Are there advantages to you using a REALTOR in these market conditions?

Mirtha Barzaga
Mirtha Barzaga
Published on February 26, 2021

Real Estate Agents bring an entire skill set and bank of resources that homebuyers often can’t replicate on their own. And with the market as competitive as it is due to low inventory, it is imperative for homebuyers to utilize the help of a licensed and experienced Realtor.

“We have seen time and time again situations where buyers have to come in with their best offer as their first offer because homes are selling so quickly,” shared Mirtha Barzaga, Davidson Realty Award-Winning Agent and top producer, “With multiple offers coming in on almost every listing buyers certainly benefit from an experienced agent helping you.”  A buyer’s agent helps homebuyers in many areas of the homebuying process:

  • HOME SEARCH – Time is critical because homes are being sold in record time. Working with a real estate agent allows you to find homes that match your budget, needs and wants without wasting time. Mirtha and the Barzaga team can provide you with a list of what’s available in the price point, location and square footage you are looking for and confirm the home prices are justified based on area comps. Furthermore, because of the current market conditions and low inventory, homes are sometimes being sold before hitting the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and Realtors are learning about new listings through their own personal industry networks. Working without a Realtor could mean being left in the dark about homes that meet your search criteria.
  • DISCOVERY – Especially if you are moving to the area from outside Northeast Florida and are unfamiliar with the community, you’ll want to know details like demographics, schools, shopping and anything that might be important for you to know before purchasing a home in a specific community. With an increased amount of people moving to Florida from other states, the knowledge a Realtor can bring to out-of-state buyers is practically priceless.
  • NEGOTIATING – This is often an area where Realtors bring great value. Mirtha provides a level of expertise and customer service to her homebuyers through her years of experience as a Realtor. Whether it’s price, clauses, contingencies or special circumstances a homebuyer can benefit from during the negotiations, Mirtha works diligently to secure the best purchase agreement for her clients in ways homebuyers often couldn’t navigate alone.

For first or second-time homebuyers, using a Realtor is almost an absolute necessity. But because of the market conditions, even more experienced homebuyers benefit from engaging with a Real Estate Agent. “Simply put, I am here to make the process less stressful and provide my expertise to ensure you get the home you’ve been dreaming of,” shared Mirtha, “It can be overwhelming with multiple offers coming in and quick decisions needed to be made. If you’re considering buying a home allow me the opportunity to help you maximize your homebuying experience.”

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