Whenever I’m asked the question “why do I need an agent to buy a house in Tooele County“. I want to start relating all my anecdotes of doomsday caused by overly ambitious, under informed home buyers, optimistic sellers or nosy, know it all relatives.
I generally go right to my blog, Tooele Real Estate and forward copies of some of the posts I have written about why agents are important to any transaction
Then I stop myself, and admit that in almost 25 years, I have rarely seen an unfixable real estate catastrophe. (the key word here is RARELY, I have seen some).
But, on the flip side of that, I hardly ever see a buyer or seller that saves or makes enough money to justify spending the time and taking the risk of handling their own real estate transaction.
There are a lot of reasons for that but that can be the topic for another post. In the meantime here are some thoughts about using a professional REALTOR that my friends at KCM sent to me. I have added some stuff.
In today’s fast-paced world where answers are a Google search away, there are some who may wonder what the benefits of hiring a real estate professional to help them in their home search are. The truth is, the addition of more information causes more confusion.
Shows like Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, and dozens more on HGTV have given many a false sense of what it’s like to buy and sell a home.
No surprise that none of these shows features a “property of the day from Tooele Utah”.
Now more than ever, you need an expert on your side who is going to guide you toward your dreams and not let anything get in the way of achieving them. Buying and/or selling a home is definitely not something you want to DIY (Do It Yourself)!
Here are just some of the reasons you need a real estate professional in your corner:
There’s more to real estate than finding a house you like online!
There are over 230 possible steps that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Don’t you want someone who has been there before, someone who knows what these actions are, to ensure you achieve your dream?
A Local Professional Knows What Homes Are Available
On any given day, there are roughly 220 houses listed on the MLS. While these properties are spread out around the county, the vast majority are located around the so called hub, the city of Tooele UT.
A local pro knows how to make sure you can find them.
The inventory breakdown by location looks like this.
- Homes For Sale in Tooele City
- Houses listed in Stansbury Park
- Listings in Erda Utah
- Homes Listed in Grantsville Utah
- Listing of houses in Lake Point UT
You Need a Skilled Negotiator
In today’s market, hiring a talented negotiator could save you thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of dollars. Each step of the way – from the original offer, to the possible renegotiation of that offer after a home inspection, to the possible cancellation of the deal based on a troubled appraisal – you need someone who can keep the deal together until it closes.
What is the home you’re buying or selling worth in today’s market?
There is so much information on the news and on the Internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates; how do you know what’s going on specifically in your area? Who do you turn to in order to competitively and correctly price your home at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a lowball offer?
Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises:
“When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.”
Hiring an agent who has his or her finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.
Today’s real estate market is highly competitive. Having a professional who’s been there before to guide you through the process is a simple step that will give you a huge advantage!
When you are ready, I’d like to apply for that job. Give me a call 435-840-5029.
I’ve had the experience and if you check out my bio, About Berna Sloan, you can check my professionalism.
Buzz me up and let me answer you’re question face to face, “why do I need an agent to buy a house in Tooele County”.