With a wealth of online resources, a growing “for sale by owner” market, and countless cable TV shows on the subject of real estate, it’s not surprising that some home buyers consider a “do it yourself” approach when purchasing a new home.
But for most, a real estate professional is an indispensable partner in the home buying process. While buyers today are more educated about real estate than ever before, all the research in the world can’t match an experienced agent’s “in the trenches” understanding of what’s happening in the market today. Without the pavement pounding and advance scouting an agent does on your behalf, you might wind up overpaying for a home or losing out on the home of your dreams.
Also, unlike a parent, spouse, partner or best friend, an agent can give you a completely objective and professional opinion of the properties you are considering.
If nothing else, keep in mind that an agent is compensated by the seller. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by tapping the expertise of an agent. And from the moment you select an John R. Wood agent until the day you move in, our team will be working for you.