Using An Agent to Buy and Sell Your Home (Part 1 of 2)

Especially in rough economic times, the general public look to cut cost in any way they can to make their budgets last. During a move, many people look at the 2.5-3% of the sales or listing price and see that they can save ~$3,000 per each $100,000 within a real estate transaction if they go it alone without the representation of an agent. People can, and many do, view a few homes without formally signing a buy-sell but an agent is your access points to those homes. Experts and those who buy and sell regularly agree on one point: using an agent is will work the 2.5-3% commission they earn throughout a transaction. Let's few this in some more detail:

  • All the agents at Bozeman Montana Real Estate.net are members of NAR, the National Association of Realtors, meaning that they must abide by a code of ethics grounded in honesty throughout every transaction. The client's interests will always surpass that of the agent you have hired to represent you. The code of ethics has teeth and, when broken, fines and penalties accrue.
  • Most agents, or the ones who have been in the game for some time, can gut estimate the price of a home the moment they step inside. Having that sort of knowledge expertise on the side of a buyer or a seller is imperative to the client getting the best possible bargain in addition selling or buying their dream home. Everyone can find comps online and do a mediocre job at comparing similar market value but the years of experience agents bring and their portfolio of moved homes on the market represents that they have seen what the true market value of a home is time and time again. This also plays in important role of weeding out houses that you seen and think may work online. More likely than not, the agent has been in that very home and knows more about it.

  • Paperwork is the lifeblood in buying or selling a home. Most people hate dealing with paperwork. At Bozeman Montana Real Estate.net, we have a paper specialist or transaction manager for each and every pending transaction to ensure that all the paperwork is signed, delivered, and explained to clients in a manageable way that does not make the process seem as overwhelming as it may be otherwise.

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Comment balloon 1 commentJenifer Lower • September 27 2013 11:43AM
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