Buyers

DO YOU REALLY NEED A REAL ESTATE AGENT TO REPRESENT YOU?


Despite the wealth of information at your disposal on the internet, the answer is a resounding “yes”. Having a real estate agent greatly simplifies a confusing process filled with negotiation, regulations, laws, and contracts that you may not have the time or knowledge to tackle. 

Think of it this way: when you go to an unfamiliar place, you could try to find your way around yourself, but your experience would be more fulfilling if you had a guide—someone who is familiar with the location to lend you their inside knowledge of the area.

Porch Light Real Estate Groups Agents are your personal guide through the home buying process. Our agents are more than someone to drive you around from property to property; we will know the answers to all your questions about the local area, including home values, taxes, utility costs, and school information. A good agent also has solid connections to lenders, inspectors, and other services buyers might need to close the deal. Your agent may even be knowledgeable about resources pertaining to special interests or needs, and if not, they can quickly gather the information for you.






What does An Agent Do?


The real estate professional you work with will be with you from the initial home search to moving day. Your agent will work diligently on your behalf to find the right home, at the right price and do so in a reasonable timeframe. 

Real estate agents are experienced not only in negotiation, but have extensive knowledge about real estate values, new home construction, and finding property for sale that matches your checklist of wants and needs. For buyers, this knowledge can be invaluable during the confusing process of shopping for a home, negotiating offers and navigating through all the details of a sales contract.

Here are some of the many things your real estate agent will handle:

  • Education: An agent can familiarize you with the processes involved in buying homes or land for sale if you’re thinking about building, as well as alert you to potential risks, help you determine how much house you can afford, explain alternative financing strategies, and provide tremendous moral support.
  • Advocacy: Our sales professionals can help you objectively evaluate an offer then work to negotiate a favorable contract. During the process, your agent will review the contract and obligations before you sign, explain how contingencies and release clauses work, and more.
  • Navigating a complex process: Something easy to overlook is the complexity and risks inherent in the process. In the many years that Porch Light Real Estate groups Agents have been practicing real estate, we are continually amazed at how quickly a seemingly simple transaction can grow legally complex and risky. When complex questions arise, a real estate professional can help you quickly locate licensed professionals whose services you may require, such as attorneys, home inspectors, engineers, surveyors, and lenders.
  • Process management:  Our agents can manage the entire transaction, including coordinating inspections, keeping in touch with the other real estate professionals involved, managing the documentation for the loan process, monitoring deadlines associated with contingencies, providing applicable paperwork, estimating closing costs, and helping prepare for a smooth and uneventful closing.

 

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 Sellers

 

When you’re looking for professional advice to help you negotiate the complexities of selling a home or commercial property, you’ve come to the right place. Porch Light Real Estate Group has the experience, dedication and strong communication you’ll receive here will help ensure the successful and profitable sale of your real estate:

1. The Local Advantage – Take advantage of a broad spectrum of technologies and tools to support the sale of your home from start to close.

2. Internet Advertising – Since the lion’s share of home buyers starts their search on the Internet, top placement on search engines is essential. You’ll gain access to placement on Google, and other websites. This will maximize your exposure and bring a large number of potential buyers to view information about your home.

3. Email Campaigns – It’s important to “work the network.” We can work together to identify the right people to target your home-and get in touch with them by email to drive excitement and interest.

4. Personal Touch – Of course, technology alone won’t sell your home. Face-to-face interaction provides the advantage to sell your home-and you won’t have to worry about a thing. The details will be handled with care and constant communication, to ensure the marketing and sale of your home go smoothly.

  Interested in selling?  Listing your home with us gives you exposure to over 40,000 monthly visitors via hundreds of websites. As a bonus, we also have an extensive social media marketing program unlike any other agent in the area. Want to know more? Give us a call or contact us here.

 

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