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Why Should I hire a Real Estate Agent, St Petersburg Home Inspector.

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Why Should I hire a Real Estate Agent ?

With so much information already available online, clients sometimes ask , “Why should we hire a Real Estate Agent ?” They wonder, and rightfully so, if they couldn’t buy or sell a home through the Internet or through regular marketing and advertising channels without representation, without a a real estate agent. If you’ve wondered the same thing, here are 10 reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional real estate agent.

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Education and Experience.

You don’t need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate professional who does. For the most part, they all cost roughly the same. Why not hire a person with more education and experience than you? If you decide to do so you will have more time to focus on what you want and let them worry about all the paperwork, loans, home inspections needed to get your new home.

Market Conditions Information

Real estate agents can disclose market conditions, which will govern your selling or buying process. Many factors determine how you will proceed. Data such as the average per square foot cost of similar homes, median and average sales prices, average days on market and ratios of list-to-sold prices, among other criteria, will have a huge bearing on what you ultimately decide to do.

Professional Networking

Real estate agents network with other professionals, many of whom provide services that you will need to buy or sell. Due to legal liability, many agents will hesitate to recommend a certain individual or company over another, but they do know which vendors have a reputation for efficiency, competency and competitive pricing. Agents can, however, give you a list of references with whom they have worked and provide background information to help you make a wise selection.

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Handling Volumes of Paperwork

Today’s purchase agreements run 10 pages or more. That does not include the federal- and state-mandated disclosures nor disclosures dictated by local custom. Most real estate files average thicknesses from one to three inches of paper. One tiny mistake or omission could land you in court or cost you thousands. In some states, lawyers handle the disclosures, thank goodness!

Hiring the best Home Inspector Before Closing. St Petersburg Home Inspector.

As you may know by now before you decide on closing on a home you should hire an Affordable Home Inspector, they will let you know what could go wrong with your new home and also give you a piece of mind before you get into a nightmare, A Home Inspector will check your Foundation, Electrical, Plumbing, Roof, leaks, termites, mold etc…

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Answer Questions After Closing

Even the smoothest transactions that close without complications can come back to haunt. For example, taxing authorities that collect property tax assessments, doc stamps or transfer tax can fall months behind and mix up invoices, but one call to your agent can straighten out the confusion. Many questions can pop up that were overlooked in the excitement of closing. Good agents stand by ready to assist.

If you need a Home Inspection please Call us for a Free Quote at 727-224-0837 and Remember we service the following areas

Hudson, West Chase, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs,  Safety Harbor, Clearwater and surrounding areas.

Mike Potts

Mike Potts

After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in structural engineering, Mike moved to Tampa Bay and soon discovered a need in the community for trained, professional inspectors. Using his training in the field, Mike established Affordable Inspections, Inc. in 1992 and began offering his services to the public – inspecting commercial and residential properties. Taking on not just inspections, but full-on construction projects, Mike made a name for himself as an expert in structural engineering and worked on large commercial buildings in Tampa Bay and Clearwater.