Trusted Counsel — Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent

Buying a home is not like buying a TV, a couch, or a car. There are no returns, no money-back guarantees and no extended warranties. In most situations, you won’t be able to change your mind and sell your new home and break even – at least for 3-5 years. Instead, the purchase of a home is a rather important long-term decision. Still, some buyers of Phoenix Arizona Homes ask the question: Do I need a real estate agent to help? Here are a few questions to ask before you make a great home-buying decision:

  • Planning for the Purchase – How much should I put down? Who can help me with financing? How long is a typical escrow period? Will my close of escrow change if I buy a short sale or if I build a home? How long is the inspection period? How do I build my negotiating power before I write a contract?
  • Knowledge of the Local Market – Searching the Phoenix MLS for Phoenix Homes for Sale is just part of the process. Equally important is understanding the Local Market. What are the local schools like? Are we near a superfund site? What are comparable homes recently sold? Who can help me paint, install carpet or make other repairs?
  • Finding That Special Home – Where can I find that perfect floor plan? Are there homes available that are not in HOAs? We really would like a diving pool, not a play pool, is that possible? Are there homes that allow horse privileges?
  • Troubleshooting Challenges That Arise – What happens when the seller needs a new roof? We love the home and our appraisal came in low—what’s next? The seller is a bank and is not going to fix the holes in the wall, should we cancel?
  • What Are the Best Deals in Town? – Is this home a good deal? What are typical costs for real estate transactions in the Phoenix Real Estate market? A great real estate agent knows what a good real estate transaction is for their market. Knowing the market is a key to knowing what kind of home a buyer may be able to purchase and what fees are typical. A good agent also knows where to find the best properties and floor plans.

Are you ready to get started finding that special home? Contact us at www.ThompsonGroupAZ.com or 602-753-0177 today!

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  1. I think that real estate agents can be really helpful when searching for a house. Like you mentioned, they are generally more knowledgeable about the local area and housing market, so they’ll know if a house is a good deal or not. Plus, they can help navigate through potential challenges and can help protect you from unwanted situations. Thanks for the article!

  2. Surely real estate agents are helpful while hunting for your dream house. They are knowledgeable and experts at their work. And can help you in making the best deal.
    Really helpful blog buddy. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Reading this article has helped me to understand what the benefits are of using a real estate agent. Thank you for explaining that “A great real estate agent knows what a good real estate transaction is for their market. Knowing the market is a key to knowing what kind of home a buyer may be able to purchase and what fees are typical.” My family and I want to sell our home soon so I hope that we can find a good real estate agency who can provide us with a good real estate agent who can help us to sell our home and a good price.

  4. Having a good realtor on your side is a must for any ventures with real estate. For me, I don’t really know much about the housing market or financial planning. So, seeing as how they can help with those two things, getting a realtor is a important.

  5. Kyle O'Ren says:

    I totally agree that you have to plan ahead for repairs or challenges that could come up. Sometimes there will be things that are up to you to fix after you purchase the home. If there’s anything you couldn’t handle then you need to reconsider. This is where a good agent can help you see what is manageable.

  6. Lillian Schaeffer says:

    This is some great information, and I appreciate your point that a real estate agent can help you plan for your purchase. My husband and I are wanting to move into our first house, but neither of us have any experience with this kind of thing. We’ll definitely look into getting help from a real estate agent so we can get advice on the financial side of things. Thanks for the great post!

  7. Nelson M. Castilloo says:

    Hey bud

    Finding such kind of articles are really helpful.I get to know more about real estate and its benefits. Real estate is beneficial when someone plan to buy their dream home or other property.He is the one who helps in making best deal.

    Regards,
    Nelson M. Castilloo

  8. I like your question about how much you should put down on a house. If I want looking to buy a house, I would totally need a real estate agent to help me answer all those questions. Plus, a real estate agent would know exactly where to look for the house I want. Great post!

  9. Hi Jamie,

    I really like your post. I am really impressed by your writing style.

    I would like to say more.
    The use of a real estate agent in buying or selling a house is becoming more and more prevalent.
    If someone is planning to sell, then he’ll need someone who can greatly introduce your house to potential buyers. Agents know the most effective techniques to use in marketing a real estate property so you’re guaranteed that many people will hear of your newly-listed home and will want to check it out.One of the greatest things about having a realtor is that you’ll always receive sound advice on the property you’re about to buy or sell.

    Thanks for sharing this post!!

    Regards
    Skyrealre

  10. Hi,
    Glad to see your post….I am very happy to see your informative post which helps me a lot..

    Agents know what will make houses sell. Your agent will be able to give you advice on what could be done to the home to get it sold quicker. Anything from staging the home to making minor repairs or upgrades.
    Once you actually consider all the things your agent will do for you from the time they list the home to the time it sells, the commission paid to that agent is usually money well spent. Often times an agent will be able to help you get your home sold much faster and for more money than you could have on your own.

    Thanks for being sharing….Keep it up 🙂
    Regards
    Pearlie S.Gilligan

  11. Wow,

    Amazing post…Great Post… I like the idea that you have discussed above. I appreciate with the things that you shared here.

    A good estate agent will have a deep knowledge of what needs to be in such contracts and will be able to lay them out quickly and effectively to ensure that both parties are protected as part of the transaction.

    They are also more accountable than a person who is doing it on their own. If somebody is selling their house to you they can likely get away with hiding things or being a little less than truthful.

    Thanks for being sharing…

    Regards
    William Lyons
    William Lyons recently posted..What Is Probate?

  12. Hi buddy,
    I read your post and it is very useful. Everybody needs to understands the benefits of estate planning.
    I would love to share something with you that when you have a plan at hand about your property for future and you know it will be distributed the way you want, it eases your stress levels. You feel at ease thinking that you have secured your wealth for your children and spouse for their future. This enables you to feel relaxed and not stress about who will take care of them and how will they manage after you.
    And thanks for sharing this post with us and please keep sharing more post:-)
    Warm Regards
    David A. Sellers

  13. Hi, buddy!
    Great work done!!

    Estate planning should be done because it reduces your level of stress. Trust is pretty nice for skipping probate and giving your assets to your beneficiaries. To distribute that assets clearly and legally you should definitely hire a real estate agent.

    Thanks for sharing and Keep sharing…
    Keep up the good work!!

    Regards
    Denise Williams

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