5 REASONS YOU CAN BE THANKFUL FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE AGENT
Real estate agents can help you navigate a complex process. They can save you stress. And best of all, they can help you find the perfect place to gather with family during the holidays – and call home.
Real estate agents around the world wake up each day committed to helping their clients navigate some of life’s biggest changes, like upgrading a home when their family grows, downsizing when they become empty nesters, achieving the dream of homeownership by becoming first-time homebuyers – and so much more.
In the true nature of the profession, RE/MAX agents are committed to supporting and bettering their communities.
This holiday season – and all year round – here are five reasons you can be thankful for the relationship you have with your real estate agent.
1. They can help make a home sale relatively hassle-free
Who better to trust for such a pivotal transaction than a real estate professional who has been perfecting their craft for years?
According to the 2021 RE/MAX Future of Real Estate Report, 58% of survey respondents in the U.S. and Canada identified an agent’s years of experience as something that will become more important to them in the next two years. Of note, according to recent data, RE/MAX agents average 11 years of experience in real estate.
RE/MAX also leads the industry in professional designations. Prioritizing ongoing education, RE/MAX agents add to their expertise in order to best serve their clients and to keep their skills sharp.
2. They can help market your home to receive top offers
According to the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), FSBO – or, For Sale By Owner – transactions accounted for only 9% of home sales in the U.S. in 2020. The NAR 2020 Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers showed that homes listed as FSBO, on average, sell for nearly 26% less than homes listed by a real estate agent.
Not only does a qualified real estate professional know how to price and market a home for what it’s worth, they also help avoid pricey hiccups along the way and have relationships with mortgage professionals and other trusted resources for financial and legal needs.
Having a home presented by an agent means professional marketing materials, high quality listing photos, and sometimes even help with staging to ensure great first impressions from prospective buyers. These factors help secure top dollar value for sellers. And for buyers, agents use their trained eyes to negotiate and help their clients lock down a fair deal.
3. They are trusted
Moving often means big life changes are underway. Agents support their clients through difficult times, emotional moments, or even just navigating complexities like new construction or bidding wars.
Focused on the consumer’s best interest, RE/MAX agents are easily accessible and prioritize communication. According to shoppers, RE/MAX is the brand with the #1 Most Trusted Agents in the U.S.* and Canada**.
4. They’re caring neighbors
The real estate profession is one that builds community. RE/MAX agents, however, go above and beyond to also support the communities in which they live and work.
Many RE/MAX agents are Miracle Agents, a title given to those who join the Miracle Home Program and donate a portion of the commission from each closed transaction to their local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital. Since 1992, RE/MAX has been a proud partner of CMN Hospitals, with the RE/MAX network donating more than $170 million to CMN Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. All year round, RE/MAX agents and offices find creative ways to raise money for medical care for local children.
The community-building doesn’t stop there. Many RE/MAX agents around the world get involved with local charities, animal shelters, and food banks, and hold leadership positions with local government or real estate organizations.
5. They’re thankful for you!
Where would a great agent be without their loyal and trusting clients? RE/MAX agents are grateful for the opportunity each and every day to serve individuals and families, helping make longtime dreams of homeownership a reality. It’s the wonderful people they work with that keep agents committed to their profession year after year.
*Voted most trusted Real Estate Agency brand by American shoppers based on the 2022 BrandSpark® American Trust Study.
**Voted Most Trusted Real Estate Agency brand by Canadian shoppers based on the 2022 BrandSpark® Canadian Trust Study.