Selling Your Atlanta Home: Is a Real Estate Agent Needed?

Posted by Wendy G Brown on Jan 12, 2016 in Real Estate Tips

Venturing into the area of real estate as a buyer or seller without a real estate agent can be a territory full of unknowns for you.

While you'll want to consider your knowledge level in real estate before moving forward with the process, your real estate agent may be able to disseminate some of the details for you and make the moving process a little more straightforward. The following are a few ways a real estate agent will be able to assist you with their expertise and hopefully help you understand the process a little better.

Diving Into Legal Language

Whether you're buying or selling, it's very exciting to go through the final processes of a home sale, but a real estate agent can help you understand the legal jargon in the final agreement. The agreement may seem standard, but a real estate agent will be able to ensure that it serves your interests and does not indicate any additional fees or uncommon provisions.

If anything needs to be changed or updated, they'll be able to recommend changes to you so that you can avoid any issues that could be seen as a surprise. Many of the surprises come after all of the hard parts of selling your home and are usually experienced at the closing table as a result.

Insuring Your Title

The transferring of property from the hands of the buyer to the seller can be one of the last details of a property purchase, and a real estate agent will be able to help with this matter. As this involves title insurance, a real estate agent will be able to contact the necessary companies to have the final bills tallied for the upcoming shift in ownership. This can be an easy means of ensuring that all utilities and owed payments will exist in the name of the party who is responsible for them, and can mean one less thing to worry about when finally moving out of your old house and into a new house.

Navigating The Final Sale

If this is your first time selling your house, a real estate agent can be beneficial with the final negotiation. They will be able to ensure that what was negotiated and agreed upon for the sale is in place, as well as confirming that the funds owed have been received so the deed can be passed on to the buyer. Whether you're purchasing a home before selling or vice versa, they can apply funds from the sale of your home to your purchase or handle any associated loans.

If you're new to buying or selling your home, it can be beneficial to have a real estate agent who can handle the transition for you and review the legal documents to ensure that the terms are in your best interest. If you're currently buying or selling a home, you may want to contact me through email at or call me @ 770-298-4437 if you’re interested in more tips for buying or selling your home, or if you are ready to put your home on sale now.

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