Selecting an Agent
If you’re planning on buying a home, you may have already done some shopping around on your own. However, statistics prove that you’ll be more successful in finding your dream home at the right price with the help of a real estate agent.
A real estate agent, especially one who knows the local market well, can help you find and buy your ideal home, quickly, and make the entire process go smoothly. During a viewing, your real estate agent will give you the inside scoop on that property, so you know the full story. Your real estate agent will also point out desirable features, and potential “issues”, that you might otherwise miss.
When it comes time to make an offer, your real estate agent will present and negotiate it on your behalf. If you don’t have your own real estate agent, you would have to deal directly with the seller’s agent, who is legally obliged to work in the seller’s best interests – not yours.
What to Look For in an Agent
Look for a real estate agent who:
Takes the time to understand your needs and goals
Explains everything clearly and answers your questions, so you’re never in the dark
Has expertise and a track record of success in the local market
Knows how to find great properties in your price range
Will alert you to new listings, quickly, so you get the jump on those opportunities
Will advise you on the best price to offer for the home you want
Will skillfully negotiate such things as price, conditions, closing dates, etc. so you get the best deal
Will recommend reputable home inspectors, movers and other professionals you may need
The best way to select the right real estate agent, is to meet with him or her in person. Ask questions and see if it's a good fit! To schedule an appointment please call or email, or fill out the contact form.