Buying or selling your home is not only one of the biggest investments you can make in your life, it also can be one of the biggest hassles, or worse yet, nightmares. Many are the stories of buyers looking for their dream home, thinking they have found it, only to lose out on an offer, or find out their new home needs more repairs than they can manage. You can find an equal number of sellers trying to get what they put into their house back in their selling price, only to find their house remain on the market much longer than the average listed house at too high a price. Often these scenarios occur when there is not a Real Estate agent involved.

People look for ways to save money, including forgoing a real estate agent. They believe that they will save money on commissions or fees, when in reality they most likely will end up spending more money, especially in time and energy.  Think about it, would you decline to go to a doctor for a serious ailment or injury to save money?  No, you would not, as doctors and hospitals provide a vital service where their education, experience and procedures help you get better. 

Working with a real estate agent is much the same. There are so many details when it comes to buying or selling a house. Anyone without an agent can quickly become overwhelmed with the terms and processes involved in buying a home. From finding a mortgage lender, to knowing the current options for buying and selling home, an agent can simplify even the most confusing details. When you work with an agent, you become the grand master of your home buying or selling experience.  Your agent is working for you.  It is in their best interest to make the complicated process go smoothly so you can reap the rewards. 

Agents also know the details beyond what house is for sale or what an average price is for your neighborhood.  They know what works well to help sell a home and which areas offer what you need or want in a new home. Real Estate agents take the mystery and complications of buying or selling a home and allow you to focus on what you want to accomplish in the large scheme of things.  Their service is a real benefit to which you can use to sell your home with ease or find the home of your dreams. 

There are services in life that are worth use of a professional, and Real Estate is one of them.  Save yourself time, money, aggravation and frustration by working with an agent today.

Let the experience of The Gracik Makinney Group work for you. Whether you are buying or selling your home, our team is prepared to make the process easier for you. Drop by the office at 190 North York Road here in Elmhurst, or give us a call at 630-441-5570.