Why should I use a local real estate agent?

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Buying or selling a property can become a complex transaction without the right expertise and knowledge - this is where the professional services delivered by a knowledgeable real estate agent becomes invaluable.

Here are the reasons why you should use a real estate agent:

  • They have local property market knowledge
  • They can take care of complicated paperwork
  • They can use their knowledge to help you price your property correctly
  • They can take care of marketing a property on all the right platforms - which can be expensive for private sellers
  • They have a network of buyers and sellers that they could market to directly
  • Agents have to be registered with the Estate Agency Affairs Board which means that they have to be honest and transparent throughout the transaction - this means they have to be upfront about any issues with the property, put their client's needs first and be honest in the advertising of the property
  • They can negotiate reductions or repairs to help close a deal
  • Agents know the law and can help you avoid costly mistakes
  • They can help you get a home loan.

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