5 Reasons to Use a Real Estate Agent over Website or Apps
It is so easy today to open up real estate apps, like Zillow, and think you no longer need a real estate agent. However, this is not the case! These tools can be helpful to see information about trends, details, and estimated values. Real estate agents add the human touch that apps just cannot do. As an experienced real estate agent, here are the reasons why choosing a real estate agent is a better decision than relying strictly on apps.
Local real estate agents understand the community and area more than an app ever can. They will be able to help you navigate market trends and share insights based on the experience that they have and their expertise. Bonus points if they are a native to the area!
Access to Off-Market Listings
Did you know that real estate agents have access to off-market listings? Local real estate agents have a plethora of connections to networks and databases. This access can help you get your offer in first and ultimately, potentially help you get the home of your dreams.
Experienced real estate agents in the area can conduct in-depth market analyses. They are able to consider factors, such as property condition and recent comparable sales to provide a more accurate valuation of the home you are interested in buying or selling, helping you make informed decisions.
The personal aspect of home buying and selling can never be replicated by a website! Real estate agents are ready to take the time to understand your needs, preferences, and properties they believe will be perfect for your family.
Negotiation is hard and apps cannot do it for you. You need a real estate agent with impressive negotiation skills who is ready to advocate for you and your goals. They can help with initial offers, counteroffers, and more.
Ultimately, real estate apps have been an amazing addition to home buying and selling. They have revolutionized how we access information! However, they cannot replace the value that a real estate agent holds. They are able to negotiate, share local insights, help with market analysis, and personalize your experience. Choosing a real estate agent will help streamline the process for you and give you a personalized touch that an app cannot give!
We hope that this blog post has helped you understand the importance of hiring a real estate agent, even with all of the apps and websites available. If you need a CSRA real estate agent to represent you in the market this fall, contact us!
The Bradley Sikes Group
Meybohm Real Estate