9 Reasons You Need a Real Estate Agent

Whether you're buying or selling a home in Charlotte, or the Charlotte Metro area a Realtor® is a must. There are so many good reasons to go into this massive financial transaction with an expert by your side, and while you may be able to do it yourself, this type of transaction should never be treated as a DIY project.

Ask yourself: Are you well-versed in real estate law? Do you understand any recent changes to the laws impacting real estate? Are you familiar with homeowner's associations in the area? Do you know the Charlotte Communities like the back of your hand?

Unless you answered YES to all of these questions, you NEED a Realtor®. Here are several great reasons why you should always hire a Realtor® when buying or selling a home.


For most people, buying or selling a home is one of the largest financial transactions of their life. Hiring an expert to ensure the "t's" are crossed and the "i's" are dotted is just smart. Without an expert by your side, a small mistake could end up costing you thousands of dollars.


We all like to think we are great negotiators, but you probably don't negotiate for a living. Realtor's ® negotiate real estate deals every single week and they know exactly what to expect. They also know a bad deal when they see it.

Selling and buying real estate comes with plenty of challenges. One of the main challenges is making sure you can get the right deal. Negotiating is vital to a good real estate deal and you need an expert: Someone who is informed about current market values and trends. 

A skilled Realtor® will not only negotiate the price, but also the terms of the deal. There are several things that go into a real estate deal and the negotiations are not just about price. Repairs, closing costs, fees and more, factor into the final amount that doesn’t always match the sticker price.  Make sure you have the right Realtor® on your side to ensure you get a deal you're happy with.


Sure, you can hop online and search for a home that's on the market pretty easily. However, not every home that's up for sale is found online. Some sellers don't want their property to be listed online because of privacy concerns. When the listing isn't found online, if you don't have a good real estate agent, you won't know about it.

Agents have better access to the actual list of properties for sale in comparison to what you will find online. With their eyes always open for new and exciting properties, your Realtor® will alert you to that perfect home that matches your needs as soon as they hit the market and get you in for a viewing before it’s too late. 


When you're selling a home, you need an expert marketer. Just putting a sign in the yard, a classified ad in the paper and posting your home to Facebook isn't going to get it sold. It's an agent’s business to know homes and know what sells them.

Professional high definition images of your property, immersive virtual home tour videos, VR tour options (such as Matterport), and virtual showings/open houses are all exclusive services that can be provided by your agent.

With an agent handling the sale, you'll be able to list the home on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), which means it will spread all across the online world. In addition, real estate agents already have a list of buyers they can market directly to through a newsletter, phone call or post on social media.

Selling your home can be very stressful and marketing it on your own is a huge undertaking. Your agent will help out by holding open houses, listing your home on their website, putting the home all over social media and in many other ways. With the expert marketing advice of your Realtor® , you can get the home sold faster. 


Have you ever passed a home that's for sale by the owner and realized the sign has been in the yard for months? It's hard to sell a home on your own without the resources an agent provides. The National Association of Realtors® has shown that 82% of homes sold across the country are due to the contacts of the agent including family, friends, previous clients, and personal contacts.


Your Charlotte area real estate agent is more than just someone trying to find you a great home or sell your current home. They will be there to guide you through the paperwork and help to ensure everything is done correctly. Updates are made to contracts, disclosures and laws all the time and real estate agents have to attend continuing education classes every year. These classes ensure they are ready to help you navigate the home buying or home selling process.


Before you list your home for sale, a Realtor® can look at the home and give you tips to make it more appealing. They will know exactly what should be repaired or updated, how to stage the home and how to take the very best listing pictures. With so many buyers looking online first, it's important to have the most stunning pictures possible, digital curb appeal.


As you're selling your home, you'd be in charge of the open house and all showings if you take it on by yourself. Hiring a Realtor® means these become the duties of the Realtor®. They handle any open houses and showings for you, which means you don't have to worry.


When you're a buyer and you know what you need and want, an agent can step in and match you to the best properties on the market for you. They can also see things you may not see, such as issues or potential. Your Realtor® will easily be able to narrow the list down to the right properties for you to look at so that you don't have to waste any time.

As a buyer or a seller, you need to hire a real estate agent. Without the right agent on your side, you may struggle to find the best property to buy or to get your home sold. However, when you hire a good Realtor®, you'll have someone there to make sure the process goes smoothly.


#1 By Kristofer Van Wagner at 2/11/2020 0:26 AM

My parents are relocating to a different state and are looking for a property. I like that you shared how property agents can help in finding us the perfect property. The next time I speak with my parents, I am suggesting to them to hire a property agent, especially when they can help point out potential concerns that we might not be able to see.

#2 By John Casais at 5/3/2020 1:23 AM

I am completely agree with this blog post, In Europe the people usually dont ask for a realtor helps when they try to purchase a ne property and that sometimes it triggers in big losses of money to the buyers. This is why this kind of content helps to the future buyers to concienciate how important is the role of a realtor in this transactions.

#3 By Melinda Hunter at 2/2/2021 6:48 AM

Thank You so much for sharing this helpful blog and tips

#4 By Max at 3/6/2021 -2:08 PM

I agree with you, I've seen people make expensive mistakes that could've been avoided if they hired an agent! Thanks for sharing.

#5 By Max at 3/28/2021 9:03 AM

I agree with you 100%, buying or selling a home is no joke. People should not gamble with this. Thanks for sharing.

#6 By kiran godse at 5/19/2021 6:02 AM

Thanks for sharing valuable information article with us

#7 By Simienteam at 7/30/2021 5:31 AM

That's how a real estate agent can help you with the whole buying & selling thing. Thanks for sharing ti!

#8 By real estate headhunters at 12/17/2021 3:26 AM

Nothing goes wrong if you have the right Real Estate Agent.

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