You want to move. You’re either thinking of buying a new home, or selling your old home, or both. You’ve considered your approach to the situation and you’re presently unsure of whether or not, a real estate agent is appropriate or necessary for your desired transition. In most cases, the answer is yes. Here are several reasons why having a real estate agent on your side will make the process move along much easier than going it alone

The Information

Finding a new home or selling your current home can be an exhausting task, especially for someone whom is inexperienced in real estate. By the time you’ve found a house you like, the process of even being considered for a bid can have you throwing in the towel before the “real” endeavor has even begun. A real estate agent can locate homes which pertain to your criteria, loan type, and budget. They’re also skilled in discovering information which can be otherwise hidden, like the home’s history or crucial pieces of information related to the neighborhood you’re thinking of living in. While it isn’t impossible to learn the facts and figures, an experienced agent can make the whole process continue on a much smoother note.

The Paperwork

Some people manage just fine when it comes to finding the home of their dreams, or listing their current home for sale. It all feels like fun and games until the mountain of paperwork comes along, and then even the most confident and independent buyer or seller starts to waver. Paperwork, especially stacks of it loaded with legal jargon, can be intimidating for potential home buyers and sellers. A real estate agent is trained to understand the documents which come along with real estate transactions.

The Security

Knowing that you have a professional whom is on your side, comes as an immense relief when the transaction you’re attempting to make becomes complicated. A good agent will be able to provide valuable advice as well as preparing you for expenses which you were not initially aware of. An agent is a vast reservoir of useful information and having this information at your disposal can mean the difference between a good investment and a big mistake. Having a fellow human being available to answer questions and provide advice based on experience can shed a lot of light on what could otherwise be a lonely, unsure voyage.

The Time

Perhaps the most valuable thing a real estate agent can provide a buyer or seller is time. Think about it. Saved time is one of the most appreciated things we can receive. It’s a resource that we can’t get back once it’s spent, and a real estate agent can truly save a lot of time. With their experience, they’re able to traverse the process better than an untested individual can. An agent is able to plan a route, predict issues which may arise, and come up with a solution to keep your journey on the right path.

So, whether you’re buying or selling, for the first time or the fifth, carefully weigh the pros and cons of having an experienced real estate agent at your side. The decision may very well make or break the experience you have as a result.

Want more information? I’m Edwena Potter with the DFW Real Estate Team. I’m here to help you with all of your real estate needs. Please visit my website for current listings, call me at (469) 616-0561 or email me at

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