, you can trust us to get the job done right!

You’ll gain a professional negotiator

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Negotiating is a key part of both the buying and selling process, and it always helps to have an agent on your side. A seasoned agent should be familiar with contingencies, how much to offer, and how to ultimately represent your best interests. They’ll also communicate with the other party’s agent to ensure a smooth transaction from start to finish.

Agents can educate you along the way

Agent pointing to a laptop

Understanding today’s market can seem confusing and overwhelming unless you team up with a true professional. An agent isn’t just your personal advocate—they can also educate you on the nuances of buying or selling a home in this unique post-pandemic real estate boom.

They’re familiar with prices in your area

House with coin stacks

Home prices in the Triangle have risen by almost 10% over the last year, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. If you’re wondering what these changes mean for you as a buyer or seller, it’s time to call your agent. Real estate agents are well-versed in pricing strategies across different neighborhoods, and they’re almost always more reliable than online estimator tools.

Choose the Triangle’s Number One Real Estate Team

Choosing a real estate agent can make or break your entire transaction. But when you work with Linda Craft & Team, you’ll rest easy knowing you can trust us with every aspect of your move. We’d be happy to put our 350+ years of combined experience to work for you—just contact us at (919) 235-0007 when you’re ready to buy or sell!

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