Real estate agents are here to represent your best interest during one of the most important times of your life. If you are selling your home, their job is to get it sold for top dollar. If you are buying a new home, their priority finding your dream home for a great price. Real estate agents have the skills and knowledge to accomplish your real estate goals. Here are some of the many ways your agent can make this whole process quick and easy.
Your agent has connections with highly reputable lenders, home inspectors, and contractors in your area. These professionals are all part of the real estate process and working with the right ones can make a big difference in getting you the results you want during this process. Your realtor will be the main communicator between parties, they are responsible for keeping everyone informed.
A good real estate agent has a network of trusted lenders that will get you pre-approved for the mortgage that is most suitable for you. Your lender will consult with you to verify income, employment, and credit score. Once you are pre-approved and you come up with your house-hunting budget, you and your agent can start looking for your perfect home.
Location & Properties
House hunting can be both exciting and stressful but your realtor is there to help you throughout this lifechanging experience. They will work with you to narrow down your search to properties that best fit your wants and needs. Your agent will counsel you on specific factors such as preferred neighborhood, commute time, school districts, acreage. Keeping these factors in mind, your agent will be able to draw up a list of properties that best fit these desires.
Draft Up An Offer & Negotiate Price
Buyer’s agents have superior negotiating skills that will get you the best price for your home purchase. Your realtor should have in-depth knowledge of the factors that affect home values. They will draw up an offer based on their analysis of the current list price and their interpretation of the home’s value. Agents have access to the most recent comparable homes (comps) in the neighborhood and competitive listings in the area. Their job is to get you a deal on the property. You should know they are working towards getting you the best possible price. Your agent will help you chose a competitive price that will impress the seller and the deal accepted. Trust your agent, experienced realtors know how to negotiate to make sure you don’t pay more than you have to.
Through their network of valued professionals, your agent should know the best home inspectors in the area. Once you decide on a dependable home inspector, they will come out to look at any damages, mold, radon, lead paint that could cause issues in the sale. A good buyer’s agent should be present at the home inspection and take note of any problems that appear. They should ask the inspector questions about the condition of the home during this time. Negotiations proceed at this step and he or she will negotiate repairs and costs on your behalf.
Your agent will effectively communicate with you and the seller’s agent to ensure you are all on the same page throughout the closing process. They are responsible for relaying information between each party. There is a lot that goes on between escrow and the final closing. Your agent will monitor this process and make sure everything goes right to get those keys in your hand.
The idea of purchasing a new home is exciting, but the process can be extremely long and stressful. Hiring a buyer’s agent can take the hard work off your plate. They have the network and skills to make everything a whole lot easier. This might be the biggest purchase of your life, so do it right.
If you are looking to buy a new home, don’t settle for less than the absolute best realtors around. Our amazing agents at the Brown Home Group at Keller Williams Advantage II Realty do the hard work to find you the home of your dreams. Call us now at 321-348-8720.
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