A real estate agent is more than just a “sales person.” They act on your behalf as your professional agent, providing you with advice and guidance to buy or sell a property. While it is true they get paid for what they do, so do other professions that provide advice, guidance, and have a service to sell –such as Certified Public Accountants and Adocates.
The Internet has opened up a world of information that wasn’t previously available to property buyers and seller. The data on listings available for sale is almost current – but not quite. There are times when you need the most current information about what has sold or is for sale, and the only way to get that is with an agent.
If you’re selling a home, you gain access to the most buyers by being listed in the Multiple Listing Service. However, the role of an agent has changed in the last couple of years. In the past, agents were the only way home buyers and sellers could access information. Now agents are evolving. Because today’s property buyers and sellers are so much better informed than in the past.
The real estate agent is becoming more of a “Real Estate Guide” than a “salesperson” — “Your personal representative in Buying or Selling a Property”.
So get help from them as far as possible…