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8 Advantages of Hiring a Real Estate Agency

Written by Paula

Buying real estate is most likely the investment of a lifetime. You are going to be paying for it for a good period of time so it is a good idea to do things the right way by hiring a real estate agency.

The choice of where you will be living, be it your main residence or a secondary one is, therefore, a highly important one.

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What are the benefits of hiring a real estate agency 

It is best to gather all information now, so ShBarcelona will explain why it is worth it to do things via a real estate agency when buying your future house or apartment.

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Guidance through entire process

The guarantee that you will be accompanied from start to finish during the whole process of purchasing the property: the research, the visits, the negotiations, up until the signing of the papers in front of a notary.

Expert knowledge on pricing

Real estate agents are specialists and they know the market prices, they have databases with the real selling prices. Enlisting their help ensures that you won’t be buying property at an unrealistic price.

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Knowing the neighbourhood

They know the area within which they work: the future opportunities such as metro stations, shopping centers and other infrastructures which will help add value to your property.

Other perks of working with a real estate agent is that he can also inform you about the facilities available nearby: shops, schools, means of transportation…

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Providing necessary documents

They will be the intermediary between you and the seller, taking care of providing you with the necessary documents and facilitating the tasks one must do during the process of purchasing a property. 

The agency will also make sure the sales agreement is drawn up according to the rules.

Negotiating

An agency will negotiate the selling price for you. The real estate agent will know the necessary arguments to give the seller in order to lower the selling price.

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The aim is to reach an agreement between the buyer and seller. Be aware that a realtor is as much in the service of the buyer and seller, they favor neither side.

Knowing what will be for sale in the future

Agencies are informed about the properties that will be for sale soon. If you cannot find your ideal apartment immediately, the agency will perhaps advise you to wait a bit because it knows that a property answering your requirements will be for sale soon.

Offering flexibility

Agents are more available and more flexible than owners when it comes to paying a visit to the property you are interested in.

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Cost effectiveness

Working with an agency is not a lot more expensive than buying directly from the owner. On average, the owners sell their properties at a higher cost than if they enlisted the help of an agency.

Do you know other advantages of using a realtor?

About the author

Paula

Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.

4 Comments

  • Good read! Agree with your points listed above. It is better to find someone who is knowledgeable than to do everything on our own. Blindspots are costly!

  • Early next year, I am targeting to buy my own house and lot, but I think that I would need help since I am not familiar with how real estate works. It seems like coordinating with a real estate agency and hiring an agent can assist me with finding an ideal apartment, due to their large network. Thanks for highlighting that real estate agencies can negotiate terms for you as well as orienting you about how the real estate world works.

  • It’s awesome that you brought up how a real estate agent will bargain the price of a house for you in order to drop it to your price range. People who are buying a house for the first time might not have the same skills needed to lower the cost like a professional real estate agent does. Thanks for helping people see the benefits of hiring a real estate service when buying a house.

  • I find it helpful to know that one of the benefits of hiring a real estate agent is they have information about properties that may be up on the market soon. That means you would have more choices to choose from. My husband and I plan to purchase a new home for our family since our current one is already outdated and too small for our growing family. I’ll start looking for a reputable real estate agency because of this article of yours. Thanks.

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