5 Major Benefits of Hiring a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to selling your house and buying a new home, it can be insanely stressful and difficult — especially if you are trying to do it all yourself! The buying and selling process doesn’t have to be stressful, though. There are some serious benefits to hiring a real estate agent. Here at the Jenn Porter Group, we put together our list of top five reasons to hire yourself a real estate agent.


There is a lot you need to know when buying a new home or selling your old one. You need to know real estate laws, how the process works, what paperwork to fill out, market conditions, and so much more. A real estate agent’s job is to be incredibly knowledgable about all of those things so that you don’t have to be. A local real estate agent has done research and likely has years of experience buying and selling homes in the area you are looking at. So instead of spending hours on end researching what town you want to move to, what you should pay, and figuring out paperwork, consider hiring an experienced real estate agent that has already been there and done that.

Moving to Colorado? Jenn Porter Group would be happy to help you find the perfect home for you in lovely Northern Colorado! Contact us today to talk with an experienced and knowledgable real estate agent.

Make Your Transition Easier

If you have ever sold anything yourself on Craigslist or Facebook, you know that it can sometimes be a pain in the butt. Can you imagine trying to sell your own house? You could be fielding non-stop low ball offers, people who call you once then never get back to you, and robot scams that want to “help you sell quickly.” A real estate agent acts as a shield for you against all of the nonsense. Your real estate agent will filter through all of the inquiries and only present you with realistic and trustworthy offers from motivated buyers. In fact, your real estate agent can make the entire process go much more smoothly by reminding you of due dates, informing you of laws, and making sure you have all the information necessary to make the best decision possible.

Additionally, a good realtor will also have great negotiating skills. Even if you have seen Pawn Stars and feel confident, negotiating can still be tough. It’s best left up to the experts so that you can get a better price. Realtors are paid off of a percentage system, so you know that your agent will be motivated to get the price your home deserves.

An Expert Eye

It is often all too easy to miss something important or make a mistake when buying a home on your own — which is completely understandable. After all, how often do you spend your time inspecting new homes or going over real estate contracts? An established real estate agent has gone through the process hundreds of times and seen it all. This means that if you hire a local real estate agent, we can more easily spot potential problems and stop the sale before anyone gets burned. It’s nice to have someone who knows exactly what to look for in your corner so you have peace of mind that you are making a wise investment.

At Jenn Porter Group, our real estate agents are well-versed in knowing exactly what omens and red flags to keep an eye out for to make sure that you are making a safe and smart decision. Reach out to us here in Northern Colorado to learn more.

Professional Network

Another major advantage of having a real estate agent in your corner is that they most definitely have professional partners and networks you can use to your advantage. This means that when you are looking for a great relocating service, interior designer, or landscape artist, your agent will have a list of people they have worked with in the past that you know you can trust. Using your real estate agent’s trusted partners means that you don’t have to spend time shopping around for a high-quality company to do the work you need. Anywhere from mortgage lenders to moving companies, your real estate agent has worked with some really good companies.

If you’d like to see our list of professional and experienced partners in northern Colorado, check out our website.

More Eyes On Your House

When listing with a real estate agent, your home has a much better chance of being seen by more people. This is because established realtors have a network of other realtors and homebuyers that they can access to get your home a lot of views — fast. That makes it so your realtor has the ability to market your house to an audience of highly-qualified buyers in a short amount of time.

Real estate agents also have access to list your home on a wide variety of buying and selling platforms. The more platforms and more people your home is being marketed to, the more likely that you are to find the perfect buyer or seller at the perfect price.

If you are looking to buy or sell your home, hiring a real estate agent is a no-brainer. They will help you by using their vast experience, easy transition skills, expert eye, and professional networking abilities!

It’s also a no-brainer to contact the Jenn Porter group if you are relocating to or from Colorado and are looking for a great real estate agent!