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WHY HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENT?

WHY HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENT?

With so much information readily available online, clients sometimes ask me, "Why should we hire a real estate agent?" They wonder, and rightfully so, if they couldn't buy or sell a home through the Internet or through regular marketing and advertising channels without representation, without a real estate agent. Some do OK, many don't. So if you've wondered the same thing, here are 10 reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional real estate agent.

 Education & Experience

You don't need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does.   Why not hire a person with more education and experience than you? We're all looking for more precious time in our lives, and hiring pros gives us that time. It makes sense to put yourself in the hands of someone like Nick Fong at Los Cabos Agent.

 Agents are Buffers

Agents take the spam out of your property showings and visits.  A professional, such as Nick, will filter out the lookey loos and only show your property to qualified buyers.

 Neighborhood Knowledge

Agents either possess intimate knowledge or they know where to find the industry buzz about your neighborhood. They can identify comparable sales and hand these facts to you.  In an area such as Los Cabos, it helps to have a realtor such as Los Cabos Agent who now only works but lives in the area.

Price Guidance

Contrary to what some people believe, agents do not select prices for sellers or buyers. However, an agent will help clients make the right choices for themselves.

 Market Conditions Information

Real estate agents can disclose market conditions, which will govern your selling or buying process

 Professional Networking

Real estate agents network with other professionals, many of whom provide services that you will need to buy or sell.  Los Cabos agent works with realtors in both the Los Cabos area but also in other parts of Mexico and the U.S. and Canada.

 Negotiation Skills & Confidentiality                                                                                                Top producing agents negotiate well because, unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction and because they are skilled.

Handling Volumes of Paperwork

Most real estate files average thicknesses from one to three inches of paper. One tiny mistake or omission could land you in court or cost you thousands. The paper work in Mexico is very different from the U.S. and Canada and can be mind boggling to someone who does not understand it.

 Answer Questions After Closing

 Many questions can pop up that were overlooked in the excitement of closing. Good agents stand by ready to assist. Worthy and honest agents don't leave you in the dust to fend for yourself.  You want to be able to depend on someone like Los Cabos Agent who you know you can trust to answer all your questions.

 

 Develop Relationships for Future Business

The basis for an agent's success and continued career in real estate is referrals. Few agents would survive if their livelihood was dependent on consistently drumming up new business. This emphasis gives agents strong incentives to make certain clients are happy and satisfied. It also means that an agent who stays in the business will be there for you when you need to hire an agent again. Many will periodically mail market updates to you to keep you informed and to stay in touch. Los Cabos Agent sends out a weekly newsletter to all of his clients keeping them informed of any changes, new listings and general real estate news.

 

 

Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 3:32 PM by Nicholas Fong

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