The buyer is looking for the home in certain criteria, the real estate agent will search out the houses according to your requisites
As the technology is embarking knowledge through various channels, people are opting digital knowledge more instead of hiring the agents. Though it is cheap and cost-effective, the real agents are not replaceable in some context of buying the house. And you end up giving more money to the home sellers or end up in some legal issues. And as buying real estates comes with the number of legal policies, agreements and laws, you need someone at your corner to help you with all these hassles.
A housing agent or real estate agent is a liaison between the buyer and seller in the home purchasing process. For instance, if the buyer is looking for the home in certain criteria, the real estate agent will search out the houses according to your requisites and make the appointments with the seller's agent. But why do you need an agent for just getting in touch with the seller, that you can do yourself!
The answer is, when you are looking to the house yourself, all the hassles of finding the house, researching about it, making the appointments, free yourself according to the buyer's wish and likewise, if you missed any appointment or phone call or you are busy, the house will likely to get missed from your hand. And there can be times when you rush home for the appointment and it is cancelled without informing!
Keep in mind that Seller is emotionally connected to his house and has a liability to choose or reject the potential buyer for any personal reason what if, buyer hates the decorating skills of the buyer such as the interior of the house like lucid orange room and wooden walls, want to change the whole interior by your choice without hurting the personal feelings of buyer? Your real estate agent can be a mediator and has a better experience to negotiate your requirements to the buyer . For this situation, a real estate agent comes to the rescue, where he can be a mediator and has a better position to negotiate your requirements to the buyer!
If you opt to sell or buy the house, there are certain terms and conditions amended with the house which might be the reason for you to backout from the deal. For instance, if you plan to purchase a mortgage but you fail to fulfill one of the terms & conditions in the sale, and therefore, your mortgage is not approved by which you can lose the deposit on the house. For this, the real estate agent is assigned with the same conditions and contracts on a regular basis and is amicable with which conditions should be taken into account while buying or selling a house.
There are few alterations you need to consider before preparing your house to be sold. Before showing the house, the cleaning of the house, staging & cosmetic improvements and mitigating some issues are the prime most things which are considered by the real estate agent. The inspection of the house is usually done by the real estate agents and is an important part of selling the house.
It's your choice that you can afford the agent or not, or you can handle all the procedures single handedly. But, we are unknown to some legalities & procedures which overrules managing alone all the process.