With so much information available online now, some may wonder, "Why should I hire a real estate agent?" For some people this strategy works out OK, but for many, it doesn’t end well. Here are the top 7 reasons why you should consider hiring a professional.

1. Education & Experience

You don't need to know everything about buying and selling real estate if you hire a real estate agent who does.

2. Agents Are Buffers

Agents take the spam out of your property showings and visits. If you're a seller, your agent will filter all those phone calls that lead to nowhere and try to induce serious buyers to write an offer immediately.

3. Neighborhood Knowledge

Agents possess intimate knowledge about your neighborhood. They can identify comparable sales and hand these facts to you.

4. Price Guidance

Agents will ask buyers to weigh all the data supplied to them and to choose a price. Then based on market supply, demand and the conditions, the agent will devise a negotiation strategy.

5. Market Conditions Information

Agents can disclose market conditions, which will govern your selling or buying process. Many factors determine how you will proceed.

6. Negotiation Skills & Confidentiality

Top producing agents negotiate well because, unlike most buyers and sellers, they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the transaction. They are also experienced.

7. Develop Relationships for Future Business

The basis for an agent's success and continued career in real estate is referrals.

This last point really hits home for us. We always work hard to make certain that our clients are happy and satisfied. We do our best because we are forging lifelong relationships with our customers and hope to work with them again in the future.