With the growing popularity of Zillow.com, Trulia.com and Realtor.com, I felt that it was important to discuss something you should look out for when you are visiting these sites. According to most real estate statistics, the majority of people are going online if they are in the market to purchase a new home, so there is a strong possibility that you will land on one of those sites. Let’s take Zillow as an example. On Zillow’s homepage, there is an opportunity to search for a property by town, here’s an example of this search feature from Zillow’s site.
It is no secret to anyone watching the housing market that within just the past year, the sales of new homes have increased to the highest level we have seen in over a decade. For anyone currently looking to become a homebuyer, this news puts more of a strain on the process, which can quickly lead to heartache and frustration.
In this current market, you need to be aggressive in your search and in your offers. There is no time for procrastination.
The short answer to this question is YES, you should.
Though you might feel as if you have enough knowledge about real estate and can find information you need by doing research, there are many reasons to hire your own agent.
It is no secret amongst real estate agents that competition continues to grow. Agents not only have to possess strong communication and networking skills, they need to look ahead and be on top of the newest technology and tools available to them. Buyers and sells expect more and more out of their agents and the results that they produce.