A real estate salesperson is more than just a âsales person. They act on your behalf as your agent, providing you with advice and guidance and doing a job â€“ helping you buy or sell a home. While it is true they get paid for what they do, so do other professions that provide advice, guidance, and have a service to sell â€“such as Certified Public Accountants and Attorneys
The Internet has opened up a world of information that wasnt previously available to homebuyers and seller. The data on listings available for sale is almost current â€“ but not quite. There are times when you need the most current information about what has sold or is for sale, and the only way to get that is with an agent.
If youre selling a home, you gain access to the most buyers by being listed in the Multiple Listing Service. Only a licensed real estate agent who is a member of your local MLS can get you listed there â€“ which then gets you automatically listed on some of the major real estate web sites. If youre buying or selling a home, the MLS is your agents best tool.