Services You Might Not Realize Real Estate Agencies Offer

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Simplify the Selling Process with a Real Estate Agent

If you're interested in putting your house up for sale, you first need to decide if you're going to sell the house on your own or if you want the help of a real estate agent. Some people do sell their homes without any assistance, but working with an agent simplifies the entire process for the seller. In this blog, you'll learn why it's a good choice to speak with an agent to list your house. We aren't connected to the real estate industry, but we have learned the importance of having an agent by our side. The articles you'll read on this site will explain the duties of an agent, such as advertising the property, filing the paperwork and staging the home. The expertise of a real estate agent can make this process more profitable and less stressful for sellers.


Services You Might Not Realize Real Estate Agencies Offer

9 June 2020
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

When you think of real estate agents, what kinds of work come to mind? If you're like most people, you think about buying homes and selling homes. It's true that these services form a vast majority of the average real estate agent's workload. However, these are not the only services they provide. Here are some of the other tasks you can hire a real estate agency to do for you.

Find you a rental

In some cities, it is pretty easy to find a rental on your own. There are ads and listings galore, and you can contact the landlords directly. But in other cities, this is not the case at all. If you want to rent a home, you have to go through a real estate agent. They will show you various rentals and help you find one in your price range. Even in a city where you could look for rentals on your own, it is often worth hiring an agent. It will save you countless hours of browsing ads, calling landlords, and trying to set up appointments.

Appraise your home

Many, but not all, real estate agents are also certified property appraisers. And even if an agent is not technically certified, they know a lot about the values of homes and give you a pretty good idea of what your home is worth. If you think your insurance company has mis-appraised your home, you might want to have an agent come take a second look. It can also be helpful to have your home appraised if you are considering moving.

Recommend updates

Do you want to make some updates or changes to your home? It's a good idea to have a real estate agent come take a look first. They can tell you whether the changes you're thinking of making will add value to your home or make it more appealing to buyers. They can also recommend other changes you may want to make in order to further increase your property value. You can consider your real estate agent's advice along with your builder's advice to ensure you make smart choices as you remodel.

You should certainly call a real estate agent if you are thinking of buying or selling, but call them for the services above, too. Most would like to have a little more diversity in their work and will be happy to help you out.

For more information, reach out to a local real estate agency.