Why You Need a Real Estate Agent to Buy

Purchasing a property? Consider the help from a real estate agent.  

If you’re thinking of buying a new property, you may wonder whether you need to enlist the help of a real estate agent. After all, there are plenty of resources for a buyer online and in guides these days. However, an agent has something a buyer doesn’t have – experience. They are trained to handle real estate transactions, not to mention finding the right property. If your time and resources are limited, it is well worth enlisting the help of a real estate agent. Here are a few good reasons why!

  • Real estate agents have first-hand knowledge of the local real estate market. They are familiar with neighborhoods in which you want to buy and know when a house is over (or under!) priced for an area.
  • Without an agent, getting into a home will be difficult. You may have to visit the property when either the seller or the seller’s agent is available, making scheduling showing both time-consuming and difficult.
  • Real estate agents can help answer questions and provide a list of reputable vendors from handymen, plumbers, painters, general contractors, and more.
  • Buying a home means having to face a lot of paperwork. Agents, typically, will do the paperwork for you. If you don’t have skills in completing a comparative market analysis (CMA) or drafting a purchase agreement, it’s a good idea to enlist the help of a professional.

Once you’ve found the right home of your dreams, remember to secure the right insurance! Your homeowners insurance is designed to safeguard your new property from the minute you step into it. Contact the team Lou Aggetta Insurance Services in Pleasant Hill to get started on your tailored policy.