WHY YOU SHOULD USE A REAL ESTATE AGENT IN PATTAYA

WHY YOU SHOULD USE A REAL ESTATE AGENT IN PATTAYA

Anybody can shop for a property on their own right...? and even get to have a look inside without a real estate agent. But unless you prepared to make shopping for a home a full time job, using an agent to find the right property in a foreign country is a must… here’s some of the main reasons why.

  • Local Knowledge
    An experienced real estate agent with a detailed understanding of Pattaya and surrounding areas is an invaluable asset while searching for a property. They can offer insider information and warn you of any potential pitfalls from the get go. For example, are there plans for future developments next to the building you’re interested in, are there any existing infrastructure issues, or know problems with a buildings construction… furthermore also offering advice on any future infrastructure that may enhance the desirability of a particular property, new access roads, upcoming shopping facilities, restaurants and other beneficial amities.  
  • Property Insight
    Using a property agent that has experience on construction and building techniques in Thailand can be of huge benefit. The quality of a developer’s work can range significantly, with this typically being reflected in the sales price. But ultimately the quality of the fit and finish and the construction materials used at various projects can differ greatly. Having an agent at hand who has this insight, and a keen eye for the smaller details that may have otherwise been overlooked, is essential when viewing properties.
  • Searching Power
    Realtors have access to more listings then you could find… It’s not uncommon for properties to be available but not actively advertised, often agents are aware of projects, or properties that will be coming onto the market before anyone else, helping you to find and expose those hidden gems. Reputable agents will also work closely with other agents and developers in the area, enabling them to offer you other listed properties meeting your criteria, saving you the time of contacting different agents individually and the legwork involved.
  • Pricing Expertise
    Most real estate agents can set a price on a property the moment they walk through the door... While anyone can spend a few minutes online pulling information on sales of comparable properties, real estate agents have the experience to know whether a specific property is overpriced or a genuine good deal.
  • Investment Advice
    If purchasing a property with the intent of renting it out, a real estate agent can give you a realistic rental value of what the property would achieve. More importantly they can also advise you on the desirability of particular units, thus keeping any void periods to a minimum and maximizing your return on investment.
  • Negotiations
    Top producing agents negotiate well because, unlike most sellers and buyers, they can remove themselves from the emotional aspects of the property transaction. Good agents are not messengers, delivering buyer's offers to sellers and vice versa. They are professionals who are trained to present their client's case in the best light as well as professionally negotiate with the buyer.
  • Relationships
    The basis for an agent's success and continued career in real estate is referrals. Few agents would survive if their livelihood was dependent on consistently drumming up new business. This emphasis gives agents strong incentives to make sure their clients are happy and satisfied. It also means that an agent who stays in the business will be there for you. Good agents stand by ready to assist. 
  • Agents are Buffers
    Agents take the spam out of your property showings and visits. If you're a buyer of new property, your agent will help keep the builder's agents at bay, preventing them from pestering you with unwanted sales calls and follow ups. If you're a seller, your agent will filter the timewasters and those phone calls that lead to nowhere.