5 Reasons You Need A Real Estate Agent

Dated: June 30 2021

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5 Reasons You Need A Real Estate Agent

Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest financial decisions a person makes in their lifetime! It makes sense to want to save where you can and make good financial decisions. With the already high cost of buying a home, not using a realtor seems like an easy way to cut costs. And selling a home without an agent looks like an opportunity to keep all the profit. However tempting it may seem at first, not using a real estate agent could prove more costly than hiring one in the first place. Here are 5 reasons why you need a real estate agent! 


  1. Real estate is a full-time job. Buying and selling homes requires a lot of detail, monitoring, and fast action. There are a ton of moving parts. A real estate agent helps to deal with all the nit picky details without their clients even knowing. Answering phone calls from potential buyers, finding properties, booking showings, managing offers, writing up contracts, and negotiating are all tasks that are done by an agent. If you choose to go it alone, you could be missing out on time and money. For buyers, not having an agent may mean that you didn’t see a property before someone else, potentially missing out on your dream home. For sellers, not having an agent could mean that you miss out on profits from not knowing what your home is worth and how to negotiate.


  1. Agents have expertise. They know what areas are good, and which ones to stay away from. They know how other houses down the street were priced and how yours compares. They can spot a buyer who isn’t actually serious and is wasting your time from a mile away. They can negotiate with other agents tactfully and professionally to help you get the most for your money. They know their way around contracts, and can help you know what you’re signing for. They know the market trends and can help you navigate through it. All of these things take years to fully learn and understand. Google searching is definitely not able to match the experience of a seasoned agent. 


  1. Real estate agents give you access to their team of professional services. Listing your home with an agent helps you have dependable and highly valuable home cleaners, photography, and videography services that help to promote homes being listed and increase their value. They also grant access to their staging team who does all set up and break down of homes before and after being photographed and videoed. These services are often difficult to find, especially in a time crunch, which is bound to happen when dealing with real estate. By using an agent, you won’t have to worry about researching trusted and reputable companies, scheduling, or management of appointments. 


  1. Having an agent makes sure you have professional marketing. Marketing your needs, whether buying or selling a home can make a huge financial impact. By marketing a home being sold, it increases the visibility of the property and leads to more interest, and often more offers, which can help increase profits. By marketing a buyer, you’re more likely to find more options of homes that may not have even hit the market yet. With marketing, many times you get what you give. When you have an agent’s dedicated marketing team behind you, it can save you time and be much more efficient than taking on the internet yourself. 


  1. Access to an agent’s network can be priceless. For example, only agents have access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), a service that lists all homes on the market. It’s the primary resource for all updated listings. Often, agents may not even show properties that aren’t on the MLS. An agent’s network of other agents can also help to distribute information about client needs quickly and efficiently. They can get buyers into homes and more action for sellers. Your agent will know the best contacts to meet your needs and get your home bought or sold. 


The advantages of having an agent far outweigh the costs. If you’re looking to buy or sell your home, give Jenny Rutherford Real Estate a call! Jenny has over 15 years of licensed real estate experience in the Savannah and Tybee Island area. As a local expert, you can count on her for exceptional knowledge of the area. Jenny Rutherford Real Estate is dedicated to providing clients with top notch service, and walks with their clients every step of the way. Do you have questions or want to get in touch? Call Jenny Rutherford Real Estate at 912-388-2828. We’d love to help!


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Jenny Rutherford

Meet Jenny Rutherford Jenny Rutherford Real Estate, LLC. Where did you grow up? I grew up on a farm at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. I've lived in several states, including Virgi....

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