Working with a Real Estate agent is a no brainer because they will take a huge load off of your shoulders to ensure the process runs smoothly and that you are getting exactly what you’re looking for. We break down some of the services that a Real Estate agent can bring to the table, and why choosing Pierre Carapetian Group is the right choice for you.
1. Guidance – Experience and Education
When choosing a Real Estate agent to help with the process of buying a home, it is important to look at their experience to ensure you are in the right hands. If you are looking for something specific, a Real Estate agent can help you find a property that will fit your needs. An agent will educate you on your desired neighbourhood by informing you about the neighbourhood ins and outs, and other important things you may otherwise not be aware of. An agent will also be able to guide you to which specific areas in that neighbourhood are more premium than others. If you have narrowed down your search to multiple neighbourhoods an agent will be able to tell you which areas appreciate faster than others. A Real Estate agent will do a comparative market analysis prior to putting in an offer on the property. Being able to interpret comparable properties in the area you are looking in is a skill set that comes with years of experience. If you are looking to sell your property, an agent will use their experience to help you choose the correct price point based on the current market conditions. Refer to the ‘Price Guidance” section for more information.
2. Property Marketing
You cannot expect to simply list a home on a website and have offers come flooding in. A good Real Estate agent will be able to market your property effectively so that it pulls in the right buyers to get top dollar. It is a Real Estate agent’s job to market your home to its maximum potential. When you are working with a Real Estate agent you will not have to deal with people who are unsure of what they are looking for. Working with a professional will ensure that the entire process is smooth for you from getting the property ready to market all the way up to your closing date. From a buyer’s perspective, an agent will listen to your needs and take you to homes that you are looking for instead of wasting your time looking at properties that are not a perfect match. When it comes to buying, it is a long process and an agent will be able to answer all important questions and educate you on things you should be aware of. There are different processes for buying in different markets whether it be a freehold or a condo, and your agent will be sure to educate you on any and all hidden costs.
3. Price Guidance and Superior Negotiating Skills
When you are looking as a buyer, a Real Estate agent will help you purchase the property at the best price possible by guiding you correctly. If you are looking to sell, the agent will help you determine the proper listing price so you can get top dollar without overpricing your property. The seller may have something unique that is specific to their property and the agent will know if it is something you can charge a premium for. Agents will also evaluate disadvantageous factors when determining the listing price such as if your property backs onto a highway, or if there is a feature that will reduce the desirability and thus the listing price. Every seller wants their property to be worth more money and because your agent does not have an emotional connection to your property, they will be able to accurately determine the true market value. In a seller’s market there is more demand than supply which means you could be in multiple offers and your agent will have to be a pro at navigating this type of negotiation. In a buyer’s market there is more supply than buyers, and buyers usually have more negotiating power as the market is softer. It is important to understand the market you are buying or selling in, and your Real Estate agent will guide you correctly and negotiate accordingly based on the market conditions and the specific property in question.
4. Complicated Paperwork
When you are buying or selling a property, tackling the paperwork is not an easy job. Mistakes can be made which could be very costly both monetarily and by law. Hiring a Real Estate agent lifts this weight from your shoulders and passes all responsibility off to the agent. Your agent will ensure that everything is completed correctly and timely. Another important factor to consider is that laws and regulations change, and agents will know the most up to date rules and regulations as well as the correct paperwork as they handle hundreds of transactions over the course of their career.
Listing a property with a Real Estate agent will undoubtedly increase exposure of your property. Agents will have access to a larger database of prospective buyers which means your property will get more attention. Agents will ensure that you get the most traffic by marketing your property effectively to the right buyers.
6. Emotional help
As you navigate through the home buying process it can be very emotional. If you let these emotions get the best of you, you may make a number of common homebuyer mistakes. A Real Estate agent will help take weight off of your shoulders by narrowing down your must-haves to help you find a property that is perfect for you. It can be an extremely stressful process if you do not have help. You may love a property that is flawed in ways and will be costly down the road, but you may not see these flaws outright while a real estate agent will. Your agent will be upfront with you about all the pros and cons of the property even if you may not want to hear it. A Real Estate agent is bound by law to act in a buyer and seller’s best interest.
7. Viewing Properties
It is important to make sure that people who are coming to view your home are actually potential buyers for your home, not just people who are looking in the area or are looking to compare the price of similar homes. Using a Real Estate agent to book listings for you is a guarantee that they are bringing in perspective buyers. When you are looking to buy, using an agent is beneficial because they will only show you homes that fit your needs. Most agents know which types of properties may work for the buyer from experience. This can save you tons of wasted time doing research and the process will move much quicker.
Why Choose Us? – Reasons that Set us Apart from the Rest
Buying or selling a home can be an extremely stressful situation because of the heavy learning curve. At Pierre Carapetian Group we strive to deliver a stress-free and positive experience. We are a luxury brokerage and our services are geared towards those individuals who want the best representation by their side. With 15 years of selling nearly 100 properties per year, the experience we have can’t be duplicated. Also, as an avid investor, Pierre knows from first-hand experience what to buy and what not to buy. We offer fact-based advice meaning that anything we recommend is backed by facts and precedent not by emotion.
These are Some of the Services we Provide:
Before our staging designers work their magic, there are a lot of details to take care of that go unnoticed. We have an entire team of professionals that make sure your property is ready for its debut. We make sure any repairs – from screen doors to dishwashers – are working their best; that the walls have been cleaned and, if they need it, get a fresh coat of paint. To make sure your property is bright and inviting we ensure all windows are cleaned and that every last light bulb is ready to shine.
Staging – Valued at Over $5,000
When you are listing your home, we offer a complimentary staging service for our clients. We’ll transform your space with our selection of stunning contemporary furniture and decor. The space is designed for buyers to easily flow from one room to the next. We have had multiple properties sell over asking because of this service alone. Refer to this article for why staging automatically increases property value. View our home staging gallery here.
After your property has been staged, we have a professional photographer come in and take pictures for your listing. By decluttering and adding lighting, our goal is to accentuate the space’s key features through thoughtful home staging and offering buyers a place they can envision themselves living in.
As you can see, there are many factors related to buying and selling that may have never crossed your mind. A Real Estate agent will guide you through the process and provide you with knowledge that can only be attained through years of experience, ensuring that each decision you make is a good one.