In 2021, it has never been more important to work with a real estate agent to help you buy a home in Dallas. When it comes to making one of the largest and most important purchases of your life, it just makes sense to hire an experienced professional to represent you and negotiate on your behalf. But if you’re serious about buying a home this year, then it is absolutely critical that you work with a Dallas real estate agent to secure your home. Here are a few reasons why:
1. The Dallas Market is Highly Competitive With Very Low Inventory
Buyer demand in Dallas is at an all-time high. Many buyers either discovered their current home just doesn’t work for their needs anymore during the pandemic or decided to lock in a low interest rate with news that higher rates are on the way. Yet many sellers have been hesitant to list their homes. This has resulted in a market with high buyer demand and extremely low inventory. That means most homes are going under contract in just days after receiving multiple offers. If you’re going it alone, that means your competition is not only other buyers, but experienced real estate agents who know how to structure a winning offer. Not working with a real estate agent puts you at an extreme disadvantage in this situation.
2. The Housing Industry as a Whole Sets the Consumer Up for Failure
In 2021, the click is king. That means sites like Zillow, Realtor.com, and Opendoor do absolutely everything they can to attract your attention and get you to click on a home. But make no mistake: these companies do not have a vested interest in actually showing you correct information. They are technology companies that sell advertising slots to agents and others. Whether or not you’re able to actually buy one of the homes listed on their site is secondary to their own revenue goals. Therefore, you cannot rely on these sites during your home search. This is where having your own agent who has access to MLS data and who has formed relationships with other Realtors in the Dallas market is critical to your success. Having the wrong information will lead you to miss out on your Dallas dream home.
3. Not Working With an Agent Will Cost You Time and Money
Imagine this: you spend your Saturday driving around Dallas and looking at homes, only to discover that none of them truly fit your needs. Even worse, you might finally see a home you like only to discover it already went into escrow. But it doesn’t have to be like that. When you work with an agent who not only knows the Dallas market, but takes the time to get to know you and understand your needs, you can save yourself a ton of time and aggravation. This is what we specialize in here at Dallas Contemporary Homes: delivering a custom tailored experience that makes buying a home fast and simple. Period.
4. But Choosing the Wrong Agent Will Also Cost You
If you’re coming around to the idea that working with a Dallas real estate agent is the way to go if you truly want to buy a home in 2021, you also need to be careful not to choose the wrong agent. Since the last housing market crash, the housing industry has been better and more profitable than ever. As a result, we have a ton of new agents in the Dallas market who have little to no experience whatsoever. When it comes to making such an important purchase, who you work with truly does matter. For tips on choosing the right real estate agent to represent you, click here.
The Bottom Line:
If you want to buy a home in Dallas this year, anything less than a custom tailored approach will lead to frustration, disappointment, and bad results. We at Dallas Contemporary Homes take the time to guide you through the process, help you get pre-approved with one of our preferred lenders at LendFriend, put together a short list of homes for you to view, and ultimately get you into the home of your dreams.
If you’d like to hear more about how we can help at Dallas Contemporary Homes, reach out to us to schedule a short, no-obligation consultation to discuss your upcoming home purchase. We look forward to meeting you!