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    5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional When Buying or Selling

    North Atlanta real estateWhether you are buying or selling a home it can be quite an adventurous journey, which is why you need an experienced real estate professional to guide you on the path to your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and internet searches, many buyers and sellers think that they can handle a real estate transaction on their own.

    The 5 reasons you NEED a real estate professional in your corner haven’t changed, but have rather been strengthened by the projections of higher mortgage interest rates & home prices as the market continues to pick up steam.

    1. What do you do with all this paperwork?

    It’s a reality. Buying or selling a home comes with it a stack of paperwork to navigate through, understand and sign. A true real estate professional is an expert in the Atlanta market and can guide you through the stacks of paperwork necessary to make your transaction a smooth and safe one.

    2. Ok, so you found the perfect house, now what?

    There are over 180 possible steps that need to take place during every successful real estate transaction. Don’t you want someone who has been there before, someone who knows what these actions are, to make sure that you achieve your dream?

    3. Are you a good negotiator?

    So maybe you’re not convinced that you need an agent to help buy or sell your home. After looking at the list of parties that you will need to be prepared to negotiate with, you’ll soon realize the value in selecting a real estate professional. From the buyer or seller (the other party in the transaction), to the home inspection companies, to the appraiser, there are a variety of different people who you will need to be knowledgeable of, and answer to, during the process.

    4. What is the home you’re buying/selling really worth?

    It is important for your home to be priced correctly from the start to attract the right buyers and shorten the amount of time that it’s on the market. You need someone who is not emotionally connected to your home to give you the truth as to a home’s value. According to the National Association of REALTORS, “the typical FSBO home sold for $185,000 compared to $245,000 among agent-assisted home sales.”

    Get the most out of your transaction by hiring a professional.

    5. Do you know what’s really going on in the market?

    There is so much information out there on the news and the internet about home sales, prices, and mortgage rates; how do you know what’s going on specifically in your area? Who do you turn to in order to competitively, and correctly, price your home at the beginning of the selling process? How do you know what to offer on your dream home without paying too much, or offending the seller with a lowball offer?

    Dave Ramsey, the financial guru, advises: “When getting help with money, whether it’s insurance, real estate or investments, you should always look for someone with the heart of a teacher, not the heart of a salesman.” That’s how the Lemoine Team approaches our work, with the heart of a teacher. Hiring an agent who has his finger on the pulse of the market will make your buying or selling experience an educated one. You need someone who is going to tell you the truth, not just what they think you want to hear.

    Bottom Line

    You wouldn’t replace the engine in your car without a trusted mechanic. Why would you make one of the most important financial decisions of your life without hiring a real estate professional? If you have questions about North Atlanta real estate, please contact the Lemoine Team. We’re here to help with all your real estate needs in Duluth, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Cumming and Roswell. We do real estate “The Right Way.”

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