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Should you hire a Real Estate Agent in the age of the Internet?? Top 8 Reasons you Should!

With so much information readily available online, consumers sometimes believe, they can buy or sell their home through the Internet or regular marketing and advertising channels without representation. Some take this strategy and do OK; many do NOT! So, if you've wondered the same thing, here are the top reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional real estate agent.  Also, in this crazy 2021 market it is even more important to have representation to help guide you through the process on either side of the transaction.

Top reasons you should hire not only a Real Estate agent but a Farrelly Realty Group Agent!

  1. Education and Experience

You don't need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire an FRG agent.   You are hiring a real estate professional who does. Henry Ford once said that when you hire people who are smarter than you are, it proves you are smarter than they are. The trick is to find the right person!  At FRG our motto is “Your Roots are Our Foundation”.   We realize that buying or selling your home is the biggest financial transaction you will go through in your life time and we will make sure it is done with your best interests at heart throughout the entire process.  Our team of experts are licensed MA and NH real estate professionals that are not only committed to serving you with honesty, integrity and respect but showing you “The Farrelly Way”.

  1. Agents will be a buffer

FRG Agents take the spam out of your property showings and visits. Our FRG App is a LOCAL search tool that provides high power search functionality with private non-internet tracking!   If you're a buyer, your FRG agent will also keep other agents at bay, preventing them from clogging up your email and taking up your time with endless calls.  If you're a seller, your agent will filter all those phone calls that lead to nowhere from lookie loos and try to induce serious buyers to write an offer immediately.  They can schedule and access every home on the market – and even some that aren’t yet! We also use cutting edge marketing techniques to reach a large net of buyers so your home is sold at the best price in the least amount of time.

  1. Neighborhood Knowledge

As the saying goes, all real estate is local and we are as local as they come!  FRG agents possess intimate knowledge and know where to find the industry buzz about your neighborhood. They can identify comparable sales and hand these facts to you, in addition to pointing you in the direction where you can find more data on schools, crime or demographics. Our website is a another useful tool to get all the LOCAL real estate information you need from current listings to neighborhood and North of Boston town information.  For example, you may know that a home down the street was on the market for $350,000, but an FRG agent will know it had upgrades and sold at $285,000 after 65 days on the market and after twice falling out of escrow.

 

  1. Price Guidance

Contrary to what some people believe, agents do not select prices for sellers or buyers. However, an FRG agent will help to guide clients to make the right choices for themselves.  Then based on market supply, demand and the conditions, the FRG agent will devise a selling strategy.

  1. Market condition Information

Our FRG 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.

  1. Professional Networking

FRG agents network with other top notch professionals, many of whom provide services that you will need to buy or sell. Due to legal liability, agents may not recommend a certain individual or company over another, but they do know which vendors have a reputation for efficiency, competency, and competitive pricing. FRG 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. Please visit our preferred vendor page for the FRG professional Network.  We also have a Trusted Partner Program within the local community where we have established relationships with vendors that provide services homeowners will need and can guarantee 5 star treatment for our clients.  

  1. Negotiating skills and confidentiality

Top producing agents like our FRG team negotiate well because, unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction. It's part of their job description. Good agents are not messengers, delivering buyer's offers to sellers and vice versa. They are professionals who are trained to present their client's case in the best light and agree to hold client information confidential from competing interests.

  1. Handling volumes of paperwork

One-page deposit receipts were prevalent in the early 1970s but today's purchase agreements run ten pages or more.  At FRG we have the latest technologies so that entire transactions can be handled electronically, thus saving our clients a lot of their valuable time.

 

Please call us for an informational consultation.  We would love to sit down with you and come up with your own personal buying or selling plan!  (978)664-3700.

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