When you’re searching for a new home, it can be tempting to strike out on your own. After all, who knows what you’re looking for better than you? Sometimes, buying a home solo works out, many times, it doesn’t.  There’s much more to buying a home than scouring the internet and visiting homes, and a great real estate agent will listen to your concerns and help you find a great fit. Here are 3 reasons why hiring a real estate agent is a good idea.
  1. They Know the Area – Just because a house is perfect, doesn’t mean that it’s located in the perfect neighborhood. Certain neighborhoods are sought after because of their proximity to good schools, shopping areas or parks, but there may be more to consider before settling on a location. For example,  guidelines and regulations set by individual homeowners associations can have a profound effect on your quality of life.
  2. You Can Tap Into Their Networks – Because buying and selling homes is their business, real estate agents have their finger on the pulse of the market. When you work with a real estate agent, their connections become your connections. Plus, they know what to look for and can help you find hidden gems.
  3. They serve as negotiators – Real estate agents can serve as buffers, providing guidance helping you to negotiate effectively. Buying a home is often an emotional experience, and an experienced real estate agent knows how to negotiate fairly and without any hurt feelings.

These are just some of the reasons why hiring a real estate agent is a smart move. If you’re in the market for a new home, contact the Sheryl Deskin Team to learn more about the home buying process.