Not long ago, some suggested a real estate agent’s role was destined to extinction. Yet to paraphrase writer Samuel Clemens, who used the pen name Mark Twain, “Reports of their death were greatly exaggerated.”
While not all real estate agents are members, the real estate industry’s leading trade group is the National Association of Realtors, founded in 1908. The last Passenger Pigeon died in 1914. With all the new technology, why haven’t real estate agents similarly faded away? Yet the demand for real estate expertise has not diminished, it’s actually grown.
There are many reasons for this, but here are three especially good ones for Keizer homesellers to keep in mind:
1. Realtors Save Their Clients Money
In comparing homesellers who try the ‘For Sale By Owner’ or FSBO route, with those who use a real estate agent, the graph below says it all.
2. Realtors Provide Key Expertise Where Big Decisions Are Made
If you make a mistake when fixing your own car, you may be out some money. But if you make a mistake with your real estate transaction, both the risks and related costs could be considerably higher. Again, real estate agents save you money, but also potential headaches, lost time and effort.
3. The Average American Moves About Every Seven Years
People get rusty if they haven’t done something in a while, especially when factors affecting the process change over time. In real estate, continuing education on new rules and procedures is the coin of the realm. As a result, most home buyers and sellers want a professional representing them.
Consider real-life examples, like radon testing, home inspections and appraisals, dealing with lenders, siding recalls, underground oil tank decommissioning and mold litigation. This helps explain why the demand for real estate agents remains as high as ever, since ably keeping up with so many changes is simply not feasible for most people not engaged in real estate full time.
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