Buying and selling real estate in New York City can be an anxiety-inducing process. Not only is there much to know about everything leading up to closing, but you also have the added stress of dealing with a hyper-competitive market. That’s why it can be incredibly advantageous for both buyers and sellers to work with an experienced real estate agent. A great agent can help answer all your questions and make an overwhelming process far less intimidating. In fact, you may just discover that your real estate agent is actually your best friend. Here’s why.

Your agent knows exactly how to price your listing

One of the trickiest aspects of selling a home is determining the best listing price. It’s a little like Goldilocks – you don’t want to price it too low or too high, but just right. This is one of the reasons why a real estate agent is your best friend when you’re selling your home. A great agent is an expert in the local market and can advise you on a selling price that is based on thorough research of comps and personal experience. Pricing your home just right can mean the difference between closing quickly and feeling good about the outcome, and panicking when your place languishes on the market for weeks or months.

Your agent knows what you can honestly afford

We all have that one friend who likes to talk us into buying something we can’t afford, like that designer dress or a new car. Your real estate agent is not that kind of friend. In fact, it’s just the opposite. If you’re in the market for a new place, your agent will work hard to make sure you find a home you can reasonably afford. They understand all the associated costs that come with ownership that buyers may not always consider, like maintenance fees and repair costs. Your agent is really your best friend who will give you advice that is going to make your life easier in the long run. They want you to be happy in your new place, and they know that affordability is the key to that happiness.

Your agent has heard it all

Everyone has their reasons for buying or selling a home. And your agent has heard them all. In that sense, your agent is your best friend because you can and should feel comfortable confiding in them. Whenever someone is buying or selling, it’s usually because of some big life change, like a divorce, death in the family, or a new job. Sometimes it’s a joyous occasion, and sometimes it isn’t. Don’t feel like you have to sugarcoat your situation to make your agent more comfortable. They are there to listen, help and support you through the process, no matter what you’re dealing with.

Contact Platinum Properties

If you’re buying, selling or renting in New York City, then contact your new best friend at Platinum Properties. We’re here to listen, to answer your questions, and to help you through the real estate process from beginning to end.