Top Five List: Why You Need a Real Estate Agent

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On August 4, 2017

Whether you are looking to purchase a home or getting ready to sell one, the process of doing so will go much more smoothly if you have an experienced real estate agent to represent your interests.  You might be thinking that you can save money by trying to do it on your own, but the truth is that the time, energy and stress the realtor will save you is priceless!  Here are the top five reasons why you should hire a real estate agent when buying or selling a house:

  1. EXPERTISE – Experienced real estate professionals will know all the ins and outs of buying and selling homes. Real estate has a language of its own, and realtors will speak it fluently. They are not only familiar with all the forms, reports and disclosures involved, they understand them and can explain them to you.  They will work to get you the best deal possible and help you avoid costly mistakes.
  2. ACCESS – Realtors can search listings that the public does not have access to. They will know immediately when a house goes on the market; long before you can find it on the internet.  Local realtors will also have a lot of knowledge about different neighborhoods and areas that may appeal to you.
  3. NEGOTIATION – Realtors are trained negotiators. It is their job to get you a first-rate deal.  With fierce competition for homes and the chance of a bidding war, you are going to want a shrewd and experienced negotiator on your side.
  4. CONNECTIONS – They know who’s who in every aspect of a real estate transaction. They can hook you up with a mortgage lender, home inspector, real estate attorney, home stager, etc. And since the best deal for you benefits them as well, they are going to make sure to recommend the top people in their professions.
  5. TIME – While searching for a new house, or getting one ready to sell, chances are you’re still working full time, taking care of a family and feeling a little stressed about everything you need to do. Slow down, take a deep breath and let your realtor alleviate that stress a bit.  Being a real estate agent is a full-time job that you don’t need to add to your to do list.


The bottom line is, you probably can buy or sell a home on you own, but that doesn’t mean you should.  Hiring an experienced professional like Mike Manosky will make your home-buying/selling experience less stressful and more successful.

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