Five Reasons Why You Should Use a Kansas City Real Estate Agent3/13/2018
Buying or selling a home can be a very stressful time in your life – even more reason to use a Kansas City Real Estate Agent. Here are five very important reasons why using a Kansas City Real Estate Agent is a must, and make your home buying or selling experience a smooth and easy one.
1)Better Access and More Convenience
A Kansas City Real Estate Agent’s full-time job is to act as a liaison between buyers and sellers. This means that he or she will have easy access to all other properties listed by other agents. Both the buyer's and seller's agent work full time as real estate agents and they know what needs to be done to get a deal together. If you are looking to buy a home, a Kansas City Real Estate Agent will track down homes in the area that meet your criteria, get in touch with sellers' agents and make appointments for you to view the homes.
2) Negotiating Is Tricky Business
What if you, as a buyer, like a home but despise its decor? If you are working with a Kansas City Real Estate Agent, you can and should express yourself! Let the real estate agent know that what is and what is not your style. Your Kansas City Real Estate Agent can convey your concerns to the sellers' agent. Acting as a messenger, the agent may be in a better position to negotiate a discount without ruffling the homeowner's feathers.
3) Contracts Can Be Hard To Handle
If you decide to buy or sell a home, the offer to purchase contract is there to protect you and ensure that you are able to back out of the deal if certain conditions aren't met, all done by your Kansas City Real Estate Agent. An experienced Kansas City Real Estate Agent deals with the same contracts and conditions on a regular basis.
4) Real Estate Agents Can't Lie
Well okay, actually they can. But because Kansas City Real Estate Agents are licensed professionals there are more repercussions if they do than for a private buyer or seller. If you are working with a licensed Kansas City Real Estate Agent under an agency agreement, your Kansas City Real Estate Agent will be bound by common law (in most states) to a fiduciary relationship. In other words, the agent is bound by license law to act in their clients' best interest.
5) Not Everyone Can Save Money
Many people don’t use a real estate agent to save money, but keep in mind that it is unlikely that both the buyer and seller will reap the benefits of not having to pay commissions. For example, if you are selling your home on your own, you will price it based on the sale prices of other comparable properties in your area. Many of these properties will be sold with the help of an agent. This means that the seller gets to keep the percentage of the home's sale price that might otherwise be paid to the Kansas City Real Estate Agent.
When you are ready to begin working with a real estate agent, I am here and ready to help. For an experienced realtor in Kansas City, call Ed Rippee REMAX Results Kansas City at (816) 213-9362.