The real estate agent you use to help you buy or sell your home can make a huge difference in the overall process. By choosing the right realtor, you can feel much more confident that you have found the right property for your family and that you have received the best deal possible when selling your home. However, should you work with the same realtor when buying and selling your property?
At The Cory Jones Team, we can handle both the buying and selling process, helping you find the best property for your needs and managing your home sale simultaneously. Check out the benefits of working with the same realtor when buying and selling your property.
Working with one agent can streamline communication
When you're working with different buying and selling agents, you may find yourself going back and forth with a lot of different communication. Did you tell your buying agent that your sellers need more time to close on the home, requiring you to wait longer before you can sign the contract on your new property?
There are a lot of complex issues that can go into buying and selling a home. Working with one real estate agent can help streamline communication and ensure that you feel more confident about the whole process.
When you work with one agent, you can more successfully coordinate closings
Often, it's important to coordinate the closing on the property you're selling and the property that you're buying. You may need to close on your existing property so that you can use those funds for your new property. Or, you may need to ensure the closing on the new house before selling the old one so as not to remain in limbo for several days while you wait to move in. Your move-in priorities may vary depending on your budget and your family's specific needs.
However, if you have to deal with different buying and selling agents, you may find it much more difficult to coordinate those needs. Not only that, you may spend more time on unnecessary paperwork or have to go through more meetings with your realtors before you can complete the property purchase.
When you use the same agent for both buying and selling, on the other hand, you can often streamline and coordinate the home buying and selling process so that it creates less overall inconvenience.
Working with one agent may help you cut some of your costs.
A single buying and selling agent may help streamline many of the costs associated with your move. In many cases, a single buying and selling agent will offer some type of discount on their services, so that you will ultimately end up spending less on your real estate transaction.
Furthermore, a single agent will have a better overall feel for your financial needs and may be able to adapt some fee structures accordingly.
Saving money can make your real estate transactions easier. Real estate transactions are often major purchases. With just one agent, you can cut down on some of your fees and streamline the process, which may help make the financial part of the process easier.
When you choose an agent that makes you feel confident, you can feel better about the entire real estate transaction
Choosing a real estate agent is often a major part of the buying and selling process. Sometimes, however, you may end up with a buying agent that makes you feel much more confident than the selling agent, or vice versa. Before you choose a real estate agent to either buy or sell your property, it's important to research and ask the questions you need to ask to improve your confidence level in the entire process.
When you choose one real estate agent to handle both sides of the transaction, you will work very closely with that agent. The agent will get to know you better and have a better feel for your overall needs. As a result, in many cases, you will have a higher level of confidence in the transaction as a whole and in the real estate agent specifically. You may, therefore, feel better prepared to trust the real estate agent's judgment when it comes to the offers you receive on your home (and its approximate value), the properties you view, and even your potential financing options.
A single real estate agent will get to know you better
When you choose a single real estate agent to coordinate both buying and selling your home, that agent will have the chance to get to know you better. A real estate agent who is working with you to sell your existing property will have the chance to explore what it is that you love about that property. They'll get to see it in person and walk through it with you, which can, in many cases, give them a better vision of what you might be looking for in your new home.
They'll also have a better, more visual view of what your baseline looks like when you say, for example, that you're looking for a property with a more spacious backyard or one that has more storage space. As a result, the real estate agent will be able to better sort through properties that you might want to view based on a more solid understanding of your existing property.
Working with the same real estate agent for both buying and selling also means that you will naturally work more closely with the real estate agent in general, which means that the agent will likely get to know you better over time. A real estate who works with you on buying and selling a property may get a better feel for the style of home you're most likely to appreciate or the little details that could make or break property in your eyes.
Working with a single real estate agent can help reduce your stress
For many people, moving is incredibly stressful. Not only do you have to worry about finding the perfect property, but you also need to get the ideal price for your existing property—and in many cases, the deal on your current property can make or break your new home purchase. Not only that, you have to worry about the timing. What will you do with your possessions, which you must pack up and plan to move if the timing of the two moves doesn't pan out?
While a real estate agent cannot solve all your worries, you may find it much less stressful to work with a single real estate agent as you manage your real estate transaction. When you work with a single real estate agent, that agent can solve many of your worries and help provide you with access to the solutions you need as you navigate your move.
Should you always use the same real estate agent for buying and selling?
Are you looking for houses for sale in St. Charles, IL, but moving from Minnesota? Do you need to find new homes in South Elgin, IL, from New Jersey? The longer your move will be, the greater the likelihood you will need to use a different real estate agent to buy and sell your home. When buying a new property, you need to work with a real estate agent who knows the local area; and of course, you need a real estate agent in your current area to help ensure that your home is marketed to people who are looking to buy in that area. By working with a real estate agent who knows each local area, you may better manage both buying and selling your property effectively.
On the other hand, if you're moving within the same general local area, you may find that one real estate agent can do it all—and that it offers many advantages.
Are you ready to move?
If you're getting ready to move, you need a real estate agent to help manage both your existing home sale and your new home purchase—and using the same agent for both buying and selling can help streamline the process and help you feel more confident about your sale. Contact the Cory Jones Team today to get started!