What Do Buyers and Sellers Across the Country Really Think of Their Realtors?

The National Association of Realtors just released the 2017 edition of their Home Buyers and Sellers Profile. Let’s look over what their surveys found.

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Each year, the National Association of Realtors releases a profile of buyers and sellers. They’ve just recently put out the 2017 edition of this profile, and I’m excited to go over it with you today.

After surveying buyers and sellers from across the country, the Association found that 60% of respondents feel that Realtors have helped them to better understand the real estate process.

Also, 56% of respondents stated that their agent was honest in pointing out flaws with listings they visited during their home search. This openness is something I really encourage in the agents I work with. I would much rather see an agent talk a buyer out of a home that isn’t right for them than see a deal be made.

There is a lot of value in working with a Realtor during your real estate transaction.

Another statistic listed in the profile was that 47% of respondents felt their agent negotiated better terms for their sales contract. Additionally, 46% of respondents felt they had better access to service providers such as home inspectors thanks to the help of their agent.

44% of buyers also felt their knowledge of search areas was improved with the help of their Realtor. This just goes to show why it’s important to hire a Realtor.

Finally, 38% felt their Realtors negotiated a better price. The respondents for this last statistic came from both buyers and sellers.

As you can see, there is a lot of value in working with a Realtor during your real estate transaction. If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.