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5 Real Estate Secrets Most Agents Won’t Tell You

Rhonda Duffy

When you are buying or selling a home, it can be hard to navigate the details if you don’t have an experienced real estate agent by your side. Do you want to have the peace of mind to know that everything is going to work out right for your family? Then you need to make sure that you hire a trusted real estate agent to help with the transaction.

Some homeowners feel like they are in the dark because their agent doesn’t keep them informed. Here at DUFFY Realty, we want to keep you up-to-date with everything that is going on. Here are a few behind-the-scenes insights that can be beneficial for your real estate transaction:

1. You Don’t Have to Spend Thousands of Dollars on the Agent’s Commission

It is a myth that the real estate commission is always 6% of the transaction. Most real estate agents charge these fees, but the commissions are negotiable. At DUFFY Realty, we charge a simple flat fee cost for our real estate services. We want to help you save money so that resources can be used to create the perfect home life for your family.

2. Negotiation is Important

Buying a home isn’t a black-and-white transaction. It is inevitable that negotiation will happen over certain details of the purchase. These negotiations can be stressful for inexperienced home buyers. Don’t take it personally if the other party wants to negotiate. Instead, let your agent handle the communication for you.

3. It is a Waiting Game

The process of buying or selling a home can sometimes be a waiting game. Rushing the transaction could potentially result in problems. Your agent will work to keep things moving at the right pace. At the same time, an experienced agent will be cautious about speeding things along because they know that there are certain issues that need to be avoided.

4. Your House Need Some Work

Even though you are in love with your family home, and it has been a comfortable place to live, a good real estate agent won’t be shy about making recommendations before you sell. It is important that you set the right impression for potential home buyers. If it is needed, your real estate agent might recommend to clean up messy areas of the property or take steps to eliminate any funky smells.

5. Budget for Your Home Purchase

An experienced real estate agent will help you find the best home for your family, without going over your budget for the purchase. When you are ready to buy a home, it is essential that you talk with a financial professional for mortgage prequalification. Share this information with your agent so that you can find a property that meets your needs.

At DUFFY Realty, we want to help you be prepared as a home owner. If you have questions about buying a home, contact us anytime for more information: (678) 318-1700

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