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Still Really Obvious Reasons You Should Hire A Real Estate Agent

There are blatantly obvious reasons why someone looking to buy or sell property should do under the guidance of a real estate agent. Despite living in a time where folk turn to google to diagnose themselves with the most deadliest of diseases, the real estate industry yet holds secret powers that Google won’t find for you. Read about still really obvious reasons the real estate agent should be your first stop when approaching the market. 

EXPERTISE

You probably wouldn’t want to perform your own coronary artery bypass grafting? Even if you ran a detailed google search, and outlined a step by step picture diagram for the surgery? If the answer is still no, then you probably wouldn’t want to take on the interconnected business of real estate. Though it’s no heart surgery, we’re not exactly comparing apples and oranges here. Whether you’re buying or selling, a good real estate agent is a licensed professional, who knows what he or she is doing. He can get things moving much much quicker than if you were at home, simply posting a craigslist ad with fingers crossed. He comes with a network of necessary resources only those behind the business are privy to. A real estate agent has that inside scoop on the market; he knows all about those secret houses that haven’t been listed, and he’s good for connecting you to other clientele about buying. His in depth knowledge of the neighborhood becomes a drawing point when he’s working for you, and is ultimately a better search engine than Google itself.

EXTRA MONEY

Who doesn’t like a good bang for their buck? When hiring a good real estate agent, you’re most likely to get the most accurate deal for a property. These are the best negotiators around when it comes to selling and buying, as it is the agent who speaks the language of the business. While you may wind up shortchanging yourself at either end of the stick—whether you’re the buyer who’s being charged above market supply, demand, and the conditions—or the seller, pricing under the just due cost—rest assured that the agent will get the client the right price. Typically, the right agent will impact your financial outcome by 20 percent.

MORE TIME, LESS STRESS

There’s plenty of work involved in selling a home or buying one; from paperwork to research and negotiations to appointments. In fact, by the end of the day, you may feel like you’ve worked a full-time job. The agent is an excellent buffer. Why entertain the distress of unpromising buyers, when the real estate agent can do his job by weeding out potential spam. Allow the agent to present the client’s case and interest to the best of his abilities, and carefully handle those 10+ pages of agreements and thick disclosures where a tiny mistake could land you in court or cost you thousands of dollars.

YOU DON’T HAVE A CLUE WHAT YOU’RE DOING

Another obvious reason you should hire a real estate agent is because you don’t have a clue what you’re doing when it comes to this whole seller or buyer process? You don’t know where to start, who to call, how to get in contact with buyers, or how to handle the paperwork. You might be stumped after a smooth transaction, and now you’re left with questions that need answering. Maybe you’re a first time buyer, or perhaps you’ve never sold a property before; the real estate agent is here to solve any of these concerns and does so with expertness. A good real estate agent will be there throughout the entire process and thereafter, ready to help solve any qualms that arise.

 

 

 

Originally Posted: http://previewchicago.com/2013/11/22/10-really-obvious-reasons-you-should-hire-a-real-estate-agent/

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Meet Mario Greco

Specialties: Buyer’s Agent,Listing Agent,Relocation,Commercial R.E.

Biography:
Born and raised in Chicago, Mario Greco came to real estate by way of engineering and law. He graduated with honors from both Northwestern University (with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering) and Boston University School of Law. He practiced law for several years at Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago in their Intellectual Property Litigation departments. While practicing law full time, he started his own real estate brokerage firm and sold an average of $9M worth of real estate a year on a part-time basis. Since then, Mario”s business has grown significantly while partnering with companies such as Century 21 Sussex & Reilly, Prudential Rubloff Properties and now BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group.

Throughout his career, Mario has consistently proven to be a top producer. He has been recognized as being in the top 1% of Chicago Realtors® every year since he started selling real estate in 2002, and his total sales have already amounted to over $1 BILLION. Mario has been ranked #1 in Illinois and in the top 40 in the Nation every year by The Wall Street Journal since 2011. And he has been the city”s top producer in key neighborhoods over the years such as Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Andersonville, Wrigleyville, Irving Park, Avondale, Sheridan Park, Uptown, Ravenswood, Old Irving Park, Roscoe Village, St. Ben”s and North Center.

As the founder and leader of the The MG Group at BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group, Mario oversees all pricing strategy, marketing plans and buyer/seller negotiations for all Group clients, and ensures that the Group operates with market-leading expertise and optimum efficiency. He is proud of The MG Group”s widespread recognition for their unique ability to deliver both speed and value to their clients throughout every real estate transaction.

Contact:
The MG Group
1800 N. Clybourn
Chicago, IL  60614
Phone: (773) 938-5982
Cell: (872) 588-1134

Website:
The MG Group
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