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Reasons you still need a real estate agent

Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest matters to handle in lifetime. For several reasons some homeowners or -buyers attempt to sell or buy a home on their own: Either people don’t feel the need for professional real estate agent or they want to save money that would be spent on real estate commissions. During the last decades the worldwide real estate markets have become more complex with lots of possibilities and challenges. Therefore selling or buying a home requires professional assistance on a much more profound level than ever.

Let's take a look at why enlisting an agent will help you succeed in the world of global property, whether you're buying or selling your home.

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The best real-estate agents offer tailored, around-the-clock service. People overwhelmingly continue to buy and sell through these experts because they offer a personalised and dedicated service. They're also more effective than the range of DIY options available. Not only do agencies almost always sell you home quicker, they often manage to settle the sale for a larger amount of money.

Agents also bring with them an entire range of marketing and photographic resources to ensure your house appears at its absolute best. If you’re purchasing a property, these firms own extensive Client Management Services, or CMS, which match the features you’re searching for in a home to listed properties all over the globe.

In-depth knowledge

An agent’s job is to utilise every resource at their disposal to achieve the best deal. But their responsibility to you doesn’t halt at the point of sale. Using an agent helps buyers and sellers negotiate the legal and administrative hurdles of buying and selling real estate.

This is especially true of the international property market, where the legal and regulatory barriers are as immense as they are unfamiliar. Global agencies often use local agents who are experts in their nation’s property laws for this reason.

Reams of contacts

Real-estate agents have access to hundreds, if not thousands, of people searching for properties. Agencies such as Engel & Völkers, which is represented in 32 countries internationally, can even introduce your property to potential buyers across the world.

This service is also useful for buyers. Agents are well aware of which properties are available for purchase and are able to assist investors in securing them.

The art of negotiation

As property negotiation comes with its own unique set of pitfalls, it’s best left in the hands of a professional. Agents are trained negotiators with years of experience in helping buyers and sellers attain a price they’re satisfied with.

As The Guardian reported, negotiation can make a significant difference to the amount you pay when purchasing a house. Choosing an agent from a respected real-estate agency provides the assurance that an effective negotiator will be representing your interests.

Are you interested in purchasing or selling a home? Our team of knowledgeable estate agents at Engel & Völkers are available to assist. We operate in 32 countries all over the globe, specialising in the most exclusive properties on the luxury market.

Consider taking courses

Extensive training and a wealth of experience are key to thriving in real estate. Every single one of our E&V agents is a graduate of our training academy, which teaches the in-depth skills needed to prosper in the industry.

For additional information on becoming an E&V agent in one of our several branches across 32 nations worldwide, browse our website. We also include a wealth of industry-related tips on our blog for those hoping to expand their knowledge.

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