Do you really need a real estate agent?

Do you really need a real estate agent?

If you’re considering buying a new home or selling your current home, you’re likely considering your options when it comes to contacting a realtor (real estate agent) or using one of the self-sale companies.

Those self-sale options might seem quite attractive to start, especially since they offer a perceived cost savings, but have you considered the entire selling and buying process? There are many, many variables to consider.

Here’s why you should work with a real estate agent realtor for every home purchase and sale.

Expertise and expertise are invaluable

A real estate agent eats, sleeps (we dream about it!), and breathes real estate. They know the market, they’ve seen the trends, and they use proven sales tactics to help sell your home effectively, netting you the best price possible.

A great realtor also has a deep understanding of the sale and purchase process. All the forms, all the legalities, all the steps involved. Working with a real estate agent can give you tremendous peace of mind during what is, for many people, a stressful time.

If you choose to sell your own home, there may be certain aspects of the process you’re not familiar with, and you may miss some key things that help your home sell more quickly. Let’s not forget about the liabilities! Realtors spend thousands of dollars every year for various errors and omissions insurance should a legal situation arise.

Realtors also know what to look for in homes when it comes to those instant “do not buy” issues. An agent with experience will have seen all the structural issues a home could have, the updating required, the little details that you might miss when you’re seeing a home for the first time. Some realtors go in to 1000s of houses per year.

This is also valuable when you’re selling. Your agent will be able to tell you what you absolutely need to fix and what you might be able to leave as it is. This can save you both a significant amount of time and money.

It’s a real estate agent’s job to help you find the home that’s best for you in all aspects of your needs.

Your greatest advocate

Your realtor works for you. That means they operate with your best interests in mind — from pricing to sales tactics to the negotiation process and limiting any liability on you as both the buyer or seller. 

Knowing this is especially helpful during the buying process. A realtor will understand your and your family’s needs and will be able to show you the homes that will work best for your lifestyle and budget. If you’re unsure of a specific home, your realtor can let you know whether or not they think it fits your needs.


Contact Gino today for transparent, honest service

Gino has nearly a decade of real estate experience and has sold hundreds of home and other properties in that time. He understands the Manitoba market and is adept and learning your needs for both buying and selling your home.

Callor text Gino today at 204-955-5853 if you have any questions or would like to book an appointment.