Full-Service Real Estate: More ‘Bang’ For Your Buck
Technology and the “right now” mentality have vastly changed the way we function on a day-to-day basis; from shopping to traveling, we are all about convenience. Coupled with convenience and needing immediate gratification, cost is also another factor to we weigh heavily when making decisions. These same factors also come into play when it comes to buying or selling a home, people have become lured into thinking that the technology driven options made available to them will help save money and cut back on the stress and strife of buying or selling a home. In reality that could not be any further from the truth. Here are a few reasons for why anyone looking to buy or sell a home should opt for a “full-service” agent rather than a convenient option:
Better Than the Low-Cost Competitors
With all of the low-cost options out there, it’s easy to get caught up in their pitches regarding all the money you’ll save with them as opposed to working with an agent. It is important to note that oftentimes real estate transactions are not simple—emotions, the regulatory environment, tight credit standards and inventory challenges can complicate the deal. That is where a full-service agent comes in, simply because they are experienced in dealing with all the possible issues that could arise during the buying/selling period. They help to keep the process running smoothly and add a hands-on, personal approach to the situation.
The discount options many people consider when going to buy or sell a home usually lack one important thing: high-quality service. Many of these discount options are tech-based and emerge during the market upswing. They lack the experience, attention to detail and the overhead that an agent has. Overall, the technological discount options cannot provide the support of an engaged, readily available agent and the staff that supports them.
It is extremely important to remember that when it comes to hiring an agent, price is an issue only in the absence of value. Taking into consideration the complex nature of buying or selling a home, the value provided by a full-service agent is critical and unbeatable. If you or someone you know is thinking about buying or selling a home, contact me for more information about how I can offer you the best real estate experience around!