Understanding the Value of a Real Estate Agent
By Karen Salmon, Okotoks Real Estate Agent
(Royal LePage Benchmark)
Whether you are shopping for a home or looking to sell your current home, you will need to consider all of your options. You can work with a real estate agent, or you can attempt to navigate the process on your own. Some people believe that a real estate agent is simply an overpaid person who tours you around neighborhoods, unlocks doors, and comments on paint colours. The reality is that my job is much more extensive than that. Here are just a few value-added benefits of hiring a professional REALTOR: Marketing and Matchmaking When you put a house on the market, you need people to see it. If you approach this by attempting to sell your home on your own, you may face some significant challenges. Outside of classified ads and online real estate websites, options for individual homeowner...