A real estate salesperson is more than just a “salesperson.” They act on your behalf as your agent, providing you with advice and guidance. Their job mainly consists of helping you buy or sell a home.
The Internet has opened up a world of information that wasn’t previously available to homebuyers and sellers. The data on listings available for sale is almost current – but not quite. There are times when you need the most current information about what has sold or is for sale, and an agent has updated information.
If you’re selling a home, you gain access to the most buyers by being listed in the Multiple Listing Service. Only a licensed real estate agent who is a member of your local MLS can get you listed there – which then gets you automatically listed on some of the major real estate websites. If you’re buying or selling a home, the MLS is your agent’s best tool.
The real estate agent is becoming more of a “guide” than a “salesperson” — your personal representative in buying or selling a home. Professional advice you can count on will help you throughout the process.