Without a doubt, buying a home is one of the biggest decisions anyone can make in their life. Be it a first time home buyer or a seasoned investor, a home purchase ranks up there among the most stressful and anxious periods in a person’s life. When you make that decision, you need to be as educated as possible, presented with the most important information at your disposal to make a smart, strategic decision.
The value that a realtor can bring is their knowledge. Their knowledge of areas, their knowledge of data and the ability to analyse that data, their knowledge of home types, mechanical systems and maintenance required to operate those homes. Realtors keep your feet grounded and allow you to make the best decision, thanks to the knowledge that they bring to the game.
If you find that some real estate agents focus and care more about sales and pressure, I understand your frustrations. My biggest frustrations in my time have been dealing with sales representatives who focus on their own bottom line and pressure clients into decisions, not informing them and allowing them to make their own educated opinion. You need an agent that has your best interest in mind, not someone simply seeking out to hit a new sales goal.