A Real Estate Agent Helps Take the Fear Out of the Market
Do negative headlines and social media discussion make you concerned about the housing market? Perhaps you've seen or heard something recently that has scared you and has you wondering if you should still buy or sell a home right now.
Unfortunately, when news in the media is difficult to understand, it can make people feel scared and uncertain. Similarly, negative social media talk spreads quickly and instills fear. According to Jason Lewris, Co-Founder and Chief Data Officer at Parcl:
“In the absence of trustworthy, up-to-date information, real estate decisions are increasingly being driven by fear, uncertainty, and doubt.”
But this does not have to be the case. Purchasing a home is a major decision that should be made with confidence. You should seek the assistance of a reputable real estate agent to help you separate fact from fiction and obtain the answers you require.
That agent will use their knowledge of what's really going on with home prices, housing supply, expert forecasts, and other factors to provide you with the best advice possible. According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR),
“. . . agents combat uncertainty and fear with a combination of historical perspective, training and facts.”
The right agent will assist you in determining what is going on at the national and local levels.
They'll debunk headlines with reliable data. Furthermore, they have extensive industry knowledge and can provide context, such as how current trends compare to the normal ebbs and flows in the housing market, historical data, and more.
To ensure you have a complete picture, an agent can tell you whether your local area is following the national trend or if they are seeing something different in your market. You can use all of that information to make the best decision possible if you work together.
After all, moving is a potentially life-changing event. It should be something that you are both prepared for and excited about. That's where a reliable expert comes in.
Let's talk if you need reliable housing market information and expert advice on your own move.