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Why homebuyers need an expert agent by their side

Mark Marzeott

The process of buying a home can feel a bit intimidating, even under normal circumstances. And today’s market is not normal. There continues to be a very limited number of homes for sale, and that’s creating bidding wars and driving home prices back up as buyers compete over the available homes.
Navigating all of this can be difficult if you’re trying to do it alone. That’s why having a skilled expert to guide you through the home buying process is super important, especially today. Advice and guidance from a professional real estate agent can be invaluable, especially during a hot or unpredictable housing market.
Here are just a few of the ways a REALTOR, or real estate expert, makes a big difference: 
Experience. We know the ins and outs of what’s happening today, how it impacts buyers, and how to manage any hurdles that may pop up.
Education. Knowledge is power when it comes to buying a home. We will simply and effectively explain market conditions and translate what they mean for you so you can feel confident in your decision. 
Negotiations. We advocate for your best interests. Having an expert on your side provides assistance with the written offer and purchase agreement. We also help you negotiate potential seller concessions if the inspection reveals issues with the home.  
Contracts. We guide you through the disclosures and contracts necessary in today’s heavily regulated environment. 
Pricing. Making an offer and negotiating with a seller can be one of the most difficult and stressful parts of the home-buying process. We will help you understand what similar homes are selling for so you have the full picture of what you may want to offer.
All of these reasons combined may be why 86% of recent buyers used an agent according to the latest Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). NAR also has this to say about why an agent is so essential today: 
“A great real estate agent will guide you through the home search with an unbiased eye, helping you meet your buying objectives while staying within your budget. Agents are also a great source when you have questions about local amenities, utilities, zoning rules, contractors, and more.” 
What’s the key to choosing the right expert? It starts with trust. You’ll want to know you can trust the advice they’re giving you, so you need to make sure you’re connected with a true professional. No one can provide perfect advice because it’s impossible to know exactly what’s going to happen at every turn, especially in today’s market. But a true professional like the Marzeotti Group can give you the best possible advice based on the information and situation at hand. 
We will help advocate for you throughout the process and coach you on the essential knowledge you need to make confident decisions. That’s exactly what you want and deserve. It’s critical to have an expert on your side who is skilled in navigating today’s housing market. If you’re planning to buy a home this year, connect with a member of The Marzeotti Group or another trusted real estate advisor who will give you the best advice and guide you along the way.