The human connection.
Zillow, Trulia, Realtor.com and all the other online websites for searching homes, have helped home buyers find properties faster and easier. But what they don’t provide is someone to talk to.
Buying or selling a house is one of the biggest transactions most people will complete in their lives.
Quality real estate agents can help you above and beyond the online searches in the following ways:
- Help negotiate prices and terms
- Provide expert local advice
- Guide buyers and sellers through the many obstacles in home ownership
Online searches are great places to start your home search or even when selling your home. Be careful though, most sites don’t have the most up-to-date information. Here are some things to look out for:
- Outdated information
Houses come and go all the time and many real estate websites don’t offer the most up-to-date information. Buyers often waste their time looking at houses that are already in contract with another buyer.
- Home values are estimated
Estimates usually don’t take into account the different neighborhoods, conditions or other criteria when providing a value.
A real estate agent can provide you the most accurate and up-to-date information available.