8 Reasons You Should Never Buy or Sell a Home without an Agent

15/03/2016


It’s a nice day. You’ve just brewed your coffee and opened your laptop to check out the latest home listings before you hit the market.

You’re loving this real estate thing, and you think you’re doing pretty well after all, any info you might need is at your fingertips online, right? That and your own sterling judgment.

Oh, dear home buyer (or seller!)  We know you can do it on your own. But you really, really shouldn’t. This is likely the biggest financial decision of your entire life, and you need one of our professional agents if you want to do it right. Here’s why.

1. They have loads of expertise

Real estate has its own language, full of acronyms and semi-arcane jargon, and our agents are trained to speak that language fluently.

Plus, buying or selling a home usually requires dozens of forms, reports, disclosures, legal procedures and other technical documents. Our agents have the expertise to help you prepare a killer deal while avoiding delays or costly mistakes that can seriously mess you up.

2. They have turbocharged searching power

The Internet is awesome. You can find almost anything—anything! And with online real estate listing sites, you can find up-to-date home listings on your own, any time you want. But guess what? Our agents have access to even more listings. Sometimes properties are available but not actively advertised or even online since only 20% of properties in Lebanon are advertised online. Our agents can help you find those hidden gems and let you access to more than 4850 properties listed in our offices.

Plus, our agents are going to know the search area way better than you ever could. Have your eye on a particular neighborhood, but it’s just out of your price range? Gebeily Real-Estate agents are equipped to know the ins and outs of every neighborhood in Metn, so we can direct you toward a home in your price range that you may have overlooked.

3. They have bullish negotiating chops

Any time you buy or sell a home, you’re going to encounter negotiations and as today’s housing market heats up, those negotiations are more likely than ever to get a little heated.

You can expect lots of competition, cutthroat tactics, all-cash offers, and bidding wars. Don’t you want a savvy and professional negotiator on your side to seal the best deal for you?

And it’s not just about how much money you end up spending or netting. Our agents will help draw up a purchase agreement that allows enough time for inspections, contingencies, and anything else that’s crucial to your particular needs.

4. They’re connected to everyone

Our agents might not know everything, but they make it their mission to know just about everyone who can possibly help in the process of buying or selling a home. Banks, real estate attorneys, home inspectors, home stagers, and interior designers the list goes on and they’re all in our company network. So use them.

5. They adhere to a strict code of ethics

Not every real estate agent is a Realtor, who is a licensed as a real estate agent who belongs to the National Association of Realtors®, the largest trade group in the world… we are!

We are registered under the registration # 061236992 as well as a part of the real estate syndicate of Lebanon under the registration # 1108.

What difference does it make? Our agents are held to a higher ethical standard than regular agents and must adhere to a Code of Ethics.


6. They’re trained and certified

 

Our Real-Estate agents are highly trained and certified by the top universities in Lebanon (AUB, USJ) in the real estate business and as Gebeily Real-Estate insists that each agent should attend a minimum of 7 workshops and seminars during the year in order to assist you better.

 

7. Why us?

As you know Gebeily Real-Estate has been in the market since 2009 working in different market stages, being in charge of visiting, marketing, showing, pricing and staging thousands of properties to assist and consult thousands of clients finding their ideal property.

 

8. They’re your sage parent/data analyst/therapist all rolled into one

The thing about our agents: They wear a lot of different hats. Sure, they’re salespeople, but they actually do a whole heck of a lot to earn their commission. They’re constantly driving around, checking out listings for you. They spend money on marketing your home (if you’re selling). They’re researching comps to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

And, of course, they’re working for you at nearly all hours of the day and night whether you need more info on a home or just someone to talk to in order to feel at ease with the offer you just put in. This is the biggest financial (and possibly emotional) decision of your life, and guiding you through it isn’t a responsibility our agents take lightly.

After mentioning all of the above are you still wondering if you must work with one of our agents or by yourself!!

 

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