A real estate agent is more than just a “sales person.” They act on your behalf as your agent, providing you with advice and guidance and doing a job – helping you buy or sell a home. 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 Attorneys.
There are times when you need the most current information about what was 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 by a licensed real estate agent. Real estate agent will:
- Advice on property selling/ renting price
- Promote the property via their selected channels
- Identify potential clients
- Arrange and conduct property viewings
- Negotiate terms of potential offers
- Guide throughout the selling process
- Keeping transaction process moving and help resolve any arising problems
However, the role of an agent has changed in the last few years. In the past, agents were the only way home buyers and sellers could access information. Now agents are evolving. Because today’s home buyers and sellers are so much better informed than in the past, expertise and ability are becoming more important.
The real estate agent is becoming more of a “guide” than a “salesperson” – your personal representative in buying or selling a home.