January 7th, 2021 3:53 PM by MARGARET MICHELLE WILLIAMSON
CHOOSING THE RIGHT REALTOR TO WORK FOR YOU!
So.....you’ve decided that you are ready to buy a home! HOW EXCITING!?!? The home buying process has a reputation of being stressful, expensive and just plain irritating. However, with the right team beside you, there is a chance the whole process can be easier than you can imagine!
When you are choosing your REALTOR, make sure they are able to:
-Walk you through every step of the home buying process in easy to understand language. This should be done before you even start searching for a home.
-Recommend multiple lenders that you can shop. You should never feel pressured to choose a lender just based off of your agent’s opinion. Sometimes your bank, credit union or local lender will have differences that may save you tons of money in the long haul.
-Shop for homes when it’s convenient for you. As real estate agents, we signed up for long hours when we chose this career. If you are only able to see homes late in the evening or only on the weekends, make sure your agent is willing to show at those times.
-Has knowledge about the local real estate market. Your agent should be able to answer questions about how much they think the home is worth or if the price is high/low compared to other similar homes in the area.
-Explain real estate contracts to you before you sign. NEVER sign a document that you do not understand. Contracts are legally binding and could cost you money. Always have your agent go through and review the contract with you. (On a later blog, we will go through super important parts of the contract that you should know.) If you are ever confused about a contract, even after reviewing with your agents, always have an attorney review it.
Choosing the right real estate agent is imperative. They should be helping you every step of the way and should be an amazing resource that will not stop until you succeed in finding the perfect home!
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