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Are You Buying Or Selling Property? Enlist The Help Of A Real Estate Agent

By Sofia Coraines

Buying and selling real estate is a very complicated process that is probably unmatched in any other areas of trading. People who do not habitually engage in this line of work will lack many of the tools and much of the awareness that is prerequisite for successfully concluding real estate transactions. That is why most people need the help of real estate agents.

They Have Theoretical Knowledge as well as Practical Experience

Buying and selling real estate isn’t like purchasing shoes at the mall where all you need is to bring out your cash or your credit card, and then have your new sneakers packed in a box for you. The process of buying shoes is more complicated at the seller or retailer’s end. However, it is still much, much less complicated than selling real estate.

That is why no one should venture into it without the advice and the assistance of trained and experienced real estate agents. The legalities involved are numerous. This is also true for the documents needed to validate the transaction. People stand to save on ‘ignorance expenditures’ by having all this taken cared of by professional agents. Besides, the time and effort they would have wasted can be used for activities they are good at.

A Real Estate Agent Knows the Properties on the Market in the Area

Approaching real estate agents for information about the properties you are interested in is better than trying to research about them on the internet. These people will normally have exhaustive statistics about the properties located in your area of interest. These lists are just sitting in their hard drives, ready to be displayed to their prospective clients. Some may even print them out for free.

Instead of window shopping alone, you could get that list and study your options at home.


Real estate agents are updated about prices in the places that they cover. These prices can be fickle. What was quoted as half a million a month ago may have gone down to a quarter of a million today, or vice versa. Private individuals will never find the time to devote to watching real estate prices. The most accurate and updated prices can only be acquired from professionals. Additionally, before initiating talks with other traders, they verify whether their price listings are still accurate.

Real Estate Agents can Offer Salient Advice

If you are buying to re-sell, you should consult extensively and periodically with real estate agents. They can help you to buy and to sell what you bought much faster than you can yourself and perhaps a greater margin of savings and profits. They know which properties are prime and which are not. They also know what items are great for short-term investments and which ones will work well for long-term investments.

Scam and Harassment Protection

Plunging into the market all by yourself will expose you to the worst scammers there. It will be impossible for you to get a fair deal from these unscrupulous elements because they know far more about how the market works than you do. You should only venture into that jungle with a scrupulous and efficient agent by your side. He knows all the dirty tricks other agents are up to and can protect your interests from them.

The only way to protect yourself from these sharks is to hire the services of good real estate agents.

Sofia Coraines is a contributing writer for a Mississauga Re/Max Real Estate Agent. For more related articles about the Mississauga Real Estate, Port Credit Real Estate and Lorne Park Real Estate, please visit Real Estate Articles.

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Coraines, Sofia "Are You Buying Or Selling Property? Enlist The Help Of A Real Estate Agent." Are You Buying Or Selling Property? Enlist The Help Of A Real Estate Agent. 22 Aug. 2010. 10 Apr 2015 <>.

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