The Importance of Working with an Experienced Real Estate Agent

If you had a Mercedes, who would you rather have valet park it— a 16-year-old teen who just got his driver’s license or an experienced driver some twenty years older? When it comes to things we cherish most in life, we want the peace-of-mind that comes from working with people who have experience dealing with the things we have to deal with.

Buying and selling homes is not child’s play. It takes an experienced real estate agent to know the ins-and-outs of the business to help you make wise decisions that are in your best interest. Ideally, you want to feel comfortable with the agent you work with, as they’re acting on your behalf in many ways, helping find the “right” property for you and negotiating the price and dealing with the mountains of paperwork involved.

Imagine you’re working with a brand new agent, and they show you one built house for $100,000 as-is, and then take you to see a furnished model of a house that is to be built in the future by a local builder. You think the un-built house’s price is about $130,000, but you—and your agent—don’t realize that’s the base price. You’re seeing lots of amenities in the model home that makes “that version” about $200,000. In your head, though, you keep thinking, “What a deal!”

An experienced real estate agent would know not to play mind games with your head—he or she would not show you a palace you couldn’t afford only to take you to a less attractive, cheaper place you can afford where you’d be like, “I guess this is okay. It’s not as nice as that other one.”

Experienced sales agents are excellent at guiding your buying/selling process so that you avoid disheartening experiences as much as possible. Their job is to steer you in the right direction for your budget and specific interests, making it a less stressful experience overall.

In Edmonton, Alexis Hlady is an experienced real estate agent you can trust to help you when buying or selling a home. Her many years of experience come in handy when dealing with real estate transactions in Edmonton and surrounding communities.

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