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Why You Should NEVER Buy or Sell a Home Without a Local Expert

Updated: Apr 15, 2019

Thinking of DIY'ing your real estate? Doing it yourself may seem tempting with all that money you 'save' and how 'easy' it seems but let's talk about this for a second...

In this era of technology and information at your fingertips, it may seem like buying and selling a home is an easy task to DIY. There is a never-ending flow of services and tools to empower you as a consumer, so why should you bother with a real estate agent? Let's take a close look at the answer. First of all, this is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make in your entire life. Calling in an expert doesn't make you less savvy, it makes you smarter. Second of all, speaking of the expert, the real estate agent is the expert. Real estate professionals have: 1. Loads of expertise to navigate the language, forms, requirements, and negotiations that could cost you tons of time and lots of money when doing it yourself. 2. Turbocharged searching power. Although those fancy sites seem to have all of the information, your agent has access to even more listings and insider knowledge! A local agent has a pulse on what's coming up, what's not advertised, and has a network of professionals to help with details you haven't even thought of yet. 3. Negotiating skills. Negotiations can get heated, especially in today's competitive market. You want first-hand knowledge and experience on your side to guide you through bidding wars, contingencies, and inspections.

Not all real estate agents are made the same either! Do your research, ask questions, and talk to your friends and family about a referral.

Do you want to talk real estate? We would love to help answer any questions you have! Contact Team Clancy by clicking here.


Team Clancy is always happy to help! While we still want you to do your research, we want you to know what we have to offer:

1. We have that "loads of experience": We have 31+ years experience in the LOCAL real estate industry.

2. True team: Team Clancy is not just a collection of agents that throw the word team before their name. We are a collection of experts from marketing specialist to transaction manager to licensed real estate agents all with a common goal: making your real estate dreams come true.

3. We are local with a huge network: How do we help you? Our team was born and raised here, we work here, we live here, we network here. That goes a LONG way in guiding you through buying a home or selling a home. Our expertise and networks make up the best real estate resources in the Greater Richland and Kalamazoo area.

Are you thinking of buying or selling a home? Contact Team Clancy by clicking here.

We'd love to help! To read more about why you should never buy or sell a home without an agent, click here.

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