Buying and selling a property can be daunting, confusing, and beyond complicated; but it doesn’t have to be. ERA Landmark wants you to be confident and comfortable throughout the entire process. One of our greatest driving principles is that having all the facts makes for a better real estate decision. We are dedicated to delivering comprehensive market insight resulting in the ultimate real estate experience. We analyze over 60 market trends and indicators on a monthly basis, so we can provide the most current information to you.
There are a handful of reasons why you should consider hiring a real estate agent to help you with your housing needs. At the end of the day, having an agent on your side will put you ahead of the competition in the marketplace, while protecting you from losing time, money, and effort.
“Homes sold by agents sell for 18% more than listings by owners. Agents can put emotions aside to get the deal done.” Jon Ellen Snyder, ERA Landmark Livingston.
Real estate agents stay up to date with the industry. The average person most likely only buys or sells a property maybe once or twice in their lifetime. Agents are making deals multiple times a week! They make it their business to know the business, and know it well. An experienced agent will even have objective information about housing that you have never considered including zoning laws, differences in utilities, and even water rights.
“For sellers, it is important to hire a real estate professional who will effectively market the property and help negotiate the best possible terms for the seller. Buyers need a real estate professional who is entrenched in the current market, giving them the ability to get ahead of the next deal. Once a property is located, a good agent will help a buyer put together a strong offer on the property.” Ryan Martello, ERA Landmark Bozeman.
On the business side of real estate, agents have access to information regarding properties that are not readily available to the general public. The networking amongst the professionals in each area is tremendous. The market can be competitive, but the ultimate goal of all real estate agents is to find you the perfect property that fits your needs. The Gallatin Association of Realtors and Park County Board of Realtors connect agents across southwest Montana.
“Two main reasons to hire a real estate agent: First, you receive expert representation for sellers and buyers in a complex market. Second, you are getting the "inside track/pre-Zillow" advantage.” Debbie McEachron, ERA Landmark, Bozeman.
When it comes down to making the deal, you want someone who has the experience and knows how to negotiate. Real estate is not cut and dried in a single day. Having someone on your side to help translate and guide you through the contract process makes for an easy night of rest. And hey, buyer agents work for you for free!