A real estate agent does much more than plant a sign in your yard, throw a listing online, or drive you around looking at houses. If you are buying a house, a REALTOR can save you time by narrowing down the inventory of houses to the ones that meet your specific criteria. A REALTOR can also help you as you look at particular houses - they know how expensive certain projects cost to undertake, facts about the surrounding area including schools and grocery stores, and creative ways to stay within your budget if you have one. A good REALTOR is going to know a great deal of the house inventory in the area, or at least know the REALTOR or real estate company that has listed a home you may be interested in. Real estate agents can even help you get pre-approved for a mortgage.
A REALTOR will know reliable home inspectors you can hire to find all the hidden problems, or to let you know that the house you fell in love with is sound. Open houses are a tool that real estate agents use to get prospective buyers in the door, and because real estate agents both buy and sell homes, they know what a home should be valued at and can save you money, or keep you from losing money. When you need to put a house on the market, a REALTOR can tell you things you can do to make your house more appealing to prospective buyers.
You have worked hard for your money. Protect your investment by hiring a licensed REALTOR. A good real estate agent is going to be affiliated with a nationally-known real estate company because the national brands make sure that their REALTORS meet certain standards. Looking to buy or sell a home in the Augusta, Georgia area? The Townsend Team, RE/MAX True Advantage company, has been serving the Augusta, Evans, Martinez Grovetown, and North Augusta areas since 1989. Call them at 706-922-9292, or drop them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.