Working Without an Agent Could Sink Your Chances of Home Buying Success

Working with an experienced agent will be essential to your success as a homebuyer, and attempting to make such a major purchase without professional guidance would be a grave mistake.

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Some homebuyers, especially those purchasing property for the first time, feel that working with an agent during their search is unnecessary. Some even believe that by forgoing the services of a professional, they’ll be able to save some money. However, there are several pitfalls associated with buying real estate without an agent.

First of all, you should know that it is customary in North Carolina for the services of a buyer specialist to be free. All fees for your agent’s services are paid by the seller, so working with a professional during your home search won’t cost you a thing.

Without an agent, you miss out on important benefits and could end up paying more for a home than you would under professional guidance. Agents provide a number of crucial services on your behalf, like negotiating, searching for comparable properties, and much more.

Agents will also be able to give you insight into what is customary for real estate deals in our area. For example, did you know that sellers in our state traditionally shoulder the expense of tax revenue stamps, which are 0.02% of the purchase price?

"An agent’s role is to help you understand, navigate, and win your transaction."

Buyers without an agent looking out for their best interests may be unaware of such details and find themselves left paying for more than what they would otherwise be expected to. There are a lot of moving parts in any real estate transaction. Do you really want to tackle extensive paperwork, interpret inspection reports, and handle complex negotiations on your own? An agent’s role is to help you understand, navigate, and win your transaction.

Experienced agents know how to take their clients from contract to close so that they can achieve their real estate goals smoothly and successfully.

Of course, an agent isn’t the only professional with whom you should partner during your transaction. Working with a qualified lender will also be key. When you work with A. Cole Realty, we will be more than happy to refer you to one of our preferred lending professionals. You deserve the best and we want to deliver you an ideal home buying experience.

If you’re thinking of buying a home, please reach out to us. Give us a call, send us an email, or text “LISTING” to 555888.

And, as always, if you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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