Buying or Selling? Why you really DO need an agent.

Buying or Selling?

Thinking of buying or selling your home? This is one of the largest transactions you will complete in your lifetime, it’s important to get it "right".  A real estate agent can help you do this. These are some of the reasons why:

  • Expertise: Dealing with a real estate transaction can be overwhelming and stressful for you, but for them it's their day job. Agents are familiar with the process, and are more apt to know if things are moving along smoothly, or if something has been missed. They are also more prepared to find a solution in the event of an issue.

  • Impartial perspective: They are familiar with the market and the area and are able to provide you with a realistic price for either buying or selling a home. Homes that are overpriced sit on the market, and if you underprice your home you are losing money. They may also make more effective negotiators for this reason.

  • Listings & Staging: They have experience showing properties in their best light, such as staging, professional photos and often virtual tours. Their listings also have vastly more exposure. On the flip side of that, when you are buying they will be able to spot "red flags" about a potential home that you may have missed.

  • Scheduling: They will do the research, correspondence and set up times to view or show homes. These things can be very time consuming. Having an agent can drastically cut down the interruptions to your schedule.

  • Professional Network: Agents are also part of a large network of local real estate professionals. This is invaluable when you are trying to sell your home, or looking for one to buy.

Bottom line: buying or selling your home can be stressful; let your team of professionals make the experience a positive one. 

 If you have any questions about buying and selling you can call us at (902) 826-3070 or email us at to set up a meeting with one of our lawyers at our Tantallon law firm. You can also schedule a no commitment Issue Review Consult for $100+HST where you have the opportunity to explain your situation to a lawyer and get basic advice before deciding whether or not you'd like to retain us.  

By: Briana C. O’Grady, J.D. – Associate Lawyer

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