6 Reason to use a Real Estate Agent
Buyers and Sellers should find an experienced, trustworthy Real Estate Agent and let them guide you through the land closing process in Utah.
A Realtor is your best friend during this process and will walk you through it from beginning to end. They will help you avoid many of the pitfalls and problems that arise when buying land.
Sellers are also usually better using a Real Estate Professional. There are many possible problems with a sale and the agent can work through most of these.
The Real Estate Agent May Be Free!
The Real Estate Agent is paid a commission from the sale of the property. The commission is paid by the seller so buyers use a realtor for free.
Buyers don’t have to use the realtor who listed and advertises the property. Choose the realtor you want, the payment will be worked out between the two realtors, and you will have the realtors services for free.
Will Help You Find The Right Property
A Real Estate Agent has access to the local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) which lists all the property for sale by realtors in the area. Using the MLS the realtor can find properties that meet the buyers criteria and take you to those properties.
Many MLS’s are now listed on Realtor.com, where anyone can view them, but the realtor is an expert at using this information to find the land you are looking for. When selling the agents access to the MLS allows your property to be seen by many potential buyers.
Will Do the Work For You
The Real Estate Agent will do most of the work involved in finding and purchasing property, and finding buyers. A real estate purchase transaction is a complicated procedure which involves many details as well as many people. In most cases the transaction will be easier and much smoother if a realtor is involved in the process.
Will Help You Pay a Fair Price
One problem for buyers is paying too much for land. It is difficult to know what the land is really worth. Because Realtors deal with many parcels of land they know approximately what a specific parcel of land is worth.
In my line of work I have observed those who use a realtor usually buy land at a fair price. Keep in mind the realtor who listed a parcel of land has an obligation to sell for the highest price since they represent the seller.
Will Show You The Property
The Realtor knows the local area and will help you find the land you are looking for. Looking for land may involve driving down back roads without directions or street signs. The realtor will take you to the properties you want to look at, and the areas you want to look in.
Often a piece of land does not have an address or directions. Sometimes you will need to read legal descriptions and topographical maps. The realtor has experience in reading these and can take you right to the property, and show you the property boundaries.
Will Help You Avoid Many Problems
Using a Real Estate Agent will help you avoid many of the problems experienced in land transaction. Many of these problems don’t arise until after the purchase.
There are many possible problems, too many to mention, but include such things as: road issues, water rights, mineral rights, etc. Save yourself from many problems and use an experienced, trustworthy realtor.